Hi, I’m Kate! I’m a kindred mom in the trenches of young motherhood. Welcome! I want to help you find your soul in the mess of motherhood.
I’m mama to Jedidiah (5) and Adelyn (3) and I’ve been married to Steve, a dreamer and an adventurer, for 8 years.
Our latest adventure brought us to the rainy, yet beautiful Pacific Northwest. We moved to the Seattle area from California two years ago and while we are still adjusting to the climate change, we are enjoying the exploration of this new place we now call home. We recently bought our first house in the cute, small town of Snohomish, about 30 miles north of Seattle.
If not decorating or re-organizing closets, you might find me in our yard, dreaming about a future garden or on my couch surrounded by books, mostly non-fiction, about anything from personality, to writing, to life with God.
That is of course if I’m not caught up in the merry-go-round of mom duties: cooking, washing dishes, laundry, breaking up a sibling fight, cuddling my daughter, or helping my son find the one Lego he needs in the sea that is his Lego collection. But you know how it is.
My Messy Motherhood Story
Becoming a new mom threw me into a bit of an identity crisis. On top of that, I also wrestled with postpartum depression. Motherhood tested who I thought I was and many of my ideals crumbled under the weight of my experience. I had to discard some of my ideas about what a “good mom” looks like, and learn who I am as a mom mostly by experimenting with new ways of doing things. As I sifted what is me from what I wished were me, I learned to give myself a lot of compassion and kindness. Slowly I’m finding a motherhood that is uniquely mine and I want to help you do the same.
This blog explores three areas of soul care that I have found most beneficial on the motherhood journey:
I want to use this blog as an avenue to walk alongside you as we find our souls in the mess of motherhood.
What obstacles do you face in caring for your soul? I’d love to hear from you.
Other places you can find me: