Author Archive | Kate Kearns

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10 Questionable Parenting Tips from a First-Time Mom

I’m a first-time mom. Aside from some furry children, I only have one kid of my own. So while I often feel like more of a third-time mom (regularly finding pacifiers in my work bag, refusing to pay full price for any kids clothes ever, and an almost alarmingly cavalier approach toward safety and cleanliness), […]

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Thriving Through a Layoff: Toddler Teachable Moments

DAY 3 My 16-month old knows something is wrong. She’s right, but how can she possibly know that? DAY 1 12:38 pm – I’m called into a conference room with two of my colleagues, and there’s a box of tissues on the table. My breath catches in my chest as I hear things like “restructuring” […]

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I Know You’d Like to Think Your Pits Don’t Stink – A Summer Guide to Natural Deodorant

I am a sweaty little human being – I run hot, and once I overheat it’s a runaway train of sweat and stink. So while most people think of Minnesota summers and conjure images of lakes, rooftop patios, and picnics, I think of the crescent-shaped sweat stains my butt leaves behind, desperately seeking clothing for […]

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