Kate Brierley

Kate makes her living in the content corner of the marketing world. Her freelance writing runs the gamut from green energy to motherhood and everything in between. She believes in handwritten notes, rescue pets, nostalgia, family beach days, and sour candy. Kate is a resident boy mom of two sons under five years old.
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No One Told Me That Having A Baby Would Change My Perspective On Everything

When I was a first-time expectant mom, I found myself re-thinking everything, which left me feeling like I was cast into a raging sea of self-awareness without so much as a life vest to cling to. Even though I had dreamt of motherhood many times, I…
By Kate Brierley
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Simple Ways To Prepare For Your Baby To Be On The Move

It's a shocking realization that washes over every first-time parent: As your baby grows, so does the number of things they can touch, taste, and get into. From the first moment that your baby goes from an adorable stationary object to a wiggling,…
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This 'Splitting Up Together' Couple Breaks The Mould

When you think of #couplegoals, it’s safe to say you think of people who are actually, you know, together, right? That may be true — but only if you haven’t yet fallen for Martin (Oliver Hudson) and Lena (Jenna Fischer) from ABC’s Splitting Up…
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Um, My Baby Just Started Crawling — Now What Do I Do?

I remember counting down the months and checking off milestones as a first-time expectant mother. I always knew exactly what size my growing baby was in terms of fruits and veggies on any given week, and I could always tell you how many days were…
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5 Moments When Ketchup Was The Mealtime Hero You & Your Kid Needed

As a new mom, I went through a phase where I thought I could never possibly settle for feeding my sweet little baby anything other than organic, local, wholesome foods. This meant I spent hour after hour, day after day, pureeing my own baby food,…
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20 Things From Walmart.com To Help First-Time Moms Prep For A New Baby

I'm going to level with you here, okay? There is no real way to prepare for the feeling of becoming a mom. You'll hold your baby in your arms, and your life will be forever changed. Nothing on Earth can prepare you for the special bond between you…
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12 Toys from Walmart.com To Keep Your Toddler Occupied No Matter What

Infants stay pretty darn busy discovering the world around them, from their fingers and toes to new textures and beyond. But once they reach toddler age, they expect you to morph into a constant source of entertainment, fully charged both day and…
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The Absolute Best Products To Keep In Your Newborn’s Diaper Bag

I remember my first walk down the baby aisle of the supermarket like it was yesterday. My eyes bulged at the sheer selection of specific products —why are there so many different pacifiers? — and the seemingly simple task of shopping for the best…
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8 Tips That Make Raising A Feisty Toddler A Little Bit Easier

When I was expecting my first son, I was excited, but admittedly clueless about what I was getting into, so I signed up for a “Caring for your Newborn Class” at the hospital where I’d be delivering. As you may guess, they taught the basics of what…
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10 Genius Products That'll Help Your Family Enjoy A Restful Staycation This Weekend

Growing up, I used to wonder why my mom emphasized family togetherness so much. After all, wasn't that what a family literally always was: together? Now, after starting a family of my own, I get it. I find myself pushing for us to gather around the…
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This Diaper Bag Packing Tip Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

As moms, becoming a professional bag-packer extraordinaire seems to come with the territory. Even before our kids are born we become well-versed in the art of packing a hospital bag, and organizing drawers full of age- and season-appropriate…
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9 Genius Products That Can Make Your Postpartum Life A Little Bit Easier

When you're a new mom, so much time is spent making lists of things to worry about, and checking it twice. Is the baby latching properly? Are they sleeping in the right position? Wait, it's quiet... too quiet. They're still breathing, right? Best to…
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5 Ways New Parenthood Is Hilariously Similar To Adolescence

Oh, adolescence. What a far-off time in our lives filled with changing bodies, raging hormones, blemished skin, and a massive amount of insecurity and self-exploration. Thank goodness that phase of your life is over, never to return again —…
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Always Radiant Just Launched 2 New Pad Sizes, And They're *So* Helpful For Postpartum Life

If I'm being honest, I had totally forgotten pads were even a thing until after I had my first son. There I suddenly was, smack in the middle of that vulnerable post-childbirth stage and in need of some serious protection — so where else was I to…
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6 Small But Encouraging Moments I Experienced As A New Mom

There's a saying that goes, "Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things." I always appreciated this expression, but never fully related to its sentiment — until I became a new mom. Growing…
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5 Reasons Why Children’s Community Pediatrics Is The Best Choice For Your Family

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and from my personal experience, “they” deserve a shining gold medal because this sentiment couldn’t be more true. No matter which stage of parenthood you're in, the act of raising tiny humans into…
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I Wasn’t Sure I Could Be The Caring, Fearless Mom My Kids Deserve

Do you remember those girls who seemed to be natural-born moms? They oozed maternal instinct from a young age, feeding, bathing, and cradling their rosy-cheeked baby dolls, and disciplining younger siblings in their most authoritative voices.…
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11 Genius Products That New Moms Need In Their Lives

We’ve all had them. Those self-conscious mom moments where we wonder if we’re doing this whole “raising a tiny human” thing justice. They start during pregnancy when we're trying our best to prepare for motherhood, they creep in when our little ones…
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11 Travel Products That Are Guaranteed To Be The Hero Of Your Family Vacation

As a mom of two boys under the age of four, I can confidently say that any product or life hack that makes motherhood a little easier is welcomed with open arms. Life as the parent to two toddlers can feel like a constant whirlwind of potty…
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Honestly, Motherhood Is Surprising No Matter How Much You Prepare

Remembering where you placed your keys is easy to forget. Grabbing the coffee that you'd set on the roof of your car before driving off is easy to forget. The moment you find out that you're pregnant is, well, nearly impossible to forget. For me,…
By Kate Brierley