Kate Miller

NY-transplant living in Madison, WI. Mama to two vivacious girls. Loves gardening, kombucha brewing, and getting lost in nature, the library, or a new city.

5 Early Signs Your Third Trimester Is Going To Be Brutal, So You Can Prepare Now

The second trimester may be called the "Golden Trimester," but no such name is given to the third trimester, and there's a reason for that. Even for women who claim to have an easy third trimester, there's still the waddling and the fact that you…
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Here's What You *Need* To Know About The Amount Of Vaginal Discharge You're Having

There are some questions that are hard to ask out loud and "How much discharge is normal?" is one of them. Yet, you'd be hard-pressed to find a fellow woman who hasn't wondered that very thing at some point in time. I know I certainly have. There's…
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The Truth Behind The Theory That Dry Eyes In Pregnancy Mean You're Having A Girl

I'm generally not a fan of the old wives' tales that claim to "reveal" if you're having a boy or a girl. For both my pregnancies, I carried low and everyone, even strangers, would say, "You must be having a boy!" Nope, I have two girls. But when I…
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The Most Magical Baby Names That Start With "M"

Choosing a moniker for your baby is huge. It's one of the few decisions you make in life that feels etched in stone. I did know a few kids growing up with nicknames that were a far departure from their real names (Ned for Charles?), but more often…
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8 Game-Changing Apps for Teaching Your Kid To Write

You know the ubiquitous saying, "There's an app for that," but when it comes to teaching your child how to write, is there really a digital tool that can get the job done? There's just something about putting pencil to paper that seems so essential…
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6 Maternity Items Worth Buying, No Matter How Silly They Seem

When you're busy growing a tiny human, it can feel like you're in a grueling endurance challenge. Whether you're suddenly up at night tossing and turning, experiencing constant lower back pain or leg aches, or have an irritatingly itchy belly, it's…
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10 Yummy Summer Instant Pot Recipes You Can Whip Up In 30 Minutes Or Less

Last weekend I spent an idyllic day at the pool with my family, but when we came home, there was nothing for dinner and it was the witching hour. To say that our blissful pool day turned sour would be a bit of an understatement. I scrambled to whip…
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5 Hacks To Make Your Kid's Lingering Cough Go Away

When your kid has a cough that just won't quit, it can be maddening. You just want to be able to do something, anything, to make them more comfortable, especially when they're hacking away at night. Fortunately, there are some helpful hacks to make…
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10 Super Cute Insulated Lunch Boxes That Kids Will Flip Their Lids For

If your kiddo is heading back to school, that means you're probably headed back to the... kitchen. It takes a lot of time to get lunches made, wrapped, and packed. If you don't already have an insulated lunch box, that's one more thing to add to the…
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13 Nursing Dresses You'll Actually *Love* Wearing While Breastfeeding & Beyond

Finding cute clothes that accommodate your breastfeeding needs can feel like an impossible task. On the one hand, the nursing attire needs to be practical because there's really nothing worse than having to fumble around with straps or buttons while…
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Here's When The Current Mercury Retrograde Cycle Will *Finally* End

Mercury went into retrograde just over a week ago (July 26 to be exact) and if your life suddenly hit the skids you can curse the astrology gods for that. Yep, that recent spat with your partner, that epic toddler tantrum in Target, and that…
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4 Old Wives Tales About How To Get Pregnant With Twins That Aren't So Farfetched

Whether you're hoping for twins, or hoping not to have them, you might be wondering if there is anything to tip the scales in your favor a little. Is there any truth to those old wives' tales about getting pregnant with twins? After all, sometimes…
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All Babies With Eczema *Need* This Crucial Step Added To Their Bathtime Routine

When your baby has an eczema flare-up, bathtime can feel super stressful. You don't want to do anything that will irritate that red, tender skin even more. So, how often should you bathe a baby with eczema, and what are the best products to use when…
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7 Classic Nail Polishes That Makeup Artists Swear By

I'm obsessed with everything Meghan Markle wears, right down to her nail polish shade. The lovely pale pink hue she wore on her wedding day was so elegant, I had to find a similar shade at my next mani-pedi. While I normally gravitate toward bolder…
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5 Creepiest Myths About Cats, That Just Won't Die

I spontaneously adopted a cat once after seeing a sign on a dirt road that read, "Free Kitties." My roommates were less than impressed because this cat was a little wily. From talking with other cat moms though, it sounds like a whole lot of cats…
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15 Ridiculously Cute Backpacks For Kids & Toddlers Under $25

Back-to-school season is here and that means shopping for new backpacks for those pint-size humans heading off to class again (or maybe even for the first time). Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good backpack, so when I started shopping…
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9 Memorable First Day Of School Sign Ideas For Every Type Of Mom — Really

It might seem like you're just hitting your summer stride, but some schools are already back in session. Yikes! Guess it's time to start stocking up on school supplies, first-day-of-school outfits, and cute photo props. Soon your social feed will be…
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6 Best Toothpastes For Toddlers, Because It's Surprising Hard To Find A Good One

When I watch my toddler brush her teeth, I marvel at how self-sufficient she seems. Wasn't she just a baby like a second ago? While she certainly looks grown-up wielding a toothbrush, I know there some things we still need to work on. If she had her…
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7 Best '90s Book Series That Your Tween Is Totally Ready For

I was obsessed with The Baby-Sitters Club books when I was growing up (any Claudia fans in the house?), so, of course, I can't wait to introduce my girls to them when they're old enough. The series was pretty instrumental in turning me into a…
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Meghan Markle & Kate Middleton Both *Love* This Affordable Brand

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, arrived at the Sentebale Polo Cup on Thursday looking every bit as glamorous as you'd expect from the international style icon. But while a princess attending a polo match sounds incredibly posh, Meghan Markle…
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