Articles by Kate Muse


I'm Barely Surviving the Toddler Years

“I couldn’t wait for my child to get out of the newborn stage.” I’ve heard so many of my friends say it, but I could never relate. I wanted them to stay little for as long as possible. I long for anot...


Sorry Kids, Mom Is Not a Jungle Gym

As I'm writing this, my three-year-old is sitting in my lap while my five-year-old sits next to me on the couch as close as possible. I look around the room to see that the oversized chair in the corn...


I Didn't Bond Right Away And That's Okay

The birth of my daughter was very different from the birth of my son. A scheduled C-section rather than induced labor resulted in shoulder distortia and broke my son’s clavicle upon his entrance to th...