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Catherine Keating

Catherine is a mother, teacher, and writer living in Seattle with her husband Joe, two children, Tucker and Grace, and furry baby, Jersey Dog. She attempts to stay mindful and grounded, and is always on the search for all things beautiful and joyful. Catherine's first book, There Was Supposed To Be a Baby, was inspired by her journey to healing after two miscarriages. In her spare time, Catherine practices yoga, enjoys music, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

Life

Go rest and do nothing, mama—your children will thank you

Personally, I'm a big believer that this, simply knowing how to rest, is one of the greatest lessons I can exemplify for my intense little people.

Motherly Stories

Motherhood is: Needing to be *not* needed just for a little bit

I love my snuggles and I love being the antidote to their fear and sadness. But occasionally, I do wish they understood that they could easily wake their dad for help, or that he is equally capable of putting socks on the correct way.

Parenting

The feisty girl revolution

I’m learning to cherish my daughter’s larger-than-life spirit and mission.

Life

New mama, you’re never going to find ‘balance’

You’re not going to feel “caught up” for a very long time. If you accept that—you’ll find new freedom.

Life

Motherhood—its beauty and brutality—makes me cry

Tears. The tears. They bubble up without warning. In grocery stores, in the car, watching my daughter’s dance class.

Parenting

I wish I could be as brave as my son

Because sometimes it takes courage to be the kind one.

Life

A fragile life: What my son’s medical procedure taught me

What I learned from my son’s tonsillectomy. 

Child

My baby is starting kindergarten. Am I ready for this?

My number one priority these days will be to help my little one to feel strong in this new world.

Life

How to make Labor Day a time of new beginnings for mamas

1. I’ll begin each day with opportunity.

Life

My summer of letting go and what I gained along the way

Doing “nothing” is doing enough. More than enough.

Life

How my anxiety taught me to be the mother I always wanted to be

I’ve struggled with anxiety for 20 years or so. While it has been a demon of mine, it has also been a great teacher.

Life

She can sleep in my bed anytime

Why I’ll take my baby in my bed these days.

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