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Kate

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I’m the most extroverted introvert you’ll ever met. I’m happiest curled up reading and not talking to anyone. But, find immense reward in taking BOLD chances. My background is as a physician - I am a hardcore science nerd, spending my former years attending medical school and being all things “doctor.” Then I traveled the country with my husband being an official baseball wife - which is hilariously not glamorous. Once back in Dayton, spent a few years as a personal trainer working with clients suffering from cancer, chronic illness, and the “I can’t do it syndrome.” In 2014 I co-founded Kate’s Plate, which is a healthy cooking service here to transform lives and the way we do family dinner. Also, I am the ‘CEO’ of Beyond The Game Sports Training, my hubby’s sports facility, and teach healthy cooking classes at Dororthy Lane Market’s Culinary Center. I very much struggle to switch modes from balls-out entrepreneur to gentle mommy mode on the daily. My son, Cooper, is 1 and a spitting image of his father, Jeff. He is obsessed with his grandpa and has the darndest little smirk. Jeff and I are Centerville natives, and came back here to plant our roots and give back to the place who made us who we are today. Random facts: I hate to shop, I eat a lot of butter, I'm a hippie at heart, I’ve taken flying lessons, I don’t watch TV or do Pinterest (gasp!!) Favorite things about being motherhood: Nursing (calorie burning bonus, hello!), watching daddy make the kid laugh so hard he can barely breathe, and the way the moments of parenting bring me back down to earth, back to the here and now

Post-partum Sex? 8 weeks isn’t long enough!

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We're all moms. We all let that modesty fly out the window during labor and delivery for darn good reason. So let's not be shy when it comes to sex, before or after baby. There...

15 Things I Wish I Had Known About Nursing

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There are some amazing lactation consultants out there who offer terrific help with nursing, no doubt, but your time in the hospital is limited. Post-discharge consults are great but typically only happen when someone...

Babies Don’t Need Television (At All)

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The current recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics is no television viewing at all for kids under 2. Zero. Nada. Zilch. This is a tough subject, and there are lots of opinions here, but...

What I really want to write in your baby shower card…

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Instead of "Congrats! You guys will make great parents!" or "So thrilled for your new bundle of joy!" or stale advice, how about we write what that mom-to-be needs to hear? I've talked to several girlfriends...

Stop Wearing Maxi-Pads in Your Bra!

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Nursing moms - or nursing-to-be moms - listen up:  Stop wearing maxi-pads in your bra!  Disposable nursing pads are essentially maxi-pads, right? And if you're postpartum, you've seen enough of those for a lifetime. There...

My Fatal Flaw

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Growing up, I was never the girl who had the dream of a house and kids. Nada. That didn’t resonate with my shy but smarty-pants self. I was more of a quiet conqueror. I...

Why moms are the BEST employees

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  I have been an employer for a little less than 2 years.  I am the founder of a start-up, and a business owner with my husband (plus we have a non-profit in the works..!!!). Contrary...

Information Overload and How to Get Clarity

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Do you feel like there are SO many ways to do things, SO many things coming at you, SO many expectations internal and external, SO many ways to manage your life, SO many strategies...

Earth to my previous self! How to talk to non-moms!

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Recently I came to the realization that now that I am a mom, I need to work on how to talk to non-moms! Here's the scene: I'm at a networking thang, sighhhh, trying to stick my...

Must-Have Resources for Mompreneurs

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Dreams are awesome. But a dream without a plan is just a wish, right? I've loaded you mompreneurs up with links to resources that have helped me build 2 brick and mortar businesses.  These are just some...

Negative Nelly = Jiggly Belly. How Your Icky Attitude is Keeping Your Fat

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Whether you want to face it or not...your attitude is making you fat.   Legit: There are some genetic medical conditions that mess hormones up and create excess weight, yes.   For most of us however, here are...

10 Ways Starting a Business is Like Having a Baby

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My blogosphere musings have been lacking the last 2 months.  A lot of other things have been lacking the last few months as well. Quality time with my family and friends, my patience (where...

Will you finish BIG or let it slip?

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  Labor day weekend marks the 2nd 'resolution' time of the year. Kids are back to school, summer party town - vacation - drinkfest - traveling is over, you're back to a schedule. Ahhhh.... And it feels...

Post Weaning Depression

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Post Weaning Depression This is a much lesser known or talked about issue than post-partum depression. In fact, the DSM-IV doesn't distinguish the two diagnoses, I suppose since it is for the most part the same...