Ellen Kate

Ellen Kate
Rejecting Expectations of Modern Parenting

Rejecting Expectations of Modern Parenting

Ten years ago, when I was pregnant with my oldest child, I accepted a job that started just four weeks after my due date. This turned out to be a great decision for my growing family, but I had to…

How to Spend Less on Child Care

How to Spend Less on Child Care

Until I started having kids, I hadn't given a lot of thought to the complicated situation that is child care in America. In fact, for most of my first pregnancy I had no plan for what I would…

My Job Makes Me a Better Mother

My Job Makes Me a Better Mother

Recently, I was on vacation and got to catch up with an old friend. We hadn’t seen each other in a few years, and over the weekend it became clear that though we have kids about the same…