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Kate Solomon
After serving in the U.S. Peace Corps in South America, accomplished L'Oreal and Avon leading product developer, Kate Solomon, launched Babo Botanicals. Being a mom, Kate had only one thing in mind for her new brand, she wanted to create safe, smart, all-natural solutions for the entire family.

Kate worked with the world's leading botanists to develop a line of plant-based products that reflect the attributes she values most for her and her five children. Her products have been named Safest by and appeared in many national magazines and newspapers. She is now a leading voice in advocating mineral sunscreen protection.

Kate holds a B.A from Harvard University and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management.

Entries by Kate Solomon

Love and Business Advice Taken From My 95-Year-Old Grandmother

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2015 | 12:58 AM

My grandmother who I called Oma passed away this month at age 95. Her inspiration helped me develop into a business woman, an avid traveler and an entrepreneur. She once got a prestigious award in her hometown, St. Louis for "Creative Entrepreneurship" for the number of non-profits she developed and...

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Burt's Bees, Originated by an Innocent Capitalist

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 5:57 PM

I have been reflecting on why Burt Shavitz, the face behind Burt's Bees, impacted our world. Burt was an icon for natural, niche products whose core values remained consistent even after he became a millionaire. With Burt's Bees, he had no agenda when he and his girlfriend, Roxanne, developed the...

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A Tribute to My Father

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 3:43 PM

This past father's day, I had time to reflect on what important lessons my father has instilled on me. Even at age 76, my dad continues to teach me and I am blessed that he remains a friend, advisor and mentor to me. I sent him this letter and he...

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How the Peace Corps Helped Me Become an Entrepreneur

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2015 | 3:10 PM

The term "entrepreneur" was coined by Irish-French economist Richard Cantillon in the eighteenth century. It means "bearer of risk." It is that, for sure! Over the past five years, I've seen other words intertwined in the definition: independent, competitive, obsessed and passionate. Above all, it describes someone with...

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Holidays, Family and Divorce - What I've Learned

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 5:46 PM

Holidays, family and divorce come with great complexity. This year, I have finally developed the tools to navigate through it. Given that I grew up with divorced parents, I have learned a lot through that experience and been able to apply tactics -- in my own post-divorce holiday times.


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My Child's Homework -- Do I Help Or Not?

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 4:37 PM

Sometimes when I'm leaving work, I feel a slight anxiety. The anxiety is what will need to happen from the time I get home until MY bedtime? I go through the checklist in my head. Pick kids up from after-school activities. Check. Make dinner. Check. Give bath. Check. Make sure...

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Do You Have Gluten Sensitivity or an Autoimmune Disease?

(4) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 7:01 PM

Twenty years ago I was in the U.S. Peace Corps with Dr. Amy Myers. She has now become a leading specialist in autoimmune diagnosis and treatment. She is a functional medicine practitioner and author of The Autoimmune Solution.

Functional medicine represents a transformative shift in how we relate to health...

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Missing the Paraguayan Sky

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 11:33 AM

There has never been a more beautiful sky than when I was in the Peace Corps in Paraguay, South America. For two years, I lived in an extremely rural village where there were only a few houses that had electricity. At night, the stars were electrifying. It felt like you...

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Integrative Medicine Breaks Into Convention

(1) Comments | Posted July 6, 2014 | 9:37 AM

Until two weekends ago, I had never meditated, I don't regularly do yoga, and my go-to meal is typically french fries. When it comes to alternative medicine, I've always been a skeptic. But I've just gotten back from Revitalize, a conference in Tucson hosted by, and I'm convinced that...

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Lice In the Spotlight

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 4:26 PM

That's right, even the stars get it. Last week, the New York Post reported a lice outbreak among the cast of the Broadway show Matilda. "At least six of the children" have hair bugs, and that the producers are scrambling to get it under control.

And there's more lice...

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Sun Safety and Education Needed In Schools

(1) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 5:49 PM

My 5-year-old has what we like to call "sensitive skin." It's lily-white, soft, and so translucent, it nearly glows. She has a scar on her forehead that needs extra care. And after 15 minutes of recess without sunscreen, she's as red as lobster.

My daughter puts on...

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Elsa, the Nearly Ideal Babysitter

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 2:30 PM

Most working parents who do any portion of their work at home can share stories of ridiculous circumstances around business calls. I have a friend who recently confessed that she does all her most important meetings in the bathroom with one hand holding the door closed as her children try...

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10 Ways to De-Stress Dinnertime With Young Kids

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 5:00 PM

How does dinnertime look in your house? I cling to dreams of family bonding and quality time, but lately, that's just not the reality. My youngest child, recently freed from the tethers of his high chair, is up and running from the very start. His older brother and sister are...

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