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Katherine Wintsch
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Katherine is a nationally recognized expert on the topic of modern motherhood. As the CEO of The Mom Complex, she writes about highs and lows of motherhood in her blog, In All Honesty. The majority of her expertise comes from studying the passion and pain points of mothers around the world — the rest is accumulated from a little trial and a whole lot of error while raising her own two children, Layla and Alex.

Watch Katherine's TED talk on motherhood here.

She lives in Richmond with her husband and two rambunctious children.

Entries by Katherine Wintsch

The Answer to Your Problem Is Three Questions Away

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2016 | 9:58 AM

Whenever I'm feeling overwhelmed or particularly contemplative, I conjure up some help from the late Dr. Wayne Dyer - an author and spiritual guru who provides inspirational and applicable bits of wit and wisdom.

When I can't find the time to read one of his self-help books, which...

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Dear Self, Please Shut Up

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 10:52 AM

I think it's time we talk about the voices in your head. Everyone has a voice in their head. If you think you're the exception, then a little voice in your head probably just said something like, "Pfffff. I do not have a voice in my head. Only crazy people have voices...

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Dear Daughter: Please Stop Cheating On Me

(89) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 3:32 PM

Dear Daughter,

Please stop cheating on me with other mothers. It's exhausting.

While I admit I haven't always put a ton of time and energy into preparing healthy family meals, we both know that I've recently changed my ways. You'd have to be blind not to notice all...

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Before Maternity Leave: Giving Birth and Getting (Right) Back to Work

(7) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 3:58 PM

I met a fascinating woman this week.

Now retired, she raised four (!) children with her husband while simultaneously building an extraordinarily interesting and successful career as a lawyer. While our meeting was happenstance -- we met at a backyard barbecue -- our conversation seemed to be anything but....

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9 Parenting Responsibilities You Can Start Outsourcing Tomorrow

(2) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 2:22 PM

My friend Matt recently faced a disconcerting dilemma millions of parents face every day: the need to be in more than one place at one time. His wife was out of town and he had to get his two sons (ages 8 and 14) to school. The older boy usually...

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How to Quiet the Mean Voice in Your Head

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 12:09 PM

Life can be exhausting. Especially if you're a mother. Yes, because of all the physical demands of cleaning up bodily fluids, buckling and unbuckling seatbelts, and navigating through pumpkin patches and sibling rivalries... but even more so because of the very critical and very cruel voice in our own heads...

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7 Life Lessons For Moms From Oprah

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 4:29 PM

Last weekend I attended Oprah's "The Life You Want" conference in Miami. Spread out over two days, it was 10 hours of Oprah's life-changing mantras and inspiration at its best. Live and in person. Oprah and her trailblazing team of experts -- Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Gilbert, Rob Bell and Iyanla...

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How to Say "No" While Laughing Along the Way

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 11:56 AM

When I was coming up through the ranks in the advertising industry, I didn't lead what anyone would call a "balanced" life. I woke up, went to work, worked late, went home, went to bed and then went back for more on the weekends.

Even when I wasn't at work,...

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Eating My Words at the Awards Assembly

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 10:16 AM

Yesterday was the end-of-the-year assembly at my children's school. It's always a special day -- a day that I mark on my calendar months in advance and construct an iron-clad fort around. NOBODY gets my time on this day other than my children.

Can you go to Arkansas on Thursday?

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What Most Men Don't Have and Why I'm Jealous

(3) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 1:14 PM

I talk to moms all the time, and in all honesty, one thing they often complain about is dads. They're less-than-no-good at the breakfast routine, they don't always understand our deep-seated doubt, and their repeated ability to pee on a toilet seat is beyond comprehension.

Men aren't perfect. They've got...

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What Happened When My 6-Year-Old Tried Giving Me My Own Advice

(5) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 4:18 PM

Layla, age 6, is obsessed with roller skating. She's been dying to find "her thing." Her cousins on both sides of the family are accomplished golfers and equestrians... and being the type A, competitive spark plug that she is, she's been longing to find a way to make her mark...

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Back to School. Back to Reality.

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 5:23 PM

It's that time of year again. Time to get strict with bedtimes, plan further in advance for meals, act like you remember middle school math, and kick laundry into high gear.

If I were to rephrase Thomas Paine's famous quote I might say, "These are the times that try...

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Working Moms: Don't Give Governor Bryant's Comments a Second Thought

(1) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 2:34 PM

By now, we've all heard or read about the ridiculous comments made by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant earlier this week. When asked why U.S. students are "mediocre" in academic achievement, Bryant suggested that the tides started to turn when moms across America decided to start working outside the home.

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How Millennial Moms Are Changing Motherhood

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 11:56 AM

The old childhood cadence is familiar: "Sally and Johnny sitting in tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g..."

For generations, the path to domestic bliss was pretty clearly mapped out for young women. Study hard, go to college, fall in love and get married. Check, check, check, check. Next up, buy a house in...

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Lies Moms Tell Each Other (and Ourselves)

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 1:17 PM

It starts early.

"It's all so new and exciting."

"Recovery was easy."

"I'm almost back in my pre-pregnancy jeans."

"I love every minute of being a mom."

And continues for years, "His safety school is a bargain -- we're so relieved!"

Why do we...

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From Our Broken Hearts to Yours

(2) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 2:18 PM

We, the mothers of the world, are heartbroken.

We feel helpless, and even hopeless. While attempting to go about our daily routines, we think about your beautiful babies being laid to rest and we burst into tears. We see the faces of your children when we look at ours...

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