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Kate Baer
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Kate Baer is writer, mama, and Netflix enthusiast living in Eastern Pennsylvania with her two meatball kids and med school husband. Her favorite things to do include avoiding housework and eating a sandwich alone.

She is currently working on her first book and blogs regularly at kbaer.com.
You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on postpartum hair loss and the importance of night cheese.

Entries by Kate Baer

Honey, You're Fine

(2) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 1:44 PM

Every time I try to write something about anything, I always end up saying the same thing: having young kids is hard. I could try to write "The Very Best Enchilada Recipe Ever" and would still end up writing, "Enchiladas would be great if I was able to sit down...

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When You Buy a Minivan

(1) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 10:57 AM

Yesterday, my husband and I took a little road trip to New York to pick up our heaviest eBay purchase to date. It took around 10 hours. Four hours there, four hours back, with various stops for things like fuel and Corn Nuts. The most embarrassing thing was that we...

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Glass Half Empty. Glass Half Full.

(1) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 5:21 PM

I wake up every morning with desire. Desire to eat a healthy breakfast, to be a great parent, to work on my manuscript, to call back a friend, to write a great post, to go on a walk, to finally, finally fold the laundry. Unfortunately I will do none of...

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Dear Friend (A Letter To First-Time Expecting Moms)

(3) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 12:06 PM

Dear Friend,

In some ways I envy you. I envy your big round belly, constant admirers, and excuse to eat ice cream for breakfast. I envy your time, your naps, your organized nursery and neatly folded baby clothes. I envy your ignorance -- your wonderful, pregnant, pre-baby ignorance.

I don't...

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Letting Go of Breastfeeding

(8) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 1:55 PM

When I found out I was having a daughter, I promised myself two things:


1) To never, ever cut her bangs myself
2) To not push her into who I want her to be

Eva was born a completely different kind of human than her brother....

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When You Are Tightly Wound

(28) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 2:31 PM

It is the unwashed dishes. The dirty kitchen sink. The four baskets of clean laundry being scattered over the crumb-flavored carpet by a drunk toddler.

The kids aren't eating enough vegetables. I'm not eating enough vegetables. I can't remember the last time I actually scrubbed the bathroom floor. There are...

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