Cate is a transplant from Alabama and an alum of the greatest school in the SEC (Roll Tide). She married her college sweetheart, Rob, in the summer of 2010 and together they have two adorable Texans, Elijah (2012) and Nora (2015). When she’s not momming or mom-bossing, Cate enjoys snuggling the cutest dachshund on the planet, rapping the Hamilton soundtrack, and binging old episodes of The Office. Cate has proudly called Fort Worth home since 2011 and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.
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Five Selfless Reasons Your Kids Should See You Date

The number one fear of probably every mother on the planet is the fear of being selfish. And at the same time that we're avoiding selfishness, we're faced with the task of self-care. And don't forget about your spouse or partner with whom you are supposed to maintain and grow a relationship. It's exhausting trying to keep all the plates spinning.

Surviving Life with a Traveling Spouse

Due to the extensive nature of this traveling season, it was wholly necessary for me to have help, especially in the evenings. Evenings are HARD. We're all exhausted, and the sprint to bedtime with a young school-ager and a toddler is real.

{Almost} Everything You Need to Know About Fort Worth’s Gold Seal Programs and Schools...

One of the problems with private schools (aside from the price tag) is the cycle it perpetuates: those of privilege take their children (and money) out of public schools, public schools lose funding for things like new computers and extracurricular activities, school ratings go down, people of privilege continue to leave/stay out of public schools, and on and on it goes. The decline of public schools is highly racial.

When the Words Don’t Come Out Right :: My Journey, Her Disorder

The evaluation was . . . painful. Each question, each activity made her disorder even more glaringly obvious. Our girl needed help, big help, and there was now no doubt in my mind. I cried that whole afternoon, a mixture of tears of sadness, grief, and gratitude for the answers we didn't want, but absolutely needed.  
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The Road Back to Me :: Discovering Passions Through Motherhood

You see, becoming a mother isn't always about remembering who you were before. Sometimes it's about finding who you are now. I don't know where my passions will lead me in the long run. Maybe I'll be a doula forever, or maybe I'll go back to school to become a midwife. Who knows. One thing is for sure: Becoming a mother didn't take away my identity.
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Sex and Pregnancy — Why You Should Still Do It

Pregnancy is beautiful, but it isn't always sexy. With internal organs in new locations, a protruding abdomen, and a soccer player using your womb like an arena, it's difficult to get your head in the game. Pregnant sex requires creativity, patience, and a little flexibility. And if you've ever been pregnant, you know such things are no easy feat.
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Five Rocking Mom-Dos in Five Minutes or Less {Tutorial}

Hey girl, are you tired of that boring ponytail? Do you need to spruce up your look, but find curling irons and wands intimidating and time-consuming? Consider this my gift to you: FIVE looks that seriously take FIVE minutes (or less). Some involve a curling iron and some bobby pins, but I promise you CAN do this! Now that I have perfected these looks, I feel confident that once my mop is dry (which takes a while), I can finish my look in about five minutes -- depending on how many fights I have break up and snacks I have to make in the process.