Kate Rhea

Kate Rhea
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Kate is a self proclaimed news geek who has worked in radio, on the air and behind the scenes, for the last 17 years. She and her husband moved to Columbia in 2011 with the intent of staying just five years...but they never ended up leaving. Originally from upstate NY, Kate has also lived in Chattanooga and Los Angeles. (Notice the theme? She moved away from the snow and never wants to deal with it again.) Kate stays home with her three children and homeschools the oldest two. Her work from home gig includes editing audio for a radio program that airs worldwide. She is active in her church, is passionate about orphan care and will never turn down chocolate. When stressed, you can find her baking or crafting while singing along to the Hamilton soundtrack.

Celebrating the Little Things

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January is always a bit of a disappointing month for me. Christmas, and all the anticipation that comes with it, is over. It's usually cold and kind of blah outside. And there's not much...

I’m Not A Good Friend

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I'm not a good friend. And I'm not too proud to admit that. Before I had kids, I was a great friend. (If I do say so myself.) I was thoughtful and remembered birthdays. I...

What I’m Making For Dinner This Winter

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Anyone else in a dinner rut? Or is it just me? We've always been a family that primarily eats at home. But when COVID initially shut down restaurants this spring, I got very burned out...

It Won’t Last Forever

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This pandemic? It won't last forever. Homeschooling your kids? It won't last forever. Working full-time from home while overseeing insane virtual school schedules? It won't last forever. We're living in intense times. We -- moms especially -- are being stretched...

Where to Shop Local This Christmas

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When COVID-19 kicked into high gear back in March, Amazon's sales went through the roof. And for good reason: we were all told to stay home, and how else were we going to buy...

Ultimate Guide to Holiday Events Around Columbia

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Mariah Carey is loudly singing about what she wants for Christmas over the store loudspeakers, houses across the Midlands are already bedecked with lights and inflatables, and we are all eagerly looking for ways...

Always Listen To Your Body :: My Story of Hair Loss

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My hair started falling out by the fistful when my youngest was about eight months old. This wasn't the usual postpartum hair loss. That had already come and gone. And because it had happened...

Down Syndrome :: One Family’s Story of Friendship and Inclusion

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. So today we are giving you this special article from one of our writers on her experience with children with Down Syndrome. Let's celebrate these children this month,...

I Shouldn’t Have Waited, and Neither Should You

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Nearly a dozen years ago, I was at a California beach visiting my then boyfriend. After a picnic lunch, we went for a walk and he started telling me he couldn't imagine life without...

Finding The Good

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One of my children is more naturally a pessimist than the other. This child can go to a birthday party, happy to be surrounded with friends and games, living it up, and then on...

3 Outdoor Field Trips for Homeschooling Families

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The school supplies are front and center at Target and Walmart. Teacher emails and phone calls are being made. The calendar says August and no pandemic can stop the 2020-2021 school year from starting,...

When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work Out

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Third time was not the charm when it comes to my breastfeeding journey. I have three children. The first two breastfed with with very little issues. I wasn't really worried about breastfeeding when I was...

You Can Homeschool (Even If You Don’t Want To)

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It's easy to become overwhelmed and paralyzed by indecision, as the list of education possibilities grows, thanks to the Coronavirus. Full-time, face to face learning? Completely virtual learning? A hybrid of both? None of...

What I’m Listening to :: 4 Podcasts I Love

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I am late to jump on the podcast bandwagon. You should know, that's typical for me. If something is popular, I tend to steer clear of it until it's not so cool anymore.   Podcasts took...