Thanks for stopping by. I’m Kate.
I’m a boy mama. A yoga lover. A labradoodle cuddler. A silly song singer. A recipe tweaker. An over-sharer. An ice cream devourer. A grammar enforcer. A bargain shopper. A “teaching myself to sew”er. A 4-day a week corporate trainer. My favorite days end in sweatpants with a glass of red wine in my hand.
This is my husband, Benjamin.
He’s where the story starts. He owns a video production company and doubles as my in-house photographer/videographer (lucky me!).
We met, we fell in love, we made our house a home.
In 2009 we threw the birth control pills out the window and decided to start a family. We naively began this blog thinking that it would be a fun way to chronicle our pregnancy and the adventures we would have raising babies together. Little did we know that our story would take an unexpected emotional detour before we got to that point. Interested in the fertility nitty gritty? Read our baby making story here.
Throughout our struggle with infertility, this blog became a way to work through the disappointment and the ups and downs, and to connect with other young, healthy women going through the same confusing thing. Benjamin wrote the man’s perspective through the crazy journey, which is a side of the story that is often under-represented if not ignored entirely. But, long story short, we eventually made a baby. And once we finally saw that beautiful plus sign, This Place is Now a Home became a place to share our thoughts and feelings about the most incredible transformation of our lives. OUR place. And so we wrote. And I continue to write. Benjamin doesn’t write so much anymore (ok, really at all), but he’s still here.
And that baby we made?
That’s Owen. He’s… well, he’s pretty much the center of our world. And this blog.
And this is Schnitzel.
He actually came before Owen. He’s my pillow, my jogging partner, my company when Benjamin travels, and, perhaps most importantly, Owen’s best friend.
That’s the fam. So far, anyway.
So, what are you waiting for? Come. Join us. Read. Laugh. Cry. Roll your eyes. Nod your head. And when you’re done? Write back. Interact. Share. Comment. Email me. I want to hear what YOU have to say.
Where do you want to start?
- The very beginning. Read my first post. Ah, innocence.
- Letters to Owen. Starting from 6 weeks pregnant and still going (though less often nowadays, ‘cause writing once a week was a LOT).
- Belly pics. Watch me gain almost 40 pounds in a matter of seconds.
- How being a Mom has changed me. This is still one of my favorite posts I’ve ever written.
- Just the videos. Let’s be honest. Most people only come here to see Owen’s cute little face. I get it.
- Baby stuff we can’t live without. Product reviews and Our Amazon Store.