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Spring 2017 in Pictures

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on May 22, 2017 in Anecdote, Art, Cover Reveal, Family, Middle Grade, Nature, Parenting, Pictures, Pirate Island |

A quick bookish note first. Today I’m guest posting on the Middle Grade Minded blog about the cover for PIRATE ISLAND. It’s a fun inside look at the process that went into creating it. Okay, now for the spring part. I’m inclined to say it’s been a weird spring, given that we had snow early on […]

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An Open Letter To Congress On Family Planning And Healthcare

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on March 14, 2017 in Anecdote, Family, Parenting, Politics |

Dear Congress (and those of you reading my blog), I have grave concerns about the message you are sending to women about our ability to control our reproductive futures and our capacity for family planning. Each woman has her own reproductive journey, many with far more obstacles than I have had, but I think it’s […]

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Baby News: Meet The Gentleman!

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 23, 2017 in Anecdote, Family, News, Parenting |

One can hardly compete with Beyonce’s Instagram announcement that set the Internet on fire earlier this month, so it is with much humbler origins that I announce my own baby news! Baby boy #3 is on the way, expected delivery in July, though my boys never seem to arrive as expected (see The Boy’s hurricane […]

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That Day Your Baby Starts Kindergarten

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on August 29, 2016 in Anecdote, Family, Parenting, Pictures |

I often said to The Boy, my first-born, “You’ll always be my baby.” He very sweetly indulges me in this dialogue that usually ends with a snuggle and a kiss. Of course The Boy isn’t a baby anymore. He’s off to kindergarten today, and his baby days feel a million years ago. So I ask you to […]

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August #InkRipples: The Problem with Guilty Pleasures

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on August 9, 2016 in Anecdote, Family, Ink Ripples, Parenting |

The problem I have with the term “guilty pleasure” is that I don’t think you should feel guilty for enjoying the things you like to do. Whatever you read, watch, or do in your free time is your business (so long as it’s legal and, ya know, not hurting anyone). Enjoy it. Embrace it. Forget […]

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