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Kate is a born and bred Hoosier, who has planted roots on the Southside. She and her husband are the proud parents of two rambunctious little boys. They have the privilege of raising their toddlers out in the country, where she enjoys a bit of a slower pace of life. Kate graduated from IUPUC in 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education and is a second grade teacher. When she isn't busy wrangling toddlers, she loves reading, writing, and working on her latest adventure: running. She strongly believes that no Mama should feel alone, and enjoys writing honestly about being a wife and a Mommy, and all the adventures it brings.

Face to Face with Covid-19

This past weekend, my mom tested positive for Covid-19. The following day my stepdad also tested positive. None of this would have been surprising to us except for the fact that they are both...

Dear Mama, A Letter to the Single Moms on Mother’s Day

Dear Mama, I know that your life may not look exactly as you had hoped it would. Things may not be how you pictured, but I want you to know that you are seen. Not...

What We Want and What We Need

From the moment we knew our son was a boy, we had visions of football dancing in our heads. My husband and I are big Notre Dame fans, and the thought of watching our...

Grace for the New Year

Let’s just start by putting it all out there: 2020 was a mess. That’s putting it lightly. I, like almost every other person on the planet, have been ready to welcome 2021 with open arms,...

Breaking up Is Hard to Do

Last week, I messaged a particularly important person in my life and held my breath to see what the response would be. It was an emoji.  An emoji?? No words of love or affirmation. No reassurance....

Stop the Judgment: Mourning Loss and Grieving With Chrissy

Judgment. When I hear the word, I picture a gavel being slammed down, with a strict sentence and a label that can never be wiped away. In reality, we have all handed it out...

The Seven Year Itch

Seven years ago I was planning my wedding.  As a teacher I have the summers off and spent the summer before my fall wedding making sure every piece of our intimate ceremony was planned perfectly....

Saying Goodbye from Six Feet Apart

As a public school teacher, I had to close the door to my classroom two weeks ago. Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought that the year would end this way. The...

A Letter to My Single Mom

Dear Mom, Today I stood at my kitchen sink at watched the clock change. 4:00. 4:10. 4:15. I sighed and words of irritability ran through my head. I was impatiently waiting to see the back end...

Meet Our Indianapolis Moms: Kate Pierle

Hey Mamas! I'm Kate, a proud boymom, second-grade teacher, and totally trying to keep it all together. I am a Hoosier through and through and have always resided on the Southside of Indy. One time,...

The Heart of Our Officers

If you watched the news at any point on April 9, you were likely saddened to hear of an officer being fatally shot in the line of duty. For most of us, this news...

Making Peace with the Middle

I have always been one of those “can’t wait for the next thing” type of people. I couldn’t wait to graduate. I couldn’t wait to get married. Then…you guessed it. I couldn’t wait to...
setting boundaries

A Beginner’s Experience with Setting Boundaries

I have never been one to have boundaries. I was raised by a single mom and have only sisters, so there weren’t many clear boundaries when I was growing up. No topic was off...

Reading…I’ve Missed You.

There are few things I love more than picking up a new book. I have always been a “collector of books,” per se. I was the kid in school who would do my work as...
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