Kate Rope

writer, editor, mother

Atlanta, GA

Kate Rope

Award-winning freelance journalist, editorial director of the Seleni Institute, coauthor of The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding


My Book: A Guide to Making Good Choices for You and Your Baby

Coauthored by a maternal fetal medicine expert, this book offers moms great peace of mind.
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My Job: Editorial Director at the Seleni Institute

SELENI supports the mental and emotional well-being of women and mothers.
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Psychology Today: Is it the Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

Most moms – nearly 80 percent – will experience the emotional roller coaster known as the 'baby blues' after giving birth. The levels of the hormones that helped sustain a healthy pregnancy drop precipitously – and immediately – following delivery, causing rapidly changing moods, weepiness, and a general feeling of being overwhelmed.
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Open-uri20150513-3-uvksxu_profile How to Help Siblings Get Along

Having more than one kid is a management challenge—one I fail at daily. Link to Story

Motherlode Blog: Preparing to Lose My Mind After Giving Birth

I knew from the beginning that I had a good shot at postpartum depression if I gave birth again.
New York Times Link to Story

What's Not Making My Holiday Card (But Should)

Accomplishments at the speed of bullet points can be downright intimidating.
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Learning How to Parent My Strong-Willed Child

Had my efforts to maximize my daughter’s faith in her own opinions resulted in a self-centered, entitled child? Link to Story

Parade: Mindful Parenting for Busy Parents

I am not exaggerating when I report that reading this book has changed my life. I breathe through tense moments. I yell less. Link to Story

Parade: The App Every Breastfeeding Mom Should Have

In this day and age there’s just too much information to make needing a medication a reason for moms to wean.
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Parade: Dear Facebook: Stop Telling Me How to Raise My Kids

There’s something about parenting that makes us vulnerable to critiquing others and ourselves.
Parade Magazine Link to Story

HuffPost: Bittersweet Loneliness of Motherhood

Feeling alone at times is a small price to pay for the experience of bringing a person into your life.
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HuffPost: Throwing a New Mom Pity Party

Can we all agree to expand the party line about motherhood to include topics we don't like talking about?
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Kate Rope

An award-winning freelance journalist with expertise in health, pregnancy, and parenting.

Editorial director of the Seleni Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to maternal and reproductive mental health.

Coauthor of The Complete Guide to Medications During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.

Contributor to and the Huffington Post.

A mom to two daughters.

Her writing has appeared in many publications including the New York Times, Life, Glamour UK, Mother Jones, National Geographic Adventure, Parade, Parents, Parenting, Real Simple, and Shape.



  • Parenting
  • Editing
  • Writing