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


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

Accomplishments at the speed of bullet points can be downright intimidating.
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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

Shape Magazine: Diary of a Germaphobe

An award-winning look into the germs lurking in my family's life.
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Fitness Magazine: Supersize Your Self-Control

Researchers have found that you can chisel your self-control just as you do your quads or biceps.
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Open-uri20140703-2-cy9s9y_profile How Gross is It? Your Germiest Situations Analyzed

Experts examine some of Mom's most-feared dirt and germ situations to figure out if it's as bad as you think it is—or worse.
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Open-uri20140703-2-14n249d_profile How to survive the stomach flu

It can be a little tricky if a stomach bug comes with cramping right before a child has diarrhea. What parents need to know about treating stomach bugs, keeping your child comfortable, and how long the virus usually lasts. The "stomach flu" is really a misnomer, explains Barbara Frankowski, MD, professor of pediatrics at Vermont Children's Hospital in Burlington. Link to Story

National Geographic Adventure: The Sun Rx

Just three miles into the Olympic marathon in Beijing last summer, American record-holder Deena Kastor, 36, felt a pop in her right foot and dropped to the ground in pain from a broken metatarsal. The cause: A deficiency in vitamin D had weakened her bones. Three out of four Americans today aren’t getting enough vitamin D, and the ramifications could be severe.
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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.



  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Parenting