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


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.
Parade Magazine Link to Story
Open-uri20140703-2-cdwq4_profile The end of the autism/vaccine debate?

The retraction of the study that started the scare has experts hoping the issue will finally be put to rest. Link to Story

Real Simple: 15 Things You Need to Know About Vaccines

Experts answer common questions about vaccines for children and adults.
Real Simple Link to Story
Open-uri20140703-2-k24f8f_profile How to break up with your pediatrician

5 signs you should make a switch and tips on how to find the right doc and make the move. Link to Story
Open-uri20140703-2-34i2u5_profile Car Seat Mistakes You May Be Making

With 95% of the country misusing their car seats, chances are you're doing it too. Link to Story
Open-uri20140703-2-1rbnb4a_profile 10 Mom-Tested Hand-Washing Tricks

We all know that washing hands is important, but we also know we're so over the 10 minutes of negotiation that can precede it. Use these mom-developed techniques to keep your kids clean -- and you sane.
Parenting Link to Story
Open-uri20140703-2-up7nm0_profile Germ Myths: True or False?

From the 5-second rule to the obligatory nightly bath, how much truth is there to the things we believe about dirt and germs?
Parenting Link to Story


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