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


Preorder My New Book: Strong As a Mother

How to Stay Healthy, Happy, and (Most Importantly) Sane from Pregnancy to Parenthood
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The Lonely Hour Podcast

Hear me chat about loneliness and motherhood and the life-saving importance of connection.
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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.
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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

Cookie Magazine: Living on the Edge

Postpartum anxiety led me down a trail of panic, tears, exhaustion, and eventually, salvation.
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Real Simple: Why So Much Negativity on the Internet?

Is there something about turning on a computer and hitting “post” that changes how civilized we are? Yes. Here's why.
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Seleni Institute: Anxiety During and After Pregnancy

Perinatal anxiety is finally getting the scientific attention it deserves.
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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