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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

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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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My Job: Editorial Director at the Seleni Institute

SELENI supports the mental and emotional well-being of women and mothers.
Seleni Institute Link to Story
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Parade.com: How to Help Siblings Get Along

Having more than one kid is a management challenge—one I fail at daily.
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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
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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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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?
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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.
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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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Cookie Magazine: Living on the Edge

Postpartum anxiety led me down a trail of panic, tears, exhaustion, and eventually, salvation.
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Seleni Institute: How Mother’s Day Has Changed For Me

Life is messy. Motherhood is messy. And there are enough folks out there putting on the whitewash.
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Parents Magazine: Taking Medication During Breastfeeding

Yes, you can take care of your health and your baby's health at the same time. Here's how.
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About

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 Parade.com 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.

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Skills

  • Parenting
  • Editing
  • Writing