About Kate


Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog. I know there are thousands of us sleep deprived, over worked, under paid, frustrated, bored, neurotic, impatient, patient, kind, loving, fabulous mothers out there furiously blogging away in an effort to retain some semblance of sanity, so I appreciate you taking some time out to read mine.

I spent my 20's travelling, my 30's getting married and having babies, and I'm now hitting my 40's newly single and back in my old home town after a 5 month family adventure in Spain.

The children are now 14, 12 and 10, and the blog is 8. I'm not entirely sure which I love the most.

I'd like to think I've learned a thing or two along the paths of both life and blogging that I can pass on to others, but mostly I just enjoy dumping my thoughts somewhere. It usually frees up an extra bit of head space that can be used in any number of inane ways.

What I do:


Untying the Knot. 
How to Consciously Uncouple in the Real World. 
Orpen Press 2019

Zahra Media Group
After working with Netmums for many years and setting up their bloggers network, I moved to a position a little closer to home. I began working with Zahra Media Group in Bray, Co. Wicklow as Digital Manager for Easy Parenting Magazine in 2016. After a wonderful whirlwind journey I am now Head of Social for Parenting, which covers both Easy Parenting and everymum.ie.
How the hell did that happen?!

Freelance writing:
I've had various articles published in the Irish Independent, The Guardian, Irish Times and more

Be Honest, Be Kind - Five lessons from an amicable divorce
How I coped when my marriage fell apart
My one year no beer experiment
Why I stopped washing my hair
51 thoughts every mother has about a rare night out
The lazy mother's guide to parenting
Balancing act

Social Media:
I've worked with Disney Junior on their re-brand from Playhouse Disney. I also do some social media work for local businesses in my spare (ha!) time.

Kate Takes 5:
My creative baby. Which includes bits of all of the above.

If you'd like to get in touch please email me at katetakes5@gmail.com.

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