Katie Lipsett

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Katie is a Marion native, a proud wife to her high-school sweetheart, Curran, and mom to a crazy little girl, Hayden (2). With strong Iowa roots and home-body tendencies mixed with an insatiable desire to travel the world, Katie recently quit her corporate job to become a freelance marketer, allowing her to follow her daydreams. Living by the mindset, “You are the only one standing in the way of your happiness and dreams”, Katie’s mission is to instill the value of hard work, mindfulness, gratitude and patience in her daughter and in those around her. Passionate about fitness and the outdoors, you can find Katie running or biking the local trails, chasing Hayden around farmers markets, or participating in an active event in her favorite local area; NewBo.

Saying Goodbye to my 20s

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I have always been told by women who are older and wiser than myself that the 30s are the best years of your life. When I think of the 30s, I think back to when...

10 Positive Lessons From The Year of COVID

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Can you believe that it has been one full year since Covid uprooted all of us from our normal lives? If you think about everything we went through in the last 360 days, it is...

Postpartum Depression During a Pandemic: My Journey

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For years I have struggled with mild anxiety and depression, but 2020 hit my mental health hard. I'll start by saying that this is hard for me to share and admit out loud and in...

Starting Young: Using an Allowance To Teach Money Management

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Giving kids an allowance can be controversial. There are parents who believe that paying your kids to do normal and expected chores can lead to entitlement and too much external motivation. While I understand...

Choosing Joy Through the Storm That is 2020

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Although we have all faced an enormous amount of hardships this year, I have to say that personally, this year has been the most transformative year I have lived. This year has been absolutely...

Where To Find Gorgeous Fall Foliage in the Cedar Rapids Area

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Fall is here, and if you’re like me, there is nothing better than the crisp air, warm drinks, and the beautiful colors that this season brings. One of my favorite things to do this...

The Three Lessons I Learned To Get Through Postpartum Depression

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Did you know that between 70 and 80% of new moms will experience the baby blues, otherwise known as postpartum depression, to some degree? Further, the reported rate of clinical postpartum depression in new moms...

Mom Friends Aren’t Just Important, They Are My Saving Grace!

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It’s the end of the day and my three year old has done everything in her power to wear me down. She didn’t sleep well last night, which has turned into a day full...

From One Child to Two: The Emotional Transition

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I feel like I am going crazy with emotions that all revolve around this transition from one child to two. If you’re curious about what goes through the brain of a 35-week pregnant lady about...

Pregnant During a Pandemic: It’s OKAY to Not Be Okay

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I am currently in my third trimester with my son, and today, I was not okay. To be honest, I was originally going to write this blog post about staying positive and remaining grateful during...