Katie Lipsett

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.

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...

Accepting the Pregnant Body: It’s Not Always Easy

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The moment I found out I was pregnant, excitement and gratitude filled my heart! I felt (and still feel) so lucky that I get to be a home to and help grow a brand...

The Power of Perspective in Times of Uncertainty

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"When you can't control what's happening, challenge yourself to control the way you respond to what's happening. That's where the power is." I am somebody who has been in the trenches with anxiety over the...
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I’m Pregnant and I Have Already Decided to Formula Feed my Newborn

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I am in my second trimester of pregnancy with my second child and somebody sent me a link to a breast pump that was on sale. I kindly responded to her saying that I...

Beat the Winter Blues: How I Combat Seasonal Depression Naturally

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Every year without fail, from the second November hits until the day April shows up, I am hit with a gray cloud of seasonal depression. Here’s what seasonal depression is like. From April through October I...

Overcoming Anxiety with a Simple Change in Mindset

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For the majority of my life, I have been an anxious person, always worrying about everything surrounding me. For the longest time, I let my anxiety rule my life and spoil a lot of...
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The Cedar Rapids Fall Bucket List

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If you’re a basic mom like me, the season of Fall brings out all of the feels. The crunchy leaves, the crisp air, the pumpkins, the apples, the decor, the comfort food, the tailgate...

Balancing “Control Freak” Tendencies While Parenting a Three Year Old

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My entire life I have been borderline obsessive about being in control. I have always felt like I have needed to do things my way in order for things to be done correctly. It's my...

All This “Helpful” Technology Has Me Worried For My Children’s Futures

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Imagine a world and way of life where our children are all grown up and using technology for every single aspect of their day. How will they communicate? How will they know basic social...