Katie Bingham-Smith is a full-time freelance writer living in Maine with her three teens and two ducks. When she’s not writing she’s probably spending too much money online and drinking Coke Zero.
I Wish I’d Switched To Bottle Feeding My Kids Sooner
I bonded with them just as much as I would have breastfeeding — and I wasn’t miserable anymore.
I Tried TikTok's Food-Coloring LipStain Trick — And I’m Kind Of Obsessed
Who knew the perfect red lip was in my kitchen all along?
I Have Multiple Colors Of This $21 T-Shirt Dress Because It's So Comfortable & Stylish As Heck
This is *the* dress for summer vacation.
PSA: Do NOT Let Your Kids Decorate With LED Lights
Learn from my mistake!
My Favorite Thing To Do Is Absolutely Nothing
When my calendar is blank and having a day to do nothing feels like a gift.
Yup, Teens Wear Sweatpants Everywhere. Who Cares?
Let’s stop making comments about what teens wear.
I Gave The Summer Work Packets The Middle Finger
I want my kids to have an actual break and, honestly, I want a break too.
My Teens Sleep Past 11 AM In The Summer — And I Honestly Love It
I used to be the mom who would bang on the door around 9 in the morning.
Stop Asking Me When My Teen Is Going To Cut His Hair
It’s literally none of your business, so butt out.
Even Holidays Like The 4th Of July Can Be Hard On Your Divorced Friends
Check in with them — it means more than you know.
Sometimes, Home Ownership Just Feels Like Too Much
As a single mom, I'm trying to tackle it all on my own — and it's a lot.
My Kids Refuse To Let Me Post Pictures Of Them On My Social Media
They don’t want to pose for a picture if it means it’s going to go up on Instagram, and I have to be OK with that.
I’m Divorced. But I Still Celebrate My Ex-Husband On Father’s Day.
Regardless of how we feel about one another, he’s a great dad, and it’s important to me to recognize that.
I Steal “Me” Time In Tiny Moments And Yes, That Counts
Yes, even a run to Target counts.
Dating Is Totally Different After Divorce
You’ve gotten better at spotting the bullsh*t you don’t want in your life.
It’s A Mixed Bag Of Emotions When Your Kids Go On Vacation With Your Ex
How not to dread this time and enjoy the silence.
My Kids’ Hobbies Are Totally Messy, And I Don’t Even Care
Duck turds the size of tennis balls and grease all over the garage.
My Teens Are Getting Summer Jobs — No Excuses
To say teens are expensive is an understatement.
A 'Promposal' Primer For Newbie Parents, Because Kids Today
It's the latest social media trend, and I'm so glad my kids don't care.
I Bribe My Kids And I’m Not Sorry
It works, and it makes my life easier.