About Kate

“Bittersweet is the idea that in all things there is both something broken and something beautiful. That there is a sliver of lightness on even the darkest of nights, A shadow of hope in every heartbreak and that rejoicing is no less rich when it contains a splinter of sadness.” – Shauna Niequist

My family and I reside south of Pittsburgh, where it can be summer, spring, fall and winter all in one day. I don’t have a weird accent, but I do have fun names for many different things (it’s not soda, it’s pop). The love of my life is a law enforcement officer and I am a proud police wife. We have a daughter Shannon that waits for us in Heaven, twin girls, Grace and Lily, a special needs son, S.J.- all four of our kiddos spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit after birth. We even co-founded the coolest nonprofit to help other NICU & bereaved parents. We have two spoiled dogs, one cat, four chickens and one rabbit. We like to pretend we live on a farm. I am real, raw and imperfect. I share openly about my struggles with life & motherhood from loosing my first daughter days after she was born, to facing a terminal diagnosis of Stage IV Breast Cancer and all the fun mommy moments in between. I am saved by grace (which is my super awesome tattoo). I take the good days and bad days from my Lord and Savior as new opportunities to grow, trust and lean on him more. I love hard, try my best and occasionally cry over a sappy television show.