Katie Miller

Katie is a native Vermonter from Castleton who now lives in Saint Albans with her husband, toddler, and baby, in an 1895 cape house that they are DIY renovating. She has a BFA in photography and a master's degree in arts administration and is the director of Inclusive Arts Vermont. Katie's passions in life are making sure all voices are heard, the arts, creemees, and pie. In her free time, she enjoys working on home renovations, photography, hand-lettering, cooking, and spending time with her family.
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I Can’t Quit Mom Shaming Myself

Yesterday I dropped a PlayStation controller on my child’s face. Actually, it fell off of a shelf four feet above the ground, directly into the eye of my newborn. The baby everyone describes as...

Mixed Emotions about Breastfeeding from a Second-Time Mama

It’s World Breastfeeding Week and once again my social media feed is filled with photos of beautiful mothers nursing beautiful babies. If this makes your skin crawl with a range of hard-to-handle emotions, you’re...
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Tried and True Affordable Newborn Must-haves

First, let’s get the obvious out of the way: it feels weird to be writing about seemingly normal things amidst a global pandemic and racial justice crisis. However, I am still getting messages from...

To My Dear Husband on Father’s Day – I See You

To my dear husband: I see you. I know that’s a strange line to start this Father's Day letter with because of course, I see you. I have my sight and I live in the...
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A Letter to Myself for When the World Slows Down

Currently, my days are a mix of “Okay, I’ve got this,” and, “Oh crap, I so do not got this.” Anyone else? One of my first contributions to the blog was an article on working...
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Container Gardening Basics for Beginners

My parents have both been blessed with green thumbs that would make Mother Nature herself proud. Throughout my childhood, the two of them maintained a vegetable garden that was approximately one-quarter of an acre...
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I Gave Birth During a Global Pandemic: Birth in the Time of Corona

There are many things you can’t foresee when creating a birth plan, but there are two words I never thought I would have to include: global pandemic.  I gave birth during a global pandemic three...
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Please, Stop Calling Me a “Pinterest Mom”

There are few things in this world that make my blood boil quite like being called a “Pinterest Mom.” I actually don’t mind being associated with Pinterest, but I do mind the implied tone that...
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Second Time Around: How Preparing for a Second Baby is Different

My pregnancy with my first-born was organized, bullet journaled, and crafted to the extreme. You might say that it was “Pinterest-perfect.” This time around, however, is the complete opposite. While I am preparing for a...
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20 Vermont Charities Doing Powerful Work that You Should Support in 2020

With everything going on in the world lately (I mean… huge parts of it are literally on fire), I have been thinking about ways to give back and support the good things happening. Even...
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Your Top Questions About Parenting a Child with Albinism, Answered

I will never forget the words the doctor spoke while I was in labor and delivery with my daughter, before I’d even seen her myself: “She has tons of hair, and it’s so blonde!” After...
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New Year Resolutions for Motherhood

Does anyone else ever create resolutions for the new year, only to not follow up on them? I always have the best intentions on January first, but by March, my excitement has waned and...
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Easy Holiday Craft: Salt Dough Ornaments and Gift Tags

By this point it’s no secret, I love to get creative with my kid. I also love sharing open-ended project ideas that aren’t intimidating with other parents. Today, I’m going to share with you...
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I’m Not Okay, but Don’t Ask Me About It: Finding Strength in Vulnerability

When Meghan Markle bravely declared on international news that she was, “Not okay,” after the birth of her first child, I found myself nodding along to the clip, recalling those first few weeks and...