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Kate Ward

Pittsfield, MA

I've been writing and working on pregnancy and parenting content for moms for many years in places such as CafeMom, The Bump, and

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Child Care Assistance Programs By State: How To Find Out If You Qualify

Among the many expenses you will incur as a parent, the cost of quality child care is one of the most necessary but also among the most costly. Working families in the U.S. are increasingly feeling the pinch of paying for child care. In fact, the cost of infant... more

8 Fun Questions To Get The Kids In Your Carpool Talking And Sharing

Any parent of a toddler will tell you that a car ride with their little one is rarely a quiet one. But fast forward a few years, and parents are often shocked to find that their once-chatty kid is suddenly a quiet tween who can’t seem to manage more than... more

Maine’s Universal Home Care Proposition Could Mean Big Changes For Seniors And Their Caregivers

An initiative on the ballot in Maine this November could bring free home care for seniors and higher wages for their caregivers, setting the stage for a solution to the “silver tsunami” senior care crisis that’s hitting the nation. The Universal Home Care proposal, also known as Question 1, seeks... more

The Best Birthday Party Places For Kids Of All Ages

It’s your child’s birthday, and of course you want it to be special. For some parents, an in-home party is the way to go, but many of us are looking for birthday party options that will spare us the cleanup time and the pressure of entertaining a large group alone... more

50 Of The Funniest Jokes For Kids

Most kids are little clowns by nature, but learning how to tell a good joke is a skill that they will need help mastering. Laughing together is a wholesome way to connect with your kids and cultivating their own sense of humor can help your children in many ways —... more

27 Moral Stories To Read With Your Kids

The only thing better than curling up with a good book is curling up with your little one and a good book. Introducing reading to children at a very early age has numerous educational benefits, such as rapidly increasing their vocabulary and their understanding of sentence structure. But the benefits... more

17 Fun Outside Games Kids Will Love Playing

Sometimes all kids need is a fun outdoor game to release built-up energy and have a blast. Plus, the health benefits can't be beat. Players get to run around and yell, and nannies and parents love outdoor games because they stave off boredom and help create tired kids for... more

10 Best Toys For 9-Month-Old Babies

Your 9-month-old's attention span is growing, and it may be a struggle to keep her entertained. At 9 months old, babies are beginning to demonstrate more advanced skills like clapping their hands, pulling themselves up to stand and crawling. As she begins to become more proficient in using her... more