Author Archives: Katie

Katie Parsons is the creator of Mumbling Mommy and is a freelance writer, editor and communications specialist. She works from her home office on the east coast of Florida. Most often she writes about life in a combined family of five children and what it's like being a full time work-from-home parent. Feel free to pitch guest post ideas or just drop her a line at katie@mumblingmommy.com.

How often should I wash my jeans?

This post is a collaboration with The Laundress There is a theory that denim should never be washed. In fact,…

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Meeting the Teen Years

Today our family embarks on a new journey — the teenage years. My oldest son Ferris turns 13. When my…

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The Shelf Life of Cute: Thoughts on Teagan’s 5th Birthday

My youngest child Teagan turns 5 today. Though she’s the baby of the family, she seems to move so quickly…

Lessons from 10+ Years as a Work at Home Mom

“You’re not going to quit, are you?” My boss did not sugarcoat her words. If something was about to upset…

10 Years of London Adventures

Today my daughter London turns 10. Born on the first day of summer – the day with the most sunlight…

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5 Inexpensive Ways to Enjoy Summer Break

Check out these cheap and cheerful summer activities everyone will love. Summer is here! And after a long, turbulent winter…

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High Needs at Age 7

My daughter Erinn is 7 today. If you’ve been reading this blog from the beginning, you’ve probably read a few…

Life Insurance for Your Parents

The idea of taking out a life insurance policy for someone else can be a bit confusing, but it is…

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The Child I Wasn’t Ready to Have

Eleven years ago today, I went into labor when my water broke three weeks early. I really had no business…

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Nike Coconut: The Hamster Calling My Bluff

In the summer of 2018, our home was blissfully pet free. With five children to look after, and two parents…

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