#MondayMomLife (Kate Foley)

Hey everyone! While I’ve posted here before once or twice, I wanted to take a minute to reintroduce myself since I’m in a completely new section of my life. My name is Kate, and I am a 29 year old single mom to three kiddos (Declan- 5, Kieran- 3 and Maeve- 1). I’ve known Craig for six and a half years, right as we both started our lives as new parents and was lucky enough to meet most of the other hipster dads at Craig’s wedding.

In my newer journey as a single mom, I have recently relocated back to the Boston area from living in Austin, TX for the past four years. In that move, I’ve been learning a lot about raising kids solo, what co-parenting can mean on different ends of the spectrum, and the true meaning of a support system.

Now, obviously I’m not a hipster dad, or a dad in much capacity (except that I suppose I’m currently filling in the “dad” shoes for my littles), but I certainly have views on dads. I want to take a minute and give a shout out to all the men that have been helping me fill the “dad” void for my children the last several months. I am amazingly lucky to be surrounded by men that will create art with my five year old, let my three year old sit in their lap, and play games with my one year old.

Here on THD, I am hoping to be able to talk about dads’ influence in kids’ lives from the mom perspective, any views on the single parenting life that people are interested in, and fun stuff to do with little ones around Boston. Let me know if you have any questions for me!