KATIE SCHNACK

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April 23, 2019

I was honored to have a new essay be published on Romper last month.

I have written here some about my son and the kinda-sorta-scary-slash-totally-terrifying pregnancy we had with him. This essay talks about that but then also my best friend from childhood that was the...

September 26, 2018

I screamed a big ‘ole “F YOU” to Oprah.

Ok - it was only through my car speakers, but I screamed it, and I meant it. And at Oprah of all people -- Mama Ophs, the living breathing angel lady, giver of wisdom and hauler of wagon fat. The glorious woman who I was pretty su...

September 21, 2018

We didn't get the news we wanted at the doctor this week. We expected to go in for Shepherd's follow up heart scan and get an all clear. We thought we would walk out relieved that it was all behind us, this season of waiting and wondering and worrying about our little...

September 12, 2018

One month ago this week I gave birth to my son, Shepherd. He came slow and fast all at once. Slow in the days - he was two days past his due date, which is about 90000 days too late when you are that pregnant. He came slow for the first 8 hours of labor when not much w...

January 23, 2018

I wrote this when I was pregnant with Sunny. (Which now seems like 9000 years ago. But she is only 2, so do the math. If you can stomach math, which I can't).

Looking back now, I can hands down say that the whole pregnancy nonsense is BEYOND worth it. Yes, it can be cha...

September 18, 2017

My latest on HelloGiggles went live over the weekend.

http://hellogiggles.com/love-sex/friends/95-year-old-woman-unexpected-best-friend/

This one means a lot to me! It is about my friend Edna who died this past June. She was 98. She had no funeral, no obituary, no family...

August 23, 2017

We have been living in Florida for about a month now. And guys, guess what. I would totally flood your social feeds with picturesque beach shots and me posing in a romper under breezy palm trees, and casual inconspicuous selfies that make you a bit jealous of my new "c...

July 27, 2017

I tried really hard to control my destiny. I failed.

Kyle and I wanted to move home to Minnesota. We missed being around our family. We decided that living like human popsicles most of the year was well worth being able to see the people we loved most in under 15 minute...

April 27, 2017

This week I made my first painting since Sunny was born. 16 months without making anything. Paintings used to pop into my head and tap me on the shoulder until I put them on canvas, but since her arrival, my mind seems to be more focused on if there are any choking haz...

April 19, 2017

One Saturday morning I was with my friends, drinking champagne and eating bagels. We were talking about the main issues they were dealing with. A lot varied, from basic job stress to more complex things being afraid, simply because of their race.

But there was...

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