Welcome to the Bay Ridge Bird Room, I’m glad you’re here! I’m Kate – a mom, wife, and speech-language pathologist, who loves being a Girl Boss, writing, interior design, comedy, photography, outdoor play and travel.
I use this blog to write about my interests, passions, and things that can help other women. This is also a creative outlet for me to post some of my past work like short stories and snippets of my art. If you like quick, funny reads, check out my short stories of my adventures as a preschool teacher here. If you’re interested in exploring my Girls in Science series, click here.
I have a great family. I have a young son, who I call BP. Baby BP and the hubs are my life force. I have wonderful, supportive parents, and a cool sister. My best friends are mine for life. I also have two kooky dogs who are super snuggly and also very, very bad 😉 Out in the world I am a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist. I’m a trained improv comedienne, former soccer player, preschool teacher and an incredible dancer (just kidding, I only have moves that Hubs appreciates).
My family will be moving into a new house soon and it’s going to be a brand new blank slate to make beautiful. Though it’s a new house, we have opted not to pursue too many custom options because they are very costly – so I will be tackling them myself! I love interior design, but have absolutely no training…so I just buy stuff off of Craigslist and attempt to replicate something I saw on HGTV or Pinterest. I write about my interest in design here.
I also write about my personal struggles with postpartum depression and maternal health. If you’re interested in learning more about that, you can read about it here. If you’ve stumbled upon this blog searching for postpartum support, or just to hear my story, I’m glad you are here. Solidarity mommas.
The name Bay Ridge Bird Room (BRBR) is a nod to multigenerational living. My dad grew up in a house in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with his parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins – you get the idea. On the top floor of the house, his grandfather had a room full of birds, and it’s one of the things my dad remembers most about his childhood. I imagine the room to be fun and colorful, like we should all be.