Kate Bartlein

Author + Mama + Parent Educator

Bringing social-emotional learning to life through children's books, playful activities, and parenting.


A note about the new name!

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A quick update on what has been going on and hints towards what is coming!

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Looking for a new Christmas tradition? Look here!

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Using a child's interests for learning!

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Cooking is an ideal way to target a variety of skills and can easily be individualized to meet the unique needs of each child.

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A fun, cuddly tool to help kids (and adults) cope with anxiety.

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Guide for assembling your toolbox.

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Why start a blog?

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Coming Soon!

First title releasing Summer 2019


1:1 Parent Coaching

Launching Fall 2019

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Speaking Engagements

Educational programming for parents, caregivers, and childcare staff.

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Author Visits

Schedule an author visit and book reading at your school, child care facility, therapy or day treatment center, library, or community event!

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About Me

Thank you for visiting! I am the mama of 2 boys, aspiring author, and an avid reader. I enjoy being outside, hula hooping, and I drink far too much coffee. I created this space with the intent to document my mission to raise emotionally intelligent human beings after noticing my shy, sensitive little boy struggling to navigate emotional regulation and making friends. The desire to help my kids grow and flourish into kind, loving, and brave adults reignited a once dormant dream of mine: to be an author and create meaningful books for children. My goal is to share openly and honestly about my journey both as a parent and as a children’s book writer. You can expect posts with ideas, tips, tools, books, activities, and resources related to social and emotional development. Will there be an occasional poem? Maybe. Will there be Mister Rogers’ quotes? Absolutely.

"The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self" - Fred Rogers
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  • Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States