Kate Hayes

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Kate was born and raised in western MA, before heading to college in Boston to study neuroscience. After graduation, she lived in NYC for nearly a decade and CT for two years, before moving to Shrewsbury in 2021. She has a two-year old daughter and a newborn son. Kate is a full-time working mom, leading the Fellowship program at Echoing Green, a global leadership accelerator. Outside of her day job, she is a trained leadership coach and facilitator who loves to work with moms. When she’s not working, she loves to explore new places, cook up new recipes, practice yoga, and spend time with her adorable children and husband.
mental health and motherhood

Mental Health: A Conversation With My Mom/Therapist

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As the child of two social workers, it is no surprise that I grew up to both understand, and care a lot about, mental health. Over the years, I have learned the importance of...

How To Be A Good Mom Friend

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You know that friend? The one who always checks in on you, sends you a coffee gift card out of the blue, never makes you feel bad for missing a text, and loves you...
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The Journey From One to Two

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When I was six weeks postpartum after my first child was born, I wrote a list of things I wish I had known. From actually preparing for the potential of a C-Section, to knowing that...
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Spring Activities in Central Mass and Beyond

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After a long winter, Spring is finally here! The birds are chirping, the flowers will soon be blooming, and the world is ready for us to get outside. Massachusetts has so much to offer during...
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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay: Pandemic Burnout

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It is hard to believe that it has been two years since the world turned upside down. I can still vividly remember my last day working in an office. It was March 11, 2020....
Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month – Today and Beyond

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I am a white mother on a lifelong journey to be an anti-racist. My full-time job is with an organization that invests in racial equity leaders and I am consistently doing the work to both...
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Returning To Work After Maternity Leave

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I will never forget my first day returning to work after maternity leave as a new mom. At the time, I was living in Connecticut while commuting to Manhattan. After sixteen weeks of maternity...
4 Simple Ways to Stress Less This Holiday

4 Simple Ways to Stress Less This Holiday

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Growing up, there was nothing quite like the magic of the holiday season. The same holds true now, though I have learned how much work is required to make the holidays special. While we...
Woman Hiking with baby in backpack on Central Mass in Late Fall Bucket List Hike

Central Mass in Late Fall Bucket List

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There is nothing quite like Autumn in New England, and Central Mass in late Fall has a lot to offer. October might be over, but there are still plenty of fun opportunities for the...

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