katie wheeler

A chronic illness upended my life. I’m still trying to find a new normal.

Should I talk about my diagnosis on a first date? Tell my friends if I’m feeling particularly awful?

I pride myself on being an airport pro. Here are a few of my go-to travel habits.

I enjoy the act of traveling — that in-between state

Since saying goodbye to my foster daughter, I’ve been in the throes of ambiguous grief. Here’s why it’s so complicated.

Everything in our home still reminds me of her, and I can’t bear to change a thing in her room

Martial arts made me appreciate my body like never before. Here’s why.

Training has been truly revolutionary for me

What life would look like if coffee were a person

Imagine if your morning cup of joe came in human form

How taking care of my plants helps me take care of myself

I have ferns, succulents, cacti and more, and they all require special care

Parenting comes with challenges, but navigating day care was nearly impossible

Elizabeth Warren’s universal child care proposal is the most exciting idea I’ve heard from a candidate

My partner and I reevaluated our life priorities. Here’s why we are pulling back from our careers for now.

Becoming parents was a reality check

The Women’s March is almost here. These are the hard questions I must ask of the movement.

As a white woman, I can’t risk repeating the failures of our past

I craved being a mom. I wasn’t prepared to hate parenting.

I felt ashamed to tell anyone that I was feeling anything less than total, overwhelming love