I am a writer, speaker, communication coordinator, wife, mom, musician, Mustang driver, and ice cream lover. I need to mention the best titles of them all, which are wife and mother. I became a wife on a beautiful April day in 2006. I married my best friend Thomas, a man I am incredibly proud to call my husband. We lived in wedded bliss for a decade as I built my music career and worked full-time for the State of Utah. I have been working for the Utah Department of Health for the past 15 years. In my recent position as the Communication Coordinator for the Violence and Injury Prevention, I work on multi-million dollar accounts, present at conferences, manage budgets and employees, design websites, coordinator social media efforts, and more. I love learning and teaching about all things communication: social media, public relations, strategy develop, campaign analysis and…well the list goes on and on. During the past decade, I was working and speaking during the week and I performing during weekend all over Utah and parts of Colorado.

The music filled weekends slowed down the year I decided to obtain a master’s degree in strategic communication. Shortly after graduating with my master’s, I gave birth to my first son. A short 16-months later, I became pregnant with my second son. I will never be able to describe the joys and pains of motherhood, but I can say this, I am having the time of my life.

 

During that last pregnancy, I started my blog, Hint of Lavender, which was dedicated to finding balance in the chaos as a full-time working mother. My hope in sharing my story was that other women find balance in their lives. I am in the middle of transitioning my blog into a business. I started a video series call Building a Business where I document my journey of building a party supply business. I want to inspire people to gather their friends and family at home. More to come on that for sure, but until then check out BAB

 

I derail. About six-months into my blogging experience, I decided to write a book, Big Girl Decisions, which is my journey to motherhood. I needed to share my experience of becoming a mom, the fear and anxiety I had, and overcoming a miscarriage. Motherhood has had a profound effect on me. I hope other mothers will relate to my story and want to talk with me about their journey.

 

Which brings me to the mecca of gratitude journals, Grateful Mama. This weekly gratitude journal helps mom identify three things they are grateful for, one goal for the upcoming week and one type of self-care they will provide to themselves. Watch this video to see how gratitude has changed my life.

 

As the blog is in transition, I hope you enjoy this website, which is the home for all things boss ladies need. I want to share my knowledge of communications, create a space for working women to share their experience, and most importantly connect with you.

 

Let’s chat. Find me on social media or email me.

 

My Best,
Katie

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