on the subject of me…

Hi, I’m Kate – the voice behind Hopeful Bullshit. I started this blog as a creative outlet from my job in finance. My husband and I live in Colorado with our miraculous little girl and two pets.

As a new mom I struggled with postpartum depression (PPD). It was frustrating to constantly see the mommy highlight reel online and it made me feel incredibly alone. I’m a no-frills, tell-it-like-it-is kind of lady, and I hope you find it refreshing to see some of the not-so-Instagram-worthy parts of parenting. My singular goal is to help other parents feel recognized. If you’re struggling, or have struggled, this is for you – I see you, and you’re doing a great job.

** Disclaimer: This blog does not provide medical advice.  The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images, and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only.  No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

"So often we try to make other people feel better by minimizing their pain, by telling them it will get better (which it will) or that there are worse things in the world (which there are). But that's not what I actually needed. What I actually needed was for someone to tell me that it hurt because it mattered. I have found this very useful to think about over the years, and I find that it is a lot easier and more bearable to be sad when you aren't constantly berating yourself for being sad."

John Green

"You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone."

Maya Angelou

"For whatever it's worth: It's never to late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over."

F. Scott Fitzgerald