Kat Cornetta

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Kat grew up in Rochester, NY, and attended college in Ithaca and Binghamton, NY. She moved to Boston to earn a graduate degree in educational administration. In addition to her career in education, Kat has a part-time freelance sportswriting career covering women’s college hockey, gymnastics, and figure skating. She contributed to the Boston Herald for a decade before moving over to the Boston Globe, where she wrote their first-ever weekly women’s college hockey notebook. Her long-term career goal is to write a book. An Ipswich resident, Kat is a mother to two sons (born in 2016 and 2018) and owns a cat named after legendary Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy. After having her sons in 2016 and 2018, Kat is attempting to balance a full-time job in education with her writing dream and motherhood. She loves coffee, cats and 1990s NFL quarterbacks. She dislikes chewing gum, high shelves and baby pajamas that snap instead of zipper. You can read her work at sportsgirlkat.com
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Sensory Made Simple :: What Our Sensory Bin Looks Like

When my son’s occupational therapist recommended that he have a “sensory diet,” my mind immediately went to those beautifully organized bins filled with colored rice that I see on Etsy, Pinterest, and Instagram. Yes,...
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Visiting Boston :: Boston Sports

Twenty years ago, I set my sights on moving to Boston because it was such a great sports city — and that was even before the Red Sox won the World Series. In the...

Three Tips and Tricks for Using Sunflower Seed Butter

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Four Things We’re Doing to Get Ready for Kindergarten

There are days where my oldest son is ready to jump on the school bus and head to kindergarten. And then there are days where he looks me in the eye and confesses that...
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How a Busy Mom Keeps Lunch Gear Clean and Germ-Free

As the daughter of an elementary school cafeteria worker of 30+ years, I take my children’s lunch situation seriously. You would think that would manifest in the meals I provide them, but no, it...
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This Gymnast Mom Will Inspire Your 2021 Fitness Goals

Looking for a mom to motivate you to achieve whatever your 2021 fitness goals are? Meet Chellsie Memmel. When the 2020 Summer Olympics were postponed, Memmel, a 2008 Olympic silver medalist in gymnastics, 2005 world all-around...
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Don’t Let 2020’s Dumpster Fire Become an Actual Fire :: 6 Winter Fire Safety...

We 80s kids were bombarded with fire safety announcements, drills, books, songs — you name it, there seemed to be a fire safety version of it. We stopped, dropped, and rolled like it was...
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How the Pandemic Erased Alcohol From My Life

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Mommy Really Likes Coffee :: 3 At-Home Coffee Recipes

My oldest son recently had a very wise observation: “Daddy likes beer. Mommy really likes coffee.” Truer words have never been spoken. Pre-COVID-19, my regular days included at least three cups of coffee — and during two-job...
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My Preschooler Thinks He’s British

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Starting Early Intervention During a Pandemic

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Things My Kids Have Done on Zoom

When work-from-home life began in March, the first thing my new 3- and 1-year-old co-workers were trained on was Zoom. With everyone now working remotely — but everyone needing to see each other (partly because...