BIO

Though a Southerner at heart, Kathryn Hively lives with her husband and two young daughters in New Jersey. Her blog Just BE Parenting promotes non-judgmental parenting and celebrates the beautiful chaos of modern families. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter when she’s avoiding the dishes. Her work has also appeared in Scary Mommy, mom.me, and the Mighty, among others.

Kathryn Hively's Articles

In case you’re curious — or fear you may be old — here are a few moments that helped me realize the truth about my oldness.

9 Signs You've Been Doing This Life Thing For A While

In case you’re curious — or fear you may be old — here are a few moments that helped me realize the truth about my oldness.
Kathryn Hively    |   09.13.18 12am   |   SHARE
 I will teach my daughters that they have control of their body. They have a voice.

#MeToo Parenting: Raising Girls To Always Speak Up & Never Minimize

Metoo parenting is teaching my daughters that they have control of their body. They have a voice. There are now real consequences for those who abuse power.
Kathryn Hively    |   09.5.18 12am   |   SHARE
I told myself I never wanted the highlight of my day to be telling my kid how many rooms I vacuumed.

Are SAHMs Failing Feminism?

I quit my job to become a stay-at-home mom. I do not tell my girls how many rooms I vacuumed, but I do tell them about my writing. Am I failing feminism?
Kathryn Hively    |   04.6.18 12am   |   SHARE
My husband's a feminist, raised by a feminist couple. It's been a gift to me, and to our daughters.

I'm A Stronger Feminist Because Of My Husband

I would never imply that someone needs to be married or heterosexual to be stronger, feminist or otherwise. My husband just happens to be the person who has taught me the most about gender equality... Read...
Kathryn Hively    |   01.23.17 12am   |   SHARE
I’ve compiled a supplemental list of tips for my daughters, more in line with the confident, sex-positive women I want them to be.

7 Pieces Of Real Motherly Advice My Mom Never Gave Me

While I appreciate knowing the correct fork for any situation, my mother’s relationship advice can basically be summed up as this: “There are girls who marry and girls who date. You’re a girl who... Read...
Kathryn Hively    |   10.14.16 12am   |   SHARE