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On Parenting and Plank Position and the Pain of the Present

I'm in plank position, toes flexed, torso rotated open, arm reaching for the sky when I hear her. "Breathe. Don't forget to breathe," the trainer whispers. I haven't forgotten. I'm holding my breath on purpose. I've been to enough pre-dawn punishing gym sessions to know that [...]

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Founder Kate Chapman is a widely published author and professional coach. She’s also a mom and stepmom to six children with her husband Gabe. Kate created This Life in Progress as a safe space for anyone parenting after the first family fairytale.

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I’m the founder of This Life in Progress, and the creator of the highly-acclaimed Total Coparenting Transformation course. I’m also a coparenting expert, an award-winning blogger, an experienced executive coach, and a widely published author with a deep background in psychology and sociology.

That all sounds terribly important, but the truth is the roles I’m proudest of are mom and stepmom to six terrific kiddos, ages 8-16.

My husband Gabe and I live on our suburban mini-farm with our blended bunch, a naughty Frenchie and six broody hens. When I’m not here cheering you on, I spend my time feeding the children and livestock and turning off lights in empty rooms.

This coparenting blended family adventure is one I never planned, and the hardest job I’ve ever loved. I’m pretty sure you know exactly what I mean. Stay a while and let’s get to know each other.

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