I'M KATIE, A SEASONED CO-PARENTING MAMA, CO-PARENTING COACH, AND MEDIATOR IN TRAINING. AS SOMEONE WHO HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN TRAPPED IN A HIGH-CONFLICT RELATIONSHIP WITH MY CO-PARENT, I'VE BEEN THROUGH EVERYTHING YOU'RE GOING THROUGH NOW. TOXIC COMMUNICATION, GASLIGHTING, REACTIVE ABUSE, GRIEF, JEALOUSY OF THE NEW PARTNER, TAKING ALLLLL OF THE BLAME FOR ALLLLLL OF THE THINGS, FEELING LIKE A VICTIM, FEAR AND ANXIETY... I SPENT YEARS LEARNING HOW TO FIGHT ALL OF THAT. NOW I HELP PEOPLE LIKE YOU STOP LOSING ACTUAL YEARS TO YOUR EXES, AND START LIVING YOUR LIFE TODAY, NO MATTER WHAT NONSENSE YOUR CO-PARENT IS THROWING AT YOU.
For the past two years, I've been focusing on reducing conflict between co-parents... and I've found a way to help that doesn't require your high-conflict co-parent to be a part of the process. Coparenting Peacefully was formed in 2021, and has been helping co-parents, biological parents, and stepparents become the best versions of themselves ever since. There's no greater joy for me than helping families protect their peace!
Once we start working together, I’m not just your coach. I'm your teacher, your guide... and your biggest cheerleader. I’ll teach you how to set + enforce boundaries, as well as different techniques and ways to communicate with your coparent(s). I'll help you learn to let go of the things you can't control, and to move from resentment to contentment (and beyond). As a whole, my goal is to help you take back your power, shift your mindset about divorce and coparenting, set and enforce boundaries, communicate more effectively, and help you and your kid(s) thrive.
I didn’t become a coparenting with boundaries guru overnight—I’ve been exactly where you are, for way more years than necessary. I spent the first year after my divorce trying to figure out what had just happened. I spent entire second year in a pool of my own tears, completely heartbroken. I spent the third year trying to figure out what I was doing wrong and why my coparenting relationship wasn’t working like I thought it should (and also… I was still heartbroken and filled with self-doubt). I spent the fourth year finally figuring out how to move on—which included a lot of inner work, learning to set boundaries, admitting where I was making mistakes, and learning to let what I couldn’t control go.
I have an undergrad degree in Psychology, have studied at the High Conflict Institute, and am a certified coach. I've run the Coparenting Peacefully Instagram page for over a year, providing coparenting tips and tricks to the general public, and DM advice to those who are struggling. I'm a frequent podcast guest, where I discuss coparenting, and also to discuss my role as a bio-mom in a blended-ish family. My e-book, "Your Guide to Coparenting with Boundaries" is now available here in the shopping section.