Cathy Hale

About this author:

Friend. Mother. Daughter. Sister. Bestie. Raging nerd. Pure Barre fanatic. Autism advocate. Coffee fiend. Word wrangler.

My love affair with words has been my passion for as long as I can remember. When I was 12, I spent hours in my room writing short stories and illustrating them with some help from my awesome set of pink Fashion Plates. When I saw my first byline in my high school newspaper, I was hooked! I interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Style Weekly and WRLH-TV (FOX Network affiliate) while I was a student at Virginia Commonwealth University. Equipped with a B.A. in English and a German minor, I began working for a professional sports agent.  That’s when my journey in marketing and public relations began and I’ve been fully immersed in it ever since.

I began working in the world of high tech when I moved to Austin in 1999. Austin’s dynamic marketing industry expanded my traditional marketing expertise to include website copywriting, graphic design, social media marketing and blogging. In 2005, I became a mom for the first time and that’s when my love of writing and my love of motherhood magically came together. My mom blog, MommyQ was born! Navigating the wild world of motherhood as MommyQ opened doors to exciting writing opportunities for popular parenting and lifestyle-focused websites like Betty Confidential, iVillage, Babble and HSN, as well as national magazines like Parents, Parenting, Martha Stewart Living, Marie Claire and Self. A few months after my second son was born, my older son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It was a life-changing moment that would forever change the landscape of our family’s journey. Today he is my hero and my inspiration. 

Living a healthy lifestyle has always been at the forefront of my mind, so naturally when I added the “mommy” moniker to my repertoire, I focused on smart choices for my boys. It’s one of the reasons I’m such a big fan of Little Remedies®, because they are committed to their motto, “Everything they need. Nothing they don’t.” Their brand offers more than effective relief for baby woes; they offer peace of mind for parents. And that’s a great thing.


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Tips for Traveling with Baby for Spring Break

Last update on March 15, 2017.

Tips for Traveling with Baby for Spring Break

Springtime is on its way, bringing sunnier skies, warmer weather, and outdoor activities galore! Are you shaking off the winter chills and getting ready for new adventures with your baby like a spring break vacation? If so, traveling with your baby is easier than ever before. It just takes some extra planning to make sure ...

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Newborn Essentials for Mealtime

Last update on March 1, 2017.

Newborn Essentials for Mealtime

Mealtime essentials for a newborn can be easy, especially if you breastfeed. You just need yourself and a hungry baby. Check! Check! And thank goodness for that.

As a new mom recovering from a c-section with a tiny baby fresh out of the NICU, I was overwhelmed with all things motherhood.  My brain was in ...

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Crying It Out: What Moms Think

Last update on March 1, 2017.

Crying It Out: What Moms Think

As a mom, you quickly figure out lots of ways to soothe a crying baby. Whether it’s cuddling her close and rocking together in a quiet room or singing a lullaby while walking around the house, you can usually find a technique that works.

But what happens when it doesn’t? Once in a ...

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New Year’s Resolution: Baby Sleep Training & Your Baby’s Internal Clock

Last update on March 1, 2017.

New Year’s Resolution: Baby Sleep Training & Your Baby’s Internal Clock

You know you’re living the #MomLife if you rang in the New Year by changing a dirty diaper while wearing a shirt with spit-up on it and trying to soothe your cranky baby to sleep thanks to your neighbors who launched fireworks at midnight.

A new year means a fresh start and the chance ...

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Safe Baby Bath Temperature

Last update on March 1, 2017.

Safe Baby Bath Temperature

Most babies love (I mean really love!) bath time. But even though bath time can be fun, there are serious safety tips to follow to avoid accidents. In this article, part of our National Bath Safety Month series, we’ll cover the importance of safe bath temperatures for your baby.

Since babies can be scalded ...

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National Bath Safety Month: Safe Bathing for Baby

Last update on March 1, 2017.

National Bath Safety Month: Safe Bathing for Baby

  • January is National Bath Safety Month, and was established to help spread awareness about possible risks associated with bath time. While baths can be relaxing and fun for your little one, there are plenty of hazards in the bathroom which can make it one of the most dangerous rooms in your house. That’s why ...

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New Parenting Tips and Baby Advice

Last update on March 1, 2017.

New Parenting Tips and Baby Advice

From the moment you find out you’re expecting, you embark on one of the most exciting journeys in your life – parenthood! And as soon as you announce your pregnancy, you’ll find that everyone has plenty of advice for new parents and they’re happy to share it. 

I remember hearing more than enough ...

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Surviving The Night with Baby

Last update on March 1, 2017.

Surviving The Night with Baby

One of the toughest aspects of being a new parent is surviving long nights with a newborn. Sleep deprivation tends to be an overarching challenge that can cause tension, frustration and stress for any family. One of the best things you can do is adjust your nighttime mindset and set realistic expectations.

First of all ...

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6 Tips for Soothing a Fussy Baby

Last update on March 1, 2017.

6 Tips for Soothing a Fussy Baby

Babies cry a lot. They’re notoriously famous for it. And despite our best efforts to handle a crying baby calmly and matter-of-factly, a crying baby can unnerve even the coolest, most experienced parents.

Studies have shown that we all react to a baby’s cry, even adults who aren’t parents. Researchers believe that ...

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Newborn Essentials for Mealtime

Last update on March 1, 2017.

Newborn Essentials for Mealtime

Mealtime essentials for a newborn can be easy, especially if you breastfeed. You just need yourself and a hungry baby. Check! Check! And thank goodness for that.

As a new mom recovering from a c-section with a tiny baby fresh out of the NICU, I was overwhelmed with all things motherhood.My brain was in ...

Continue reading