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KCAL-TV in Los Angeles invited me to talk with them about America Comes Alive and the “Dog Days of Summer,” where we examine stories from America’s past through our dogs.

AmericaComesAlive Kicks Off the “Dog Days of Summer”

Kate kicks off the “Dog Days of Summer” series on AmericaComesAlive! Pet News and Views posts Kate’s first profile: Bo, the First Dog!
July 1, 2011

Southeast Missourian celebrates “Dog Days of Summer” by reminding readers to learn about America’s dogs
July 2, 2011

School Days: How to Share History with Children

Just in time for Back to School, Kate was interviewed by Oakland County Moms about her tips for using history to teach children life lessons
October 3, 2011

Presidential primary season is in full swing! NY Metro Parents interviewed Kate to learn her tips for talking about politics with children
March 23, 2012

AmericaComesAlive Celebrates America’s Holidays

TinyGreenMom posts Kate’s “Five Stories About Parenting Gleaned from America’s Past” just in time for Mother’s Day!
May 8, 2011

Kate shares little-known stories and traditions about Halloween in America with “Voice of Russia Radio”
October 31, 2011

Be sure to check out Kate’s great podcast interview about American holidays with WCPT Chicago 820AM’s “The Beacon”
October 31, 2011

Ready to ring in 2011? From the heart of Times Square, Kate reflects on how we celebrate the holiday today – and how it differs from our past – with WFUV-VM New York
December 29, 2011

Kate shares the history behind New Year’s Eve with KCAL-TV in Los Angeles
December 29, 2011

It’s Valentine’s Day in LA! Kate shares little-known stories of the holiday in this city
February 14, 2012

Ever wonder how the Presidents grew up? Kate shares little-known stories about our leaders with Parenthood.com, just in time for President’s Day
February 20, 2012

AmericaComesAlive Celebrates Notable Women during Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month! For the second year, Kate profiles remarkable women daily at AmericaComesAlive. Parenthood.com features an article by Kate about these astounding women
March 1, 2012

In the News 2011 »

In the News 2011

TinyGreenMom posts Kate’s “Five Stories About Parenting Gleaned from America’s Past” just in time for Mother’s Day!
May 8, 2011:

Kate kicks off the “Dog Days of Summer” series on AmericaComesAlive! Pet News and Views posts Kate’s first profile: Bo, the First Dog!
July 1, 2011:

Southeast Missourian celebrates “Dog Days of Summer” by reminding readers to learn about America’s dogs
July 2, 2011:

Just in time for Back to School, Kate was interviewed by Oakland County Moms about her tips for using history to teach children life lessons
October 3, 2011:

Be sure to check out Kate’s great podcast interview about American holidays with WCPT Chicago 820AM’s “The Beacon”
October 31, 2011:

Kate shares little-known stories and traditions about Halloween in America with “Voice of Russia Radio
October 31, 2011:

Ready to ring in 2011? From the heart of Times Square, Kate reflects on how we celebrate the holiday today – and how it differs from our past – with WFUV-VM New York
December 29, 2011:

GirlMogul shared Kate’s interesting Tax Day stories with young readers who may be curious about why grownups become stressed around April 15th each year: GirlMogul com – April 14 2011

SheKnows featured Kate’s Tax Day Stories to Make You Smile – because we all need a little levity on April 15th! SheKnows com – April 13 2011

The special “30 Under 30” series to celebrate Women’s History Month garnered a great deal of press attention and many readers of all ages:

The California Chapter of the National Organization for Women (CaNow) requested exclusive rights to preview each of the women who were in the first slot for each of the four categories for “30 Under 30:”

(Military) Sarah Emma Edmonds (1841-1898): CANow – March 1 2011
(Sports) Kitty O’Neil (1947- ): CANow – March 7 2011
(Explorers) Bessie Coleman (1893-1926) CANow – March 21 2011

AOL’s My Daily featured an interview with Kate about her March celebration of remarkable young women in history: AOL MyDaily – March 8 2011

Mothering recommended America Comes Alive as a great resource for parents for information about women’s history: Mothering.com – March 20, 2011

3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires ran list of ten inspirational women from American history from “30 Under 30”: 3 Garnets 2 Sapphires – March 8, 2011

On two separate dates, Mom It Forward ran excerpts from “30 Under 30:” Mom It Forward – March 11 2011 and Mom It Forward – March 18 2011

In honor of President’s Week, Class Brain and Hip Mama’s Place both ran Kate’s feature on “Ten Fun Things You May Not Know About Our Presidents:” Hip Mama’s Place – February 23 2011 and ClassBrain – February 24, 2011

Scrapscene invited Kate to share suggestions with their readers on recording one’s own family history: ScrapScene – February 3, 2011

In the News 2010 »

News from 2010 and Before

Tips ‘n Quips included Kate’s holiday tips (gleaned from America’s past) to help families eliminate what isn’t important: Tips N Quips – December 17, 2010

The Center for Cartoon Studies featured Kate’s Huffington Post article about cartoonist Denys Wortman on their home page: Center for Cartoon Studies – December 11, 2010

Modern Mami asked Kate to provide tips for streamlining the long lists of holiday “to do” items so that families have time to capture the spirit of the past: ModernMami.com – December 8, 2010

Mommy’s Memorandum turned to America Comes Alive! for information about meaningful ways to celebrate the holiday season because they knew Kate would have ways to help children create gifts that would become family keepsakes and/or better understand the family story: Mommy’s Memorandum – December 3, 2010

Her Campus, a publication for college women, sought Kate’s comments about why American women constitute just 17 percent of those in elective office in an article: HerCampus November 24, 2010

The Greenwich Post wrote a news story about Kate that appeared on October 28, 2010 about her speaking engagement at the Greenwich Library to mark the 90th anniversary since women won the right to vote: Greenwich Post – October 28, 2010

Work It, Mom!, an online community for mothers, interviewed Kate Kelly about her career path as a writer and a working mom. Kate provides perspective from the “other side:” Work It Mom – October 2 2010

Fashionable Bambino, a site for moms and moms-to-be who want their kids to look just as fashionable as they do, features an interview with Kate Kelly where she shares fun ways to raise the level of dinner table conversations: The Fashionable Bambino – September 14 2010

Macaroni Kid, a newsletter of kid-friendly activities and events, featured Kate’s tips for Sharing History at the Dinner Table. Macaroni Kid – September 16 2010

For Kate’s interview on the 90th anniversary of women and the vote, appearing on the website of California NOW: CANow – August 24 2010

Skirt.com, a website dedicated to women and their work, their play, and their families, ran this Q and A with Kate on the topic of women’s suffrage: Skirt! – August 24 2010

In the News prior to 2010 »

In the News Prior to 2010

Kate Kelly on Studio B with Shepard Smith. October, 2008. View clip »

Lillian Moller Gilbreth Pressed for Inclusion
As we recognize the importance of working people today, on Labor Day, Kate Kelly highlights Lillian Moller Gilbreth’s efforts to make the workplace more inclusive for all workers, including people with disabilities. Read article »
By Kate Kelly | September 7, 2009 | www.womensenews.org

Start a tradition: Take kids along to vote.
With a little advance work, taking your kids to the polls on Election Day can help unscramble the complexities of politics, government and the presidential showdown. Read article »
By Leanne Italie | November 1, 2008 | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review