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I’m pregnant. And no, I’m not speaking in metaphor.


At this very moment I’m having a cup of tea for my sore throat, the sounds of drilling are echoing through the house as Mike hangs new blinds, our house is kind of a mess, we’ve just returned from nearly 7 weeks straight of traveling, it’s drizzling, and there’s a baby growing in my belly.

People speak metaphorically about being pregnant all the time. I’ve certainly felt pregnant with a lot of things before: ideas, books, business projects, new ways of living, etc.

But this time, there’s no metaphor. I’m pregnant for real.

Our bodies know before we do. All we have to do is listen. (Tweet it!)

Back in late October I had an insatiable urge to look at houses. We had tons of outstanding business projects, but all I could get myself to do was obsess over Craigslist and go to showings.

“We have to move,” I told Mike.

There was no logical reason to move. Our home was plenty big enough. It was in a fabulous neighborhood. We loved it. And our lease wasn’t up for another 9 months.

Mike wasn’t psyched.

But, try as I might, I could not stop the house hunt. I didn’t know why. But I trusted. It wasn’t procrastination. It was something bigger than myself taking over telling me it was time to pack ‘em up and move ‘em out.

I wanted out of the city. I wanted a quiet street and a front porch where I could put a pot of mums and a pumpkin that no one would steal.

A combination of my persistence and my man’s trust in me found us a beautiful new home with views of the ocean. We’ve both always dreamed of living in a house on the water. The dream came true sooner than we thought possible.

Then there was the cooking.

Round about the same time I started obsessing over houses I started obsessing over cookbooks.

This was very odd because, up until that point, I had never really been someone who cooks other than out of pure necessity.

People had told me for years how much fun it was to read cookbooks. They told me about the joys of being in the kitchen and making nourishing food for themselves and their families.

I thought they were from a different planet. (Or maybe I was. Either way, I just didn’t get it.

But then I found myself joyfully crafting the menu I was going to cook for Mike and myself on Christmas Day. I was reading cookbooks for the pure pleasure of imagining the meals I was going to make. I was baking bread from scratch and learning to blanch veggies just for the fun of it.

I felt as though I’d been taken over by a Susie Homemaker poltergeist.

Plus, there was the “Doing Less” blog series that I felt like I just had to write. Talk about a portent.

Even though we had planned on waiting to start a family, Mike and I changed our minds. The little soul that lit a fire under my ass to move and learn to make almond milk from scratch was ready.

When I found out I was pregnant, the nesting takeover that started in the fall made all too much sense.

The details, should you care to know. (No, not those details, silly.)

I’m just past 19 weeks pregnant. In regular people time (not pregnant ladies and people with children under 2 time) that means 4 and a half months.

The baby is due to arrive September 20th. We’re choosing not to find out if it’s a boy or a girl until Baby Watts arrives this fall. I’m going to give birth at home.

For those of you who’ve ever been pregnant I’m sure you’re aware:

This is a wacky, wild ride. Talk about total surrender. More to come on that later, I’m sure.

For now, I shall say this:

I started a business when I was 18 so that one day I could have enough residual income coming in to be able to stay home with my kids. I wanted to be a stay-at-home family, not just find someone who would be willing to work to make money outside the home so that I could stay home on my own.

And, because often we accomplish our dreams but forget to notice because we so quickly move on to the next thing, I would like to take a moment and say:

We did it.

I can already feel a profound pull inwards. My creative energy is headed to my womb instead of through the usual portal of the interwebs. All I want to do is sleep, eat carbs, and watch Fixer Upper. And so, that is pretty much what I’m doing.

Thank you, 18-year-old self, for having the dream that I get to realize 14 years later. Thanks for envisioning this beautiful future that is my current today. Because you put the systems in place to make money whether working or not, I get to nap way more than I ever thought necessary, or even possible, and do what I need to do to take care of myself and the little nugget.

I don’t have to worry about how many billable hours I’m losing while sleeping or reading the Outlander series. When I set out to create financial freedom by the age of 30 I didn’t know this was how it was going to look. But it is. And it’s good. And I’m grateful.

And thank you little Baby Watts for already teaching me so much about slowing down, being present, and boiling life down to what really matters.


Everything we’re doing today is preparing us for the life we’re going to live tomorrow. (Tweet it!)

What’s your big dream? What future are you planting seeds for? What specifically are you doing to plant those seeds? I’d love to hear what you’re creating, so please leave a comment below!


  • Kate, so many congratulations to you and Mike! Big love to you both xoxo

  • I can’t stop looking up further study and potential study plans to expand a career and a path into this…

  • CONGRATULATIONS Watts family! This was my most favorite time, enjoy it!

  • Dear Kate

    First off: Huge Congratulations!! I wanted to be an artist – 5 years ago I went to art school and now I am creating beautiful paintings of my own every week!

    Happy pregnanthood! Love/Eszter

  • CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love your reflection on how things have been changing for you over the past few months. Sometimes we can’t see why we’re doing things until we have a big change like this. I love how clear you have been with your vision from a young age.

    My big dream is running retreats based around the work that I do with women entrepreneurs. I know exactly where I want to run them, and what they will be like. And now, I’m building my business with this goal in mind and sharing this vision with others (something I was previously terrified to do). Can’t wait to see this happen!

    Again…congratulations! xo

  • Congratulations!!!!!!!!

  • Iris

    Amazing & Blessed Congratulations!!! * Praises of support to you for giving birth at home. Find a trusted, peace-filled Doula to be with you & your Husband on this treasured Journey.

  • Gillian

    Congratulations! wonderful news. I wish you many years of happiness in your new home with your new baby.

  • That’s awesome! Congratulations, that your dream will be fulfilled in this fall. Hope, the month until than are good to you. Take care of you!

  • Wendymm

    Congratulations! You are just glowing! I am pursuing my dream of writing children’s books, trusting that the world I imagine can come true! Thanks for the wonderful news to start a wonderful day!

  • Congratulations Kate. Beautiful that you’ve created the freedom necessary to be fully present. It’s an amazing ride.

  • Shea

    Congrats!!! What a special way you shared this news with us!! It added light to my morning. Enjoy the extra glow and know in the tougher, wilder, I-did-not-know-my-body-would- do-that days that you and “nugget” are enough just as you are. And pretty damn adorable, too!!! :-)

  • A heartfelt congratulations to you and your growing family!

    As always you are an inspiration. I can’t wait to follow the progress reports. Congratulations on following your inner guidance and materalising your personal dream!!

    Le Grá

  • Liz

    Wonderful news! You and Mike will be unbelievable parents!

  • Lu

    WOOHOO!!! ;)) Blessings! <3

  • Yayyyy! I had to pull over to read this. Ok, I’m actually stuck in traffic so I didn’t. I’ve never commented on here before and actually just recently found you and right on time. So thrilled for you. As the mama of a six year old girl I can tell you it’s the best adventure of all! All the love.

  • Pat

    OMG!!!! So happy for all of you!!! Congrats and enjoy this journey full of wonderment called parenting :) xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Congratulations Kate! Such exciting news! And I love your advice about slowing down. As a former investment banker, that’s also something that I was forced to learn from my baby daughter ;)

    All the best!

  • Sandra

    Kate and Mike, I’m soooo happy for you! What a wonderful time this is! My kids are 13 and 11 now, but I remember how special it was to be pregnant and to think about nothing but the pregnancy and what I needed and what we wanted for our baby.

    It is so awesome (I mean full of awe) that you had this dream so young and you are making it a reality. You will give your child a wonderful gift by teaching it to do the same.

    Love to you both,

    Sandra x

  • Harriett

    Congrats! What a continued great life you have ahead! All the best to you all.

  • Chantal

    Oh that is fantastic, Kate! Congratulations. <3

    I've been following your blog for a number of years now, and have recently started taking this mission very seriously myself (creating passive income and working towards my financial freedom). Thank you for an inspiring and beautiful reminder of why this is so important. Family is everything.


  • Nancy

    Omgosh..Kate Congratulations!! Believe it or not I was riding into work this morning and the thought of you being pregnant entered my mind…(I must have known :)!)and then I read this exciting for you and wish you all the Love this little bundle will bring to your life!!

    Dreaming and knowing the best days are ahead of me!

  • Anne Kemlo

    Oh how exciting! Congratulations to you both. Baby Watts due to arrive on my birthday!
    Virgo’s are the creme de la creme of the zodiac. Enjoy your creation. X

  • Charlotte

    Congratulations to you and Mike! I’m so happy for you all. Thanks for your words of wisdom, proving without a doubt that dreams DO come true! With much love and happiness, Charlotte

  • Wow congratulations to both of you. Being pregnant is the best feeling I find. I’ve never felt more connected to the Universe than while I was pregnant with both my kids. I hope you have a wonderful time and this little soul is lucky to have you as parents.

  • Congratulations this is fantastic news. Sending lots of love and healing vibes for your home birth. Xxx Karla – Australia

  • Congratulations Kate and Mike! Funny, about 3 weeks ago I had a dream that you were pregnant! Sounds like you are living exactly what you dreamed of. How wonderful that you discovered Abraham Hicks at that age! I only discovered them last year at the age of 34.

    I’m creating my website and conceptualising one particular aspect of my business now. Moving from my current business model which is dying a natural death and envisioning my new life. What an intense exercise in self awareness!

    All the very best to you and your family Kate. Thank you for sharing your story.


  • Lilly

    Firstly what a blessing to be pregnant, I have faith that you and Mike will be the most incredible parents, especially being able to witness you two at convention in our team Northrup area, you both radiate love and abundance, which is infectious and inspiring. Especially when Dr Karen introduced you to me briefly you were sitting with Jen Groover, you have such an admirable aura, and your child will be so so blessed to have you both.

    I love reading your updates about your travels and all the house renos, and even locking yourself out of the house. I actually lol to myself and said sounds like ‘baby brain’
    And as it turns out, it may have been that.

    Sending light and love as you grow in belly and in motherly wisdom.

    Thank you for sharing all you have experienced, it’s how I know , I too can do this!

    Lilly Hodder

  • CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy :-)
    From Denmark with love, Pernille

  • Hi Kate,
    We attended a Speak Write Promote workshop together in 2011(November that year I think). I remember you so clearly because I have “followed” your mom since I was in my 30’s. Anyway, at 58 (next week!) I am happily living my dream life too! And have a clear vision of where I am going as well. What a divine life experience. I write today to say 2 things –
    1. Way to go! I stayed home with my children and I loved it so much. My 3 adult children are 3 of my best friends, my life full of meaning because of them.
    2. I published my book this year, Courageous Woman, Live Your Inner Power and I love seeing you live your inner power through your life in every way! So proud of you :)
    I am visioning my retirement phase of life now, but have some work to do before then, promoting my book and working with women.
    May you enjoy every minute of motherhood, it’s the most amazing gift to do consciously and embrace fully. Sending you love for the journey, Laurel Holland

  • YAAAAY!!! Oh My Goodness!! Congratulations!!!! This is such great news :) So happy for you Kate and Mike :)

  • Kate!! And Mike!!! CONGRATULATUONS!!! Wishing you an amazing journey into parenthood! I am sure Baby Watts will arrive laughing and giggling, and filled with radiance.
    All the best!

  • Dear Kate & Mike,
    Many congratulations on your growing bump and Baby Watts’s impending September arrival. Baby Watts is already changing lives! Wishing you much joy and happiness with family life. Whatever I do with my life the greatest most fulfilling and demanding ‘project’ has been and will always be raising my twin sons!
    Much love Claire X

  • Dearest Kate,
    Congratulations on your pregnancy and for creating a life that is truly blessed. You’re story is so inspiring. Been following you for a while now (ever since you did a talk for the New You series Hay House did over a year ago).
    Your book, Money: A Love Story, has really helped change my broken relationship with money. I was very skeptical at first, but you are the real deal.
    Thank you for all the valuable things you bring to the world and for making it a better place.
    Many blessing to you, Mama-to-Be!
    Much love,

  • Awww, congratulations Kate and Mike! I’m so happy for you, and your gratitude is oozing out from your words into my heart. Take care of yourself, nest away!

  • Jen

    Congratulations Kate and Mike! I am so happy for you!

  • Margje

    Wow, congratulations to both of you (and to the lucky baby that’s going to be born to such wonderful parents)!!
    What an inspiring blog. I love how you share with us how you’ve created financial freedom, a loving relationship and a blissful life (with time not to do anything if you choose so… wow).
    Although my life doesn’t look like that at all at the moment (debts, single, looking for a purpose..); your stories give me the trust I can do this too!
    I got stuck at day 7 of the 21 day money challenge: i’ll get started again!

    big hug from the Netherlands,

  • Congratulations from one Kate to another. That is such beautiful news, I saw you speak at Hay House Ignite (after I just signed my own book deal with HH) and was lit up from your energy and passion.
    Enjoy the ride, enjoy Outlander and talk to that little soul as often as you drink water. I’ve got a 4 year old and 6 month old both birthed naturally (and pain free) at home. it is truly wonderful to know that we can create a business and a life around our children’s needs. Self-care is the one thing that makes the biggest difference in pregnancy and motherhood – and you’ve got that one down!
    Thanks for sharing your news

  • Kate, this is wonderful news, and a mindblowingly beautiful story. Thank you so much for sharing. I started my own business with similar ideas, I wanted to be able to stay home with my family one day and have control over my own time instead of giving it away working to build somebody else’s projects. Not at the family part yet, but this post is so inspiring!


  • Sharon

    I am so happy for you. Today is my sons 16th birthday and I always saying where has the time gone. I was lucky I got to stay home with him for a little while because at the time I planned financially and everything fell into place. Enjoy every moment of your pregnancy.


  • Congrats!! I’m so happy for all three of you!

    Right now I’m working on creating a summer camp for adults ( to come together and share vegan meals and ideas, with workshops, panel discussions and keynote speakers like a conference would have, but way better food, a way more intimate, community vibe, and set in the summer sunshine of Vancouver, B.C. – at the BEACH!

    I intend for this to be just the first of many events to come – I want to plan other, smaller retreats around my other interests (such as writing, and singing/songwriting), as well as events such as a craft fair and even major concerts and music festivals… that all just happen to be vegan by virtue of my being in charge! I want to uplift vegans, activists and business owners in a way that’s appealing to omnivores, too – which is something I think is sorely lacking in the world at the moment.

    I’ve just started freelancing as a writer and editor after finishing journalism school in December, so I’m also focusing all of my efforts on Vegan Summer Camp for the next four months with the goal of taking one big trip (either to California or Ireland!) for a couple of weeks, before coming back home to Canada to write a book about talking to the media for activists. I want to be able to switch most of my focus to that for a few months without having to worry about survival (as I’ve been doing for so long while in school) and have enough capital to be able to self-publish the book and go on a book tour around North America, which has long been my dream (though I’d rather be singing! I think touring as an author will help me absorb that I’m totally capable of putting a band together and hitting the road, too.).

    It’s a funny that since I turned my full focus to the camp, I’ve been putting in extremely long days and I’m exhausted, but I also feel more ALIVE and fulfilled than I have in years, if ever in my life!

    Future, here we all come. ;)

  • Lucy Ladley

    Kate, you are a blessing to all of us! We are all thrilled for you!

  • Congratulations Kate and Mike!!!! Right on time, so happy for both of you and your family. I am heading off now to pick up my Grandson and his bike. Baby Watts!!!

  • Love hearing the journey of how it all came together.

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a parent, it’s that my kids have taught me way more than I’ve taught them – you already get that. You and Mike will be the type of open, present parents we all strive to be.

    Congratulations to all 3 of you!

  • Vikki

    AWESOME!! <3 SO very happy for you, your hubby, your no-doubt-ecstatic mom, and especially this blessed new little human you're bringing into the world <3 Much love and light your way!

  • CONGRATULATIONS, Kate & Mike! I’m so, so happy for you. You are going to be the best parents ever. Little Nugget is one lucky soul.

  • Selena

    Congrats Kate and Mike!!!!!! Great post. My big dream is to be in the flow and not tied down to work responsibilities that I’m not in alignment with. Today I am changing my relationship with money (#moneylovechallenge) and feeling deserving of whatever life or moments I choose. Before making decisions, I ask myself what emotion am I trying to achieve. You are an inspiration for holding the belief through thick and thin. Can’t wait to read future posts about your new journey to motherhood. Keep us updated, please! xoxo

  • Congrats Kate! On the new edition, on the 18 year old self’s life choices, on everything! I would love financial freedom by 30 as well, but since I will be 30 this November, it may not happen…I’m still gonna try my best though. :)

  • Right now my partner Jolie and I are planting the seeds for our amazing future life. We make soy candles and art and we are in love with what we do. We want this passion to fuel our desire to travel all over the world and have a house with land we can grow fruits and veggies and just make things with our hands! I see it in my head as clear as day. Her and I in the backyard; I’m building something out of wood and she’s tending to our beautiful garden and we glance over at each and know this is where we’re supposed to be. Every time I get stressed and overwhelmed I think about this exact vision and it resets me.

  • This is the most wonderful news, Kate!!! Many, many congratulations to you and Mike – wishing you a blissful, peaceful pregnancy and birth.

    Motherhood has brought me more gifts than I could ever have imagined, not least the vision for my business, now a reality!


  • Wonderful news Kate! Congratulations! Pregnancy is a wild ride, that’s for sure. Wishing you all the best on this new adventure!

    Xo Elizabeth

  • Belen

    So So excited for both of you, Congratulations! Becoming and being a parent I feel is priceless, rewarding and a learning experience like no other. I was 19 when I gave birth to my son and it was and continues to be the greatest gift that life has given me. Wishing the Watts Family an extramazing journey!

  • Kate, congratulations. Such a joy filled blog. It sounds like you are in just the right space for this miracle to arrive in your lives.

    I gave up on my dream of working for myself because of ‘my’ autism. I have picked it up again, and am now putting all the elements in place to make this possible. I am no longer going it alone, there is so much help out there. You are one of those people, and you are also one of the ones that reprogrammed my mind to knowing that dreams are solitary things, but dreams come true, do so because of the support of a community.

    I also have a special needs child, who is actually thriving, and a big contributing factor has been having his parents at home with him. I am so happy for every child born in such a nurturing environment. Baby Watts is going to be another one.

    • Very exciting news!! Congratulations on the many new beginnings. May you have a restful and energetic pregnancy. Just think if you start cooking now, you will have food in the freezer for the first year!! Looking forward to seeing you and your belly in August!

    • Gabriele

      Dear Kate,
      HUGE CONGRATULATIONS! I really don’t know what to say – I don’t know you personally unfortunately. But I’m following your blog for a while and have read your book. When I read the news – tears started to flow as I was so pleased for you and can feel the happiness and I felt the urge that now I just need to write you some lines. I think you’re a wonderful person and I love your openess and just how you make things sound so easy and natural . I really admire you for that. You’re a raw model for me – I live in Germany and am trying to build a business in Health & Wellness sector also through Network marketing. However , it is really difficult for me – but I know it’s what I need to develop myself and move on – and move through my fears – that still keep me in the backline. You always inspire me anew – and I still have the hope I can make it. THANK YOU so so much for being this wonderful person you are! And sharing your light, joy and happiness with the world. I wish you all the Love and strength you need for this new adventure -but it sounds you’re just in the right place to be for this miracle to arrive in your lives. Congratulations´again.
      Love Gabriele

    • Congratulations! Truth be told, I knew in my gut when I saw you a few weeks ago at morning coffee, I saw the glow….you know what it is when you’ve been there :-) I’m SO happy for you and Mike and your new journey of parenting, its one of life’s greatest gifts!
      Take care, and keep up the good work!


  • Wowwww!!! That is sooo verrry thrilling and exciting and so HUGE kudos for a very beautifully laid out plan!!! Yayyy your 18yo foresight and bigger yayyys for your growing belly!!! Congratulations;)

  • Wee!!!!!! This is such amazing news!!! Donette and I wish to be your Doulas. Xoxo ;)

    I birthed Adeline at home two years ago. I gave birth as the sun was coming up and light poured through my window. As I held my sweet newborn in my arms that morning, I could hear my midwives in my kitchen making me breakfast. They brought me my nourishing meal as I laid in my cozy, fresh laundered bed. I could never describe the bliss I felt in that moment.

    Beautiful Kate, My wish for you is to have the most desirable and empowering birth experience imaginable. You and Mike deserve the world.

    Your baby is already so blessed.

  • YAY!! I’m so happy and excited for you 2!! And yay for financial freedom! Enjoy every minute of the pregnancy and time with your little baby Watts!! xo..

  • Kate, many congrats to you and Mike! have so loved watching your journey unfold over the past few years. You are a bright light and you hold that possibility for the rest of us. Thank you!

  • Congratulations to you both!

    The seeds I planted years ago were to live in the country, outside of the U.S., and write books. I did it. Not to say there aren’t some seeds that didn’t germinate but overall, mine is a charmed life.

  • Marietta

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I am so happy for you!! You are going to be a fantastic mom!!!

  • Ann

    Congrats on the dream, the pregnancy & most of all the self care!

  • Congratulations! So exciting. I have 2 little ones 6 and 4 and your words reignited my passion to continue on the path of homeschooling and creating a location independent business. You will LOVE being a mom!

  • Nancy

    Congratulations to you both. So exciting.

  • Congratulations for you and Mike, Kate! Having such conciousparents as you both will surely be a blessing for the babby. Stay happy and healthy <3 and keep us updated

  • Oh Kate & Mike! I’m just thrilled for you both! Your little on is due ON MY BIRTHDAY!!! Welcome to the magical ride of parenting! I must go as my 3 yr old wants me to draw bumble bees!! Mwah xxxx

  • Congratulations to you both! Am delighted for you. And well done for creating the business that you wanted and a financially secure life for yourself. That’s going to make having a family much eaiser! It’s wonderful that you’re going to have the most vaulable thing of all to give your child: your time.

  • Laura


  • Karin

    Much love and congratulations to you and Mike! So thrilled for you! My first child was born in September, too, and is now almost 13! Be well!!! I am looking forward to hearing more about your journey to parenthood!!

  • Elerin

    Congratulations for the pregnancy! I just recently found your website (heard about you from Marie Forleos channel on Youtube, from the interview) have looked it through and found so much useful stuff! I got excited to see a woman, who has become financially free, because so far I have only heard about men achieving this. It was funny to get this e-mail with the article, because, when I found your site you were already pregnant. Whats funny is that while I read about your story I had the feeling you were pregnant or very close to starting a family. :)

    I’ve been looking into financial freedom almost a year now. Have made lots of changes over the time ( was never into financial stuff ever before actually, also not great at making money as well) and got a 24 of 30 in your quiz! So I guess I’m on my way!

    My REALLY big dream would be to become financially free by the time I’m 30. Is this even possible ? I’m getting 28 already in this June. I am all for being patient but I have already lost a lot of time in my life as it is!
    The seeds that I am planting right now are to find ways to raise more money monthly to invest, I have been learning about entrepreneurship through people and experiences and even a course but I can finally learn it the right way – actually doing it!, so I will take over my boyfriends company while he will be in the military for a year and the biggest step for myself for this upcoming summer is – to find different kind of mentors, like-minded and successful people, who can mentor, with whom I can bounce off ideas and maybe start something serious with as well. I have a spreadsheet with my spendings/earnings for every month and I will keep at it, because this has been an absolute blessing to really know how much I spend and earn at the same time.

    And also… inner work is always a priority. I have been investing in myself ( techniques of consciousness, emotions, thoughts) for past 4 years and have changed my life tremendously only from this perspective. Being emotionally balanced is so important! I also have taken upon having a better balance of work life (changing my mind set on having to work hard versus having to work smart), working out, doing mindful workouts as well (5 tibethian), drinking water and eating as healthy as I can. :)
    Some days seem tough, some days seem like I’m a winner already! :)

    I’m looking forward to making my dreams come true!
    I love your articles and reading about your success, it’s liberating and wonderful :))


  • Elizabeth Ellis

    How fabulous!! Congrats! I wish you an easy and blissful pregnancy and delivery. Much love and every blessing to you, Mike, and Baby Watts!!

  • I’ve been waiting for this post! Congratulations, Kate! Thanks for sharing with all of us. Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy and with your birth. You are going to be a GREAT mom.

  • Congratulations, Kate. So very happy for you!

  • such fantastic news and an amazing way to tell us! Congratulations. Sending you love and light for a healthy pregnancy and effortless delivery. So wonderful! Bless you both and your family. Being a Parent is one of the biggest joys in the world.

  • Kerry

    Congratulations! Such wonderful news! My dream is to write a successful book so that I can retire with the ease of knowing everything I want to do or be will be easily paid for.

  • Congratulations! Homebirth is awesome (my baby just turned 9). Blessings to you both! :)

  • Congratulations!!! :D Mommy-hood is so incredible! Thanks to you, I’m planting seeds to create residual income to take my boys to experience the world! xx

  • Olya

    Congratulations, Kate and Mike! Much love

  • Annette

    Congratulations! Blessings to you and your family as you start this next chapter of your life. You look awesome, by the way. :)

  • Oh Kate! I am OVER THE MOON!!!! Sooooo happy for you both…for everyone! And kudos for your mom keeping a secret when I saw her earlier this month!??? I cannot wait to meet your beautiful glowing, free, joyous, bliss-filled babe. Sending you and Mike LOTS of love and hugs. I know I don’t have to tell you this, enjoy every glorious glowing moment!!! Dreams DO come true and you two are such proof of that!! Love you both!! xoxo

  • Kathryn

    Kate, I feel like I’m reading a blog post from my future self :) I too started my business when I was 18 to pursue that same goal, to be a stay at home Mom. I will be 24 this fall and have noticed my thoughts shifting slightly towards the direction of wanting a stay home family. I want my husband to be equally as involved in the growth of our child and I can’t wait for that to come to fruition!

    A couple of weeks ago we planned out the layout of the home that we want to build and we both made room for a big studio for me, a beautiful wood shop for Richard and loving, light filled nursery for our future babes. It’s actually quite similar to a magazine clipping that I had on my vision board, which I had forgot about! Ha! I am so thankful that I can have these big dreams all the while knowing that they are totally attainable. I look forward to the day I can write you a letter (I like sending snail mail) and let you know when Richard and I have made itl :)

    Much love to you and Mike!

  • A big congratulations to you and Mike! You will be wonderful parents :)

  • So excited for you and Mike! I applaud your 18-year-old self! Such an amazing thing to be a stay-at-home family! We are currently a part-time stay-at-home family with our 4 kiddos but building our residual income to “do life” full-time. Things are as they should be with our family (aka the past is the past) but you bet I’m talking to many young women about the importance of designing their lives this way in order to live the way they really want to live.
    Blessings to you two and baby Mega Watts!

    P.s. And I totally get that nesting instinct…I was obsessed with knitting, making bread and reading Amanda Soule’s blog (who is also a Portland, Maine resident).

  • So many congratulations, Kate (and Mike!)! I had a sense as I read your blogs and posts over the fall that a little soul had called to you! May your pregnancy and birth be filled with ease and joy and may parenting bring you and Mike immense blessings. It is certainly a wild ride! Thank you for the gift of your honesty, generosity, and inspiration.

  • Kate, this is the best news you have ever shared!

    I have been thinking that the reason us ladies get careers is to hopefully and ultimately realize that our most important role is our role as mothers!

    You are going to loooooovvvveee being a mom!

    Congratulations to you, Mike and your mom! You all must be thrilled!

    Big hug! :)

  • Kathy

    CONGRATS Kate & Mike! What a very exciting & special time in your life! You have created & are living your DREAM life!!!

  • Congratulations. Baby Watts makes me think of Alan Watts.

  • A huge smile came across my face when I landed on your blog. So happy for you and Mike.

  • Congratulations Kate and Mike.
    we are so so so happy for you
    Lots of love

  • Gina Luoma

    Thank you for this post! A stay-at-home family is such a wonderful goal and dream – I am SO happy that yours are coming true – thrilling! I am so proud of you and your 18 year old self for possessing this foresight and drive, and filled with joy that it has paid off. What a wonderful example you are setting for baby Watts. Oh, the possibilities!

    I am working towards the same goals, with 2 sweet boys at home. My biggest step to accomplish will be enlisting more support.

  • Kelli

    Oh Kate Congratulations. I have this knack all of a sudden where I get suspicious that someone is pregnant and I had that with you. I think it was the head shots only for approx 4 months. I actually looked on Instagram yesterday at your profile because I had suspicions
    Best of wishes to you all. It really is the best thing ever xx.
    Ps when they say once you give birth you wear your heart outside your body it is so true.

  • Denise Hagan

    Congratulations Galore Kate – Infinite Celtic Blessings to you from Ireland and all the Earth Moma’s here. Enjoy the ride! Love Denise

  • So happy for you Kate! It sounds sublime. Enjoy every moment. It goes by so fast.

  • CONGRATULATIONS! It’s a great journey. Enjoy!

  • Congratulations! We missed you in Denver, but thrilled that you are starting your family! Many blessings to you, Mike and Baby Watts. As a homebirth midwife, I know you can do it. Have an amazing journey!

  • Korynn

    Congrats! I felt the healthiest I’ve ever felt when I was pregnant. Cause I was allllll about some healthy cooking. It’s such an awesome experience and I’m excited for you both :)

  • Congratulations to both of you! Sending you light & love!

  • susan thornton

    so happy and thrilled for you and Mike Kate!!! Wonderful news – and thank you for always sharing from your heart to inspire the rest of us. Just have to say that little Baby Watts is due on my birthday! An auspicious day September 20. Many blessings to you all!!! xoxo

  • Lienna

    Kate, I love it! Congratulations! So exciting! Thank you for sharing your dream! That’s one of my biggest dreams too. To be able to stay at home and have residual income.

  • Hello Kate & Mike!! It has been a while since conversing with you both on the live call after B-School last year! I am so happy to hear you are doing well and BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your new baby to come!!
    HOW IRONIC as I am expecting TOO! My due date is September 15th!! Your baby bump is SUPER cute! So excited for you both and looking forward to the journey you share as I grow along at the same time!!
    Many wishes for a healthy pregnancy!

  • Ciarra LODIN

    I am so happy for you and Mike !!

  • Amarilis

    Kate, Congrats to you and Mike this is amazing news! Thank you for sharing this joy and wonderful story with us. Wishing you and Mike all the Best and so many more Blessings to come to you and your beautiful Family!

  • Congratulations! Such wonderful news!! Many people, including me, are so happy for you and Mike!

  • Congratulations Kate! I know (from having read your blog for a long time!) that this was such a big dream of yours – I’m SO excited for you that it’s coming true! Best wishes – and see you around town :)

  • The transition begins…and soon you and Mike hold Baby Watts in your arms – there are no words to describe. I’m smiling with tears in my eyes at my own memories and also feeling so much joy for little souls that have chosen beings such as you and Mike as their parents.

    Love & hugs & cheers to experiencing all the deep and beautiful emotions that come with inner growth on an entire new level!

  • Congratulations!! What a beautiful story of how you’ve created the life you’ve always wanted. :) Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • Congratulations – this is wonderful news x

  • Congratulations to you and Mike. There’s so much energy that will ignite from your 2nd Chakra in a way that will make you fall in love with your body, life and the magic of co-creation. You will be great parents.

  • Stacy

    Congratulations!! I am also pregnant due Oct. 2nd. Oddly enough I kind of thought you were pregnant! I don’t know why. It’s such a relief to hear you talk about how you are forced to take naps and slow down. I have felt that so much. How very smart of you to create financial freedom for yourself. I’m working in a job right now that requires me to be in the office ten hours a day. I want to start my own business, but right now I just don’t have the energy I need.. With work and the pregnancy I am exhausted when the day is over. So I’m trying to come to terms with my current situation and figure out how to get the freedom I so desire! I hope you continue to write about your pregnancy :) I would love to hear about it!

  • Congratulations to you and Mike!!

  • Congrats Kate on baby Watts!! I love how your intuition just took over as someone had a greater plan for you then you even had realized at the time and that you slowed down to listen to it. Congrats again!

  • joy

    CONGRATS!!!!! SO happy for you! :)

  • Congratulations!!! This is wonderful news.

  • Valerie

    YAY!!!!!!!! Congratulations to you and Mike. Huge Hugs

  • Congrats Kate and Mike! So exciting!!!
    I am working on a series of workshops for Redefining Rich! I Love to teach and am hoping to get more materials and ideas for the book.
    Enjoy the ride, it is absolutely amazing!
    Much love, Suzie

  • Oh my goodness, I can feel your joy in this post. I am so very happy for you. Dreams do come true! Congrats and enjoy the nesting! Such a beautiful time! Congrats to all three of you!

  • Oh, hooray!!!! I am so, so happy for you! You look so very beautiful!

  • Congratulations! What a wonderful post to wake up to and read early in the morning! Wishing you so much love and happiness:))

  • Judy

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you and Mike. Wishing you a joyful pregnancy. Enjoy the journey.

  • Anke

    Congratulations Kate and Mike! I am so happy for you. Pregnancy is such a wonderful time and a wonderful preparation for parenthood. Enjoy!

  • Congratulations! Many, many warm wishes to you and your family.
    I also love that you thanked your 18 yo self. <3

  • YAY! Congratulations to you both. What a beautiful, life-affirming time for you, your families, and your friends. When I read the first line of your email, I just knew you were going to say you were pregnant. I am thoroughly excited for you and hope this next phase of your life is more than you could have ever dreamed.

    Thank you, Kate, for your positive energy, your precious spirit, and your drive to share. I have been on a journey to create a new life for myself, to live authentically, and your inspiration keeps me moving forward when times are seemingly tough.

    Enjoy every minute of this new adventure. With love and light. ~Kathryn

  • I love you Kate Northrup-Watts!! Thank you for sharing your joyful news!! I’m thrilled for you and your family!! Can’t wait to see how the rest of this journey goes!!!

    Much love, Your Fan,
    Alyssa Rizzo

  • Erika Hilliard

    I am over the moon happy for you! I can only imagine the cloud your mom is floating on right now. This baby is in for the most blissful childhood! Congratulations!

  • Sachi

    Kate, so many best wishes, love and positive light are being sent to you and the entire clan! Your mom must be OVER THE MOON!! I’m thinking she’s going to be a DANGEROUS (read your child’s best friend, confidant and adventure partner!)Grandmother!

  • Angie

    The biggest of congratulations!! You’re life will never be the same in a good way!! You will be an amazing mommy!

  • Jackie

    Congratulations!!! such a joyful time in your life. The best to you, Mike and the baby Watts.

  • Congratulations! That’s awesome! Lately, my big dream is to live a peaceful day-to-day life in complete personal freedom – only taking on projects that I feel spiritually connected to, and that I want to do. For the times when there are things I have to do for now, I want to get my work done early enough in the day to create space for naps, baths, preparing healthy food, reading… the good stuff. I am feeling closer and closer everyday as I observe my habits and see how the pieces of my tasks fit together more clearly. So happy for you both!!

  • Genna

    So much love to you and Mike, Kate. Huge congratulations!!! xoxoxo

  • Hello Kate and Mike. I am so very HAPPY for you both! Kate your post is absolutely pulsating with love and excitement . YOU did it!! Congratulations for successfully creating a life that supports your soul’s essence.

    My vision and dream for the past 20 years has been to create a Retreat Centre for women offering wellness programs as catalyst for personal growth and change. For the past 16 years, I have lived on the remote central coast of British Columbia, Canada. Over the past several years I have offered retreats from the safety and sanctity of my home.

    My vision had always been that the Retreat Centre would be made of all natural products. I am so happy to now be in the process of expanding this vision with my husband Rob (who is a master craftsman specializing in working with old growth beach-comb cedar and fir). So, I am finally focussing ALL of my creative energy on my current REALITY Willow Wellness Centre, located in the heart of the pristine and remote Great Bear Rainforest. I do have to remind myself every now and then and ESPECIALLY when i am being a little hard on myself, that I am truly blessed to now be living my tomorrow TODAY!! YAY!!

  • Sally

    Congratulations and Best Wishes to all three of you!!

  • Alessandra

    I’m really happy for you Both , congratulation!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brava Kate!!!!! Baci!!!!

  • I am absolutely “blissed out” for you guys. I am a former midwife and we had all 5 of our children at home! Now, some of our grand babies have been born in hospitals but because all of the parents were so well informed the births turned out amazing. So most importantly is Healthy Mama/Healthy Baby and we declare that is exactly what will be. Blessings,

  • Missed seeing you at the I Can Do It gathering in Denver, but glad to hear news of the mini you coming soon. Love your work. Spreading the word.

  • Rae

    What a great post! Congratulations, and thank you for sharing your thoughts/feelings on your process.

    I have been talking about having “multiple income streams” for years,
    and having a lifestyle that I create with my daughter. I am making it happen, it can really happen. My path is creative arts, teaching/sharing about art and crafting. I just did my very first paid art teaching gig and made $300. This was huge for me! It is happening,
    and I will keep this momentum going. Your story is confirmation for me,and it is energizing! May we all be energized and appreciative today! Thank you Kate :)

    • Amanda

      Yay! Huge congrats to you both. Seems Baby Watts is already touching lives ~ I, too {like some others on this thread} had a premonition about your pregnancy!! Goooo beautiful family, wishing all the best for an easy, grounding, full of as many naps as needed pregnancy!!

      As for my seeds, I grew my dream to relocate from my hometown of NYC to Maui, Hawaii!!! I fell in love with this tropical paradise when I was a young entrepreneurial 20-something dreamer + doer. It took 15-years of tending to the inner hearth, A LOT of trust + buckets of letting go, but I am living my island dream! Next up: building my business + visualizing the seeds of owning property coming to fruition.

      Congrats again, lovely couple! Thank you for inspiring, creating + loving! The best!

  • Congratulations to both of you. So happy for you. I love your vision and the sharing of the manifestation. All in divine order.

  • Cassie

    Congratulations Kate!!! You will love being a mother. I just became a 1st time mom 8 weeks ago, and it’s the best thing ever! Like you, I had the same dream of being able to earn a good living from my business while staying home with my kids. I am doing that, and it feels amazing! I’m still involved in my business from the backend, which I enjoy. At some point I may do a bit of work for my business, outside the home, but only when my husband can watch our baby. Congrats again, and wishing you a happy and healthy rest of your pregnancy. :)

  • mary

    We’ll I can’t wait to BE with the life of my life, to go out together, share, inspire, etc..9 years!! I pray one day I will have my prayer answered..

  • Wow, great!

    congratulations to the baby and also to trusting your instincts, honoring your inner drive and the knowing, that everything has always perfect timing! And moreover congratulations for deciding to do a home birth!!!
    Lots of love from northern Germany


  • I forgot something: my seeding process. My (German) book on hormone-free-contraception is in the throes of the last corrections, I am just finishing the illustrations and when it will be out on the market I will use the three years of intense research (plus the 20 years of being in Gynaecology) to spread it to the (at least english-speaking) world.

    Again, lots of love and blessed be!


  • WOOOOO!! congrats love! how exciting.


  • CONGRATULATIONS! I love what you shared about your nesting insticts. We have such wise bodies. :) I’m so happy for you.

    I have four children and two grandchildren.Being pregnant was amazing to me. I loved that my body was able to nuture and grow life. It was a blessing. Being a mother is the greatest blessing and gift in my life and I thank God daily for allowing me to be the mother to my wonderful children. They have taught me more than I could ever teach them.

    Enjoy each moment of this beautiful journey. :)

    Hugs & Blessings!

  • Congratulations, Kate and Mike!! Your life will never be the same (but you already know that). I recently saw this special video about a son & his child searching for dandelions. Turn the volume up, the child’s laughter is contagious. One of the greatest joys as a parent is witnessing and hearing your child’s laughter:

    I remember having a need to move a few months before I became pregnant as well with the underlying intent I had made decades earlier that I would be pregnant by the time I was 30. In fact, at that time, I had changed my mind about having children because of the area we were living in. I didn’t feel it was safe or supportive. So, we moved from a not-so-great apartment complex in PA city to a duplex (& ultimately a rental house) in Maine in a town where I felt children were safer, and you could walk everywhere. Within a few weeks, I felt good enough (safe enough) to hold the intention of having children again. We figured it could take up to 2 years, so we decided to start. I was pregnant within a month!! LOL Interestingly enough, within the next two months, at least 5 other couples (3 of which had had difficulties conceiving and carrying to full term for years–1 of them being our landlords & 1 of them my boss’ wife) became pregnant and successfully carried to full-term! So, there were several births within 1-3 months of each other 9 months later! All boys!!

    As for what I’m birthing now? In addition to always being of service to people, I want to be financially abundant (pay off those parent student loans from our son’s college–graduating in a week!!) and our mortgage while also having enough to repair certain things in our house…and then some! We deserve to be happy and not struggling.

    So…I have invested in a marketing training to help me attract paying clients in a heart-filled manner. I’m learning to specifically describe what I do as a medium and intuitive life coach and it’s coming along nicely! Also, investing in my own self-care to continue to give myself the confidence and courage to put myself out there. :)

    Once again, congratulations, Kate! You’re going to be a terrific mom!

  • Yamini

    Congratulations. September 20 is a very special date. It’s also my birthday x And Sophia Loren.

  • Congrats Kate!!! Thanks for sharing and do take care:-)

  • Maria

    Wow – warm congrats to you and Mike! And to the baby who will get you as parents!
    Also, congrats to creating the life you want and making your dreams come true, one by one – that is so beautiful and such an inspiration.
    Take good care, best wishes and lots of love!

  • Melanie

    Wonderful news! Congratulations to you both. Thank you for sharing your dreams, honesty, inspiration, and heart and soul!

  • Lynn

    Congratulations on your new adventures-how exciting.

  • Congrats! *Much Love*

  • Jolanda

    Congratulations Kate & Mike !!!
    I’m so happy and excited for you !!!
    Sending you lots of love

  • Yay! Congrats Kate. Enjoy, sleep, rest, play. It’s all good. :-)

  • YIPPIEEEEE!!! Congratulations you two! Such amazing news! You guys are gonna be such amazing parents! So exciting!

    Sending lots of healthy and fun vibes your way!

    With love,

  • Janel

    Hip hip hooray! Congratulations to you and Mike! Thank you so much for the reminder that our bodies are wise and to trust where they lead us. I am so very happy for you.

  • Amber Jane

    Okay, I don’t know you and you don’t know me. But some how I feel connected….
    (like distant friends ;) You know the ones who live in Main.)

    Anyway I have been watching Glimpse TV for a while and I saw one of your videos about B-school that you did in Feb. I probably watched it in March. For some crazy reason I thought of you having a baby. I thought like ‘How perfect, She’s ready, this is the time.’ Funny because I don’t know you and crazy because it was happening! Maybe you had that glow already!

    Super congrates, you’ll love most of every minute and your mom will too!

    You’ll have so much fun. I’m excited for you.

    If you ever want lots of parenting book recommendations or web sites to check out. Email me! For sure look into Diaper Free Baby!!! That is golden.

    Have a wonderful time!!

    Your cosmic friend Amber Jane!

  • K.j. Ray Huijbregts

    Kate! What terrific news about the baby! So happy for you and Mike. A wonderful soul is coming to you and is there around you right now. You are blessed! K. Joy Huibregts

  • Huge congratulations. I support women physically and emotionally through fertility and pregnancy- and have been consciously creating a place for my 2 big dreams- to have my own baby and to write my first book. Having a vision has really helped to make choices along the way.
    For example, working more sociable hours, cutting back on extra responsibilities and starting a savings plan for nursery have all been ways of welcoming in a new soul when the stars align.

  • What wonderful news, dear Kate! Blessings and all good things to you both, and to the new seed growing!

    Yes- I similarly set out many years ago, to establish a stable home and business, a creative lifestyle and happy existence, in order that I can bring a child into a magical world…

    I’m now most of the way there! Your work on Money Loving has helped enormously in my recent stepping up to a whole new level, with better stability and potency, more presence in the world, more belief in my own ability and power.

    I shared an old post on social media recently, of 5 yrs ago, when I had landed in a foreign country, utterly spent, and totally overwhelmed with the uphill climb ahead of me – buying a house with my life savings, learning a language, putting the town I’d chosen on the map, and inspiring a new community here in the abandoned medieval quarter. But I did it! Things are thriving in the town now, with new home owners every week, and a vibrant community and local economy- I got the keys to the town at the beginning of the year; a year I know will bring all the good stuff to me, now that I’m slowing down from the intense ‘getting started’ workload, and am settling into my potent creative practice -painting and writing.

    It is a joy to look back, and to remember where I came from, and what a huge, impossible dream it seemed like, just a few years ago!

    Happy days to us all!

  • Kate,

    This is wonderfully exciting for you! Congratulations on planning the birth that is right for you and allowing yourself to go “in” during this time. This will surely be a wild journey as you said, just never forget that you are always worthy of freedom and pleasure even when motherhood gets you down. It’s hard to believe sometimes when we are tied to the really real struggles of the daily grind with tiny people, but we remain the creative and desirous souls that we always have been. Kids will bring so much wisdom into our lives it hurts sometimes.
    Many Blessings,

  • Mandy

    Absolutely fantastic news!! Delighted and thrilled for you both x

  • What wonderful news in so many ways! Congratulations! You are in for a wild ride & more love than you ever imagined was possible. There’s no way to accurately describe the feeling of holding your baby for the first time, but you’ll see. It’s out of this world!

    As for my big dream… At this point in my life, my kids are growing up way too fast & I’m thinking of retirement plans for the future. I’d love to experience financial freedom to set my hubs & I free to travel wherever our boys (& maybe grandbabies) will be. My ultimate dream would be to spend the winters in Phoenix, AZ, and the summers in upstate New York. Yes, I want to be a snowbird. They are onto something with that concept. ;)

  • Katharina Lisa

    Kate, so wonderful! Congratulations and all the very best to you and Mike and your little miracle! Be blessed and enjoy this unique time! <3

  • Slavica

    This is your best project ever :-) Congratulations!!

  • Huge congrats Kate !
    It is funny because last week I was reviewing my money love course and I started daydreaming about you being pregnant. Since I took the course my money mindset changed and I started to work consistently on my business. My point is, when I was brainstorming about my ideal client, I kept thinking about you as a mother, again and again… Funny! Enjoy this wonderful time of growth, both physically and spiritually.
    With much love

  • Dear Kate and Mike, many congratulations! I can feel a new book coming on ‘Baby Love’! A song title made famous by the Supremes

    Stay well, God bless you all.

  • Congratulations! Great plan, that is exactly what I’m trying to do – get my business rolling and then be able to stay home with my kids :)

  • Theresa

    Congratulations to you both! We all welcome that precious little baby into this world!

  • Kate & Mike,

    Congrats you two + one! I’ve been following your blog and work consistently for the last few months and… I kept wondering if you were pregnant! What a beautiful nest of love and ease you’ve created for your family! You are a wise woman. I am 24 years young with a 15 month old son Gabriel. I’m working on creating financial freedom so that before we choose to have another I have my own little love nest too. You have inspired me to make that happen for myself and my family. I’m super blessed to stay home 6/7 days a week but even leaving my son on that one day when I don’t want to… is hard! + I’m writing and building my biz from home and you know what… he’s growing so fast that sometimes I look up from the computer screen and see him playing alone and think…what am I doing? I think many of us do that as Mothers. We do our best to stay present and thank God for all the precious moments. I’m sending y’all waves of love at this special time in your lives! Enjoy the rest, the nourishment, and all the magic of pregnancy! + the fun cravings. <3 Love, the Andersons

  • Ryan

    How wonderful, there is nothing better than being a mother! Awesome you are doing a home birth. I did home birth too (ended up being an accidental unassisted birth because baby came so fast!) and it was beautiful. Good luck to you!

  • Robin

    A baby…woo hoo! Biggest congratulations to you and Mike. Not knowing the sex ahead of time really gives you something to “push” for in labor. The BEST is definitely yet to come! Enjoy and savor every moment as I know you will. :D

  • Congratulations Kate and Mike how exciting! It’s such a magical time.

    With that infectious bubbly energy I know you’ll be a great mum Kate xx

  • awww I knew from the moment I first your face in a vlog you were meant to be a mother. Something about your smile and overall demeanour… it’s infectious, so many many congrats to you and your husband, grand news.
    Sending love and positive vibrations from my soul to yours x

  • Hilary

    How wonderful! Congratulations! Ps. you couldn’t have picked a better series, Outlander is amazing!

  • Calisa Hardy

    Congratulations!!!! You are and inspiration!
    Be blessed!

  • Wonderful news :) I hope everything goes beautifully for all three of you. Enjoy the journey :)

  • Congratulations!!! It was never my dream to be a mother, but obviously I had it in me. My baby is now 1 year old and I will always remember my pregnancy as one of the most peaceful and happy times in my life: I spent 9 months painting, practicing yoga and SLEEPING, of course. I worked for 14 years and earned that time off. Now I’m working on a new project, more energized and inspired than ever, thanks to all that I have learned from life teachers like you so THANK YOU KATE!

  • Kate!

    Wow, amazing how the body is so in tune with what we want and need before the mind is!

    Congrats to you!!

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