Kate Oczypok is a freelance writer and piano teacher living in the Washington, DC area with her boyfriend and French Bulldog. She has written for The New York Times, Brides.com, LA Confidential, The Georgetowner, and more. She is a native Pittsburgher and loves the Steelers. Kate is the oldest of five and considered herself an honorary second mom to her four younger siblings growing up. She has decades of baby-sitting experience and has been giving 25-30 children piano lessons for the past six years.