My sister and I were raised in a pretty liberal New York family, with absolutely no spanking involved in our upbringing. So it still feels a pretty big leap for her to go on to be a full-on spanking mom.
Kate trained as a dentist, and moved to Texas for a job opportunity when she was in her early 20s. She ended up marrying a local guy who was very much from an evangelical Christian background. Kate’s views became more conservative as time passed, I guess.