Daily quarantine thought: For moms missing their work during the quarantine

Daily quarantine thought: For moms missing their work during the quarantine

This morning I set out to write something inspiring for parents stuck at home during the quarantine. I'm positive that it would have been very profound and beautiful, too, if the ABC Mouse app my son was using hadn't abruptly stopped working as soon as I opened my laptop. Then my daughter, who only seconds [...]

How toxic masculinity is hurting our boys’ friendships and what we can do about it

How toxic masculinity is hurting our boys’ friendships and what we can do about it

I know I'm not the only parent wringing her hands about The Miseducation of the American Boy. After all the progress we've made, Peggy Orenstein's article exposed an underbelly of stubborn toxic masculinity that still pervades locker rooms, frat houses, and athletic teams. The TL;DR version is that while feminism has opened up multiple avenues [...]

The Mom-dalorian: What the Mandalorian taught me about being a parent

The Mom-dalorian: What the Mandalorian taught me about being a parent

I thought I would be much older when I ordered my first box of Rogaine. Actually, I never really envisioned this moment for myself. But there it is, on my list of Amazon orders, right above diapers and below coffee filters. I have to say that of all the surprises of aging so far, including [...]

We wrote a book!

We wrote a book!

As writers, editors, and parents, Kate and I stay up to date on new children's book releases. After seeing Goodnight Stories for  Rebel Girls and a number of similar titles slide across our desks, we noticed that there was a gap when it came to empowering books for boys. Yes, maybe that's because boys have [...]

What a disability theologian taught me about not feeling rushed

What a disability theologian taught me about not feeling rushed

There's nothing as long as toddler afternoons. They stretch. They yawn. They mosey. They refuse to be rushed by my constant refreshing of my husband's location on the "Find your Friends" app on my iPhone. They force me to sit with my son as he carries out lengthy and highly repetitive conversations between his Hotwheels [...]

Hello! It’s us.

Hello! It’s us.

Hi, there. We're Caroline & Kate. This is our new blog, and we want to get to know you. So, who are we? Let’s start at the beginning. Kate first met Caroline over a dinner and margaritas, through one of Kate’s best friends, who happened to be Caroline’s new boyfriend. We immediately bonded over a shared [...]