The fear of motherhood and the magic of childhood

The fear of motherhood and the magic of childhood

One of my clearest childhood memories is a summer day when my best friend came over while both our moms were at work. We were sitting on the burnt orange shag carpet in our house, when the episode of ChiPs we were watching was interrupted by the sound of sirens wailing. We grabbed our sandwiches and [...]

Daily quarantine thought: Maundy Thursday

Daily quarantine thought: Maundy Thursday

Anyone else having a tough time orienting to Holy Week? Or to time itself? I admit I'd mostly forgotten about Maundy Thursday until I saw Kate Bowler's reflection on Instagram. If you don't know Kate Bowler, she's a Duke professor of theology who's lived through the uncertainty of a terminal cancer diagnosis, an experience which [...]

Daily quarantine thought: Why you don’t have to reframe the narrative

Daily quarantine thought: Why you don’t have to reframe the narrative

I listen to a lot of female-hosted self-care podcasts, and LAWL, do those women love to reframe a narrative. It's a therapy-adjacent phrase that reminds us to change our perspective on a problem to view it in a more positive light. And I find it helpful most of the time. For instance, I've been trying [...]

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 [...]