To-do list for the day after a school shooting

To-do list for the day after a school shooting

-Tell myself I will NOT argue with the moms on Facebook saying “guns aren’t the problem” -Argue with the other moms on Facebook saying that “guns aren’t the problem” -Stare wistfully at the tufts of my son’s blonde hair while he draws with markers  -Answer the question, why is Mommy crying? -Answer the question, why [...]

Montage your life: A trick for when you can’t rest

Montage your life: A trick for when you can’t rest

Anyone else having a hard time letting themselves rest now that the pandemic is starting to wind down in the U.S.? I've been struggling with this lately, even though I’ve been busy serving as the sole caregiver, friend, teacher, playmate, and germ guardian (virus bouncer?) to both of my children for the last year and [...]

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 [...]