What does it feel like to have shingles on your face? Let me tell you.

What does it feel like to have shingles on your face? Let me tell you.

On Friday, I sat on our back porch while my daughter played in the yard. It's been a buggy year, and I swatted away a few mosquitos before bringing everyone back inside. On Saturday, I woke up with a cluster of mosquito bites over my left eye. They pulled at my skin and felt tight. [...]

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: 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 [...]