Author Archives: Caitlin @ TOTE

Rainy Morning

The sun was shining as the drops came down. We searched for rainbows, but none were found. Lots of flowers, smiles, laughs, and shrieks though. All before 7AM. Sorry neighbors.

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Did you have a hard day?

Dear Man-Who-Yelled-at-Me-in-His-Parking-Lot, I’m sorry. I’m sorry I didn’t follow your posted rules. I’m sorry it is hot today. I’m sorry you have to spend this whole weekend standing in your parking lot telling people, No! You can’t park here! I … Continue reading

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Mama’s Day 2019

There may not have been may posts since my last Mother’s Day photo shoot, but a whole year really has gone by… crazy how that happens. Continuing with tradition, Andy snagged my “good camera” and snapped shots of me with … Continue reading

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Dear Future Caitlin,

My mind is often consumed by the future. I love talking to parents who are 5, 10, 20 years ahead of me. I soak up what they think they did right and what they wish they could do over again. … Continue reading

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Big Deal-Not Big Deal

Her nails were cracked, peeled back from the edges. She had been picking again, unable to keep her fingers still as she listened for instructions at school. She’s a good listener, but if something is sticking out where it shouldn’t, … Continue reading

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Humbled by the Chaos

So, we recently added another kiddo to the mix: Hi Mateo! And he’s been on the outside for 2ish weeks now. This was Andy’s first week back at work, read: Cait’s first week WITH ALL THE CHILDREN. Now, going from … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2018

Continuing a Mother’s Day tradition, I try to step in front of the camera on Mother’s Day and get some photos with each of my kiddos. Genevieve (18 months) Dominic (4 years) Lucia (5 years) Monica (7 years) I know, … Continue reading

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Silly, Silly Sissy

Genevieve is just a hoot right now. She’s in that super-sponge 18 month(ish) phase where she’s absorbing so much, I can almost hear the neurons growing in her brain. Every day there are new words, new faces and new stories … Continue reading

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Not Alone

One of my favorite bloggers, Beth Woolsey, often “waves in the dark” to her readers. It’s her way of communicating that nobody is alone in their struggles and fears. And I feel like I need a little of the same … Continue reading

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Wordless (Retreat!) Weekend

Photo credit for most of these: Mom! (thanks for coming with me! And next year WE need a photo together!!)

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