Author Archives: Caitlin @ TOTE

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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Wordless Weekend, Almost Spring

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Wordless Weekend Returns

*Breaking the WW mould with some words here… A very dear friend reminded me today that I used to post photos on Mondays about what we did over the weekend. I’m going to pick that habit back up (Thanks for … Continue reading

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State of the Family 2018, Part 1

February is a good time to stop and take stock, right? January is full of recovering from Christmas while simultaneously trying to reorganize and revamp stuff, life, food, exercise- ALL THE THINGS. By February all the pretend motivations have fallen … Continue reading

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Currently…

Life is busy. So, busy. But also, not. You know? There are times of the day where the minutes fly, and my temper flares, and we are always running late (mornings, evenings…). And then there are hours of quiet. Sleeping babies … Continue reading

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