Self-care looks different for every man, woman, and child out there. And that’s fine. But we moms need to make sure we are happy and rested and cared for.
Author Archive | Caitlin Hynes
My son fights sleep like his life depends on staying awake. He hates bedtime. And truth be told, I’m not a fan either.
For as long as I can remember, I have been “the fat one.” The fat friend, the fat sister, the fat daughter, the fat ____ (insert role/title here). Three or four times in my life, I have managed to lose an amount of weight equal to that of a kindergartner, but still only just enough to […]
Dear Pregnant Caitlin, Congratulations. This is it. The moment you’ve been dreaming of for years is finally here. After months of negative tests, happy pregnancy announcements from current and former friends, and one consolation tattoo, it’s your turn. You saw those two lines and couldn’t believe it. From here on out, your brain will go a […]
I like to think my ability to “mom” exists on a spectrum — the “mom continuum.” I have days where I feel like I have it all together. Lunches? Prepped. Laundry? Folded and put away. Dinner? Home cooked and delicious. Other days, to quote a favorite expression of my father, I feel like I am […]
The weekly ritual Grocery shopping can be such a dreaded mom chore. It requires so much more than just going to the grocery store. You take inventory of the fridge and cabinets and clear out what’s gone bad. There’s meal planning and list making and categorizing. And finally, there’s the important question that must be […]
My father was larger than life. He wasn’t perfect, and we didn’t always get along, but he was an amazing dad. Especially at Christmas. While my father felt family was everything on any given day of the year, Christmas was The Show. My father insisted on the biggest tree, decorated with hundreds of lights, both […]
I Amazon Primed my son’s Halloween costume on September 13, a full seven weeks before Halloween. While this may not seem like a huge deal to most people, for my last-minute self it’s absurdly early. See, 9.5 times out of 10, I am the mom who forgets to take the chicken out of the freezer, […]