Caitlin

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Caitlin lives in Shelton with her hard-working and task-oriented husband, two opposite personality daughters, Liliana and Kinley, and her fluffy Goldendoodle, Boomer aka Boomy, Mr. Boombastic, Boombear. She is an enthusiastic kindergarten teacher and wholeheartedly believes in making school fun. Caitlin loves to drop it like it's hot on the dance floor, make the house smell scrumptious by baking a variety of confections, and travel to sunny and tropical destinations. She spends her free time going on all sorts of adventures with her girls, never slowing down or pressing pause. She adores childhood and all the ups and downs that go with it.
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Four is the Magic Number

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It's been five years since my first daughter was born. My second was born only 13 months later. Since that day, my life has felt chaotic, messy, stressful, exhausting, and busy. That's not to...
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It Does Get Easier

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After having my second daughter 13 months after having my first, there was a long stretch of time that I felt my life would never get easier.  I was disheartened and discouraged by the number...
Siblings laying in bed together.

Sibling Love

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I was fortunate to be raised in a house where family came first. My family of four sat down for dinner each night at the table and shared about our days. My parents brought...
A girl playing a game on the computer.

Educational Websites for Kids

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Tired of feeling the screen time guilt? I know I am! We must remember that some amazing resources are at our children's fingertips that will teach them valuable skills and knowledge. Screens aren't always...
An adult with her grandparents.

Mid 30’s With Living Grandparents

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The sadness hits deeply when I think about my daughters at their first dance recital looking over into the crowd to see their loving grandparents, but there is always one seat empty—their grandmother.  The privilege...
A mom reading a bedtime story to her daughter.

Parting Ways With My Children’s Books

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There's this little part of parenthood you don't think about when you're pregnant. And the first time you experience it is when your baby is about four months old. Suddenly the 0-3 month clothing...
A mother looking at her newborn.

Falling in Love with Your Children Takes Time

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I'm going to say something that most new moms have never heard before. But it's the truth, and it's important to hear.  When you have your baby, it may not feel like love at first...
A kindergarten boy wearing a backpack.

It’s Time to Register My Daughter for Kindergarten

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Kindergarten feels like such a landmark in my childś life. Since my oldest daughter was born, we often referred to life before Kindergarten and what life would be like after Kindergarten.  Liliana: ¨Mom, can I...
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Girls’ Day Out

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Sometimes we all need a day to forget our responsibilities and have a girls' day out with our besties! What's better than sipping on coffee/wine and catching up on everything you missed while changing...
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Do Your Thing CT {Shelton Edition + GIVEAWAY}

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It is no question that local small businesses have experienced detrimental losses due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. More than ever, it is imperative that our communities come together to support these local businesses. These...