Caitlin

Caitlin
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Caitlin lives in Shelton with her husband, two daughters, and goldendoodle. She is an elementary school teacher. Caitlin loves to dance, bake, and travel. She spends her free time creating new memories with her girls.
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A True Story of a Fairy Tale Friendship

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Do you believe in fairy tales? Once upon a time, in a little town in Connecticut, there lived a brunette, straight-haired little girl and her family. That little girl had a beautiful childhood filled with...
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A Love Letter to My Husband for Valentine’s Day

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Dear Husband, Every night we sit on the couch after tucking our kids into bed, and we reflect on the day. We talk about how grateful we are for our village for helping us survive...
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Explaining Death to Toddlers

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Like everyone, this year has been full of trials and tribulations, but I never imagined explaining death to my toddlers. Besides explaining to my children why they can't come to the grocery store with me,...
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Kindergarten From Home

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It has come to the point of the year we have all been dreading. The big school shut down. For how long? It's anybody's guess, so stress is high. While parents are frantically finding babysitters or...
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Making the Most Out of the Holiday Season

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The holidays are approaching, and what is typically a very stressful time of the year for many has now been compounded with the added fear of the pandemic. As we approach this holiday season, I...
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I Promise You Will Experience The Magic of Kindergarten

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Dear Kindergarten Student of the 2020-2021 School Year, I cannot wait to meet you and get to know who you are! I will always be honest...this year is different. It looks different. It feels different....
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Being an Empath

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The year is 1995. I sit outside my mom’s office in the Emergency Room at Bridgeport hospital watching as patients come in. Off to my right is an older man on a stretcher. I...
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Grandmas: The Unsung Heroes

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Who would I be as a mother if it weren't for my mom and mother-in-law? How would I survive? Who would I lean on? My mom, who my kids affectionately call "Lolli" and my mother in...
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If You Think That Stage Is Hard, Just Wait

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We’ve all had that one family member, friend, or coworker who downplays the struggle you are facing. For me, it started during pregnancy when a friend said, “If you think pregnancy is hard, just wait...
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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

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Since the onset of COVID-19, the news is jam-packed with triggering and depressing information. It's like a dark hole of gloom and doom that is impossible to escape. And while the news continues to remain...