Author Archives: Caitlin Tollefson Brown

TBT – There’s No Place Like Home

Scrolling through Facebook this morning I saw, thanks to that tenuous way we all are now “connected” to people from our past, that my parents’ best friends from when I was growing up, the Kellys, are selling their house.  There … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After

Being married … is hard! We went to a wedding a couple of weeks ago.  It was funny to be the tween-er at the wedding, not quite as old as the parents of the happy couple but surely not as … Continue reading

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Mommy to the Rescue?

can you come to austin? i need my mom and some support right now. I’ve been super anxious all day and i need my mom It’s 7:12 pm on a Tuesday.  It has been exactly 4 weeks since I left … Continue reading

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Letting Go

“Bye mum, love you,” Daughter 2.0 calls from the front door as she leaves the house in the morning. “Give me a kiss,” I call back.  I’m upstairs in the kitchen. “Can’t, I’m late,” she yells.  Bam goes the front … Continue reading

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I Need a Job Title

What do you do? Nothing… As little as possible … I haven’t worked for pay in 19 years … That’s a rude question … I’m on maternity leave … Circle driver … Happiness engineer … I’m a writer (ha!) … … Continue reading

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Throwback Memorial Day, Remember When?

“We are never doing this again!  Ever!”  My Husband is standing in the middle of the picnic tables, arms crossed, shaking his head.  I have just emerged from the port-o-potty, thick yellow gloves on, Lysol in hand. You see, I … Continue reading

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Just Breathe

  I started this year on a beach in Maui where I watched a man die.  I’ve never seen someone die.  It was early in the morning and the beach was mostly empty save for the hotel staff setting up … Continue reading

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