Author Archives: Caitlin Tollefson Brown
It’s a Dog’s Life
The Dog has been a wreck! The pack has been entirely unruly – coming and going, missing members, separate houses. Poor Dog can’t keep track, tried to chew his way through a door to follow Daughter 1.0 one evening. I … Continue reading
Try Caviar, Please!
It’s Sunday afternoon. No football. Everyone’s home and we are all together. I am going away Monday night, for one night, to Sacramento, for a fundraiser. I’m staying at the Holiday Inn. I will be out of the city and … Continue reading
The Story of Us
It’s been more than a month. A month that included carols and trees and cards and food and champagne and presents and wrapping and travel and family and friends and general good cheer. Followed by two weeks of the Bon … Continue reading
Just a quick post today, no recipe. May I suggest take out for dinner? We said goodbye to our cat Allegra last week. We had had her for nearly fourteen years. I remember going with my Husband and our Daughters … Continue reading
My Husband and I got away last weekend. Well, not the whole weekend (that would be outrageous!) but we escaped across the Golden Gate Bridge and spent one glorious night at Cavallo Point. We were once better at weekend escapes. … Continue reading
I hate it when you sing! (The extended dance remix)
Yesterday was my Husband’s birthday. Sometimes the pressure of making one day special for someone else can be too much, especially for children. After years of tears and unmet expectations and general misery I had to call a moratorium on … Continue reading
These boots were made for, you know.
It’s Tuesday morning before the Thanksgiving break, the last day of classes for my daughters before a much needed, extra long weekend. We are hosting Turkey Day dinner this year; we’ve all been very busy; we are all a little … Continue reading
The Laundry Fairy.
“What the fuck? You’ve had that sweater for months! Why haven’t you gotten it to the dry cleaners yet? What the fuck?” Daughter 1.0 slams her bedroom door, knocking one of the small mosaic tiles from the wall and it … Continue reading
Even in Australia.
Yesterday was kind of a miserable day. For me. Why do we have those kinds of days? Nothing went terribly wrong, everything just felt ten times (100 times) harder than usual. It was one of those days when the thought … Continue reading
For Your Child’s Safety, Please Do Not Use Exam Gloves As Balloons.
One of the things you might not expect when you have children is all the time you will spend in doctor’s offices. Maybe they prime us for that in pregnancy; you do have to see your ob/gyn an awful lot, … Continue reading