Author Archives: Caitlin Tollefson Brown

Tears in the Supermarket.

I’ve been crying a lot recently, although not all that often at dinner.  Close friends will say that’s nothing new.  I’m quick to tears.  A song, movie, advertisement can have me sniffling.  And don’t even get me started on that … Continue reading

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Party in the Hot Tub!

So, most parents might worry about leaving teenagers home alone for a weekend.  Visions of Risky Business flash through our minds.  (I’m old enough to have seen Risky Business in the movie theater.  For those of you not even born … Continue reading

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Lucky Shirts.

It started with a shirt.  A lucky shirt.  Daughter 2.0’s lucky Giants shirt. Last night was game 6 of the World Series.  The Giants were leading the series 3 games to 2, which meant that with a win the Giants … Continue reading

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I like Sundays best.

Sunday dinner. I grew up having Sunday dinner at my grandparents’ house.  We ate the same meal every week – roast beef, green beans, corn, pearl onions (all from cans opened with an electric can opener), potatoes (baked for the … Continue reading

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Fish Burgers and F***ing C***s.

An archive addition.  I have archives, from when I was writing posts but not actually posting them.  This is from last spring, before Daughter 1.0 turned 18.  She’s far more reasonable now, you know, ‘cause she’s an adult (and also … Continue reading

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Pick ’em where they grow!

We create rituals in our lives, traditions.  They give us a point of reference, a shared experience, something to punctuate the passage of time.  Autumn begins some of the most honored traditions in our house, our own spin on the … Continue reading

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Where is Waldo?

I live with a high school senior.  And she is a high school senior who will go on to a four year college.  And it’s October.  And so, it’s application time.  It’s personal statements and supplements (not the vitamin kind, … Continue reading

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And then there were three …

Turns out this particular evening no one cried.  But there was only one daughter present which reduces the chances of tears considerably.  Daughter 1.0 spent the night at her boyfriend’s house, which she does as often as possible these days.  … Continue reading

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I hate it when you sing!

What’s for dinner?  White beans with sausages and arugula salad with persimmon. Who cried?  Daughter 2.0 Family dinner.  Research tells us that it is an important component in the health and well being of our children, in everything from physical … Continue reading

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Can you still call yourself a stay-at-home mom when your children are in college?

Give me a couple more years and I’ll let you know. I used to joke that in the future I would announce at cocktail parties that now that my girls were in school I was thinking of returning to the … Continue reading

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