Author Archive | Catia Holm

babysitter

How to Find a Babysitter

I’m not sure why – but sometimes finding childcare can be elusive. If you’re like me and live away from family – tapping into a network of babysitters and/or nannies can feel like a scavenger hunt – ESPECIALLY when you’re a new mama. (BUT – once you’re able to tap into a local network of […]

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Front Yard Living

Front Yard Living

I used to be a bad neighbor. For as long as I can remember I have been an indifferent neighbor at best. I’m not sure why I have always avoided neighbors at all costs. It’s embarrassing admitting it! Growing up I never really took the time to get to know any kids in the neighborhood, always […]

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me too

Me Too

By now you may have heard of the #MeToo movement. A movement to get women to say out loud – I was harassed, molested, abused, assaulted and maybe even raped. The other night when I saw my girlfriend post ‘Me Too.’ I paused and thought, Wow. Her? She’s so smart and capable and well put […]

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Choosing And

Choosing AND

Every morning when I brush my daughter’s hair for school she says, “princess hair.” She pulls her hair to the side and strokes it – and I start to get a little scared. I respond with, “You know, you can be a princess with short hair and long hair? You can be a princess if […]

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Mother's Day Disappointment

Mother’s Day Disappointment

After the Mother’s Day tornado, after all the dishes and trash had been cleared, exhausted, my Mom and I sat down and we said, “That’s not what we wanted at all.” Our house had been filled with food and family and dishes and preferences and duties, lots of duties. “Can I get you anything?” “Can […]

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Making a Will

Making a Will

Sometimes, the unthinkable happens. Sometimes, tragedy strikes. Sometimes we find ourselves wishing we would have thought about “it.” Writing a will, just in case, seems morose at best – and is gut wrenching to think about – but it can protect your loved ones – and who doesn’t want to do that? My husband and […]

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The Resolution That Works

The Resolution that Works

I’ve never been able to stick to New Year’s resolutions – it always seems like the minute I make the resolution, my window of opportunity to – eat the ice cream, not work out, curse – is closing. It never feels like I’m making my life better, it always feels like I’m about to put […]

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