Caitlin Lane

Caitlin Lane

Caitlin Lane lives in Tucson with her husband and two kids. An active writer and lazy runner, she is currently studying Japanese. When she isn’t busy typing on her laptop, she’s probably busy drinking too much coffee.

Nike Plus-Size Mannequin Sparks Anger, Because We Can’t Have Nice Things

Did you know that right now, at this very moment, there are people living in bigger bodies? Just going around existing like they have some kind of right? Apparently some companies are even trying to sell products to these people. The nerve. Like the Nike plus-size mannequin that recently went up. According to, like, everyone [ keep reading ]

A Love Letter to the Humble Summer Popsicle

I’m probably one of the moms you find annoying during the school year. I try and pack my kids traditionally “healthy” lunches and snacks, heavy on fruits, always includes veggies, but also throw in a fun treat that they really want. Sometimes it’s a bag of chips or a dessert, but always as an addition [ keep reading ]

Going to the Library is the Best Summer Activity

Summer is billed as a time for cannonballing into pools, flying down slides for hours at a time, and spending as much time outside as possible. While my kids and I do our very best to basically live at the pool the moment that school lets out, we need a little more to do. Living [ keep reading ]

Snake Safety Tips for a Safer Summer

There is a snake in my daughter’s bedroom. He seems pretty comfortable and has been there for almost a year, and I don’t expect that he’s going anywhere anytime soon. At 7 years old, my daughter convinced us to buy her a pet snake as an early birthday present. Cinnamon Bun the ball python is [ keep reading ]

What I Want You to Know This Mental Health Awareness Month

May is host to a number of days, weeks, and month-long holidays and awareness campaigns. Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Star Wars Day, and even No Diet Day. As you may already know, May is also Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s not exactly something that I find comfort in. Campaigns throughout the month of May [ keep reading ]

Is a Family-Friendly Music Festival Right for You?

Summer is rolling in fast, which means festival season is gearing up. You’ve already heard of music festivals like Coachella and the fateful Fyre Festival. If this is all you know about music festivals or if you enjoyed your fair share when you were younger, you’re probably thinking that these festivals are no place for [ keep reading ]

Mama, You Already Have a Summer Body

It’s that time of year again, ladies. Detox teas are running through the streets like April showers, Instagram influencers are selling their workout routines for $40 bucks a pop, and some rando from your old high school is trying to sell you a miracle weight loss shake. Every photoshopped picture advertising swimsuits is trying to [ keep reading ]

How to Take a Family Road Trip with Your Elementary-Aged Kid

I’m quickly learning that parenting during the elementary years is not as easy as I thought it would be. “Big kid” problems are cropping up, and fixing things with a hug and kiss is no longer an option. Grumpiness is starting to show up more and more, too. And now it’s time to take your [ keep reading ]

3 Ways to Keep Produce Fresh

I know spring is coming the moment that nectarines start showing up in the grocery store produce section. From a wider selection at the grocery store to farmers markets I stay stocked up on berries and seasonal produce and everything else I can get my hands on. The only problem with produce? It tends to [ keep reading ]

How to Prevent Chafing While Running

Leggings are perhaps the greatest thing to happen to women’s pants since, I don’t know, ever. Leggings with pockets, leggings with prints, leggings with those amazing mesh panels behind the knees. But as much as I love my leggings, the moment it starts getting warm I want to throw on a pair of shorts for [ keep reading ]


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