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.

Do You Really Need 10,000 Steps Every Day? Probably Not

Find any gathering of adults, and I can almost guarantee that the question, “So which tracker do you use?” will come up. Tracking steps 10,000 steps every day is as ubiquitous as those 80 Starbucks you find on half the corners in your city. For the record, I wear a Garmin Forerunner 235 and drink [ keep reading ]

Mom’s Viral Disney Rant as Hilarious as It Is Horrifying

Disney Parks are the places where magic and wonder spark with every step. Reality stops at the gates, and what’s beyond fulfills the dreams and fantasies of everyone from the smallest children to the oldest fans. That is, unless you’re the mom of a 3 year old and just kinda angry at, I don’t know, [ keep reading ]

Fall Fiction Books for the Whole Family

Reading is not so much an act as it is a journey. A journey across pages and characters and cities and lands that we never even dreamed existed. Pouring ourselves into the chapters of a novel stretches and grows our imagination and appetite for more and more words. With new fall fiction books hitting the [ keep reading ]

Bad Parenting Decisions and Flying Dog Poop

You ever just look at your kids and think, “Oh my god, I raised you”? And not in a good way. I mean, of course you have. This thought crosses your mind when they’re acting a fool in the store or decide to chuck their semi-hard water toy halfway across the pool, directly at a [ keep reading ]

Is the Bystander Effect Real?

You’re walking down the street. Or strolling along a river bank. Who knows, maybe you’re climbing the slide at your kid’s favorite playground. Suddenly, disaster strikes. You’re being mugged or tripped and fell into a river. A car is about to run you over and you are panicking and you can’t breath and no one [ keep reading ]

Why 30 is Awesome

30 used to seem like some crazy, abstract age when I was younger. Not totally real but always there. That age almost seemed more imaginary than anything else. Old, but out of reach. Like most young people, I was a straight up idiot. If you’ve already hit this weirdly magical number, you know why 30 [ keep reading ]

Kids, I Need the Tattling to Stop

Is anybody hurt or about to be hurt? Is blood involved? Anything broken? No? Then I don’t want to hear about it. Not only do I not want to hear about it, but for the most part I genuinely do not care. He said, she said, he did, she did. If I can’t figure out [ keep reading ]

How to Make Creative Time When You’re a Parent

Being a parent is one of the most exhaustive journeys you could ever embark on. Newborns won’t stop waking up throughout the night. Toddlers have no sense of danger. Preschoolers keep repeating curse words in front of your in-laws. Elementary-aged kids are getting their first tastes of freedom and the weight of that responsibility. And [ keep reading ]

The Best Video Games for People Who Hate Gaming

So you think you don’t like video games. You’ve watched your teen do stumble through every Fortnite dance and your teen won’t shut up about some game called Overwatch. Not to mention that it doesn’t even feature one single, solitary watch. But hear me out. Maybe, just maybe, you haven’t found the right games yet. [ keep reading ]

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 ]

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