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Fun fact: I’ve written 4,283 posts since I started this blog.  Well, I guess we can make that count 4,284 now!  Sometimes, really great posts just get lost in the archives, so it’s fun for me to flip through my favorite oldies but goodies and share the most memorable.  Here are 10 random old posts for your reading pleasure!


Six Ways to Make a Working Relationship Work: AKA How to own a small business with your spouse and not kill each other. It can be done, I swear.

Green Your Period: All about using the Diva Cup, a menstrual cup, in lieu of tampons.  A strange topic, for sure, but also a very interesting one.

A Day In The Life:  What my life looked like when Henry was four months old.  It was a busy time, that’s for sure…  We get a lot more sleep now. Smile 

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Acupuncture 101:  Everything you ever wanted to know about acupuncture (the Husband is an acupuncturist, although he doesn’t do a lot of it these days).


Four Natural Beauty Products That I Love (and One That I Hate):  The title says it all!

In a similar vein… How Natural Deodorant Works.


Henry’s Birth Story, Part I and Part II:  Also known as how I squeezed a human being out of my vagina without an epidural.  Awesome.

My Four Rules of Running  How to run far, have fun, and not drive yourself crazy, in four easy steps!

(I spy Kath and Michelle!)


A random, but really delicious, recipe:  Breakfast Scramble Quiche.


Other bloggers – I’d love you to link to one of your oldie but goodie blog posts!  Share your favorite in the comments section!



  • Alex @ Raw Recovery March 5, 2013, 11:04 pm

    Oh Caitlin, I love that you use the word vagina without flinching. Seriously. I went to an all women’s college and I’m not afraid to say “vagina!” all loud and proud. Also, it was your Diva cup post that made me switch to that instead of tampons and holy something, I LOVE my diva cup!! It is awesome! I also like telling other people about it and watching them squirm and get all disgusted. Anyway….an oldie but goodie post for me would be my “Stop Waiting” post (http://myrawrecovery.com/2012/11/18/stop-waiting/)

    • Caitlin March 5, 2013, 11:05 pm

      hahah vagina vagina vagina.

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life March 5, 2013, 11:42 pm

    I loved your birth story posts. In fact, I discovered your blog from Babble when you were writing about your pregnancy and the Bradley Method. I did the Bradley Method myself so reading your posts had me nodding along with most of your experience!

    One of my flashback posts was when I wrote about the time my 3 month old son fell from the kitchen counter. It was one of the worst days of my life. He is fine, but I learned as a first-time mom how important it is to not do too many things at once. I still haven’t forgiven myself for what happened but writing about it helped to get my emotions out and I hope it might help prevent the same thing from happening to some one else.

  • Miranda @ Miranda Runs March 5, 2013, 11:53 pm

    Oh man, I love the “day in the life” posts! So much fun 🙂 an oldie but a goodie post of mine is probably the one about exercise guilt on rest days. I think we all struggle with that and it felt good to share! Link: http://mirandaruns.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/exercise-guilt/

  • Lindsay March 6, 2013, 12:48 am

    I’m out here on the West Coast craving a good New York bagel and dreaming of this bagel (no)lox http://runningwithtongs.com/2011/03/24/bagel-nolox/

  • supergenericgirl March 6, 2013, 1:11 am

    Awesome! Congratulations on the number of posts – that’s a whole lot of words! “I don’t have time and other bullshit we tell ourselves” (http://supergenericgirl.com/2013/01/17/i-dont-have-time-and-other-bullshit-we-tell-ourselves/) was probably one of my favourite posts to write (along with my most recent one) because it felt so good to get that off my chest!

  • Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss March 6, 2013, 3:20 am

    That scramble looks delicious. I took a little time to peruse my archives, and stumbled on this gem from January 2011: “Food will always taste good” http://wp.me/pDjA9-o1

  • jen March 6, 2013, 7:11 am

    i’ve always thought the “a blog post helped changed my life” is kind of cheesy, but i have to thank you.

    i’ve always had trouble with tampons since i was 13. i mean, i can’t use them at all without looking like the elevator scene from the shining! 😉

    however, every gyn i’ve had has blown me off saying it’s nothing or not unusal. LIES! when you posted the diva cup, i was desperate to try something other than irritating pads. it still didn’t work.

    BUT… i had recently moved and found a new gyno. i desperately told her my problems and within seconds she had me diagnosed. dual uteruses (uterus didelphus)! weird, frreaky, and scary, but an answer. sure, this could lead to major reproductive issues. but most women don’t find this out till they lose a few pregnancies or are in the middle of an emergency early labor c-section. but, thanks to something i read on your blog, i’m armed with some knowledge. it’s not the knowledge you intended, i’m sure! but now i know, and knowing is half the battle (GI Joe!) Sorry, had to!

  • Jen G. March 6, 2013, 8:02 am

    I’m finally buying a Diva Cup to this test out this month! I remembered you’d written the post after finally making the decision, and went back to the archives to reread that posting just the other day. I really appreciate hearing that the general consensus was “The idea totally freaked me out, but I gave it a try and I love it!” Because right now the idea is totally freaking me out, but I’m giving it a try…

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed March 6, 2013, 8:31 am

    Love your flashback posts! I just have to share my half marathon race recap! I trained for months and I couldn’t have had a better race! My friends and family were amazing spectators! http://busyboldblessed.blogspot.com/2012/05/oddyssey-half-marathon-race-recap.html

  • Kelly March 6, 2013, 9:16 am

    That breakfast scramble looks delicious, and I always love your relationship posts, too!!

    One of my favorite posts that I’ve written is this one I wrote last fall about how being busy isn’t necessarily a bad thing. http://www.browniesandzucchini.com/2012/10/08/the-thing-about-being-busy/

  • Michelle March 6, 2013, 9:33 am

    OMG that seems like decades ago!

  • Allison March 6, 2013, 9:42 am

    This is such a great flashback! Especially the running tips post.

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In March 6, 2013, 9:44 am

    This was a fav on mine – Making the Most of Long Distance Relationships

  • Stacy March 6, 2013, 9:45 am

    That’s a lot of posts! I thought my 250 something was a lot!

    My favorite old post is about the best relationship advice my mom ever gave me. It gave me the courage to leave a bad relationship…and I’m happy to say, I’m getting married in 4 months to a wonderful guy. I’m glad I listened!


  • Erin @ The Grass Skirt March 6, 2013, 9:55 am

    I’m so embarrassed when I look back on old posts! I only started my blog in January 2011 but feel like I was such a baby. Here’s my first post. I talk about how I got my blog name and share the recipe behind it. 🙂

  • Laine March 6, 2013, 10:17 am

    why doesn’t he do much acupuncture these days? what else does he do? (My acupuncturist is down the hall from my office, which I love!)

    • Caitlin March 6, 2013, 10:27 am

      He does more functional medicine and nutritional supplementation.

  • rachel March 6, 2013, 10:24 am

    I recently discovered “soft cups” brand disposable menstrual cups – if anyone is on the fence about trying the diva cups (30-40$$$) this is a good way to get used to them and decide if you like them- and they are about $8 for a box of 12 or so… (i love them, and am ordering a diva cup basically because it’s reusable)

  • April March 6, 2013, 10:57 am

    I love when you do the Superlatives!

  • Sara @ fitcupcaker March 6, 2013, 11:11 am

    well Ive only been blogging for about 3 months but this is one of the fan favorites for some reason 🙂 “Healthy Alternative”

  • Stephanie @ Food Fit 4 Real March 6, 2013, 12:24 pm

    The picture of Henry from the Day in the life post makes me want to pinch his cheeks. It also tempts me (a little) to have another baby so I can pinch their cheeks. I guess I am just missing the baby stage right now because my babies are 6 1/2 and 3 1/2.
    One of my oldie but goodie posts was written after the Healthy Living Summit in 2011, where I write about Action Mantras. http://foodandfitness4real.com/2011/08/24/action-mantras-stepping-stones-to-the-island-of-healthy-living/

  • Sara March 6, 2013, 12:28 pm

    Interesting post! I like the one post about all the natural soups and shampoos! I am for sure going to try that body wash out and that face wash from Trader Joes. Have you ever tried Lush Products? If so what are your thoughts on them?


  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 6, 2013, 12:36 pm

    I loved that day in the life post! I had a hard time picking a good flashback post, I didn’t realize how many posts I have (although no where near you – 547!). The one I picked is definitely a favorite – it was my last post before running the Chicago Marathon this past October, my first marathon! Very reflective on why I love running: http://www.peaceloveandoats.com/2012/10/05/its-time/

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut March 6, 2013, 12:58 pm

    I am making that quiche this weekend- yum!

    A couple of my faves are: Willpower myths: http://wannabehealthnut.com/willpower-how-to-make-real-changes/

    Confessions from a Wannabe Health Nut: http://wannabehealthnut.com/friday-funday-confessions-from-a-wannabe-health-nut/

  • Becky @RunninginHighHeels March 6, 2013, 1:35 pm

    I love these posts (by the way, I can’t believe how quickly the little man is growing!). One of my favorite posts actually comes from the blog I wrote before my current one. I love it because it reminds me how far I’ve come, how much I’ve grown in self-confidence and self-acceptance. I’m proud to say I no longer compare myself to “superhumans,” because the fact is, we all have extraordinary things about ourselves!

    Enjoy! http://preaisleadventures.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/attack-of-the-superhuman/

  • Emily@2:DESIGN:CENTS March 6, 2013, 2:37 pm

    That pic of you and your husband under “Six Ways to Make a Working Relationship Work” is super funny/cute!

  • Jessica March 6, 2013, 3:48 pm

    I love this! Glad you are safe! So scary driving in junk weather like that! So one of my older (not that much older) but good posts is how making mommy friends is like dating..my take 😉 enjoy!

  • Sarah March 6, 2013, 10:36 pm

    That is an insane amount of posts- you rock! Linking up to one of my favorite summer posts- can’t wait ’til it’s warm! http://www.bettycupcakes.com/2011/07/07/kicking-it-old-school/

  • Katie @ peacebeme March 6, 2013, 11:02 pm

    I’m curious why your husband isn’t doing much acupuncture these days…?

    • Caitlin March 7, 2013, 7:00 am

      He likes it, it’s just not where his passions lie!

  • Kelsie March 7, 2013, 5:35 am

    I liked the spouse work post a lot. My hus and I work from home 2 days a week and it can be challenging at times!

    I’m curious, though, why you always bring up your med-free birth? It comes off as super braggy and turns moms like me off who chose to go the other route. Just my opinion though…

  • Kattrina March 7, 2013, 10:00 am

    Have you tried the diva cup since you gave birth? I used the cup pre-pregnancy (the small) and was thinking of buying the larger one (I gave birth six months ago) but wasn’t sure if it would work as well – all stretched out, ya know. Just curious.

    • Caitlin March 7, 2013, 10:53 am

      No, I still haven’t gotten my period yet. I’m sure it’s on it’s way though now that I’ve stopped breastfeeding!

  • Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} March 7, 2013, 11:07 am

    Wow that is a LOT of posts! I love the idea of a flashback post. Off to read some oldies but goodies!

  • Jenn@ Be Me March 7, 2013, 2:04 pm

    My favorite and recently most viewed is Why to ditch the Biggest Loser http://wp.me/p329DL-7M

  • janet @ the taste space March 11, 2013, 2:51 pm

    I am loving everyone’s favourite posts!
    This one is mine: homemade apple strudel with my grandmother:

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