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I’m writing a post about baby and toddler sleep. It’s a follow up to Adventures in Baby Sleep Training.  It should go up later today!


Speaking of sleep, I want to go back to bed because…


It’s COLD!   Understatement of the year, right?


I’m sure many of you are even colder, though!  It’s 10 degrees here, which is pretty darn cold for North Carolina.  We don’t have proper clothes for this type of weather.  At least the doggies have jackets… which they are wearing inside now. Smile


How cute is that picture?  Henry loves Maggie so much.  <3  He loves James, too, but Maggie tolerates anything so she’s best buds with rambunctious Henry.  And how awesome are those stacking blocks?  Henry’s Nana bought them for him for Christmas and they are a HUGE hit (they’re from Melissa and Doug).


Speaking of the holidays… When my friends came over for New Year’s Eve, Heather brought a delicious spinach, orange, and toasted macadamia nut salad.  She left a jar of the dressing, and I’ve been drizzling it on everything ever since! 


Here’s the recipe —> Vegetarian Times.


Oh!  If you want to join our online book club, our book for February is What Alice Forgot.


Simply comment on this post that you’d like to join, and I’ll send you a link to our private Facebook group.  We start the discussion on February 2.


And last, but certainly not least, I was recently interviewed by Val Groth for her new Podcast series (which is tearing up the iTunes charts).  You can find my Podcast here


And if you subscribe to her series, you are automatically entered to win a $500 Amazon gift card… pretty awesome!


Off to brave the cold!  Stay warm. <3 <3 <3  See you later.



  • Cortney January 7, 2014, 8:34 am

    I am due for a new book to read (just finished Reconstructing Amelia last night. I am still processing it!), so I’d love to join the book club!

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} January 7, 2014, 8:35 am

    I will join your group! What Alice Forgot has been on my reading list so this is perfect. Have a great day!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 7, 2014, 8:36 am

    It was so cold here yesterday in Chicago (-18 with -45 windchill), that my roommate had to pick up her dog and put him outside to try and get him to go to the bathroom.

    • Caitlin January 7, 2014, 8:37 am

      hahah thats what i have to do with maggie

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs January 7, 2014, 8:56 am

    Love that photo of Henry & Maggie — so sweet!

  • Paige @ Your Trainer Paige January 7, 2014, 9:07 am

    Whoa! 10 degrees?! It’s warmer than that here in Colorado. Crazy cold snap.
    I looooved What Alice Forgot. Couldn’t put it down!

  • Jenn January 7, 2014, 9:09 am

    Would love the join the book club!

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun January 7, 2014, 9:23 am

    It’s about -8 here BUT with the wind they say it feels like -35 degrees. BRR! and of course I pick the one day it is like this to have a doctor’s appointment scheduled. It took me 2 months to get it so there is no backing out now!

    • Debbie from White Bear Lake January 7, 2014, 9:28 am

      Would love to be part of your book club!

  • Melissa January 7, 2014, 9:25 am

    I want to join please!!

  • Kat January 7, 2014, 9:30 am

    That book looks really intriguing. I’m on the hunt for a new book so I’d love to join your book club. Still looking for one in real life. But via facebook would be fun too!

  • Marie-Pier January 7, 2014, 9:35 am

    Hi Caitlin! I already read that book and I’d love to join your virtual book club!
    Your son is so cuuuuuuuute! Love that pic!

  • Maureen January 7, 2014, 9:44 am

    I just recently started reading your blog and am really enjoying it! I’d love to join the book club discussion 🙂

  • Laura Z January 7, 2014, 9:52 am

    I’d love to play in the book club! It’s a balmy 34 in Denver. Much warmer than yesterday!

  • Keri January 7, 2014, 9:56 am

    I would love to join the book club!

  • Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change January 7, 2014, 10:23 am

    I’ll definitely have to look into that podcast – sounds like something I would definitely enjoy!

  • Jacquelyn @justjacq January 7, 2014, 10:25 am

    I just read The Husband’s Secret by Lianne Moriarty. It was really really good. So good I went to the library and got her other books!

  • Jack Sh*t January 7, 2014, 10:28 am

    I’m with H: that’s a damn impressive block tower!

  • Liza January 7, 2014, 10:44 am

    I’m in for the book club!

  • Meagan January 7, 2014, 10:58 am

    I’d like to join the book club! I have been trying to read more often…maybe this will be a good reminder!

  • Regina January 7, 2014, 11:06 am

    I’d love to join the book club!

  • Elizabeth @ Positive Change January 7, 2014, 11:10 am

    Yeah 10 is very cold for NC! Stay warm! Trying to do the same in Ohio with it about -9 now. Ready for warm weather asap!

  • Reenie January 7, 2014, 11:24 am

    …” Henry loves Maggie so much.”….

    That makes me smile… and so does the picture of those two. I remember you being worried about how Maggie would do when Henry was born. So cute. Love the doggies in their sweaters. 🙂

  • Corrie Anne January 7, 2014, 11:34 am

    Brrr!! And I loved that book!! Good reading for the cold weather.

  • Tiffany January 7, 2014, 11:42 am

    I’d love to join the group!

  • dotsie January 7, 2014, 11:49 am

    I’d like to join in on the facebook group discussion on the book, pretty please! 🙂

    I love that Henry loves dogs..and big blocks 🙂 too cute!

  • Katie H. January 7, 2014, 11:55 am

    I LOVED What Alice Forgot! I actually just requested the rest of Liane Moriarty’s books from the library 🙂

  • Jennifer January 7, 2014, 11:58 am

    What Alice Forgot has been on my wish list so please add me to the book club!

  • Beth January 7, 2014, 12:01 pm

    I’m interested in joining the book club!!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 7, 2014, 12:08 pm

    Oh my goodness, Henry in that little onesie is too cute!! Hope you guys stay warm in this crazy weather!

  • Sudie January 7, 2014, 12:16 pm

    Please add me to Book Club. Thanks!

  • Elisabeth January 7, 2014, 12:30 pm

    I just moved to North Carolina last month, but 19 degrees is pretty cold for the area I’m in (suburb of Raleigh-Durham)! However, I am pretty used to ‘real’ winter as a 31 year resident of Ohio 😉

  • Jess January 7, 2014, 12:34 pm

    Please add me to the book club. Thanks so much!

  • ann January 7, 2014, 1:16 pm

    Would love to join book club, also we love the Melissa and Doug wooden toys, puzzles and blocks. I usually find them at consignment shops so I will be on the look out for those big blocks.

  • Linz @ Itz Linz January 7, 2014, 1:36 pm

    Our high yesterday in St. Louis was 0!!!!!!!!! Stay warm!! 🙂

  • nancy January 7, 2014, 1:40 pm

    I’m a picky reader but What Alice Forgot sounds like something I would enjoy. Please sign me up! And thanks for the link right to Amazon. Didn’t even have to get up to get it ordered 🙂

  • Monica January 7, 2014, 1:49 pm

    I’ll join the book club! Thanks!

  • Tania January 7, 2014, 2:20 pm

    Reading that now so I’d love to join!

  • K @ Finding a Skinnier me January 7, 2014, 2:27 pm

    I wish it was cold here. We are in the high 60’s and will be in the 70’s next week. So basically we haven’t had a winter and we are in a desperate drought that is killing us because of the zero amount of rain plus record heat all of 2013. It has been miserable. So I would take the cold right now and snow >_<

  • Christina @ The Beautiful Balance January 7, 2014, 2:38 pm

    Those stacking blocks are so adorable!

  • Abby January 7, 2014, 3:26 pm

    I’m ready for this cold snap to be over!! It’s been -40 with the windchill the last two days. It’s really weird to say that above 0 feels warmer. It does make everything move and go a little slower!

  • Christy January 7, 2014, 3:42 pm

    Please add me to your book club too. thanks!

  • Kathy January 7, 2014, 3:48 pm

    Oh that picture of Henry and Maggie! His little hand on her back like they’re 2 buds, hanging out and admiring his building is ridiculously sweet!

  • Kim January 7, 2014, 4:18 pm

    I’d like to join the book club!

  • Caitlin January 7, 2014, 6:13 pm

    What Alice Forgot is a fantastic read!! I finished it not too long ago. You picked a great one!

  • Kelly January 7, 2014, 7:19 pm

    Would love to join the book club!

  • Anne January 7, 2014, 8:50 pm

    I would love to join the book club! 🙂

  • Rebecca January 7, 2014, 9:42 pm

    I’d love to join the book club! I’m always looking for new books to read and people to talk about them with! 🙂

  • Diane Tewksbury January 8, 2014, 9:15 am

    would really like to join the facebook club1 Sign me up. Thanks.

  • Ali January 8, 2014, 2:55 pm

    Hi Caitlyn! I’d love to join the book club for February. Thanks!

  • Stacey K. January 8, 2014, 9:22 pm

    I have been wanting to read this book for months! Count me in for the book club!

  • Allison January 8, 2014, 10:23 pm

    Would love to join online book club!

  • Jennifer January 9, 2014, 12:36 am

    I’d like to join the book club!

  • Kelley M. January 9, 2014, 4:46 pm

    Just purchased “What Alice Forgot,” please add me to the book club! Thanks :0)

  • Erin January 10, 2014, 9:04 am

    Listened to the podcast last night — great job!!

  • Triin January 11, 2014, 3:53 pm

    I would like to join the book club!

  • Cathy January 13, 2014, 12:35 am

    I’d love to join the book club!

  • Jen, a priorfatgirl January 13, 2014, 4:55 pm

    I’d love to join the book club! I actually read that book about 6 months ago so I’m already ahead 🙂

  • Jennifer Burns January 13, 2014, 9:01 pm

    I would love to join the bookclub too!


  • Hannah January 14, 2014, 10:23 pm

    Just finished listening to your interview and loved it, you were so great! Your last piece of advice had me in tears. Your humble personality is so admirable. Now let’s see this Operation Beautiful tattoo!!

  • Nikki January 27, 2014, 3:24 pm

    I would also like to join the book club!!

  • Rachel @ Runner's Tales January 27, 2014, 5:49 pm

    I would love to join the book club! What Alice Forgot is such a wonderful book. I couldn’t put it down!

  • Durka January 28, 2014, 7:43 am

    I would also love to join the book club!!

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