Caitlin is a writer, editor, and translator living in Berlin with her husband and their angsty threenager.

Looking to the trees for winter lockdown inspiration

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The freshly-planted trees outside my bedroom.


Embracing the German obsession with fresh air

A woman standing behind a curtain in a full-length window.
A woman standing behind a curtain in a full-length window.
Photo by Kinga Cichewicz on Unsplash


On letting go, letting be, and pumpkin pie.

Person standing by a pumpkin pie and glass of red wine.
Person standing by a pumpkin pie and glass of red wine.
Photo by Ashim D’Silva on Unsplash


On learning to write for the internet (and never reading the comments)

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Photo by the author


Living abroad reveals all the cracks in America’s façade

Photo of an American flag seen through a van window
Photo of an American flag seen through a van window
Photo by Charlotte Harrison from Unsplash


Letting go of what should be to make space for what is

Photo of a cloudy sky framed by the edges of two different trees.
Photo of a cloudy sky framed by the edges of two different trees.
Photo by the author


Because an artist’s work can’t be separated from them, no matter how inconvenient that may be

Picture of a cardboard box with a box set of Harry Potter books.
Picture of a cardboard box with a box set of Harry Potter books.
My Harry Potter box set, ready to put out on the curb.


The answer? Put the worry in the poem (er, Medium piece).

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Photo: Free Nature Stock, pexels.com

I write to remind myself that I, too, am not alone.


Wrestling with the realities of motherhood

Impressionist painting by Mary Cassat depicting a mother embracing her child
Impressionist painting by Mary Cassat depicting a mother embracing her child
Image: Wikiart. Mother and Child, by Mary Cassatt, 1880.

He needed his egg-shaped night light! He needed his water! He needed me to sing the Winne-the-Pooh song!


Moments of mindfulness in a year of pandemic

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