Caitlin Jacob

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Caitlin made her way to Lafayette more than a decade ago, after growing up in North Carolina and then graduating from the University of Georgia. Since then, she married the man who introduced her to Cajun country, and they welcomed their now 4 year old daughter into the world. She spends her days as the Digital Director for The Daily Advertiser, helping to coordinate video, photo, and online coverage of everything happening in Acadiana. When she’s not working or wrangling her tiny human, she can be found running (slowly), testing new baking recipes (ask about her almond poppyseed bread), or wielding a glue gun for her latest craft project.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten: Lunchtime Practice

I'm sending my daughter off to kindergarten this year (in whatever form that looks like), and there are a thousand questions running through my head. Will she make friends? Will she be able to find...

The Pressure of Alone Time

I don't get the luxury of an empty house very often. I work full time outside the home, so the hours that I'm home, so is everyone else. But every so often, something magical happens. Schedules...

Asking For Patience Every Day

I like to think I'm a generally patient person. Or at least I did. Until I had a child who loves to push things to the very edge, trying to take everything one (or five) steps...

Watching My Daughter Fall in Love With the Library

I have vivid memories of frequently visiting the library in my hometown growing up. It wasn't very big -- actually it was just one room in a strip of stores on Main Street --...

I’m Drowning in Construction Paper

My little one is creative, and that's great! She enjoys arts and crafts, building and creating, and it's something we love to do together. But I'm currently drowning in construction paper. Our pre-quarantine lives already generated...

Check on Your Introverted Friends, Too

I've seen a lot of posts on social media as we continue to stay at home and practice social distancing: "Check on your extroverted friends. We are not okay." Well, I've got some news for...

Bringing the Disney Magic to Isolation

"Mom, can we go to Disney World? "No baby, remember? We can't go on any trips for a while because of the virus." Thoughtful pause. "That's okay. We'll go to Disney World tomorrow." Okay, so maybe I...

Never Have I Ever: Mom Edition

Most of us probably played the game "Never Have I Ever" sometime in our younger days. Take turns going around the table, naming things you'd never done, trying to look cool, and maybe calling...

Forget Resolutions: Make Your Changes Today

We're well past the start of the new year, and I think that's the perfect time to set new goals for yourself. The holiday craziness is behind us, and we're settled back into our...

Take the Help: How Saying Yes Can Make All the Difference

There are lots of ways we can react when we see someone else's child throwing an unholy fit in the middle of Target: sympathetic smile, judgey-judgement, pretend it's not happening, just be thankful it's...