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Caitlin Jacob

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 5 year old daughter into the world. She spends her days working in marketing, telling stories using her bag of digital tricks. 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.

3 Quick & Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Fall Nights

You know what I love as we move into fall? Those delicious, hearty, cozy meals that really make it feel like the season has arrived ... even if the temperature outside doesn't always reflect...

It’s Not A Vacation, It’s a Trip

We travel a fair amount with our five year old. Partly out of necessity, because a big chunk of our family lives several states away. Partly because we're Disney people. But either way, she's...

Fall in the Time of Corona

As we move towards the holidays, lots of moms (myself included!) are starting to fret about what COVID and ongoing restrictions mean for their fall traditions. The pumpkin patch has already been canceled. What's...

Why I’m Still Using My Planner When Everything’s Canceled

Let's think about everything I've given up since the start of the pandemic: Makeup. Blow drying my hair. Dine-in restaurants. Hugs. Bras. With almost everything canceled, it would seem like a no-brainer to add my 2020...

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...