Latest from Caitlin Gibson

Being stuck at home with the kids is hard. So is sending them back into the world.

Some parents are mourning the bursting of the family bubble.
  • Aug 16, 2021

What the ‘return to normal’ means for toddlers who no longer remember ‘normal’

As we guide our youngest children back to the outside world, they teach us resilience
  • Jun 28, 2021

The strange and lonely transformation of first-time mothers in the pandemic

They’ve gone through a profound shift in identity — without a village present to witness it.
  • Jun 3, 2021

As the pandemic world reopens, worried parents are left navigating the maskless mayhem

Experts say it’s safe for the vaccinated to enjoy life again. Parents of vulnerable kids aren’t so sure.
  • Jun 2, 2021

‘I’m really just trying to get to know my granddaughter again’

For vaccinated grandparents, the heartache of separation is finally ending.
  • Apr 30, 2021

Americans are still spanking their kids. A new study shows how harmful that is.

A study of twins shows that problem behavior can be traced to harsh parenting, not genetics.
  • Apr 12, 2021

Notes on being pregnant in a pandemic

To nurture life has always been an act of faith, or defiance.
  • Sep 22, 2020

‘The most crushing, anxious parenting choice’: To return to day care or not?

Amid much uncertainty, parents of small kids weigh benefits, risks and needs.
  • Sep 3, 2020

‘I was her shadow’: As millions cry for justice, Breonna Taylor’s sister faces her own quiet grief

For Ju’Niyah Palmer, the police killing of Breonna Taylor was not only a public outrage but a personal tragedy.
  • Aug 8, 2020