Caroline Hogeveen

Caroline is a proud Vanderbilt alumna, professional oversharer, and lover of all things healthy-ish. She's equally obsessed with meaningful conversations and trashy television.

8 Things The Best MILs Do For Her Pregnant Daughter-In-Law During The Holidays

I hit the in-law jackpot and consider myself lucky that those frighteningly common horror stories of bickering mother and daughter-in-laws are foreign to me. My mother-in-law has always been insanely generous and kind to me... and as many women…
By Caroline Hogeveen

15 Holiday Gifts For The Sleep-Deprived Mom, Because Her Needs Are... Unique

Ask any new mom what she has on their wish list, and she'll probably tell you one thing: sleep. Of course, aside from watching her baby while she naps, that's not exactly a gift you can wrap up and hand over. If you're not in a position to take take…
By Caroline Hogeveen

No One Actually Wants Turkey On Thanksgiving, So Make These 10 Dishes Instead

Maybe you're just not a big fan of turkey. Maybe you have guests coming over with dietary restrictions. Maybe you simply want to mix things up, because rules are made to be broken. Whatever your reason, there are plenty of ways to create a fantastic…
By Caroline Hogeveen

Yes, An Ugly Sweater Cookie Decorating Kit Exists, & Yes, You Need It RN

Ugly Christmas sweaters are a staple of the holiday season, and the tackier the better. Obnoxious patterns and vivid shades of red and green are a must, while over-the-top appliqués, bells, and tinsel are all superb extras. If you don't have an…
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Here's One Place You Can Count On To Be Open Thanksgiving Day: Safeway

No matter how perfectly you plan, it's almost inevitable: It's Thanksgiving Day, and you realize you're completely out of butter or you've forgotten the cranberries altogether. Thanksgiving is officially ruined... or is it? Don't worry, you're not…
By Caroline Hogeveen

15 Restaurants Offering Free Meals On Veterans Day, Because It's Well-Deserved

Veterans Day, a day to honor our veterans and active duty personnel, is one of our country's most important holidays. These unspeakably brave men and women have stepped up to serve in the United States Armed Forces, and restaurants around the…
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To Some, Putting Your Christmas Tree Up Before Thanksgiving Is A *Big* Faux Pas

There are some questions that will never be put to rest. They can divide families, alienate friends, and keep you up at night questioning your own beliefs and those of the people around you. One of those controversial questions up for debate is…
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Tell Your Thanksgiving Hostess "Thank You" With These 20 Gifts Under $25

Hosting Thanksgiving is not an easy feat. People look forward to their Thanksgiving feast all year long, and expectations can run high. Cooking the perfect turkey is hard enough, but add appetizers, side dishes, desserts, and drinks, and you…
By Caroline Hogeveen

If You Can't Walk Right After Childbirth, Your Epidural May Be To Blame

When you're waiting for that glorious epidural, minutes can seem like days. You're ready for that sweet relief, and you're ready now! It's no wonder that many women nearing their due date, especially those in active labor, are frantic to find out…
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The 3 Zodiac Signs That Are The Least Reliable

Unreliable. Fickle. Flaky. Whatever you want to call it, it's not the greatest personality trait. We all have those friends whose invitations and plans are always taken with a grain of salt. Yeah, sure. I'll believe it when I see it. It's not that…
By Caroline Hogeveen

This Is Why You Can Expect Zero Lines At Target On Black Friday This Year

I'm obsessed with saving money. I rarely shop online without a coupon code, clearance signs get my adrenaline pumping, and I'm of the philosophy that paying price full-price is for chumps. Black Friday should be my dream come true, but it's far from…
By Caroline Hogeveen

40 Hilarious Dog GIFs Guaranteed To Make Your Day

I've said it before and I'll say it again: We are not worthy of dogs. They're the ultimate best friends. You're sad? They'll comfort you. Sleepy? They'll nap with you. Excited? They'll celebrate with you. Dogs provide unconditional love and a whole…
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Here's Why Babies Born In November Are Totally Destined To Be Badass

All babies are amazing. They're irresistible, squishy little bundles of joy that come with limitless potential and boundless dreams. That said... there is something extra special about November babies. Born during the magical season of flaming…
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20 Baby Names For November Babies, That You'll Just Want To Gobble Up

November babies are special. They come into this world during a season focused on family, gratitude, and togetherness. Their literal arrival on this earth is forever marked by fiery red-orange trees, rich comfort foods, and cozy sweaters, and what…
By Caroline Hogeveen

9 Things Your Veins Can Tell You About Your Overall Health

Veins are confusing. You finish a rigorous workout at the gym, and discover bulging veins covering your hands and lower arms. You head to the doctor for a blood draw, and the nurse can't find a vein to save your life. What's up with that? It turns…
By Caroline Hogeveen

Obviously Your Kids Will Think This Peeing Pup Game Is The Most Hilarious Thing

Your kids are about to have some glorious time off from school for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and Hasbro Gaming officially has your back. Just in time for those long, looming, unstructured days, they've come out with a new game that's sure to keep…
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This Mexican Version Of Elf-On-The-Shelf Encourages Kids To Do Good Deeds

The magic of Christmas time lies in the traditions, from the festive decor that comes out once a year to the rich food that instantly makes your entire house smell like the holidays. For many households, the Elf on the Shelf has become a pivotal…
By Caroline Hogeveen

You'll Want To Open The American Girl's Countdown To Christmas Set All At Once

The only thing better than Christmas morning itself is the sweet, sweet anticipation of it. Have your kids started asking "How many days until Christmas?" yet? It's coming! This year, American Girl is making the wait for Christmas morning even more…
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These Unicorn Slippers Are Soft, Cute, & *Heated*, So Yeah, Miracles Do Exist

Fuzzy slippers are a staple in my wardrobe. If I'm home, you can guarantee I'm in my slippers. If I'm not home, there's also a chance I'm wearing them — yes, I pack them in my purse for the movie theater and long flights. I highly suggest trying it…
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These Awesome Baby Halloween Costumes Are Guaranteed Crowd-Pleasers

It's almost here. Halloween is the magical day when all babies somehow get ten times cuter in the ridiculous costumes their parents have picked out for them. Though they don't understand why they're in strange clothing, and have zero concept of what…
By Caroline Hogeveen