My Story

It is completely impossible to tell you everything there is about a person on one page, like who I am, what I like, what I do, things about my life, etc, etc. That’s the beauty of blogging. To be able to experience different parts of others’ lives and who they are through their eyes as they lay it out for the world in black and white. So, that being said, I will give you an overview that will at least give you the basics. The rest you will just have to keep coming back and reading to find out; and I hope you do!

I am Caitlin Dermott. Twenty-four years old as of October 2014. Wife to one of the best men I am sure I will ever know. He is caring, generous, strong, dedicated, passionate, and just all around wonderful. His name is Kalen. We first ever caught eyes from the back corner of our church one summer Sunday morning and the rest is history. From immediate and continuous friendship to dating to young marriage on July 19, 2010, we have seen so much and have been through so much in our 6 years together (4 years married) that it’s kind of overwhelming. I am convinced that that is the only way we are where we are and are the people we are today-because we did it together. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows have, and will always be worth it, as long as we have God and each other. I am eternally grateful to our Heavenly Father for orchestrating our lives and our love when He formed us before the beginning of time. Kalen and I are extremely passionate about marriage and family, and speaking of family, ours increased by one precious life on November 2nd, 2013. Our precious baby boy, Harrison Thomas and then by two sweet twin girls, Dylan and Emery, May 21, 2016.

Nothing goes as we plan it…right when we think we have it under control and planned out, God comes in and surprises us again. Not only are we the oldest children in our families, but we are destined to be forerunners and have been from a young age. We hit things, walk through things, and come up against things way before others do. It is and has been very difficult at times, but so rewarding at others. Connection, transparency, intimacy and being intentional (with God and in relationships), is a huge core value for us, and we are constantly being shaped to carry out that passion that is so heavy on our hearts.

He likes to cook, I’m okay with that.

He loves to read, is very intelligent, and hungers for knowledge, I think that’s so sexy!

He is a hopeless romantic, and so am I!

He likes candy, I like chocolate.

He’s a beer man, I choose wine.

We love to travel and getaway whenever we can–even just for the weekend.

He’s my steady, intelligent, passionate educator I’m his wild free spirit, change/advent seeking, health and fitness fanatic.

He likes the mountains and winter, I’m a beach girl and the ocean is my home.

Really, we are just two people who were never “just friends” or “just lovers”..we’re both!

First and foremost, my family is my biggest passion so you’ll see marriage and family posts from time to time, but my next biggest passion is for health that goes hand in hand with one word-balance. We are mind, body, spirit beings and I believe that TRUE health-and the fullness of it-is reached by maintaining an intentional attitude toward all three. We have to keep not just our bodies healthy, but our minds and our spirits as well. And truly, this balance translates over into all areas I like to represent on this blog. And a realization that it looks different for everyone.

This is a lifestyle blog that will highlight the intention of balance, authenticity, transparency, confidence, and wholeness. Mixed in with some fashion, health& fitness, and collab posts.

I am excited to share pieces of my life with you through these blogs. I hope you always come away from these blog postings filled with nothing less than hope and hope for your future.


Jeremiah 29:11

9 thoughts on “My Story

  1. Hi! Love this. Love you. Great Job. I know I wasn’t much help on the name, but now you get to take full credit for this brilliance! 🙂 you will always be a favorite of mine…. Always!


  2. I love you baby girl. You truly are the fulfillment of that scripture for me and Daddy: A reward beyond description, and one whose value is eternal! Yes…..I am filled with hope through your blog…..but that hope really began the day The Lord told us “a year from today you’ll be pregnant …” And we were, with you! Hope has sprung every day since then! You are a gift to us from our Three-fod union with Him! Love you more than words can say! Mama

  3. Hi Caitlin,

    My name’s Kristen and I am a blogger/writer for Diet-to-Go. Each year, we put together a list of 100 inspirational bloggers in the weight loss/fitness/healthy living/healthy eating realm.

    The list is not something we take lightly. We put countless hours into finding the best bloggers so that we can direct our customers and readers to people who can truly motivate, inspire and help them in their own weight loss journeys.

    This year, we put together our list with a twist: We selected bloggers that were less well-known, but who deserve recognition for all they offer on their blogs.

    The reason I’m contacting you is to let you know that this year, we selected YOU for our list! Congratulations! We think your story, posts and dedication to healthy living and/or weight loss is something to look up to, admire and shout to the world.

    Please feel free to check out the list on your own here:

    And, if you’d like to share the honor with others, feel free to embed your “Top 100 Weight Loss Blog” badge on your site.

    Here’s the embed code for the small badge:


    And for the large badge:


    Finally, we want to personally thank you for being brave enough and dedicated enough to share your life and your journey with others. You are truly an inspiration!

    Feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions or comments.

    Kristen Ciuba, MS
    Director of Nutrition Services

    • Hi Kristen. I recently just got home from the hospital/NICU with my twin girls who were born premature. I had them only a week after you contacted me on here.
      Now that I’m home and settled, I would still love to share this on my site but I can no longer see the embed codes that were originally in this comment. Can you help me so I can share?

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