Caitlin Gibson

Washington, D.C.

Feature writer

Education: University of Maryland, B.A. in English

Caitlin Gibson is a feature writer at The Washington Post. Since joining The Post in 2005, she has contributed feature stories, essays, long-form enterprise and local news to the paper and The Washington Post Magazine.
Latest from Caitlin Gibson

Millennials are tired of trying to be perfect moms

This pressure to be perfect is acute for millennial moms who arrived at parenthood in the age of social media. They are over it.

August 28, 2023

The singular chaos of a second child

Parents expecting their second kid should know that the math is a lot more complicated than 1+1.

July 3, 2023

The future is a playground

Playgrounds have always reflected our values and understanding of childhood. Now they reflect the designs of kids, too.

June 30, 2023

‘I know who I am’

Photographs chronicling the lives of two trans teen girls as they seek joy, belonging and self-discovery.

June 13, 2023

How parents can protect children amid hazardous air quality, wildfire smoke

Whether to let kids outside, what symptoms to look for and more answers as we contend with the haze.

June 8, 2023

Parents are not ready for the new reality of teen cannabis use

Gen X and Millennial parents are navigating a landscape very different from the one they grew up with — new products, more use, higher potency.

May 3, 2023

Texas is home. The Briggle family and their trans child are fighting for it.

Facing the most extreme anti-trans bills to ever come before the Texas legislature, families feel a sense of existential peril.

April 10, 2023

America’s gun violence has changed the way we parent

In 2020 and 2021, guns killed more children than car accidents, formerly the leading cause of death among young people. Parents explain what this has done to them.

March 29, 2023

Our food hang-ups hurt kids. Here’s how to flip the script.

Parents should rethink what they've been taught about feeding kids.

March 20, 2023

The fear and fury of these Florida parents

The state has introduced new laws that affect nearly every stage of parenting. Some families are choosing between fight and flight.

March 8, 2023