Cara is a freelance journalist and strategic communications consultant living in Germantown. Born in Illinois, she moved to Memphis at a young age; and, having moved away a few times for college, graduate school, and other adventures, she likes to joke that she’s moved TO Memphis more times than anyone she knows. Mom to the cutest little boys, Everett (March 2017) and Gavin (October 2018), and wife to Rob, who works as a financial planner, Cara is adjusting to her new gig as a stay-at-home mom after almost 20 years as a magazine editor and corporate communications practitioner. When not “momming” or consulting, Cara spends her time volunteering with the Junior League of Memphis, where she served on the Board of Directors for several years. Admittedly, Cara has an unreal obsession with escape rooms, an unhealthy addiction to Frappuccinos, and an uncontrollable desire to correct every grammar and punctuation mistake she sees. Learn more about Cara at
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Friday Favorites by Cara

The past year has been stressful for all of us, so even more reason to surround yourself with the things you love. It’s all about comfort, folks. That’s why I’ve been loving the Friday...

To Baby-Proof or Not To Baby-Proof

The curiosities of a toddler are unmatched. Amiright? They are into EVERYTHING, and they seem to find the most dangerous item to play with, whether you put it behind three locked doors or even...
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Getting Crafty for Valentine’s Day 

To me, Valentine’s Day is the craftiest of all holidays. Maybe it’s all the times I made hearts out of doilies as a kid, or remembering crafting little valentines for my classmates … or...

Learning To Be Vulnerable

I learned something recently that I’d like to share with you: I’m tough. In fact, I’m a little too tough. I always knew I had a little bit of a hard candy shell, if...
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Soup’s On :: Delicious Crock Pot Recipes for Fall

I swear I’m not being cheesy when I say this, but there’s something about the crock pot (or slow cooker to be completely precise) simmering all day in the kitchen that puts the cutest...
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Time To Get All Pollyanna

My son LOVES singing, “Happy Birthday.” He gets so excited that he can’t sit still. And when he turned three earlier this year, my husband said, “I think he’s going to be disappointed when...
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It’s Time To Register … For Your Anniversary?

When I was a kid—probably more like a teenager—I vividly remember thinking that all of the adults in my life seemed to have absolutely no style when it came to home décor and textiles....
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20 Easy Toddler Crafts (For The Uncrafty)

I remember watching Daniel Tiger when my first-born was just a baby and having one of those sobering moments of mommy-dread. The characters on the show were talking about playing make-believe, or making crafts,...
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12 Common Southern Mom Problems

Truly, Southern people are a different breed. I can say that because I am indeed Southern—whereas if someone else said it about me, we might have a problem (which, of course, is a Southern...
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The One Thing You Should Never Say to a New Mom

I hesitated to share these thoughts because I don’t want to be seen as negative, witchy, or ungrateful. But after thinking about it for a while, I’ve decided to impart this little piece of...