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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15 Things I’ve Learned About Children Since Having My Own

I didn’t spend a lot of time around children while I was growing up. I only babysat maybe three times; and, even though I was a dance teacher, 30 minutes a week with a...

10 Gifts To Buy for the Person Who Has Everything

We all have those people on our holiday lists who are SO HARD TO BUY FOR. They either have everything and you can’t possibly think of what they might need, or they REFUSE to...
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Are You the Primary Parent?

People often say that parenting is a50/50 thing … a shared task … an equal responsibility. However, I think that’s complete malarky. And, as a matter of fact, I think it complicates parenting even...
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The Art of List-Making

The world provides us with endless beautiful musings about the morals, traits, and characteristics we pass along to our children. We want to make them good humans with big hearts, a sense of empathy,...
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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...