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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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...

How My Family’s Health Struggles Gave Me PTSD With My Children’s Health

Heredity isn’t the only way that families share health concerns. Many times, when you experience a health issue—or go through a trying medical situation with a family member—it is nearly impossible to keep the...
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Girl, Do Your Baby Book!

Disclaimer: This was written before we all went into coronavirus lockdown. I feel the need to note that because just because you now actually have time to work on it, I don’t want my...
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A Flip in Priorities :: From Janet Jackson’s Choreographer to PTA President

I became a mom, and then it happened. I abandoned pretty much all of my dreams, and I'm okay with that. I no longer need a successful screenwriting career; I just want my children...
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Does Divorce Skip a Generation?

“I hope I don’t repeat my parents’ mistakes.” How many times have we said this? How many times have we looked at our parents—just like we should—as examples of what to do and what not...
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I Compare My Kid To Yours, And That’s Okay

You know how it is. The second you announce you’re going to be a parent, the advice starts rolling in. Most of it is trite. A little of it is actually helpful. But, let’s...
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Sugar, You’re Killing Me

My key word for 2020 is going to be “wellness.” The danger word is “donuts.” Or “cupcakes” or “cookies” or “chocolate croissants.” I’m definitely one of those people who has a new diet plan or...
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Let’s Be Candid … With Our Pictures

When I was a little girl, I used to hunker down next to the wooden side-table in our living room and rifle through its contents for hours. The hollow table had a heavy door...
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The Hand Turkey: A Rite of Passage

We all have had those moments—and I think they are different from person to person—where we finally “feel” like a mom. For some people, it’s the first time they bring their beautiful baby home....
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I’m on an Antidepressant … And You Should Be Too

My dad died the same day my second son was born. Dramatic, isn’t it? I don’t mean to joke, but sometimes, you gotta laugh at the “Murphy’s Law”-ness of life. Did I mention that I opted...