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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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...

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...