2020 Vision for 2021: MINDSET

“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our Attitudes” Charles Swindoll famously wrote the above in his poem, Attitude, and if there was ever a way to sum up the circus show of a […]

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Intentional Plans. Unpredicted Outcomes

One month from today I will be thirty-nine. It didn’t hit me until this afternoon when I was thinking about this year and how challenging yet how wonderful it has been. I had incredibly high hopes for this year and even penned those hopes in a piece titled, This is…38, where I detailed 38 intentions […]

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Who Says You Can’t Have It All?

I have a secret for you, corporate moms, you can have it all. Actually, that’s not the secret at all. The secret is in the HOW. You can have it all because you get to define what “it all” means. Spoiler alert- what “it all” is – how you define that – that it is […]

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Did You Know Burnout and Self-Worth Are Related?

Did you know Burnout and Self Worth are related? I didn’t realize the correlation between burnout and self-worth until recently; however, it makes sense. 2020 has been filled with so many ups and downs, and it has been challenging to navigate the changes with work, childcare, household chores, and social relationships. If I am honest, […]

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When Bad Leaders Happen to Good People…

I’ll never forget that drive. That Saturday morning drive from my company’s office back home to my family. The drive I spent in silence as the discussion replayed over and over in my mind and each question tripped on the next, firing continuously through my synapses. I had relocated us for this? I had been […]

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Best Nine

Every year Instagram has this fabulous way of showing you how great, or maybe not so great, your year was by pulling the Best Nine or Top Nine photos from your feed based on the number of likes they each received. I pull mine every year as a way to look back at the “big” […]

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we are our own worst enemy

  I love witnessing my own perspective and approach to life shift as I get older and spend more time experiencing life; learning new things and embracing new ideas. When I set out to write this post, it was several weeks ago and was born out of something I had experienced working an event for my […]

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Spitfire

A great stylist can change your life. My hair is my security blanket.  It covers my ‘melons’ making me feel less subconscious about their size (from an earlier post – so go read it if you haven’t) and it’s one of my most favorite features. If it weren’t for the men and women who have cared for, […]

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#StandwithCara

14 years ago I represented my home state in the Miss America pageant.  It was a dream I’d had since I was a little girl; alongside becoming a United States Senator (something you couldn’t pay me to do now) and graduating college, becoming my state’s title holder and walking the Miss America stage was something […]

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