Front Porch Memories

One of the bright spots throughout this pandemic has been the growing number of families taking to their front porches to capture pictures of their family. It’s hard not to find several posts a day from friends and family members while scrolling Instagram and Facebook. I’ve loved seeing everyone’s take on the quarantine life; some […]

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Episode 1: Navigating the Corporate Mom Life

Do you love your career and love being a Mom? so do we! We knew we couldn’t be the only ones! In this first episode, we’ll each share how we approach being a mom in the corporate world, while also finding space for our families – and ourselves. We’ll introduce you to our families, our […]

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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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Until, Jude…

Have a third child. It’ll be fun, they said. Our third child has proven to us in more ways than we’d like to admit – that we are average, at best, at parenting. When we were raising our older two children we often marveled at how well-behaved, easy and manageable our children were; that because […]

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Silenced

My intended blog post for this week was originally going to be on women being against women; are we our own worst enemy?  Instead I want to shift gears a little and talk about something that has been weighing on my heart, my mind and my soul lately. Assault. You’d have to be living under […]

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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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Melons

I am a people pleaser. Being in a corporate environment has created some difficult challenges for me given my personality, but it’s also created some opportunities to go against my normal approach to life and surprise myself by standing my ground.  Unfortunately, those instances are far outweighed by my desire to make those around me like […]

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“Have a Happy Abortion!”

Say, what!?!?  Did we just hear that correctly?  Did she really just tell us to “have a happy abortion?”  And who in their effing right mind even has that on their mind as they’re saying goodbye to someone who is about to HAVE a baby….not abort one!  And the fact that I was wished a “happy abortion” […]

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Another year. Another journey.

This has been a year in the making. With each new year comes the obligatory resolutions: eat less, eat healthier, exercise more, go to church regularly, be nicer, love more, spend more time with family, travel…seriously, the list goes on and on. I don’t typically do resolutions because – let’s be honest – it sets […]

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