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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Here Comes the Sun

Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Empty. Hollow.

September brings about reminders of change. Two years ago we were preparing for one of the biggest changes in our life – the addition of our third child.  We hadn’t really planned on having any more children, but then life circumstances afforded us the opportunity to reevaluate what was most important to us and that […]

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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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