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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Let Mama Work It

FIVE WAYS TO GET MORE SLEEP No matter how bad-ass we are, we could all use a little more sleep every now and then. And bynow and then, I mean all the time. So, do you want to know how to fit more sleep into your time?There are five small steps you can start today […]

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The Corporate Mom Life

Do you love your career AND love being a mom? Do you feel like you’re rocking all things career and motherhood one day, and the next completely failing at all of it? You’re not alone. On a cold but sunny February afternoon in Waco, Texas – at none other than the mecca of all things […]

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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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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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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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The Struggle is Real.

Sometimes being a full-time working Mom sucks.  And sometimes there are great advantages. The balance between spending enough quality time with my kids – and actually being present for them, vs. spending time with them in general, is a constant struggle.  And for working Moms, the struggle is real.  Before I get too in the […]

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#metoo

If you asked most any woman what their #metoo moment was, you’d likely wait while they paused to mentally sort through the (often-time) instances where they’d been sexually harassed, inappropriately touched/grabbed or worse – assaulted.  I’ve spent 15+ years in a corporate environment and I have had conversations with more women than I’m comfortable writing down who have […]

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