How We Grow and Change in Motherhood, Career, and Life

I never contemplated not working. I probably contemplated not having kids more than not working. I graduated from Business school in 2005 and have worked pretty steady in corporate roles since that time. When I was in university, I used to imagine myself hurrying down a crowded downtown street with a laptop bag over one […]

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Managing Motherhood

When I started this blog – I was at a point in my career journey where I was dealing with a lot of challenges and difficult moments, moments I’d never experienced before. Ultimately they laid the path for this blog to become a reality, and writing about my journey of being a mom in the […]

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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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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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