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The Must Do List for Moms

The Must Do List for Moms

You love to-do lists. (Love to hate them, maybe.) Whether you scribble a quick list everyday or input all your tasks into an Excel spreadsheet, I totally get it. Lists keep you moving.    Storing information only in your brain takes up precious space like open...

Are you in Air Traffic Control Mode?

Are you in Air Traffic Control Mode?

One of the complaints I hear from moms is that they must leave the house to get time alone. If they are home, and anyone else is home, there’s no peace. No quiet. I joke about moms sitting in their cars for self care, because there’s a stage of motherhood where quiet...

Are you Too Good?

Are you Too Good?

Not to brag, but I am kind of a rockstar. My whole life I’ve heard compliments from dentists. No cavities, easy cleaning. I know, I know. You’re jealous, right? 😉😂       But there’s a downfall to this fame.       After 40 years of...

Gray Hair & Life: What’s Your Comfort Zone?

Gray Hair & Life: What’s Your Comfort Zone?

Getting an actual newspaper delivered has been a good family decision. We all have our favorite sections. While the comics are usually the boys’ favorite, one strip caught my eye this morning. A woman announced she’d decided to stop coloring her hair. As the...

How to Parent without Regret

How to Parent without Regret

Want to know one of my biggest regrets?    In high school, my boyfriend was a huge golfer. (That’s not the regret.) He loved golf. He wanted to play all the time, watch it on TV, and talk about it endlessly. He offered to teach me.    I said no.   ...

I’m Writing a Book!

I’m Writing a Book!

Most gifted kids don’t go on to win Nobel prizes or change the world. Certainly some do, but they are the exception in an already exceptional group. Many dynamics influence people’s futures and many ways to be gifted, but social factors influence us more than we...

Both Sides of Too Much

Both Sides of Too Much

You’re too intense. Too serious. Too quiet. Too loud. Too opinionated. Too...   Chances are you’ve had someone tell you that you’re “too” something. Perhaps it’s something from childhood that sticks around in your psyche, or maybe someone pointed it out yesterday...

Enough of the Silent Force

Enough of the Silent Force

Digging through old school records, I found one of my elementary report cards. In the comments on the back, my 4th grade teacher* had written: "Cara is a silent force." It made me laugh, because she was right. I got things done, did them well, and didn't ever speak up...

What’s your flavor of “busy”?

What’s your flavor of “busy”?

Each night as I snuggle into bed, mold the pillow into shape, and close my eyes, a reckoning occurs. I know immediately if I’ll be able to go to sleep quickly. Most nights the answer is no.    My brain sees bedtime as space to create, think, and develop ideas....

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