I first decided I wanted to be a writer when I was in sixth grade and my English teacher thought my paper on Atticus Finch was good enough to read aloud in class. In retrospect, this was a very pragmatic decision for a 12-year-old.

Since then, I've written news, features and essays for a variety of publications. I like covering all sorts of subjects, but have the best time writing about the funny and memorable things that happen in my everyday life with my husband and three children.

I started this blog in 2004, when I was 26, at my husband's suggestion: "That's right up your alley," he said. After I got over worrying it would be self-centered of me to think anyone would want to read what I had to say, I realized he was right (thanks J!) and I haven't stopped since.

For me, writing in this space is meaningful, therapeutic and a lot of fun, plus serves as an alternative to composing ten-page emails to friends (although I still sometimes write long emails, watch out).  Please visit the "My Blog" page to check out recent and past posts.  

A few other things:

  • My hobbies include reading, drinking coffee, listening to podcasts and pretending I'm going to start knitting again. 
  • I'm a freelance writer. If you're interested in talking article ideas with me, I'm all ears.  
  • To check out some of my work, please visit the "where I write" section. 
  • Thanks for stopping by, and please leave comments. I love them.
  • If you'd like to contact me you can email cara at
  • (By the way, I would love that, if you contacted me).