Kara Garrod

Kara Garrod is a freelance writer and stay-at-home parent to two adventurous daughters. When she has spare time she considers running, hiking, yoga, reading, or writing, but she most prefers playing Words With Friends and catching up on Netflix with her husband at the end of the day.

Recovering from the Holiday Hangover


The headache. The mess. The constricting dread of having to face the direct results of your own decision to let everything go. I am not referring to the morning after the company Christmas party. I’m talking about the muddled family time following the chaos we call “The Holidays.” For me and my young kids, returning… Read more »

The Power of The Teacher


Parents know how key a single teacher can be in their child’s education, but schools say the best outcome for kids is the result of a group effort.