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What Are You Really Doing When You Trust Your Gut?

Check out our new FREE Grit and Grace series! From mothers advocating for their children to ACT test-takers working hard to take their best tests, we repeat an emphatic, "Trust your gut." We're referring to that [...]

Why Yellow Parachute “Learning Partners”

What does the "Learning Partners" part of Yellow Parachute Learning Partners really mean? Today, Cara dives into what it means for you and for your kids. Being a learning partner isn't just knowing things or trying harder. Cara and [...]

The Evolution of Yellow Parachute, Our Philosophy, and Learning How to Learn

Join the evolution of Yellow Parachute, how it started, and how it has adapted and changed throughout the years. As a parent, Cara knows and understands the struggles and joys of learning and parenting, and now she can share [...]

The Place I Come From When I talk about “Grit & Grace”

I can’t go on that stage and talk about authenticity and courage when I don't feel authentic or brave. I just physically cannot do it. I’m not here so my business self can talk to their business selves. I’m here [...]

Fail Often, Fail Brilliantly. Fail Forward.

Failure is not just acceptable but necessary for growth.   Yet many of us, who are currently parenting our beautiful children, have been conditioned to flee from failure, to avoid it at all costs.  We avoid failure because, in the words [...]

Blast Off Into 2021 with a Family Vision Board

By now, you know there’s no magic wand that helps you and your family break all your bad habits. Instead, it takes knowing where you are, where you want to go, lots of practice, and a great support team. And [...]

We Are Made to Learn

When our kiddos were figuring out how to walk, we let them figure it out. We supported the effort and comforted the fall. We honored their pace, their style, their disposition because we had faith in the process. We knew that, ultimately as able-bodied children, they would walk.

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