Hello! We are Cara and Jen – and we have been best friends for over two decades, sisters by choice and the dynamic duo behind Putting Her First!
It all began in the early 90s, our parents bought homes on the same street – we literally lived across the street from each other for almost half of our lives. To be honest, we didn’t hit it off right away, we are three years apart, so we didn’t have a lot in common at first. But, that all changed during a family trip to Florida in early 2000. On that trip, we realized that our age difference didn’t matter and that we had a mutual love for shopping, travel, partying and boys, of course!
Fast forward 20 years, we have been on more vacations than we can count, we’ve laughed, we’ve celebrated, we’ve cried, and we’ve evolved. It has been quite the journey and transformation, but we have both grown so much from our experiences. We are confident, driven, passionate women, with an unbreakable bond and memories that will last us a lifetime.
Even though we live two different lives, and have two separate journeys, two things remain the same: Our sistership and desire to put ourselves first every day.
We wanted to create a place where we could share our experiences, stories, ideas and tips to empower women to put themselves first every day. We are excited to share weekly inspiration on beauty, style, travel, wellness, food, career development, finances and feature women that motivate and inspire us.
Our hope is that you walk away from our site inspired to start #puttingherfirst, and we hope that you will share your stories with us too! Be sure to join our tribe to stay up to date with blog posts and receive members-only content.
A little more about us…
Cara is a confident, charismatic, chatty woman, wife and mom to the most amazing six-year-old daughter! She is based in Toronto, Canada where she works as a marketing professional. She has been a social butterfly since birth and is one of the most real people you will ever meet, she doesn’t sugar coat anything! Her family and friends breathe “life” into her life every day and when she isn’t working she spends most of her free time with them. And just when you think she has no time for herself, she is also a continuing education student, family “chef”, gym-goer, world traveller, advocate for women’s & racial equality, vegan newbie and now she can add passion driver blogger to this list! Learn more about Cara here.
Jen is loyal, funny and strives to make others feel as comfortable as possible when in her presence – there is never a dull moment when she is in the room. She is also a mom to a very energetic four-year-old and the newest member of the divorcee club. She is also based in Toronto, Canada where she works as a financial services professional by day and by night she is either spending time with her son, at the gym or watching TV (she is kind of obsessed with TV). She also loves hanging with her girls, travelling and just about anything to do with food. Unlike Cara, she eats meat and is well aware that it’s not all that great for her, but she really doesn’t care! Learn more about Jennifer here