My Life

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So my mom is one of those Superhumans.
She can get more done in a half a day than I can in a week.
The woman bore 9 children.
When she writes a “to-do” list she literally just does everything on the list…one after the other…until it’s DONE?!

I have, to my knowledge, never accomplished such a feat in my entire existence.

Sometimes when I see her (or any of the other Supers) bustling around making everything great for everyone and I’m just, you know, in pajamas on the couch cleaning boogers off my baby, I start to feel like a loser. That looks harsh in my post but I promise, it sounds even harsher in my head.

Today was one of those days. Where everything I do seems small and irrelevant and everything I don’t seems vast and suffocating. I just start to think, why even try?

But then, randomly…luckily… I stumbled on this video and it really struck a cord.

It made me feel a lot better.
Maybe it’s not so bleak after all:)

I thought I’d share just incase any of you beautiful ladies were feeling the same way.
I know so many of you have encouraged me and then went about your day never knowing how much I needed to hear that or how much it meant to me.

Love you, Have a wonderful day!

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    July 23, 2015 at 4:56 am


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    July 23, 2015 at 5:42 am

    This literally made me ugly cry. Thank you….

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    April V
    July 23, 2015 at 6:25 am

    my cry was probably uglier 😉
    …loved this.

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      July 23, 2015 at 8:43 am

      Doubtful, but I’m always happy to share my tissues!
      Thanks for the smile, have a great day!

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    July 23, 2015 at 6:33 am

    I really did need this today. Thank you

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    July 23, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Thank You for sharing this.

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    Kiersten M.
    July 23, 2015 at 6:44 am

    love this!!! were getting ready to have our third baby in just 2 weeks and i definitely needed this today!!thanks for posting it and sharing the gospel on such a simple,
    loving level : )

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    July 23, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Great video that probably sums up more women’s days than we know! Thanks for sharing!

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    July 23, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Thank You SO much for posting! The timing was perfect – I literally just sat down at my desk, almost in tears, after being up last night with sick kids/hubby dealing with the all of the stress of the work/life balance thing (hint: there is no such thing!). This was a great reminder!

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    July 23, 2015 at 7:14 am

    Whew boy! That was a tearjerker and a great reminder.

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    July 23, 2015 at 7:16 am

    I so wanted to like this video but what about her cousin who didn’t get cared for since she didn’t meet her? Is this not a “good” act just because it was something she herself was looking forward to versus all the other “good” acts she did that was adding to her busyness? There are always “good” things for us to do each day but we need to ask the Lord what is it He is asking of us… He’s not asking us to be superheroes. If we totally deplete ourselves then we don’t have anything to offer… We operate out of our own strength and not God’s. Those sacrifices aren’t acts of love but duty and God is always looking at our hearts! Faith and deeds go hand in hand… You can’t have one without the other or what is it worth??

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      July 23, 2015 at 7:43 am


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        July 23, 2015 at 7:46 am

        This was a reply to Megan, but I don’t know what happened.

        Thanks Cara. I’m a stay at home Mom to 2, soon to be 3, & I feel this way often. At the end of the day when the house is a mess, end up feeling like a failure. This was much-needed encouragement.

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          July 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

          I didn’t mean for it to be a buzzkill but rather a place of freedom… Seeking the Lord on what He is asking us to do frees us to serve in love and not from guilt and obligation. It’s a sweet place to be. Just takes us abiding in Him.

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        July 23, 2015 at 9:41 am

        Lol why are you buzzed at 7 am…

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        July 23, 2015 at 9:43 am

        Haha ok I see now you were responding lol

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      July 23, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      I don’t think the point of the video is that we always have to make the “right” choice in whom we serve. The main message to me is that God takes our small offerings and magnifies them to help bless his children.
      Hope this helps 🙂

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    July 23, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Needed this today. Thank you.

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    July 23, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Sometimes you may not know it, but you’re doing the most important job in the whole world. Taking care of those babies is the most important job you’ll ever have.

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    July 23, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Even for us grandmothers who are trying to help our adult kids, grand kids, family business and a 90 year old father needs to hear this message. Thank you so much for sharing, I feel so much better!

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    July 23, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Ok, the first 4 minutes of that video made me crazy! Sometimes it’s ok to say “no”. But then they brought me back with that ending 😉

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    July 23, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Wow! Thank you for sharing, THAT was much needed today.

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    July 23, 2015 at 10:27 am

    thank you for sharing. That is beautiful.

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    Brandy Leigh
    July 23, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Really love this video!! Definitely much needed:)

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    Jacqueline R
    July 23, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Holy cow… NSFW lol. I’m with the others who ugly cried… So beautiful. Thank you Cara – really needed this 🙂

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    July 23, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I watched this video last year when I was feeling overwhelmed with a newborn, and I just sat there and cried. It is so amazing, and think you so so so much for sharing so I could be reminded again 🙂

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    July 23, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Thank you Cara!! Just when I think I might have bitten off more than I can chew with my own life, 3 kids under 5 and a full time job, I realize that this is normal and we aren’t doing so bad.

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    July 23, 2015 at 11:30 am

    This is so my best friend, some days it’s do hard but I just don’t have that kind of energy in my body where do they get it from ?

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    July 23, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing!! We all need to remember this!

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    July 23, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Thank you for that, I really needed that today…..and a good cry!

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    July 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I’m here with the tissues, we can share the box ugly criers, lol. The part where she says to her sister on the bench – “but if you weren’t there, who would help them?”, love it. Thank you Cara!

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    July 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I actually did my makeup today (one of your tutorials!) and just ruined it now after watching this! Thanks for sharing – a good reminder that even the little things can have a big impact!

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    Lorie Stennis (@LoStennis)
    July 23, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    This was sooo needed. A beautiful reminder.

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    July 23, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this video. I cried too. It is easy to feel like what you do for people goes unnoticed. It is nice to know that others feel that way too.

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    July 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Cara!!!! I relate so completely to the feelings you shared. You know the saying, “I’ve got too much on my plate”? Well, I think different people’s “plates” come in different shapes and sizes and some of ours are just a little smaller than others. I’m trying to stop getting my value from how much I check off my list in a day and get it instead from who I am-my character, and the positive relationships in my life. I hope you don’t feel alone. It helps me to know I’m not. Thanks for sharing.

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    Cathy B. (@fulltimemamom)
    July 23, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    The lady in the video needed to learn how to say NO. I know it’s common for Mormons to always talk about all their “blessings” that they get from helping others, but that turns a lot of women (and men) with good intentions turning into doormats. That being said, I was sobbing at the end.

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    July 23, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Thank you for that. Sometimes we think we are alone and we are not. It’s good to know what we do is important.

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    July 23, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    I love that video. It really made a difference in my week back in Oct when my husband was out of the country on a work assignment and I was trying to handle EVERYTHING alone. Thanks for sharing.

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    Sarah Piuggi
    July 23, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Love this post! Like many others, I definitely need little reminders like this bi-weekly.. and the sense that I am not the only one who feels this way. I have been following you for years and never commented and you always seem to just get it. Ya know? It’s nice. You should know you’re one of those people that seems so accomplished and deserving of pjs and booger cleaning days in my book 😉


    Sarah | QueSarahSera

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    July 23, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Wow, mom’s really need this! Makes you stop and think! Thank you for sharing this. And I too ugly cried!

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    Leticia Justus
    July 23, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Cara , you just HAVE to see the movie Moms Nite Out !!!! My favorite mommy booster movie .
    Keep up the good work .
    From one mommy to another ,

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    July 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    That made me cry. Thanks for sharing!

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    Carol Higdon
    July 23, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Wow! What a great video! Cara doing what you do helps so many of us feel better about ourself! You have a great product and you show us how to apply it and your tips really help! Keep doing what you’re doing!

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    July 23, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    “Thank You for letting us get done the things YOU needed us to do today…”

    Hey Cara – thanks for sharing this – it wasn’t random or lucky for me today, it was God smacking me upside the head, which is necessary more often than I would like to admit, and reminding me that being His hands and voice to others is why he put me here, and that setting an example of generosity and kindness to my kids is the surest way to raise kind, generous people.

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    July 23, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Honestly, I just read this and cried. This really touched me and made me think. I am constantly doing something, and then I feel like I am not doing enough. I think we as being people that want to do well and succeed in life, always are going to have this feeling. I always think the same thing or when I see other stay at home moms planting gardens or doing all these crazy meals for the kids that WOW i am a failure. Well yes, I am not a stay at homee mom but I still think i can do it all.. this really did make me sit back and realize the little things we do in life that can impact others like we have no clue. Thanks so much for posting this. I will be sharing this with others<3

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    July 24, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Beautiful, thank you!

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    Harper Jessie
    July 24, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Awesome start to a fresh new day, thank you for sharing and I can TOTALLY RELATE!!!

    San Diego

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    July 24, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Thanks…..messed up my makeup, :'(

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    July 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I needed that….passing it along

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    July 24, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    That was BEAUTIFUL! Thank you SO much for sharing that.

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    July 24, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I met your Mum at the Temple, she is an amazing and wonderful woman. You seem to be so much like her and I’m sure you are doing a wonderful job at doing what matters most… Thank You for sharing <3

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    July 26, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Thank you for posting!!

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    July 26, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Thanks Cara, it touched my heart to hear Pres. Hinckley’s voice and counsel. It hit the spot today–just when I needed it most.

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    July 26, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you for sharing!

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    July 27, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! The video reminded me of my mum and so I decided to send it to her. She told me that it made her cry a lot and that it meant so much for her that I sent it. She hasn’t been working for a few years now due to her physical condition but she’s taken care of five kids and still takes care of my old grandma! Yet she said that often she feels like an “invalid loser” for not having created a long, successful career and not being able to work at all in her 50s. This video made her realise that those are not the things that matter in this world; that she feels like life is great despite all the pain her body is causing. The video really seemed to make her day and I couldn’t be more grateful for that – she, if someone, should never feel worthless! And neither do all the other mums or people who wouldn’t be seen as typically “successful” in our society. You’re all appreciated so much, whether you know it or not!

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    July 28, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I hate it!! Why the mum MUTS be a hero!!??

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    July 29, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Hi Cara:

    You are right up there with the woman in the video! I don’t know you personally, but can just see you being just like her in my mind! Thank you so much for making some of our lives a little brighter with your wisdom, especially for us more mature women over a certain age of 50! I think the video shows our God has a reason for everything, we may not understand why and it cannot be measured by man’s opinion, we never know the good we do or the seed we sow. To have the faith of a child is a special thing. Blessings to you and keep the more mature women tutorials coming….

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    July 31, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I’m not a single mom (or mom at all), but with a career that is all-consuming I can feel overwhelmed. This was a beautiful reminder. Thank you.

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    August 1, 2015 at 9:55 am

    thanks for sharing, cara. my life is a big snooze-fest in comparison, for which i am thankful.

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    August 1, 2015 at 10:37 am

    That was your best post. Ever. Sniff!

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    August 3, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Hey Cara!
    It seems a while since you have posted. I really hope this just means you are a busy mom/wife/entrepreneur and not that something bad has happened. Keeping you in my prayers just in case.

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      August 3, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      I am missing your posts also…hope everything is okay?.

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    August 3, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    That was truly wonderful to watch. Thanks so much for sharing. I totally ugly cried too.

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    August 4, 2015 at 2:11 am

    It’s been a while since you posted, Cara. Hope you’re okay! Keeping you in my thoughts.

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    August 4, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I needed this today, Cara. Thank you.

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    Lilly F
    August 23, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    ughh, im a little late to watch this but another ugly crier! Thank you, I have been feeling over whelmed lately and this helps a lot! What a beautiful message, I am not even LDS but I will probably continue to watch some of the videos on the link………….

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