Kiara is a small town girl raised in Oxford Alabama. She is a graduate of Stillman College where she received her Bachelors in Journalism and her Masters in Communication Management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After graduating from UAB, Birmingham felt like home and she never left! She married her college sweetheart and resides in Chelsea with their daughter, Kinslee (5), newborn son Carson (2 months old), and their 8 year old Maltese Bentley. Kiara has been a human resource professional over the last decade and currently is the Human Resource Manager for Cintas Corporation. She is also the creator of the career/lifestyle blog Beauty & the Briefcase. In her very “limited free time” she enjoys travel, fine dining with friends, quiet uninterrupted sips of coffee, working out, yoga, and of course blogging.
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90 Days of Gratitude

Today marks the start of me trying something different. Though I love to write, I can’t remember the last time I’ve journaled. Just as an adult, especially lately as a busy mom, I know it’s...

The Four-Hour Rule

Self-Care Who? As a mom, why is it so hard to prioritize self care? It’s as if the concept of taking time for one's self is both foreign and selfish. If I’m being completely honest,...

The Secret Life of Strong Friends

Who is She? We all know her. Or at least have one. You know, that friend that no matter what always seems to have together. The friend who has been through a lot herself but...

Leaving it All on the Mat :: What Restorative Yoga Taught Me about Rest...

A few months ago I really got into yoga. Over the last few years I've gotten into the practice dropping in on a few classes periodically but have never been consistent. Shortly after giving...

The Mommy Variant :: My Experience with COVID-19

The Diagnosis  I recently heard the 6 words that no one in this pandemic-plagued world wants to hear. “You have tested positive for COVID.” Unbeknownst to my doctor, I had my suspicion of this in...

Birmingham Mom Collective :: Introducing Kiara

Birmingham Next year will make ten years that I have lived in the Magic City! Being a native Alabamian and from a small town roughly an hour away, I have always been pretty familiar with...
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