Author Archive | Tara

From “No Thank You” to “Yes Please” :: Why I’ve Changed My Take on Summer Camp

Why No Camp? Two years ago, I wrote a post explaining why I was a “No Thank You” to summer camp. I cited reasons such as the kids needed unstructured down time and how I was looking forward to time for them to riding bikes, swimming and playing too much Minecraft. Change of Heart Now here I […]

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My Children Are Not Owed Playtime :: Implementing Chores After School

Exasperation I spend the whole day running. From 5am-10pm, I’m on the move. Shuffling kids off to school, working 9 hours and then coming home to run some more. The evenings are the hardest. I run room to room picking up toys and folding laundry and washing dishes and wiping up dog prints. I run to help one […]

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{Tis’ The Season To Be Giving} Choose Ronald McDonald House Charities and Receive, Too!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McDonalds, but all content and opinions are my own. {Tis’ The Season To Be Giving} Choose Ronald McDonald House Charities and Receive, Too! Giving Season Thanksgiving is right around the corner and with November comes ideas galore about how and why and who to give to. Some do 30-days […]

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“Check Out” The New Orleans Book Festival November 11th

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by New Orleans Book Festival Check Out The New Orleans Book Festival November 11th The New Orleans Book Festival is a FREE event happening on Saturday, November 11 from 1 – 7 p.m., and it’s guaranteed fun for kids of all ages and parents alike. A Day Filled with Fun The festival […]

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