Author Archive | Tara


A Case for Paternity Leave

Paternity leave is fairly uncommon here in America. In fact, when I told some people that my husband would be taking a paternity leave with our third baby, several had never even heard of the phrase paternity leave. Back in 2012 when my oldest was born, my husband was working full time as a nurse […]

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The First 24 Hours Home as a Mom of 3

We pulled into the driveway freshly discharged from the hospital, exhausted and with our 24 hour old third baby in tow. The two older boys were eagerly awaiting our arrival. It was game on. We were now the parents of three, a fact that still hasn’t totally sank in. Once in the door, it’s the […]

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Why I Try and Always Say Sorry to My Kids

I am not perfect. There I said it. Life is hard and sometimes my fuse is short. I let work stress, marital disputes, financial worries, climate change, you name it stress me out sometimes. I don’t always have the patience I should with my kids. It can feel as though there just aren’t enough hours […]

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