Author Archive | Tara

Why I Go In Public With 3 Kids Solo

We recently got new neighbors to our right. The day they moved in, the kids and I went over and introduced ourselves and brought them a little housewarming gift. One evening a few weeks later, I was outside and talking with our neighbor to our left. I noticed someone had cut our grass (I have […]

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Are You My Last Baby?

You came into this world 2 long days past your due date. Were those my final days of carrying around another life inside me? My labor with you was definitely not as long as your siblings, but in many ways it was harder. I felt so much more. I struggled through the pain. Was that […]

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The Toddler That Almost Broke Me

I love this boy more than anything. I would die for him, but some days I wasn’t sure if that was enough. There would be mornings I would wake up and simply think I just can’t today. Something about me isn’t right for him. I love him but I am just not sure I am […]

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Let’s Talk about the Ugly Moments

So we all have stories about the time the kid threw up in the car, or had an accident in the store and it’s the one time you didn’t pack an extra set of clothes, or the mornings you’re running late and someone spills their milk everywhere, poop in the bathtub, or the public mega […]

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Recommendations from a Podcast Junkie

Hi my name is Tara and I am podcast addict. I basically have a podcast playing most times of the day. While I’m brushing my teeth and getting ready each morning, I’m listening to a podcast. There is almost always a podcast playing in the background while I am at my desk working. Nothing makes […]

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I Feel Sorry for Duchess Kate

Ok I know, I know. Someone or everyone is going to come at me with “she knew what she was getting into” or “she has tons of help and most of us have zero.” I get all of that, I really do. It’s true I have no nanny and I not only dress myself, I […]

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Happy Earth Day :: Ways to Help Our Planet

Earth Day is approaching quickly. Together over a billion people will celebrate our planet on April 22nd making Earth Day the largest secular holiday observed in the world. Our Earth is beautiful and wonderful. I am fortunate to have gotten to travel to a few various parts of our spectacular planet, but there is so […]

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We Chose Public School

I must confess I have been guilty of living in my own privileged bubble. It wasn’t until I had a child approaching school age that I began to think about public schools in my area, Jefferson Parish. I had just ignored issues that were all around me. Not because I didn’t think they applied to […]

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Why Can’t I Enjoy This More?

I feel like as a mom I go through phases. Sometimes I am confident and happy and I know I am giving my best self to my children. I make an effort to truly enjoy each precious moment together. Then there are times where it can feel as though motherhood just might swallow me whole. […]

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Is Together Forever Possible?

Marriage is hard. There seem to be days when no matter how hard we try, my husband and I cannot get on the same page. We have at least recognized this in ourselves, and in those moments, he calls us Scarlett and Rhett, with hopefully a much less tragic ending. I can remember being a […]

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