Author Archive | Tara

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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The Stroller Every New Orleans Mom Needs

Disclosure :: Britax sponsored this post. Thanks to the generosity of our partner 5 different Louisiana moms had the chance to try out the new wheels and all of us agreed that this stroller is one we can enthusiastically endorse. All opinions expressed below are my own.  The Stroller Every New Orleans Mom Needs Let’s talk baby and toddler gear. First off, […]

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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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