Tara is a wife to Chris and mama to Lauryn 7 and Joshua 2. A lifetime southsider, who left her job in July 2019 as a church office administrator, and started in the front office of her daughters elementary school so she could enjoy more time with her littles. When Tara isn't chasing kids or picking - up the house, you can find her crafting with her cricut, at the dragstrip with her husband or enjoying a glass of wine.

My Journey with Weight Loss Surgery: Post Op

On March 17, 2021, I joined what is called in the weight loss surgery world, the “losers bench,” by having Vertical Sleeve Gastronomy weight loss surgery. After years of battling with my weight and...

My Battle With the COVID-19 Vaccine: Why I Decided to Be Vaccinated

It’s not a new headline that COVID-19 turned everyone’s world upside down in March of 2020. We still are slowly putting back the pieces to resume and somewhat normal day-to-day life. A major part...

Why Raising Christian Children Is Important to Me

Growing up going to church was a regular part of my upbringing. My parents took us to church on and off throughout my childhood. We went Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings and I even remember...

Mommy Moments Are Essential to Survival

I often put off my weekly trip to the grocery store, because shopping for groceries isn’t my favorite thing to do. The positive part of this trip is that it is my one guaranteed time...

Cabin Fever? Get Outside!

The winter blues…. it happens to the best of us. We are stuck inside, it’s dreary and cold. The days are short, and sometimes our tempers are even shorter. It’s hard to find indoor...

The Beginning of My Journey to Bariatric Surgery

I have battled with my weight for as long as I can remember.  I was an average-sized kid in elementary school, but I struggled in middle school and high school. After I graduated high...

Where is the Love?

Recently I started following a fellow mother and YouTube personality on social media. She is a boy mom with her youngest being just three months old.  On Christmas Day her baby was napping and...

My Ongoing Struggle With Anxiety and OCD

For as long as I can remember I have been a worrier, as a child, a teenager, and as an adult. My first memories of anxiety and worry come around the age of eight...

I Threw Away My Stroller

In our neighborhood heavy trash comes the first week of the month. As my husband and I were taking out the trash and bringing things to the curb for heavy trash pick-up, I saw...

The Silver Lining

Life has changed, and it’s been hard. We have found ourselves in the middle of a pandemic and stuck at home with our children and maybe even our spouses.  This has been no easy...

My Second Child, My Last Child, My Most Difficult Child

I always knew that I wanted more than one child. When people asked me how many children I wanted to have, I would respond with, “No less than three, no more than six.”  My...

The Poop Phase

  I have learned a lot since becoming a mother, and I continue to learn new things daily. This is a job that will never quit teaching you. I have learned that my two children...
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Sorry Honey, but I’m Touched Out

In October 2008, I walked down the aisle and exchanged vows with my best friend. For the next 4 years, my husband and I were stuck together like peanut butter and jelly. He enjoys...