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Tara Limoco

Tara Limoco
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Cincinnati has been my home for the last 20 years, and thanks to all the friends we have made here, I am happy to call it my hometown. I am Mom to three–a ten-year-old girl and two boys who are twelve and fourteen. (Within minutes, I will be the shortest person in our household.) Life is never boring at our house. We homeschool the two youngest, and our oldest just started high school. The kids enjoy everything from volleyball to tennis to banjo to archery to gymnastics to computer gaming, which means I spend a lot of time driving. When I’m not doing that, I squeeze in a few of my other loves–exploring our city, crafting, reading, kayaking, hiking, gardening, traveling, and teaching people to take good care of their skin through my Mary Kay business. Oh, and of course writing!

Monitoring Your Child Online

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Figuring out how to monitor your child’s online activity can be an overwhelming task. A quick Google search reveals a mind-boggling variety of apps, programs, services, and strategies to choose from. Too many options...

Why I Still Attend Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Once children reach high school, parent-teacher conferences seem to be reserved mostly for students with poor grades or behavior. When I show up for no apparent reason, teachers have asked me, “Why are you...

Holiday Magic When Santa Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

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When my oldest son was in the first grade, he went to the writing center in his classroom every single day of school in December. At the writing center, he got to write a...

Teach Your Teen to Drive in 42 Easy Steps

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Is your teen ready to start learning how to drive? I put together a list of steps after recently teaching my son. Follow these to stay as stress-free as possible (given the terrifying situation...

Completely Free, Radical Self-Care for Moms

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Recently, a friend shared an idea from a training event she had attended. The presenter suggested imagining your ideal week and writing it down, hour by hour. I had an Oprah light bulb moment when...

Four Questions to Ask When Starting the College Search

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My oldest child just started his junior year of high school. That means it is time to get serious about the college search. Because he had no idea where to start, we have taken...

What’s In Your Lunchbox? {No-Waste Tools}

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Back-to-school means back to lunch-packing. If you’re anything like me, you are not looking forward to it. When my kids are home, either because of summer or homeschool, they make their own lunches. However,...

Helping Your Teen Battle Acne

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Teens have a way about them. There’s this loveable, annoying way they teach you something new about the thing you thought you already knew everything about. You see, I’ve been a consultant with a...

Ending Sibling Rivalry Before It Starts

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My kids are well into the double digits now. One is even on the verge of driving and looking at colleges. At this stage, I often find myself reflecting on the things I could...

Four Helpful Sentences for Raising Teens

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Raising teens is tricky. Hormones, emotions, independence, bodily fluids. Yuck. Not to mention, it’s hard for a parent to find the right thing to say. Ever. I might think I’m being funny, but instead,...