Tara Limoco

Cincinnati has been my home since graduating from college, and thanks to all the friends I have made here, I am happy to now call it home. I am Mom to three teenagers so life is never boring at our house. While we homeschooled for several years, we are slowly aging out of that adventure and into the new territory of dating, driving, college applications and who knows what next! When my mom hat isn't on, 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!

Movie Theme Nights to Get Us Through the Long Months Ahead

Who would have thought six months ago that we would still be avoiding large gatherings, only socializing outdoors, and hoping for something (anything!) to break up our monotonous weeks at home? Not me, but...

Getting Dinner Done: Pressure Cooker Family Favorites

I know many of you will heartily agree when I say that I am EXHAUSTED of cooking. I made the bread. I wrote the meal plans. I tried the new recipes. My enthusiasm wore...

How to Clean Your Bedroom 101

I have always tried to approach parenting with the end in mind. The goal is to send a fully functioning near-adult into the world able to fend for themselves. They should be able to...

Birthday Fun for Teens

It’s official. As of this month, I have no more children - only teenagers. It’s a weird feeling for sure. The days of elaborate Harry Potter re-creations, building a spy training center in the...
Hudsonville Ice Cream

Celebrate National Ice Cream Month With Hudsonville

While long, lazy summer days are what childhood dreams are made of, the memories that stand out from my childhood are those of special occasions, marked with family time, celebration and sweet treats. On...

Canning for Beginners

Canning has been a part of my family as long as I can remember. I imagine my grandmother as a little girl, spending many summer days in a hot kitchen with her family, preserving...

Grow Something: Simple Garden Crafts

Are you planting a garden this year? If your kids are anything like mine, they love helping in the garden. At least when it comes to digging, planting, and watering, they are always eager...

School Is Canceled! Now What? Tips from a Homeschool Mom

As schools close in response to the spread of the COVID-19, I would love to sit next to each of you (who might be freaking out just a little) and reassure you that it...

Raising Good Decision Makers

Since they were little, whenever my kids head out to a playdate, skating party, sleepover, and now, to real dates, I say the same thing: “Be kind to others! Make good choices!” I have said it...

Monitoring Your Child Online

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...