Tiarra dreams of living in the Caribbean some day, but Central Ohio is the next best thing! She lives in Newark with her husband, daughter (5), and son (2) and is a proud Ohio University alum (go Bobcats!). Don't worry, she's lived in Central Ohio most of her life, so she has plenty of love for the Buckeyes. Tiarra has worked in communications for the last four years; when she’s not at work, you'll probably find her cooking, traveling, or running around with her family. She collects cookbooks, but finds most of her inspiration from meals around town or signature dishes from her travels. New Orleans is her favorite new destination, so she's looking forward to trying her hand at po'boys and beignets. Tiarra also volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio and her church's children's ministry. 

Four Lessons I Learned From My Kindergarten Grad

I can’t believe my daughter just completed kindergarten! It’s been as much a learning process for us, as parents, as it was for her as a student finding her way. I took for granted...
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Why I’m All For All-Inclusive Resorts

We’ve just about survived my daughter attending kindergarten this year and that deserves a vacation! Whenever my husband and I research our annual family trip, booking an all-inclusive resort is the best option to...

Simple Ways to Spring Your Wardrobe Forward

I don’t care what the calendar says, spring begins on March 1, if only in my heart. With the unofficial change in seasons, it’s also time to think about transitioning your wardrobe for milder...

It’s Time to Speak (and Live) Your Truth

THE YEAR OF YES. SPEAK YOUR TRUTH. NAMASTE IN BED... OK, that last one is a t-shirt/meme, but the other two are legit inspiration. Or, so I hear. I’ve honestly never been one for motivational/inspirational...

Get Out! 3 Fun Ideas to Fight the Winter Blues

It’s official, Central Ohio has survived its first big snow of the season! Pats on the back to everyone who helped keep streets clear and children sane. As for the latter, I’m looking at...

Treat yo’self! Upgrade your holiday grocery shopping

Let me guess: You got out of hosting your family for Thanksgiving dinner, but you want to get fancy for a Christmas or New Year’s meal? Maybe, you want to be the perfect party...

Ohio Needs to Go Purple for Prematurity Awareness Month

The 2017 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card was published on Nov. 1 and someone has to call Ohio's baby ugly. The state has a 10.4 percent preterm birth rate, earning a "D"...

A Grateful Heart: Family Lessons in Gratitude

Is it just me, or does it feel like the “holiday season” actually begins in October? I mean, between dusting off fall décor and partaking in my fair share of pumpkin spice doughnuts, I’m...