Tara Parsell

Tara is a mom of an almost five-year-old and headstrong two-year-old. Life is never boring for this full-time working mom, New York-transplant, and aspiring storyteller. Moving to Columbus over five years ago, Tara spends her free time trying not to kill her garden, indoctrinating her kids in N'Sync and yelling at her Alexa to turn on the lights.

If You Give a Toddler a Mouth Full of Teeth: A Mom Poem

A New Habit: Biting A few months ago ... my youngest started a new habit that I was mortified about ... biting. It's a habit my oldest never developed, and I wasn't quite sure how...
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Curing Winter Blues: Finding Free Activities at Local Stores

With the festivities of the holidays over, we’re starting to look into the future of months of cold weather. Having a four-year-old and a two-year-old, I dread this time of year. The kids are...
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Survival Guide: Pumping at Work

Despite supportive workplaces, laws keeping pumping moms out of bathrooms, and the most work-friendly accessories available, returning to work as a new mom can be a struggle for new moms navigating “the pump.” Pumping at...

It’s Not about Network Anymore … Fall TV Shows to Check Out

It’s that time of year again … when fall TV shows drop. Before I was a mom, I would spend the summers anxiously pouring over TV listings and figuring out exactly how many new shows...
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4 Best Kid-Friendly Breweries in Columbus

  When my husband and I first moved to Columbus, I worked from home most of the time -- which means, I had few opportunities to actually explore Columbus.  Then, the Columbus Ale Trail was introduced.  It...

5 Ways to Entertain Kids with Alexa

My kids love our Alexa. There were a solid two months when my three-year-old would say goodbye to Alexa before he said goodbye to me when he left for preschool. Alexa is also who...

First Fridays: Community Hops to Check Out this Summer

Summer in Columbus is ripe with warm evenings and plenty of activities for the whole family … especially the community-focused “first Friday” events (that don’t just happen on Friday.) It’s a perfect way to...

3 Ways to Garden with Kids in Columbus

One of my earliest memories of my grandma was picking slugs in her backyard … how else were we supposed to make sure her garden wasn’t attacked? My siblings and I watched her and...