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.

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...