Tara Wood

Tara Wood


Happy Birthday, Kid

Happy Birthday, Kid

Birthday parties have changed since I was a child. Back in the ’70s, I got a sheet cake with maybe my favorite color icing and a few anemic little balloons filled with my mom’s breath and taped onto the backs of chairs. I’m not sure my cake even said “Happy Birthday, Tara.” I think it […]

Are you there, Lord? It’s me, at home with the kids all summer…

Are you there, Lord? It’s me, at home with the kids all summer…

It’s here… just like it promised. It seems manageable when it’s looming in the distance, approaching at a glacier’s pace — “I’ve got time, it’s cool…,” I think to myself. Suddenly, though, the kids are out of school, summer arrived at a break-neck speed and I am utterly unprepared. I am a stay-at-home mom to […]