Category: Tamara Talks: The Series

Discovering Our Neighborhood

Summer is really the only time I get to spend any “uninterrupted by the demands of life” quality time with my kids.  The Barrett Babes actually get loads of TLC from me, and I love filling up on the tons of hugs and kisses they give me and then make them take a nap, ha! […]

Posted July 8, 2018
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“Bloom Where You’..

  There are endless messages we send either with our words or our actions.  One that I have been increasingly attuned to is the one that reminds me that I only have one life to live.  Maybe it’s growing older that has me feeling this way or maybe it’s the realization that mortality is real, […]

Posted June 24, 2018
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Tam Talks Coupons

Tam Talks Coupons

True Story Last week I bought 53 items for less than $100 from Harris Teeter!  How did I make that happen? By shopping on sale, using coupons, and using rebates. Let me start by saying, there is more than one way to make couponing work for you, I am just sharing my experience with you […]

Posted June 25, 2017
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Moms Need Consideration!

Moms Need Consideration!

Mother’s Day happens every year in May, and it never ceases to amaze me how many people still wait to the last minute to shop for the most important women in their lives.  I’m speaking about myself as well.  So if you, like me, are out there waiting until the last minute to get the […]

Posted June 11, 2017
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Women Are BADASS!

Women Are BADASS!

As soon as I logged on to FB this morning, the first post I read was one from one of my girlfriends stating how she was already epically failing at doing the day.  My first thought was whoa, hold up! She’s the mother of two boys, a teacher, and a loving wife… how could she fail at […]

Posted February 22, 2017
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The Missing Piece…

For the better part of 2016, I have been in a reflective state, and since I have spent most of the year “in my feelings” (as my students would say), my blog while i was busy thinking suffered and so did I.  Why? Because I didn’t get the chance to do what I love which is […]

Posted December 3, 2016
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As a spouse, what grade do y..

As a teacher, it is my job to assess or grade my students’ work or their ability to perform a skill or meet a standard. However, very rarely do I take the time to assess my ability to perform in the various areas of my life. For instance, as a teacher, I am super reflective […]

Posted July 23, 2016
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Press the Quarterly Reset Bu..

For students and teachers alike, the end or beginning of a quarter or a series of 9 weeks means a chance to reflect on the old and a clean slate for the new. It makes sense in the classroom, so I plan to adopt this same mode of thinking for my life. The new quarter is […]

Posted April 1, 2016
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Spilled Gravy

When there is spilled gravy… my fridge with spilled gravy In December, I purchased Marie Kondo’s audio book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Some have referred to her book as the “decluttering bible”, so with a review like that, I knew that I needed it in my life. Since […]

Posted March 31, 2016
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