Do you ever get a new purchase and it’s so new and shiny and nice -looking and you vow to yourself- and yell at your kids- we gotta keep this nice!I Joe and I recently bought a new-to-us van and even though it was several years old we were so impressed at the condition it […]
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Admission: We’re not compatible. Marriage is one of those things where you absolutely need compatibility, right? You need to live together, work through the toughest of issues together. In the technology world, we often have to check software- is this program compatible with this program? Which means, can they work together to accomplish a goal? […]
Joe says that when he chose to marry me he knew he had to give me enough power to completely destroy him. When he says, Tara, you could completely ruin me- that’s the highest compliment he could pay me. It means I’ve earned a very high level of trust- enough to bring ruin to […]
A few years ago, Joe would worry about our daughter riding her bike around the block. I would be excited for her but Joe worried about her safety. Then what seems to be a few days later and that same girl is driving the highways on her own, which statistically is the most dangerous place […]
“You can always throw me under the bus!” That’s Joe’s favorite phrase these days when he’s talking to our teenagers. Occasionally they have found themselves in a sticky situation and not sure how to tell someone no. Its hard at that age to have to say, I can’t do that or I don’t want to […]
What do you think of when you hear the word accommodate? “Accommodations” reminds me of traveling or booking a room. When someone gives me accommodations, they are making space for me. Moving some things around to provide for my needs. I think of a weary traveler needing a place to stay. Joe is the weary […]