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Tara is gainfully employed by the toughest 3 female bosses she has ever had (well except for that one accounting manager who hated her).  The pay sucks, but the cuddles are awesome.  She drinks a lot of coffee, uses humour as a defense mechanism, and lives in fear of what lurks in her backyard.  Tara also worries that talking in the third person like this is what her psychiatrist warned her about.

Keep Tara company on her unfortunately-named blog Don’t Lick the Deck, where she talks about her husband Nerdguy; her 13-year-old and twin 11-year-old girls; parenting autism; and her inability to shop without creating disaster.  

About my kids: 
I have 3 daughters - a 13 year old, and 11 year old twins. They are a delightful mix of cuteness and troublemaking, special needs and extraordinary. They also have my husband wanting to build an extra bathroom and adopt several male pets so that he isn't quite so outnumbered.
Parenting is...: 
kissing the booboos, cheering the triumphs, hugs for no reason, hiding the good candy so they don't grow up spoiled, letting them make mistakes, and not crying over spilled milk. Because I would be crying on a daily basis.
We know you don't have a lot, but when you do, what do you like to do in your spare time?: 
Frankly I enjoy watching sitcoms and eating cheesies. There is a long list of more politically correct hobbies such as writing, reading fiction, coffee with friends, and running (that one's a lie), but I felt you had to know about the cheesies.
When are you at your yummiest?: 
When I have remembered to look after myself. And after a glass of wine.
If someone wrote a biography about you, what would be the title?: 
Laughing Through the Disasters
What's currently in your purse?: 
My BlissDom Canada badge because I refuse to believe that it is over; mints - always; 11 pens that don't write; bug spray; hand sanitizer; my daughter's standardized testing results; kleenex - ragweed season; my credit card that I can't use because I forgot the pin
What superhero power would you like to have?: 
Healing. As a backup - to be able to clean things with a single dirty look
If we gave you an elephant, where would you hide it?: 
Under the deck. It could keep the raccoons company.
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