Tara Scalzo

Thanks for visiting! I am a freelance writer, PR guru and full time mom, which sometimes can feel like working in a 3-ring circus! Join me as I share stories of juggling networking during nap time, writing insightful copy in between diaper changes, calling clients while cooking dinner and proofreading articles while making PB&J sandwiches. So grab some popcorn, it should be an interesting show...

Martha Stewart Can Suck It!

As most of you already know, I’m a self-admitted Magazine Whore. It’s not something I boast about, nor something I hide from plain site, it just…..is. So nothing tickles my funny bone and cracks me up than these articles I read in said magazines about how I can clean my house in ‘just minutes a day!’  ...more

40 Years of Lessons in 30 Days: Day 12

Lesson #12 – Karma Does Exist KAHR-ma)  noun 1. In the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain religions, a person's action (bad or good) that determines his or her destiny. 2. Destiny; fate. 3. An aura or atmosphere generated by someone or something ...more

40 Years of Lessons in 30 Days: Day 11

Lesson #11 – Work For Free Yes, as in no pay. ...more

40 Years of Lessons in 30 Days: Day 10

Lesson #10 – There Are No Rules In Motherhood  ...more

40 Years of Lessons in 30 Days: Day 9

Lesson #9 – Welcome To The Real World   We spend our formative years being told what to do, what not to do, go here, go there, good lord don’t go there, say this, be that….blahblahblah. Usually followed with the explanation of “because I said so.”  ...more

40 Years of Lessons in 30 Days: Day 8

Lesson # 8 – Things Aren’t Always As They Seem   If it looks like a duck and quacks like a chicken, it must be a cow.   I know that first sentence makes absolutely no sense at all, but that’s how I feel about people sometimes. I’m encountered so many people in my life, too many to count, and I’ve come to the conclusion that they tend to fall into 3 different categories:  ...more

40 Year of Lessons in 30 Days: Day 7

Lesson #7 – Be Selfish   The first 30 years of my life were all about me. Sure, there were a mama/daddy/sisters/boyfriends/aunts/uncles/cousins/BFF’s and a husband to preoccupy my time, but for the most part, it was all about Me.   (Insert big smile here.)  ...more

Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger

On the eve of what is to be a new year, I, like most people, am taking the time to reflect on what was, what is, and what I hope will be.These past 12 months have proved to be one of the most challenging in a long time. It’s been both a good thing and a bad thing, filled with huge highs, unforeseen twist and turns, challenging moments, depressing lows that tested my strength as a person and moments that have made my heart explode into a million pieces.It would be impossible to list all of these extraordinary moments, but here’s a few:...more

Am I a Bad Mama Because?!?!…

I try hard, I really do. Some days more than others, but hey, at least I’m out there on the field playing the game. That’s got to count for something, right? I know I’ve bitched about a similar topic before, but I really wish some empathic soul would’ve given me a book entitled “The Drama of Being a Mama” or “How To Get Out Alive with Your Sanity Intact”. That would’ve been helpful. Just sayn’. ...more