Tarrant Figlio

I have worked online since 1995. I have several personal blogs, way too many feeds in my reader.

I am passionate about my family and online community.

I work as a Community Moderator for Mother Nature Network and also work for the BlogHer Publishing Network.

Assorted Personal Facts:

We have a blended family of six children--from all grown up and married down to one left in high school. I am also a proud grandma of a toddler. I am a caregiver for my mother who lives with us. We have three prairie dogs and three very spoiled rescued hound dogs. I read an excessive number of books each year. (over 300) I love good home cooking and grew up in a home heavily influenced by my mother's southern heritage. I continue this in my own cooking.

My Blogs

Get Ready for #BlogHer 14!

BlogHer14 is around the corner! This will be a magical time–a tenth anniversary celebration of all good things female and Social Media! Learning new things, meeting new friends, seeing old ones ....more

My Brain is Weird

Last night I got Junie B Jones mixed up with June Jordan. Let me tell you how it happened. My first born and I were talking about celery last night ....more

The Phantom Sling

Today while scrolling through my news feed on Facebook, I saw a beautiful ring sling. Suddenly, I felt the “phantom sling” and baby. My baby turns 16 in August ....more

About Our Pack

See those dogs? That is our pack. Three hound dogs ....more

Sad, Angry, Worried

Remember last week when Rebecca was a new graduate? When all the world stretched out in front of her. She was not the only child at graduation, of course ....more

A Certain Kind of Man

We take our dogs to the dog park about once a week. They’d love to go more but the dog park is a drive and washing them down after is never fun. We also take them for walks ....more

On Graduation-Rebecca

Today you graduated high school. We came early to get good seats. We had them ....more

A Ramble about Military Families, Veterans, and the Rest

I grew up just outside Annapolis. This meant that there was a certain segment of military children attending school with me. They’d talk of the commissary from time to time, but seemed like pretty average kids ....more

On My Way to BlogHer14 in San Jose–with YOU?!

For ten years, part of my summer has revolved around the BlogHer conference. I didn’t attend the first in person, but it happened after blogs entered my life in a big way. I watched all the live blogging ....more

Starbucks and Living Wage

We live in Illinois. We love our baristas beyond measure. They certainly are a part of our life and our routine Monday, Wednesday, Friday ....more