Author Archive For: Tara Dunsmore

About Tara Dunsmore

Tara is a single mom from Frederick, Maryland just trying to keep up with her crazy life. When she's not at the park with her Boo Boo you can find her either at her day job right here at Tots2Tweens or at her second job as a Jamberry Independent Consultant. Tara spends her days at Tots2Tweens searching for fun family activities and interesting content to share with our readers. Events, recipes, parenting articles and resources…if you live in MD/DC/VA/PA Tots2Tweens is the place to find it. She spends a lot of time on Pinterest and Facebook sharing her finds with our followers. Tara also volunteers her time as the Administrative Coordinator for the charitable photographer's network, Shoots for a Cure.You can read more about Tara's crazy life on her blog i heart my crazy life or follow her on twitter: @heartmycrzylife.

This Week at Tots2Tweens

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August 26, 2012 by Tara Dunsmore

Picks of the Week Share It Did you know you can share your favorite Tots2Tweens articles, blogs, events and recipes on your favorite social media sites? Just click the like, pin it , tweet, or g+ share buttons at the top of each page to share your favorites with all of your followers. Make sure [...]

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Back-to-School Meal ideas

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August 26, 2012 by Tara Dunsmore

Once the kids go back to school, meal times can get a bit more hectic. Here are some of my favorite recipes to help make mealtimes run smoothly this school year. Breakfast-On-The-Go Breakfast recipes that will help get your kids up and out the door on time in the mornings. These Make-Ahead Oatmeal smoothies, courtesy [...]

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Happy Almost Fall!

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August 24, 2012 by Tara Dunsmore

I can’t believe September is almost here. Fall is my absolute favorite season for so many reasons. I mean, first of all, the clothes. Jeans, long sleeved t-shirts, hoodies, sweaters…all while still wearing my flip flops! Then there is football season. I’m not even a huge fan of professional football but I’ll tell you this-every [...]

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Mom of the Week from Bethesda, MD

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August 22, 2012 by Tara Dunsmore

Mom of the Week Name: Shannon Hometown: Bethesda, MD Meet the family: Hubby – an overworked lawyer who likes to cook and lets me sleep in on weekends. Braden – almost 4 year old who is full of spunk (warning – has a devlish side.) Casey – almost 2 year old who cracks me up [...]

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This week at Tots2Tweens

August 18, 2012 by Tara Dunsmore

Picks of the Week Know It With the kids gearing up to head back to school in the next few weeks, it was time to wrap up Laurie’s Lesson Plans. She put together one final week of summer learning designed to help transition your kids back into the school-day routine. Laurie’s Lesson Plans – Back-to-School. [...]

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Operation Backpack 2012

August 18, 2012 by Tara Dunsmore

I stumbled upon this website this afternoon while searching for local events and I immediately knew I needed to share it with all of our parents. I feel so blessed to have the safety and security of knowing my son will always have a warm bed to sleep in and the education he needs to [...]

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Mom of the Week from Mount Airy, Maryland

Laurie Jo Neary

August 15, 2012 by Tara Dunsmore

Mom of the Week Name: Laurie Jo Hometown: Mount Airy, MD Meet the family: I am married to Christopher Neary, I have 3 daughters, Elizabeth (16yrs), Aubrey (7yrs), and Natalie (4yrs), and one Mini-Schnoodle, Oji. Occupation:  I am a Medical Coder Mon-Friday, a Team Leader with the Pampered Chef, and an Independent Consultant with Pure [...]

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Laurie’s Lesson Plans – Back-to-School

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August 12, 2012 by Tara Dunsmore

Wow, can you believe summer is winding down already? It feels like we just started! This will be the last week of my summer  lesson plan. I think we all deserve a week off before we have to head back to the grind, don’t you agree? I’m sure the next few weeks will be busy [...]

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Picks of the Week

August 12, 2012 by Tara Dunsmore

Did you know you can share your favorite Tots2Tweens articles, blogs, events and recipes on your favorite social media sites? Just click the like, pin it , tweet, or g+ share buttons at the top of each page to share your favorites with all of your followers. Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter [...]

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Car Seat Laws…which one to follow?

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July 24, 2012 by Tara Dunsmore

Do you remember car trips as a kid? Mom, Dad and kids piled into the car, buckled up, and off you went. This was before the days of portable DVD players, handheld video games and car seat laws of course. In my family the rules were: find something to keep yourself occupied, no fighting with [...]

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