Tamára Lunardo

Author & Editor

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Tuesday

10

March 2015

9

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Tuesday

24

February 2015

6

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Wednesday

19

November 2014

8

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They Call Her Mama

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I’m happy to be making my debut on the Family channel of A Deeper Story today with this special glimpse of my life and the ones I love. I have big hopes for what you might see. Will you come tell me? Read They Call Her Mama

Thursday

22

March 2012

10

COMMENTS

Mama for a Moment

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When I gave out a few gifts here at Christmas time, I had no idea one of them would demand so much from me. Shawn Smucker won a guest post, and as we began talking on Twitter, I learned that fostering children was a topic close to his family’s heart, and so I admitted, quietly as you can on a giant social network, that I had once been a foster mom. It isn’t something I talk about often or in detail because, years after we stopped fostering, the emotional tangle of it all is still so often too much. And […]

Thursday

9

February 2012

89

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Watering Weeds into Flowers

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It was a day-after-day kind of day. Another day at home, twin three-year-olds whining at me, wearing on me, pulling on me and my threadbare patience. I read all about the French parents and their supremely well-behaved offspring that the entire Internet was going ga-ga over, and I was 12-years tired of my whole stay-at-home gig, and these people amazed and inspired and pissed me off, and I tried to reproduce their authoritative tone, but I guess I lacked a certain je ne sais quoi because my smallest children kept acting like total merde. “I hate staying at home,” I […]

Saturday

26

November 2011

38

COMMENTS

Hot Stuff

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My family’s eldest generation is proper New England society. They are a people of hors d’oeuvres– never appetizers– of daily cocktail hour, of Cape Cod summer homes; you say tomato, they say tomahto (quite literally). But when we all get together, the shenanigans begin. This Thanksgiving was no exception. My parents were hosting, and there was a counter covered with hot hors d’oeuvres. So my dad, in his fine calligraphy, created a sign to indicate such: I think the sign remained above the food for all of ten minutes. The first smart alec to relocate it chose an unsuspecting female […]

Monday

7

November 2011

28

COMMENTS

Don’t Say Anything If __

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Whether owing to some seasonal allergy or to the change in weather, it was clear that my sinuses had bested me. By midday Saturday my voice was rapidly wearing out; by early evening it was nearly gone. Lost most of my voice; am clicking at people to get their attention. Realizing I wouldn't make a cute bushman. — Tamára Lunardo (@tamaraoutloud) November 5, 2011 And while it’s never convenient for a mother to lose her voice, in this instance the threat was particularly untimely: I was supposed to help lead the singing in our church service the next morning. So […]

Thursday

4

August 2011

52

COMMENTS

Freakin’ ‘Tarians: 30 Days of Vegetarianism Continues

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Bryan and I are now on our 12th of 30 days of vegetarianism, and things are mostly going swimmingly,  with only the occasional flailing of willpower. For him, the biggest temptation has been the fried chicken he’s so often confronted with (north-central Florida is very much the South); for me, it’s not so much been the bacon as it’s been the seafood (Florida is very much a peninsula). But really, the biggest obstacle hasn’t been the mild temptations or even the dining out– it’s the kids. Our 12-year-old son is a real meat-and-potatoes guy. When he was in preschool, he […]

Monday

27

June 2011

18

COMMENTS

The Gift of Your Beginning

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This is your story, Baby Boy. I sometimes wish I could re-write your beginning, start it farther in the future, when your mama wasn’t a scared girl and your daddy wasn’t just a kid trying to do the right thing. But life doesn’t give you re-writes; it only lets you keep telling the stories you’ve got and offering fresh pages. And if you read through the eyes of grace, you’ll get to see that it’s not just the fresh pages that are the gift. This is the story I’ve got. *** Please visit A Deeper Story to continue reading.

Friday

14

January 2011

26

COMMENTS

When the World Breaks Your Heart

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I think that tragedy shows us something about our hearts. This week, our family lost a dearly loved one. I grieved for my husband’s broken heart at the loss of his lifelong role model. I looked on as embraces turned to tears. I laughed at wonderful memories retold and cried at the sorrow they renewed. And I see that the hearts most filled with love bear the heaviest burdens. Last week, an ill person in Arizona targeted a politician, and 20 people were injured or killed in his rampage. Pointed fingers jabbed across party lines, and vitriolic voices screamed to […]

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