Monday, December 28, 2009

A Great Excuse

Last spring, my Bestie (Mama M) decided to start a blog detailing her life as a Mom, wife, nurse, friend and cook. And I LOVE reading her blog, but had no real desire (or time) to write my own. I was perfectly happy delighting in Mama M's blog and trying to keep my own head above water. I'm a single mom to this amazing 14 year old--we'll call him "A":

and I run a business that can keep me busy 60-70 hours a week. In my spare time I focus on my Faith (love Bible Studies such as Beth Moore!)and I love spending time with family and friends:

(my Bestie, Mama M, is the cute blonde on the left)

and hobbies like painting (a future post) and, of course, COOKING! Actually, what I really love is entertaining--but if you couldn't tell by my blog name, my house is very rarely "company ready". In fact, I'll sometimes invite people over just to motivate myself to get the house in order! It's not that I'm not capable of cleaning up--it's just that there are usually 1000 other interesting things I'd rather be doing and it just isn't a top priority for me--until company is coming :)

Then a few weeks ago Bestie Mama M invites me to be her guest to a Christmas party for blog readers at none other than MckMama's--I had no idea what I was getting myself into! I met a group of amazing women who had at least 4 things in common: 1) They're all Mama's who love their kids :) 2) They all have read MckMama's blog and prayed for Stellan 3) They're all sweet, caring people who I wanted to stay connect to; and 4) they almost all had blogs and stayed connected through them.

So on the way home Mama M encouraged me to start a blog and then Laura chimed in via Twitter. And I decided that a blog might just add a little balance in my life (see, everything seems to be about work in my world) AND would provide a GREAT excuse to cook more often (so I'd have things to blog about).

And that's the story of how The Unkept Cook blog came to be. I promise to have a few cooking posts on here very soon to legitimize the title . . . but I'll likely also post on here often about life and motherhood and other random Tara thoughts!

Hope you enjoy!


  1. I lurve it!! I love it, I love it, I love it!! You are gonna rock this bloggy thing! Way to go!

    PS--I'm posting, as we speak, about YOUR new blog!!

    PSS (or is it PPS?) get rid of word sucks! Blogger does a pretty good job of keeping spam out, without it!

  2. Yay! How exciting..I will be your second loyal follower..any friend of the Mama's is a friend of mine!! ;-)


  3. I second Keely...any friend of Mama's is a friend of mine. Welcome to the blogging world!


  4. YAY!!!! So glad you decided to start a blog Tara!!! :) And it's so fun that I got to meet you!

  5. YAY!! So excited for you Tara! I can not wait to earn all about cooking! :) You glad I was able to meet you!

    (Oh and feel free to invite me over to eat anytime...and I don't care about mess!) :)

  6. I occassionally read Mama M's blog, today she blogged about you, so I came over to check you out :) haha that kinda sounds kinky... Its not meant to be. :) Good luck on your blog!

  7. Welcome to the blog world!! I am so glad you are besties with Mama M (that means you have to be just as hysterical and witty if you keep up with her) and its about cooking (something I totally suck at but like to try to improve in!!


  8. Thank you for your comments! How fun! Now I'll just need to learn how to find and follow all of you! I'll get there--give me a few days :)

  9. Welcome to the blogging world! Just took a read through your posts so far and it's great! Look forward to reading more from you.

  10. happy to meet ya! How fun and I know that you will soooo love this bloggy world! I love your bestie's blog (alas, now that I am working full time, I do not blog post or blog read as much as I would love to!

    Hope you get a chance to come to my place :o) and if you do, please leave a comment! (Comments are such fun to get :o)

    Blessings & aloha!