Tamara Schroeder

Author Bio:

Tamara is a wife, mom of 2, runner and self described word nerd who is fueled by coffee or wine. Irreverent and witty, she started running to battle postpartum depression and to find a better version of herself. Her Blog, That Tam I Am, is her space to say what she wants, when she wants.


Posts by Tamara Schroeder:

Give him the Father’s Day he really wants (It’s less work than you think!)

Posted on: June 13, 2014

I don’t remember a lot about how we celebrated Father’s Day when I was younger. I feel kind of bad for my lack of memories regarding the specifics, but in my defense, I was (am?) self-absorbed. I hope we always made my dad feel special. In his line of work,
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Mother’s Day: Everything I Hoped for but Nothing I Expected

Posted on: May 9, 2014

I remember asking my parents as a young child when Kids’ Day was. I knew we had special days set aside to celebrate mom and dad on so it only made sense they would want an occasion to recognize this magical, joyous creature they had brought into the world. They
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A Little Taste of Heaven in the Okanagan Valley

Posted on: March 26, 2014

Any occasion that gives me a break from cooking for my family or myself is a welcome one. It’s not that I can’t cook – I’m certainly recipe-literate. I’m just not one who loves the prep work and mess required to get food on the table. When I was invited
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Six Pregnancy Truths

Posted on: February 19, 2014

By Tamara Schroeder Early in my first pregnancy, my husband found me sobbing on our bed when I was supposed to be taking a nap. He asked what was wrong, and I thrust a magazine article I’d been reading toward him, in which the uncommon side effects some women may
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Navigating Black Friday for Canadian Families

Posted on: November 28, 2013

By Tamara Schroeder Black Friday: a day appropriately named for the sense of dread it inspires in my husband when he realizes someone created another occasion for the sole purpose of shopping and spending our hard-earned money. In actuality, it’s the day after U.S. Thanksgiving and unofficially kicks off the
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