ABOUT

At Walking on Mom you’ll find …

thought-provoking stories centered on the issues that matter to you most: kids, health and, the elephant in the room, mood disorders, plus plenty of the silliness that comes with growing little people.

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ABOUT THE EDITOR

Tara E. M. Giroud is the writer and editor behind Walking on Mom.

She’s an average woman reaching for an extraordinary life. A journalist and survivor of anxiety and postpartum mood issues, she is always looking for ways to stay healthy — in mind and body.

Tara stumbled into motherhood at the “Advanced Maternal Age” of 36 in 2011 when her first daughter was born, then again in 2013 with another girl. They are loud, hilarious and often make her want to run for cover.

She was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in 2001 following the collapse of an abusive relationship and an unhealthy dose of self-medication. Tara’s therapist guided her as she learned how to climb out of the hole and turn her life around.

Her anxiety reemerged with the births of her daughters and after searching for answers, she realized there were many, many women just like her trying to understand the vast and changing emotional landscape of motherhood.

Walking on Mom is a place for women to talk, think, laugh and get focused on lives every mother deserves.

Open, honest dialogue is a source of strength and who couldn’t use more of that.

In the space between responsibilities, Tara likes to run, write and study German or experiment with new recipes. She loves hiking, good books, good food and drink and Skype.

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  • Tamara
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    Love your new ABOUT page!
    You forgot, however, to mention that you’re a wonderful (blogger) friend with a great sense of humor 😀

    • Tara McLaughlin Giroud
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      Aw, that is so kind! I need to make this my OLD about page, funny how stuff looks when you go back after a while. Eek!

  • Fran
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    I loved reading your story. You’ve come a long way, something to be very proud of xx

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