HuffPost Canada closed in 2021 and this site is maintained as an online archive. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact

Tara Mandarano

Mother, storyteller, blogger at

Tara Mandarano is a Pushcart-Prize nominated writer and editor based in Canada. Her work has been featured on the front page of HuffPost Canada, and has also appeared in Reader’s Digest, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent and Canadian Living. Tara is also a mental health and chronic illness advocate. Follow her on Instagram and Twittter @taramandarano.