Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary Tenore Tarpley has two children – Madelyn (2016) and Tucker (2017) -- who are exactly 19 months apart. She adores being a mom and is happiest when she’s spending quality time with her children and her husband Troy. When she’s not lugging around one toddler and chasing the other, she works full-time as Associate Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, and as a lecturer in the School of Journalism, at the University of Texas at Austin. She moved to Round Rock with her family in March 2017 after living in St. Petersburg, Florida, for 10 years. As a Massachusetts native, she misses her family and friends up north but feels at home in the Lone Star State. She loves writing personal essays about motherhood and occasionally publishes them on You can find her on Twitter at @mallarytenore.

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Mom’s Guide To Working From Home

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Meet Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Meet Mallary Tenore Tarpley Hello! My name is Mallary Tenore Tarpley, and I’m a mother of two. My daughter, Madelyn, was born in February 2016 and my son Tucker was born in September 2017. They’re...