Kickstarting a Tiny Force

Today marks one year since we launched the Kickstarter campaign which funded Calcutta is My Mother. Michael, Director of the film, and I went to HS together in Portland, OR. We hadn't seen each other in about 17 years when we exchanged a few messages on Facebook about a recent trip he'd made to India. I had barely started … Continue reading Kickstarting a Tiny Force

Rubina Tyler | Version 4.0 (throwback to buttons birthday)

About 1 month ago our little girl turned 4. I guess this happens; babies growing up and turning into actual people but nothing could have prepared me for how rapidly the time would pass. Four years with her. Looking back, some days it feels like 4 minutes and  other days it feels like 4 lifetimes. … Continue reading Rubina Tyler | Version 4.0 (throwback to buttons birthday)

Throwback to a Tiny Shredder…

Okay "shredder" might be a little extreme but our little one killed it on that mountain. Often we observe how uninhibited children are; how they aren't afraid of anything and are willing to take blind risks. And, obviously children are much more malleable and uninhibited than adults but they aren't necessarily fearless. I know my … Continue reading Throwback to a Tiny Shredder…

The 70/30 Theory | Throwback Thursday

I have often teased Kevin that Rubina is 70% mine and 30% his. It's just a joke in our home but when she was first born I actually used to get mad when people would mention how much she looked like Kevin with no mention of me. I never expressed this outwardly, of course; it was simply an internal … Continue reading The 70/30 Theory | Throwback Thursday

Threads of Tradition | Throwback to a Sweet, Little Sweater and Traditions that Bind

(Left, me 1984 | Right, Rubina 2015) These photos thrill me. I love seeing Rubina in the same sweater I wore as a little girl. I delight in any opportunity to share with my precious Ruby. Especially pieces of my childhood. You may think I'm a terrible mother, but I found so much joy in … Continue reading Threads of Tradition | Throwback to a Sweet, Little Sweater and Traditions that Bind

Mermaid, Flower Girl and Pony Lover. 2014 Holiday Recap

I've been fairly inconsistent in keeping the blog current regarding our family. The last few months have been as busy for us as they have been for you... So, here's the holiday recap... Halloween | This was the first year Rubina really voiced her opinion as to what she wanted to be. A mermaid. She … Continue reading Mermaid, Flower Girl and Pony Lover. 2014 Holiday Recap

throwback to a funeral that never happened…

A year ago today I sat with my dad and brothers and, together, we planned my mom's funeral. She was on life support for the 2nd time in 3 years and the dr's were confident her body was going to fail this time around and she wouldn't survive another day. We sat in my parents living room … Continue reading throwback to a funeral that never happened…