Rubina started Kindergarten in August. My plan to homeschool was undone just a few weeks prior to her first day. We prayed and labored and researched until we arrived at peace. One of the key pieces in parenting is choosing a path for your children early on. It's not easy. On one hand, so much … Continue reading Catch / Release / Repeat
My husband captured this quiet, precious moment between Rubina and I the other night as she and I talked about my mom. I'm extremely grateful to have this photo; I hope to never forget the way she looked at me, the tugging feeling as she wound my hair around her small fingers, and the sound of her voice as … Continue reading Grief and Motherhood
Our adored babe is now 5 years old and tiny, no longer. There are days in which the past five years are a colorful blur and days in which I feel the wear and weight of every minute. It's been challenging and growth inducing in the most beautiful and rewarding ways. Worth the wear, worth … Continue reading Rubina Tyler /// Version 5.0
Part 1 | No vs. Yes Rubina ask so many questions in a single day. More questions than I ever thought was possible. I've even categorized them; here's the breakdown: The "Can I's": Can I have some chocolate? Can I go outside? Can I get a cat? Can I jump from the fourth stair? Can I get a … Continue reading Bad Mom, Part 1 | No vs. Yes
She's three and a half. I can hardly believe it. There is so much truth to the saying "The days are long but the years are short." I wanted to put her age into months to be funny but I'm not good at math so it was taking too much time to calculate. Worst Indian … Continue reading rubina tyler | version 3.5
This past weekend our neighborhood had a kite festival we enjoyed with some sweet friends; it was SO much fun. We are thankful to be part of such a warm and inviting community. The wind chose to rest much of the day but we were still able to see our kites fly intermittently. Rubina enjoyed it … Continue reading let’s go fly a kite, chase bubbles & eat lollipops!