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)

Actually, Pamela is My Mother…

A lot of thought and prayer went into titling the documentary and I did initially struggle with the phrase "Calcutta is My Mother" simply because I do have a mother and her name is Pamela. While I believe it to be an appropriate title for the film because it best encompasses the driving force behind the project, I want to clear … Continue reading Actually, Pamela is My Mother…

Milkshakes, Broken Deals and a Fish Named Val | Valentines Day, Part 2

Well, Valentines Day is 2 days behind us and I'm sure you've all already begun your Easter, Halloween and Christmas prep but I wanted to share our February 14th with you anyway... Prior to dating Kevin, I was the last single person on earth according to my friends and family. I really didn't care much … Continue reading Milkshakes, Broken Deals and a Fish Named Val | Valentines Day, Part 2

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