Tamara Like Camera

I am a professional photographer, a mama of two, a writer/blogger at http://tamaralikecamera.blogspot.com and a nearly professional cookie taster. I've been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. After two cross country moves, due to my intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, I live with my husband, daughter and son in glorious western Massachusetts. Pets are soon to follow. We like it here and we aren't going anywhere, but we dream about northern lights, moose and whales always. I also like puppies, lattes and rainbows an awful lot.

Feeling Proud To Be the Odd Mom Out.

I was excited to see that Andy Buckley from “The Lying Game” plays the main character’s husband in “Odd Mom Out” but I pretty much screamed when I found out that Joanna Cassidy plays his mother. As in..Rose from Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead. As in, “I’m right on top of that, Rose!” Please tell me that most, if not all of you, know that reference! ...more

Becoming Neurotic Again.

Today is such a beautiful day that I wandered off in the garden before I could sit and write. I wrote all morning, in fact. I then went to check my article up on SITS, and then I checked in about a mental health anthology that’s coming out soon ....more

Girls With Curls.

My daughter, Scarlet, was born with a full head of dark hair – the way I had been born. Within two hours after her birth, the nurse was showing me how to give her a bath as I quietly watched from my seat on the hospital bed. I was exhausted and overwhelmed and wondering if I’d ever be able to give my daughter a bath as flawlessly and comfortably as the nurse was doing so, when she suddenly exclaimed, “Your daughter has curly hair – look!” And indeed, the moisture in Scarlet’s hair revealed what I hadn’t noticed instantly at birth – my kid had curls! ...more

Your Kiss is On My List.

Title inspired by a song in my head and a blogger in my heart – Kiss My List. Well. It’s been a weekend for sure ....more

I’m a Dog.

Hopefully you didn’t click this link, thinking that Tamara was calling herself a dog. She is most certainly NOT a dog, although I’m not really sure what she is. A two-legged, chocolate-eating, situationally grumpy but often friendly animal ....more

Things You Might Not Know About Having a Baby.

If you’re anything like me, you couldn’t see far past the labor and delivery of your baby. Don’t get me wrong – I read the books and heard the tales. I was aware that there were symptoms, aches and pains after having a baby, but it went in one ear and out the other ....more

I Want To Be The Girl With The Most Cake.

(This title is from the song seen in the below video. Today’s “I am” prompt reminded me of it and I can’t shake it) Well. That was odd ....more

Bloggers Blogging about Blogs.

Now say that title ten times fast! I only said it three times.. It seems high time to talk about blogging ....more

Heart Compartments.

I was waiting and watching for two days, to see if I had anything to write about for Mother’s Day. Of course I do. There was a lot of fullness and happiness, as always on these warm and fun family weekends, but even more so lately ....more

Why Don’t You Go Ask Your Sister!?

I’m a lucky girl. I have three sisters – one younger and one older, and a sister-in-law. Since only my older sister is a blogger, this post will feature her loveliness, but I wanted to give a shout-out to my little sister and sister-in-law too ....more