Welcome!

I’m so glad you found me!

My name is Tamara (like “see ya, tomorra”) and I am the publisher, content creator, actor, Mama and StepMama behind these pages.

Lights,Camera,Family! was born at the urging of friends who were fascinated by the  modern blended family life we lead. What started off as a place to write down personal thoughts has turned into just a bit more!

Here on the blog, I’ll share favorite goodies I come across, local Raleigh and Triangle spotlights, the adventures and travels that bond us, and sometimes a few insights on parenting, stepparenting and co-parenting that I gain along the way.

You could say I’ll share a little “blend” of everything-because we all lead a “blended life” in one way or another. See how I did that? 😉

My actor husband, Steven and I have four children together and with 6 people in the house, every day seems to be an adventure in cooperation, carpooling, and lots of unpaired socks. I like to say we lead a life full of drama, chaos and lots of love. I hope you can always find a little of each on these pages.

About ME: my husband calls me Tea, because well….tea might just be my 10 cup a day addiction. I’m the control panel in our household and hear the words “Mama? Mama!” a zillion times a day. My husband says I have the patience of a saint. I love the theatre and feel most at home in a dark one.

About THE HUBBY-my amazingly talented actor, writer, director, coach husband. Besides being crazy talented at his day job, he’s also the toilet unclogger, bug “rescuer”, picker upper of all things heavy and reacher-upper of all things high. I couldn’t do life without him. He’s the best scene partner ever.

Meet the Rest of the Cast

Big C
The Entrepreneur
The 17 year old, high achieving honor student who is an aspiring filmmaker and lets us star in all of his short films. You can find him being a goofball on YouTube.
LuLu
The Artist
The crazy-smart, artistic, activist creative spirit who loves all things nature and the person I’d like to grow up to be.
Bellie
The Actor
My dramatic bonus daughter who is a master at impressions, tall tales and lives to be the center of attention.
Veezy
The Dancer
At 9, she’s the baby of the family and lover of all things musical. She keeps us endlessly entertained with her humor, wit, singing and dancing.
Zollie
The Doggo
Our rescued Cavachon , Zollie Emerson Wilde is spoiled rotten, sweet as can be and the bestest dog anyone of us has ever owned. Follow his adventures on Insta!

Important To Know

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four kids sitting on fence in the fall

Say Hello

I love hearing from you! Reach out anytime at [email protected].