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April 27, 2017

As we sit between the two weekends of our local proms, I know there are many mixed emotions among the teens in our area ranging from excitement, to frustration to hurt.

Let's start with the excitement. There's those with their first date or an unlimited budget to spend....

April 19, 2017

Last week after school my five-year-old ran up to me yelling with excitement, "I want every day to be 'Friend Day'!" (I later found out they had been discussing Friendship Day as one of their lessons for the week). When I asked him why he thought this he exclaimed, "Be...

March 30, 2017

Keep going.

Keep celebrating.

To the people who think the holidays are out of control...

Keep going.

Keep reading.

In our house, we sometimes celebrate days the rest of the world does not. It may be a half birthday, it may be a birthday that doesn't have any significan...

March 16, 2017

Brand new dads are often overlooked for their hard work and their lack of sleep because, let's face it, women do ALL of the work for the first 9 months so that counts for SOMETHING once baby is here... right?! 

When I work with new parents, I reflect on our da...

March 2, 2017

Grab a mirror and push play!

If you're at work, or somewhere where you can't watch the above link, well then let's read about it together, the 'old fashion' way. 

Step One: Look in the mirror

Step Two: S...

February 5, 2017

Pinterest Parties Are Not Real

Ok, Pinterest parties are probably real.  However, I'm convinced they're thrown by super heroes who come into your home the night before a party and set up everything while you sleep.

Since there weren't any superheroes at my door...

August 19, 2014

It has been one month since my wedding of firsts.

First wedding plane ride.

First wedding not in the Midwest.

First time sleeping next to a dance floor (yes it was in a room, and yes I was supposed to be there :) ).

First time attending gift opening.

It was scary, nerve-wra...

June 13, 2014

How is it possible to be a wife, mother, business owner and photographer all at once?

It's not.  It is not possible. At all. (WHAT?) 

Life is hard. Being a mom is hard. Being a business owner is hard.  Every day holds a new challenge, a new hurdle to jump over (yes...

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