Tag: Athens PA photographer

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The heartache is real as family farms start to fade away

It was a humid August night and the field next to the now defunct dairy barn was full of equipment and maybe a couple hundred people. An auction trailer was set up off to one side and to anyone driving by it might have looked like some sort of community festival, complete with hot dogs and drinks and baked goods. But this wasn’t a … Read More The heartache is real as family farms start to fade away

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The day God told me I needed to create a war room

One day last month God told me (in so many ways and with various hints) that I needed to go to my war room and pray about all that has been leaving me stressed and tied up in knots inside. The problem was, I didn’t have a war room. I’d never established one. For anyone asking, “what in the world is a ‘war room’?”, … Read More The day God told me I needed to create a war room

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The state of dairy farming in Northeast Pennsylvania: tangible struggles, palpable heartache and immeasurable joy

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field. Dwight D. Eisenhower This post is part of a continuing project about the changes in farming in America. The project is both a photo series and a blog series. For more about this series please visit my page about the project, or see the other … Read More The state of dairy farming in Northeast Pennsylvania: tangible struggles, palpable heartache and immeasurable joy

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She’s quite fond of the slimy creatures. 10 on 10 for June

My 3-year old daughter is a caretaker. She takes care of her stuffed animals and our pets and other people’s pets. Sometimes she takes care of me and once in awhile her brother (though she’s usually bossing him around). What she really enjoys taking care of, though, are worms and bugs. I don’t get it, but she likes rolly pollies and worms and wants … Read More She’s quite fond of the slimy creatures. 10 on 10 for June

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The teachable moments of parenting fails

“I’m hungry.” It’s not WHAT she said that drove me crazy, it’s WHEN she said it. It was midnight. Bedtime had been stretched out insanely long for months now, something I hoped to remedy soon, and my last straw was being asked to get a snack at midnight. By a 3-year old. By my 3-year old. Right then I acted like a very mature, … Read More The teachable moments of parenting fails

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Adventures of Zooma the Wonder Dog: The Escape

This is part of a series about Zooma The Wonder Dog. You can find the first post >>>>here. Yesterday I woke Daddy up even earlier than the other day. He was grumpy but told me it was OK because I’m just a baby and eventually I’ll let him sleep in. I laughed. He’s pretty clueless sometimes. He passed me off to Plaything One and … Read More Adventures of Zooma the Wonder Dog: The Escape

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Photography for parents: Five tips to photographing your children inside your home

The other day I offered tips on where you can take your children outside of your home to capture memorable photographs of them. Today I want to assure you that you can also photograph your children inside your own home, no matter how dark or cluttered you think it is. The key word in this post will be “light”, because no matter what your … Read More Photography for parents: Five tips to photographing your children inside your home

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The soldier’s hat

I remember the day Harry gave my son the VFW hat.  We were at a celebration at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars where they were honoring Harry because he was moving from the area to live with family. I had taken Jonathan with me so I could grab a photograph for the local newspaper, but also so I could say goodbye to Harry, … Read More The soldier’s hat

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She adores him but he’s a bit clueless

My daughter certainly adores her older brother. He’s 11. She’s three. He went with a friend to a gadget club at the local library and while he was gone she found this dress and put it on, telling me how she wanted to look nice for him when he got home. We had actually gone upstairs to look for her swimsuit because she was … Read More She adores him but he’s a bit clueless