Tag: motherhood

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The week in review: swearing preschoolers, more rain, and a little local history

When I got back from picking up a few groceries one day this week my 11-year old niece let me know that my daughter, who will be four in October, had been placed in time out while I was gone for taking the Lord’s name in vain. My niece didn’t call it that because my niece hasn’t been brought up in the church so … Read More The week in review: swearing preschoolers, more rain, and a little local history

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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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Five places to capture memorable photos of your children

You’re thinking to yourself right now – I’m sure you are – that your house is too dark for photos of your children and that your flash is unflattering and makes your children look albino (which isn’t bad if you are an actual albino, of course.) So, where can you take photographs of your children that you will cherish for years to come if … Read More Five places to capture memorable photos of your children

Just love her

So often I try to figure my 3-year old out. Why is she napping today when she slept in late, but yesterday I woke her up early but she didn’t want to nap at all? Why is she throwing a fit about bath time when normally she loves bath time? Why has she suddenly decided she’s afraid of the dark when I always turn … Read More Just love her

Don’t let someone else tell you what God is calling you to be

When you search the internet for the word “calling” one of the definitions is “a strong urge toward a particular way of life or career; a vocation.” In the Christian definition we often use the word to describe God’s plan for our life and we often believe God lays one calling on us and we are to do nothing but that ONE thing. This … Read More Don’t let someone else tell you what God is calling you to be

Thank you Doc Mcstuffins for making my toddler a paranoid germaphobe

We were picking my son up from an overnight camping trip with his school when my 3-year old tripped and fell. My son’s friend helped her up and told me she was saying there were worms on her hands and she couldn’t get them off. “Worms! Worms!” she told me holding her hands out to me, palms up. All I could see were a … Read More Thank you Doc Mcstuffins for making my toddler a paranoid germaphobe

Stuffed animals need hugs too

“Mama, wanna play with me? You wanna play with me?” Her pleas sounded more like a demand than a request and I knew if I said ‘no’ she would keep asking, demanding and continue to look heartbroken and crestfallen. Each day she follows me around with the same demand – I mean request – so I know the drill now and most days I’m … Read More Stuffed animals need hugs too

Because why not? How children remind us we are free

She is drawn to mud puddles like a moth to flame. Like a horse to water. Like a fly to poop. Like me to chocolate.   She was drawn that day and I let her – even though she was wearing a new cute, light pink dress and I had a feeling it would end up splattered with brown within a matter of seconds. … Read More Because why not? How children remind us we are free

Because sometimes it’s okay to not be happy your kids are growing up so fast

You know what’s really annoying? Having to say what a blessing it is to watch our children grow up. I see it all the time in the photography world. A mom-tog (not a bad term in my mind though it is to some) posts a photo of her oldest on instagram and writes a beautiful piece of prose about how much they miss when … Read More Because sometimes it’s okay to not be happy your kids are growing up so fast