Perfect Mother’s Day Gift – Get Her in the Pictures!

Moms are not in pictures enough! The perfect Mother's Day gift for the mom in your life is a way she can document the year with beautiful photos.

Alright moms, pick up your phone and go to your pictures.  Scroll back through the last few events that you attended with your kids.  How many were you “there” for? Meaning, actually in the pictures.  I wasn’t at the park with my family, or at the Bubbles playspace, or art class, or building a snowman (except that I built the… Read More

Newborn Sleep Training & The Most Important Tip for Good Sleep

Newborn baby sleep training

First things first. There are no universally right or wrong ways to raise kids, or to sleep train kids.  After I had my first son Miles, and he only wanted to sleep by being held- I became really passionate about sleep.  In a really dorky, read too many books on newborn sleep training, kind of way.  After some knowledge coupled… Read More

Things that are Better & Easier with the Second Baby

Some things ARE easier with more kids! The anticipation of the second baby does bring a whole new set of worries that did not exist the first time. We just got used to taking care of one baby, how are we supposed to take care of two??!! How can I give the second baby enough attention? Will my toddler be… Read More

How to Take Adorable Monthly Baby Photos

Everything you need to know to take monthly baby pictures during your baby's first year.

Your baby changes the fastest in their first year, than any other time in their lives! It’s exciting watching them grow and develop.  It also goes by really fast.  Documenting their growth and development through monthly baby photos is a great way to capture all these changes! This is a fun way to document their changes and family members LOVE getting these each… Read More

4 Tips For a Calm and Spectacular Family Photo Shoot

4 Tips that are a must read before going to your next family photo shoot!

Halfway through our very first family photo shoot, Jordan looks at me and says, “Should we just call it? Let’s just put it down as a loss.”  I was right there with him and strongly considered it.  That is how badly our photo shoot went and how overwhelmed we were at the time. We learned some valuable lessons that will… Read More

How Others & Myself Judged my Decision to Stay Home

Stay at Home Mom, Judgement, Kids

I’m not going to lie, I was not feeling optimistic when I started writing down people’s reactions to quitting my job and staying home with my kids.  My expectation was that I would end up with a long list of negative statements and judgements.  I realized afterward that this was probably my own insecurities and hesitation around the change.  If… Read More

Why I Decided to Quit My Job & Stay Home With My Kids

Tips, Family Photo Shoot, Lessons Learned, Inspiration

In the end, it seems like it was decided for me.  Let me explain… I’ve seen many posts on how to afford being a stay at home mom, but in our situation it has been “How do you afford to still work?”.  I guess I’ve always wanted to do it all.  I wanted a family, but to also maintain my professional… Read More