Children · My Blog · Photography

Through Her Eyes

Over the last six months Taylor has been taking pictures with her Fuji film Instax Mini 9. In essence it is a modern mini Polaroid camera. She received it as a gift for Christmas last year. Recently while picking up around the house I gathered and assembled all the photographs I stumbled upon. I enjoyed… Continue reading Through Her Eyes

Children · Learning · My Blog · Photography

Posing for Portraits

Natural light is my dear friend. It has assisted me thus far on my photography journey. Until now. Recently I have been trying to learn how to take studio style portraits with an off camera flash setup. Here are a few of my images, well more than a few of Taylor, but who's counting?? The… Continue reading Posing for Portraits

Children · My Blog · Parenting

Proud Mommy Moment

Over the years I have noticed and embraced a handful of extra special, proud mommy moments. These moments are ones that steal your heart, take your breath away and bring tears to your eyes. These moments are different from the ones when your baby takes their first step or says their first word. In my humble… Continue reading Proud Mommy Moment

Children · Family · My Blog · Travel

Celebrating one more year of survival

So it happened. I am now 32 years of age. Another year down and many more to go.  This year my birthday was celebrated a little bit different from most years because I was traveling for work on my birthday. I was up at 4am (which is way too early for this girl) to catch… Continue reading Celebrating one more year of survival

Children · Learning · My Blog · Parenting

Loosening the Reins

Parenting and / or child rearing is tough. There is no right way, but lots of 'wrong' ways.  There are a lot of opinions though! People always have a simple solution for what ever the current problem or obstacle is too. Even without fully understanding the situation or the dynamic of those involved. I'm sure… Continue reading Loosening the Reins

Children · My Blog · Travel

Snowed In

A weekend away is a wonderful thing. Especially when you are visiting a dear friend and her wonderful family. It is even better when you get well over a foot of snow and have a good excuse to stay put and catch up. Between coffee, wine and kids there was plenty of entertainment. Paint, science… Continue reading Snowed In

Children · Learning · Taylor's Voice

College for All!!!

Written by Taylor age 9  Are you a college director or did you go to college? Well then you know it's a lot of money! It should be less!!! I know you might be thinking you'd get no money, but you will!. The taxes will pay fo the money you need! Here's more reasons why… Continue reading College for All!!!

Children · Girl Scouts · My Blog

Gangsta

Late night texts. Pushin' product, Neighbors, friends and fam. Notes in shorthand. Parking lot drops. Stack of cash. Customers hiding their habit. Kid working the street, drumming up business. Watching the stash. Addicted. Maintaining inventory, Can't run low. Peddlin' round the clock. She be hustlin'. Street cred. Serious business, these Girl Scout Cookies.

Children · Girl Scouts · Learning · My Blog

She be Sellin’

Taylor is in her third year of Girl Scouts! This year she wanted to make a higher cookie goal and crush it. I love her determination. Day one we spent 2 hours going door to door in our neighborhood. Yes, that sounds like a lot - however - we only made it around the block… Continue reading She be Sellin’

Children · Taylor's Voice

Taylor’s Voice

This page will be devoted to my daughter's: stories, thoughts, poems, reviews and experiences. Everything will be told in her voice without direction from me. As a budding adolescent who would like to express herself and spread her wings I am allowing her some freedom to put herself out into the world (in moderation and… Continue reading Taylor’s Voice