Learning · My Blog

A Year of Wine

Over the last year I have taken on the exciting challenge of learning all about wine. Not to be confused with learning to whine or practicing my ability to whine. Although, I must confess; there were times that I did whine before, during and after consuming wine. Wine. Oh yes, wine, wine, wine. One of… Continue reading A Year of Wine

Learning · My Blog · Parenting · Self-Care · Transverse Myelitis

Successful 2018 Resolution

So, every year people make resolutions and every year I have participated in this tradition. Almost every resolution I made over my lifetime lasted a month or two before dwindling off...EXCEPT last years! Here is a link to my 2018 Resolution  blog post for specifics. Honestly, over the last year I have done a much better… Continue reading Successful 2018 Resolution

Learning · My Blog · Photography

Engagement Session

Last weekend I shot my first engagement session. This was very exciting and nerve wrecking all at once. It was  37 degrees out, windy and very cloudy. This produced quite a few challenges for me to overcome. Cold: not great weather to be outside in, a challenge to keep them warm and happy, red and… Continue reading Engagement Session

Anxiety · Learning · My Blog

Don’t try. Do.

I hold myself to high standards. Always have. Many times they are unrealistic standards, especially after getting sick. Frequently I have forgotten to adjust my expectations (mostly out of habit). I forget that things are different now. This is how I get into trouble. Other times I think it is my personality. No matter how… Continue reading Don’t try. Do.

Learning · My Blog · Self-Care

Problems

Every single person, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity faces problems. Albeit different ones and to varying degrees. This week while reading  The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, I came across this quote: "When we feel that we're choosing our problems, we feel empowered. When we feel that our problems are being forced upon… Continue reading Problems

Children · Learning · My Blog · Parenting

Limitless

I want to teach my daughter that she can do anything. Anything that she puts in time and effort to achieve. Nothing is only for boys or only for girls. If there is something she wants to do or learn it can be done. Everything just takes research, practice and dedication. In the last few months I… Continue reading Limitless

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 · 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 · 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!!!

Learning · My Blog · Self-Care

The Bullet Journal

It has happened. I am Bullet Journalling. For those of you who have not yet heard about this fad let me explain. It is basically a single notebook that is a notebook, planner and to do list all in one. It contains - EVERYTHING, well everything you decide to put in it.  It is personalizable so that… Continue reading The Bullet Journal