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More Children’s Books That Totally Rock

When you’re a mom to little ones, is there a more ultimate outing than going to the library? It costs nothing and it’s almost always open. There is an area dedicated entirely to children. Plus, you can almost always find at least one other mom with exhaustion in her eyes, looking for companionship. In my […]

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Content to Live My Life as the “It Could Be Worse!” Example

It’s amazing how becoming a mom rearranges your priorities. I used to be so self-conscious. Now I relish embarrassing my children whenever possible, and they aren’t even teenagers yet! And do you know what the strangest thing is? Somehow this anti- self-consciousness has evolved into really, truly not minding when I am the embodiment of […]

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How to Compose Compelling Portraits

Most of us photograph our kids on a daily basis. But how do you elevate your images from being of the subject to telling a story about them? Composition is a great tool to use when creating a portrait. Photography, unlike many other art forms, is inherently subtractive. There’s a whole environment in front of you – […]

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Please, Don’t Talk Politics In Front of My Child!

Last fall, my first grader had his first brush with politics during a mock election that his school put on for the 2016 presidential election. He was so excited! I thought it would be fun, too. Interactive learning is always the best: what better way to teach kids how the American democratic system works than by actually showing […]

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