If you’re like me then you want the best for your squishy, snuggly little bundle of baby. When I was pregnant with Kayla who is now 6, major changes were happening in the baby world. A massive realization that things like BPA were B-A-D was happening and you really saw a push of parents demanding better choices for their babies, rather than simply accepting what was given to them by traditional baby brands. Thank goodness. Chlorine free diapers were new, revolutionary and ugly looking. We bought them anyway. Nearly 6 years later with Blake, things continue to progress. And now parents have options that focus on safety, ingredients and style.
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Nearly every morning there is one debate in our home which slowly brings me closer to the edge of parenting insanity. It’s the hair debate. Did you brush it? No, you CAN’T go to school like that! Why is it so tangled? How would you like me to do it? No, I’m NOT trying to hurt you! While I’d like to blame the bulk of this struggle on my 6 year old, the reality is that upon examination I could come to the table with a better approach. That’s right, I’m calling myself out here.
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Confession: I am not big on organized photo shoots. As much as I love taking pictures of Kayla and Blake, there is something about an organized shoot that just doesn’t work for me. Fussing over outfits, having to be somewhere at a certain time all dressed in some coordinating fashion and smiling but not smiling too much for a stranger…it’s just not our style. However, there is something to be said for getting some nice photos together. And it doesn’t hurt when those photos have children in clothes that aren’t covered in paint. I’m all about candids and cute clothes. The photos that happen on the way to taking the photo you originally planned to take. Like this one…
Seven years ago I picked up, left everything I knew behind in New York and made the switch from working in busy midtown office to working from a poolside home office in San Diego. Upgrade! In theory. I worried that there would be a serious work from home learning curve and wouldn’t it be weird to be so isolated? The reality was that losing the commute, losing the small talk and being able to operate in my own comfortable environment made for great productivity and a very happy me.
These days, I can’t fathom not being able to reach for a camera and capture a moment or a feeling. Which is crazy because three years ago I didn’t even own a camera. Shortly before my father in law passed away he purchased a DSLR, began taking photography classes and rediscovered a passion he had many years back. In the handful of years I was lucky enough to have him around he made a huge impact upon my life. Several months later I inherited that camera and felt a serious need to have it do what I think he would have done with it. Capture amazing moments with his family and in particular his grandchildren.