“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” -Anaïs Nin
The same is true of photographs.


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How do you eat an elephant?

The night before my dad’s heart attack was a night full of foreshadowing. When I moved away from home, I naturally missed my dad from time to time. I couldn’t fall asleep without a tv show that reminded me of him playing in the background. Typically anything with Tim Allen, as he’s always reminded me […]

November 18, 2017

Family Album, Personal

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Before + everything you want to know // Day 1

I was trying to be super upbeat and positive and exaggerate my excitement for this post because I really want this to motivate someone. But I have to say it feels strange going from these often poignant, calm and reflective posts and then trying to suddenly flip a switch to this really Richard Simmons-y “COME […]

October 10, 2017

100 Days, Fitness, Personal

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Life in Limbo

I remember once writing a post back in the very early days of blogging about how if I were a cleaning product I would be a Swiffer. I mean well, but I don’t always get the job done. I still have a love/hate relationship with Swiffers, and I still feel the sentiment to be true […]

October 6, 2017

100 Days, Personal

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Pregame | the 10 things you need to get in shape

A couple of things to note before we get this party started: I am not a nutritionist/health professional/fitness guru (nor do I want to be). I am just your every day average mom who wants to show others who may need a little guidance how she stays fit. Always consult your doctor and listen to […]

July 10, 2017

100 Days, Fitness

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Old Habits

I’m not sure how many days it actually takes to make or break a habit. I’ve heard anywhere from 21 days to 90 days. From my own experience, it’s been about 30 days to make a habit and only 1 day to break it. Such is life. Before I took a little blogging hiatus to […]

July 7, 2017

100 Days, Fitness, Personal

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Finding Meaning in the Mundane

Recently one night, after half a bottle of wine and a thorough examination of the state of my finances, I decided I needed to make photography and blogging a side hustle and look for a “real” job. All of my kids would soon finally be on the same school schedule, so I’d finally be able […]

July 6, 2017


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One Decade Old, And Real Mom Confessions

  Disclaimer: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. This post contains affiliate links. My first baby is 10. She entered this world as a blue-eyed beauty with the chubbiest little […]

February 22, 2017

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Feels Like Home

They learned to walk with sand between their toes, and for a time the ocean was their playground. Summertime brings them back to their roots. Sand castles are home. The waves crash over them and they remain steadfast. Fearless. How have I managed to raise such warriors? How can I cultivate that strength in a […]

August 9, 2016

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Brothers. Four and three. These two are inseparable. As different as they are alike. One is calm, the other unrestrained. One prefers red, the other blue. Both delight in each other’s company. Hugs and wrestling matches are found in each other’s grasp. They torture and tickle. They imitate and mock. They cheer and cry. They fight. […]

June 27, 2014

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Auntie G

My aunt died. I’m sure there are a million other ways to kick off this post, but this is my current reality. It was sudden and unexpected, and I don’t know how else to grieve. It still doesn’t feel real. When I was little, you were the coolest person I knew. You worked at a […]

May 16, 2014

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