Natural Stress Relief

Chuck and I are naturally very laid-back people, which is what makes our our large family work, I think. We can tolerate a lot of noise, a lot of activity, a lot of things…But sometimes life can be stressful no matter how laid-back you are (heart surgery, bills, school, etc)…Stress has been an unwelcome guest in our home since last summer when Tucker began experiencing extreme anxiety. It started as soon as he...more

The Beauty of Birth Photography

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when birth photography is mentioned? Is it "ew, yuck!" or "I wish I had photos of my baby's births"?I am a proud member of the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers, a group of photographers just as passionate as I am about birth photography. They recently hosted their annual Photo of the Year competition which highlighted some amazing birth photos....more

Crockpot Peanut Chicken Recipe

This crockpot peanut chicken recipe is one I adapted from the Peanut Satay recipe found in...more

Choose Your Favorite Photo. Please.

It’s that time of year again. I am about to head off (well, not really off since its only about 20 minutes from my house) to our annual photography conference, PhotoLUSH. Each year they have a Print Salon where we each get to display one of our favorite photos ....more

Learning to Eat {G-tube Update}

Learning to Eat...more

Large Family Planning

Recently I sat in church with Chuck and ten of our little lambs spread out in the pew between us. Our children were all perfectly groomed, of course. Hair freshly washed, the boys in ironed pants and button up shirts ....more

Me? A Maternity Photographer?

Even though I have owned my photography business for five years, I used to think I wasn’t a “maternity photographer”. As much as I think the pregnant body is beautiful, I wasn’t into long scarves blowing in the wind...more

Helping Kids Cope with Disappointment

Life isn’t fair. This is a lesson that comes fairly early in our house. My children can daily see examples of life not being fair ....more

Candy Sushi Tutorial {Big Hero 6}

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Teaching Preschoolers about Geometry

Now that the kids are in school and I am no longer so busy teaching the older ones, I have been having fun putting together learning activities for Apollo. Here is an old favorite that I have recently pulled out and set up for him. {This post contains Amazon affiliate links} Teaching Preschoolers About Geometry Teach you preschoolers about geometry? ...more