Tidying Up the KonMari Way – Step 1 – READ THE BOOK (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo)

  I consider myself an organized person. I was more organized in my past life. That is, before I had…

I Can’t Stop Crying | A Complicated Conversation that I would rather have with you in person but feel compelled to write about tonight

Today, in a landmark decision, the Texas State Governor cancelled Medicaid funding in the state of Texas for Planned Parenthood,…

Dear Tobi…. I Still Love You

Dear Tobi, You are a delight. You are you. And I am now a mama of two. When you grow…

Noel is Born! | The Birth Story of Tobi

*** Photo Credits…. First two photos from Jax’s birth taken by our birth photographer Ann Marie Itschner. She was not…

Learning How to Swim: Lessons from Mothering Two Children

        I really did not anticipate how tough it would be to have two small kids… to…

Dear Noel… Time to Surrender

  Dear Noel, At thirty six weeks along, you are still my squirmy one.  So squirmy in fact, that we…

Summer Adventure

With my photography business growing this year, we’ve spent a lot of weekend time like this: Joy working, Benjamin and…

Dear Noel…. my squirmy beloved one, not too far away

** All photos credit to our lovely photographer Melanie Swan. Dear Noel, We had some lovely photos taken recently to…

Boy Plus Lizard – Lessons in Protection and Freedom

We’ve actually had a bit of rain here lately, in this summer drought.  A couple days ago, it started to…

Doll Carrier custom Wrap Conversion Full Buckle WCFB SSC

A friend of mine sewed carriers for her kids, small enough to fit the child to carry their doll or…

Me and Jax and our So-Far Journey of Extended Breastfeeding

Before Jax was born, I was determined to nurse him. My mom nursed me and all my sisters. My sisters…

Bubbles After Rain

I recently posted these photos of Jax playing in the rain one afternoon. Once he was ready to go inside,…