Why Self Portraits

I recently read this article that talked all about how our kids will look back at their childhood someday and wonder why there are so many of photos of them, but so few of their mom. It hit me pretty hard, this one. Because in the past four years I probably have a minimum of… Continue reading Why Self Portraits


This Messed Up Beautiful Life

Our life has been so crazy busy. And I stay up way too late each night trying to catch up. Still, they wake early–always so early… But as much as I wish for more sleep sometimes. To stay under those warm covers. It’s these moments that remind me what life is all about. What really… Continue reading This Messed Up Beautiful Life


The Unwritten Mom Code

We stayed in our pajamas until 11. Well, I stayed in mine. They had halloween costumes arrive in the mail, so they spent their hours as “Anna and Spiderman.” It seemed I had somehow managed to get absolutely nothing accomplished in our previous hours awake. I looked around at my place and thought of all… Continue reading The Unwritten Mom Code


Eating Canned Soup

The three of us sat around our little bistro table, sharing a bowl of lentil soup. Not some homemade version. Nope, straight from the can. I cannot remember the last time I have actually cooked a meal. Unless you can count salad as “homemade.” There just never seems to be any time. And if a… Continue reading Eating Canned Soup


Does God Have Boobs?

Do you ever feel simply exhausted? Like you have given and given and given and you have no more left to give. Because we spend our every last moment with busy. And we give of ourselves day after day, minute after minute, to this thing and that thing. And mostly to these little ones who… Continue reading Does God Have Boobs?

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Remembering the Thrill

My kids woke up at 4:30 this morning. Not woke up and finally fell back asleep. No, completely up, for the day. It was still black outside. There was no sun shining or birds chirping, and most likely our apartment neighbors were groaning the sounds of little voices. Voices that were loudly squealing with delight… Continue reading Remembering the Thrill

Tips and Tricks

4 Tips to Taking Better Photos of Your Kids

I post A LOT of photos of my kids here, and am often told how photogenic they are. I would like to say, “Yes, my kids are perfect little models when it comes to a camera being shoved in their face.” But I would be lying, and I committed to have this place be one… Continue reading 4 Tips to Taking Better Photos of Your Kids