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What I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Placed My Child For Adoption

What I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Placed My Child For Adoption

An unplanned pregnancy is a shocking, scary, and surreal thing that no one thinks will ever happen to him or her. As a teenager, I placed 2 children with the same family (click here to read my story) and learned a lot about adoption while going through […]

Ultimate Mama & Baby Giveaway!

Ultimate Mama & Baby Giveaway!

As a mom, I know how overwhelming it can be to shop for all the perfect items you need for your baby and yourself. I’ve teamed up with some amazing shops and bloggers to bring you a sweet giveaway to ease some of that stress! […]

The Raddest Father’s Day Gift

The Raddest Father’s Day Gift

When Eric and I went on our fourth date, we talked about what we wanted to do for our dream jobs. I told him that even though I loved art and would love to make a career of that, I wanted to be a mother. […]

Dancing In The Kitchen ft. Sweet Peas Stamping

Dancing In The Kitchen ft. Sweet Peas Stamping

March 16, 2013. I was married to my sweetheart for time and all eternity on that special day and 4 years, 3 months, 2 kids, 3 states, 6 moves, and whole lot kitchen dances, tickle fights, love and laughter later, it’s still the best day […]

Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me

A few weeks back I did a shoot with the wonderful Erin K. Photo for Mother’s Day.  I joined in with my dear friend Lily from Not That Cool Mom and Madelyn Jewell Floral. I think it’s so important to have pictures WITH your kids, […]

5 Tips For Healing Emotional Paper Cuts

5 Tips For Healing Emotional Paper Cuts

Let me just start out by saying this: I believe that people are good. I believe that the majority of us just want to live the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I believe that most people don’t […]

Birth Mother’s Day

Birth Mother’s Day

Today is a very special holiday to me. It’s not on the calendar, it’s not being advertised on TV. In fact, most people don’t even know about this holiday. Today is Birth Mother’s Day. My Birth daughter Leilah just celebrated her 7th birthday last week […]

Photographing Your Kids At Home: Camera Settings

Photographing Your Kids At Home: Camera Settings

Welcome to the second week of the Photographing Your Kids At Home series! If you missed my last post, talking about the camera and lenses, go back and read! If you have read it, I’m hoping you have a better idea of what Camera and Lens […]

Photographing Your Kids at Home: The Camera & Lenses

Photographing Your Kids at Home: The Camera & Lenses

Art has always kind of been my thing. When I went to college I thought a good major would be Visual Art and Design. Turns out that even though I was good at drawing and painting, I really kind of sucked at Graphic Design, which […]

Thank You!

Thank You!

I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the love I have received from sharing my story. For a long time, it was only something I shared with a small amount of people. Then, I had the […]