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Other Side of Camera

The Other Side of the Camera

I felt the knot in my throat grow as I choked it down and held back tears, tears of exhaustion, of long sleepless nights, of tantrums, of self-doubt. Below me I watched my one-year-old daughter play with a book, studying each page, muttering sounds as if reading. Books are her favorite. This afternoon though, I […]

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Six Ways to Take the Stress Out of Family Pictures

As a new mom several years ago, I remember my first experience with family pictures well. Although like most traumatic events in one’s life, I’ve tried my best to block it out of my memory. Here’s the gist of what I do remember: Sweat. Anxiety. Crying babies (two, to be exact). Pit stains. Complaining husband. […]

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The Highlight Reel: How Facebook Helped Me Count My Blessings

In the last few years I’ve seen quite a few articles about how spending too much time on Facebook can negatively affect a person’s happiness. And for the most part I agree. If all you do is lurk around on there, then I guarantee you’ll be bombarded with image after image and post after post […]

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Get in the photo, moms!

Hand over the camera, moms!

Every time that my sister and I are at my parent’s house, we pull out our family photo albums and thumb through the pages and relive the memories of our youth. It’s funny to see old haircuts and exciting to see our favorite toys from decades ago. Anybody else embarrassed of their middle school photos? […]

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