Category Archives: parenting

Colin is Eight!

Colin, You are eight years old!  You’re such a special kid. You’re smarter than most adults I know. Your ability to work out math equations: when asked to ‘show your work’ you wrote “I used my brain”… hah! And still, the way you remember numbers: what was the score of the Cardinals game last weekend? You know...

Jill is six!

Jill, You are six years old, baby girl!  This year brought a big milestone- KINDERGARTEN. For a year you’ve been saying you don’t want to go to Kindergarten and that you’re afraid of going to school for a full-day. I knew the transition was going to be hard (no matter what I said to reassure you)...

colin is seven!

Colin, You are seven years old, kid!  And so ridiculously smart. Reading chapter books in a single sitting, finishing your math homework in seconds (without ever asking for help!), and writing your own comic books with impressive illustrations. Sometimes I wonder what’s going on in that amazing brain of yours. It seems like it never stops working...

jill is five!

Jill, You are five years old, baby girl!  This one is hard for me. For you, my baby, to turn five feels like an enormous chapter of my life has closed. You’re a full fledged kid now and the baby days are long gone. Except for the strange fact that you’re obsessed with being the ‘baby...

six and a half

Colin, You’re six and a half, baby boy. Your half birthday happened to coincide with your last day of kindergarten. What a milestone! Your first year of elementary school is in the books and you’re so ready to tackle first grade (even if I’m over here shaking my head trying to figure out how I have...

four and a half

Jill, You’re four and a half, baby girl. When I reminded you yesterday that today would be your half birthday, you said “oh good and then NEXT April I’ll be FIVE and a half!” It’s funny because usually you’re trying to act like a baby (asking to sit in a high chair at restaurants for...

colin is six!

Colin, You are six years old, baby boy!  You’ve gained so much independence this year since starting Kindergarten.  The transition was a little tough on me because I loved spending the afternoons together, but you’re doing so well in elementary school.  I love when you come home everyday and reenact the various activities you did at Kindergarten…...

jill is four!

Jill, You are four years old, baby girl!  If I’m being honest, I’m sad to say goodbye to three years old though.  It’s been my favorite age yet.  You’re smart, independent, capable, quite helpful, and best of all you make me laugh.  Even with all those mature characteristics, your obsession with being ‘the baby’ of...

five and a half

Colin, You’re five and a half, baby boy. Yesterday I got a packet in the mail with your Kindergarten school supply list.  KINDERGARTEN.  You are so ready, buddy, but it’s hard not to feel sad as I see the pre-school chapter of your life come to a close.  I’ve been blessed to spend my days with...

day in the life [April]

I did my first ‘day in the life’ project more than FOUR YEARS ago when Colin was only 14 months old.  In the beginning, I did them quarterly.  Until last year when I set a personal goal to do them monthly (which I did… until I forgot in December because of holiday craziness).  Monthly felt...

three and a half

Jill, You’re three and a half, baby girl.  Except, you love to play the role of a baby so I often forget you’re so grown up already.  You love baby talk.  You demand to sit in a high chair if we are at a restaurant.  You love to take the baby bouncy seat out of...

colin is five!

Colin, You are five years old, baby boy!  Life these days is ALL ABOUT LEGOS.  You wake me up every morning asking to watch “a lego city video” so we pull up your amazon wish list and pick one of the lego city kits (the amazon listings have brief video promos that animate each set)....

jill is three!

Jill, You are three years old, baby girl!  I can hardly believe how much you’ve grown up this year!  It’s funny, but you LOVE being the baby of the family and you definitely use that to your advantage.  At night when I tuck you in and say “Goodnight, Boo,” you reply, “No, say goodnight BABY Boo!’...

free first day of school sign + interview sheet

Ok, deep breath.  It’s August already.  Summer is NOT over yet, but the start of school is just around the corner!  Document back-to-school time with a cute first day of school sign, designed by Miss Freddy!  Simply print the necessary grade for your child and have them hold the sign for a quick photo.  Also included...

our summer essentials list

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a “parenting” related blog post that’s completely unrelated to photography, but now that we are in the thick of summer here in Colorado, I’ve been reaching for the same handful of items EVERY SINGLE DAY.  It makes me wonder: ‘Are there moms out there who don’t know about these...

four and a half

Colin, You’re four and a half, baby boy.  I’ve started every letter with ‘baby boy’ and this is the first time it felt a little silly to use those words.  I know you’re forever my “baby,” but now I don’t see a baby in these photos at all.  It could also be that that you’re...

two and a half

Jill, You’re two and a half, baby girl.  Except, you insist that you’re three.  “No, I not two, Mommy… I FREE!”  You certainly act the part of an older kid too.  There are times when I can’t believe you’re only two because you’ve already perfected the rebellious attitude of a teenager.  Yesterday, during “quiet time”...

Category Archives: parenting

Colin is Eight!

Colin, You are eight years old!  You’re such a special kid. You’re smarter than most adults I know. Your ability to work out math equations: when asked to ‘show your work’ you wrote “I used my brain”… hah! And still, the way you remember numbers: what was the score of the Cardinals game last weekend? You know...

Jill is six!

Jill, You are six years old, baby girl!  This year brought a big milestone- KINDERGARTEN. For a year you’ve been saying you don’t want to go to Kindergarten and that you’re afraid of going to school for a full-day. I knew the transition was going to be hard (no matter what I said to reassure you)...

colin is seven!

Colin, You are seven years old, kid!  And so ridiculously smart. Reading chapter books in a single sitting, finishing your math homework in seconds (without ever asking for help!), and writing your own comic books with impressive illustrations. Sometimes I wonder what’s going on in that amazing brain of yours. It seems like it never stops working...

jill is five!

Jill, You are five years old, baby girl!  This one is hard for me. For you, my baby, to turn five feels like an enormous chapter of my life has closed. You’re a full fledged kid now and the baby days are long gone. Except for the strange fact that you’re obsessed with being the ‘baby...

documenting childhood: baby books

It’s been many years now, but I still LOVE the baby books I created to document the first year of life for both of my children. Rather than purchase a pre-made baby book (where you fill in the blank + print photos to paste on the pages), I opted for a more digital version and...

six and a half

Colin, You’re six and a half, baby boy. Your half birthday happened to coincide with your last day of kindergarten. What a milestone! Your first year of elementary school is in the books and you’re so ready to tackle first grade (even if I’m over here shaking my head trying to figure out how I have...

four and a half

Jill, You’re four and a half, baby girl. When I reminded you yesterday that today would be your half birthday, you said “oh good and then NEXT April I’ll be FIVE and a half!” It’s funny because usually you’re trying to act like a baby (asking to sit in a high chair at restaurants for...

colin is six!

Colin, You are six years old, baby boy!  You’ve gained so much independence this year since starting Kindergarten.  The transition was a little tough on me because I loved spending the afternoons together, but you’re doing so well in elementary school.  I love when you come home everyday and reenact the various activities you did at Kindergarten…...

jill is four!

Jill, You are four years old, baby girl!  If I’m being honest, I’m sad to say goodbye to three years old though.  It’s been my favorite age yet.  You’re smart, independent, capable, quite helpful, and best of all you make me laugh.  Even with all those mature characteristics, your obsession with being ‘the baby’ of...

five and a half

Colin, You’re five and a half, baby boy. Yesterday I got a packet in the mail with your Kindergarten school supply list.  KINDERGARTEN.  You are so ready, buddy, but it’s hard not to feel sad as I see the pre-school chapter of your life come to a close.  I’ve been blessed to spend my days with...

day in the life [April]

I did my first ‘day in the life’ project more than FOUR YEARS ago when Colin was only 14 months old.  In the beginning, I did them quarterly.  Until last year when I set a personal goal to do them monthly (which I did… until I forgot in December because of holiday craziness).  Monthly felt...

three and a half

Jill, You’re three and a half, baby girl.  Except, you love to play the role of a baby so I often forget you’re so grown up already.  You love baby talk.  You demand to sit in a high chair if we are at a restaurant.  You love to take the baby bouncy seat out of...

colin is five!

Colin, You are five years old, baby boy!  Life these days is ALL ABOUT LEGOS.  You wake me up every morning asking to watch “a lego city video” so we pull up your amazon wish list and pick one of the lego city kits (the amazon listings have brief video promos that animate each set)....

jill is three!

Jill, You are three years old, baby girl!  I can hardly believe how much you’ve grown up this year!  It’s funny, but you LOVE being the baby of the family and you definitely use that to your advantage.  At night when I tuck you in and say “Goodnight, Boo,” you reply, “No, say goodnight BABY Boo!’...

online photography classes + 5 free photo tips!

You have adorable children, but every time you try to DOCUMENT their adorableness on camera, they turn into crazy people.  Cheesy smiles, stiff poses, sticking out their tongues, closing their eyes tight, hiding behind furniture.  Does this sound familiar? Or maybe you purchased a ‘fancy camera’ so you could take better photos, but you turned...

how to personalize baby shower gifts using photos

Friends, I’m on a mission to encourage the world to USE their photos (because who even prints tangible photos these days?).  I like to use my blog and Instagram to share simple ideas for how you can use photos in meaningful ways.  And today’s ideas are truly SO SIMPLE. It can be tough to personalize...

free first day of school sign + interview sheet

Ok, deep breath.  It’s August already.  Summer is NOT over yet, but the start of school is just around the corner!  Document back-to-school time with a cute first day of school sign, designed by Miss Freddy!  Simply print the necessary grade for your child and have them hold the sign for a quick photo.  Also included...

our summer essentials list

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a “parenting” related blog post that’s completely unrelated to photography, but now that we are in the thick of summer here in Colorado, I’ve been reaching for the same handful of items EVERY SINGLE DAY.  It makes me wonder: ‘Are there moms out there who don’t know about these...

four and a half

Colin, You’re four and a half, baby boy.  I’ve started every letter with ‘baby boy’ and this is the first time it felt a little silly to use those words.  I know you’re forever my “baby,” but now I don’t see a baby in these photos at all.  It could also be that that you’re...

two and a half

Jill, You’re two and a half, baby girl.  Except, you insist that you’re three.  “No, I not two, Mommy… I FREE!”  You certainly act the part of an older kid too.  There are times when I can’t believe you’re only two because you’ve already perfected the rebellious attitude of a teenager.  Yesterday, during “quiet time”...

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