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Dear Mom of a T1D, you don’t have to be strong all the time.

Dear Mom of a T1D, You don't have to be strong all the time. I know that's the lie we tell ourselves; the lie that society puts on us. We feel like if we're not strong, how are we to expect our T1 to be strong? We have to show them how to be brave, … Continue reading Dear Mom of a T1D, you don’t have to be strong all the time.

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The No Party Birthday

October is a big birthday month around here. We have TWO October birthdays in this house alone, plus tons of friends and family who also were born in the best month of the year. When our kids were little, like really little, we had the traditional birthday parties for them each year.  All of our … Continue reading The No Party Birthday

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October: 10-on-10 | Kansas City Family Photography

It's already October. It's my favorite month of the year. Fall is officially here.  I figure it's about time to do a "this was our summer" type of post. Am I too late for that? I think maybe this unrelenting rain we've had for the last 4+ days might have some people wishing for summer … Continue reading October: 10-on-10 | Kansas City Family Photography

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Family Adventure | Cider Hill Family Orchard | Kansas City Family Photographer

It's not official, but I feel like fall is here. A tell tale sign that we've shifted to fall is that it's actually cooler in the shade.  Kansas summers are brutal with heat and humidity, the only salvation is air conditioning. So, even though we're still hitting 80 degrees, you can now get some relief … Continue reading Family Adventure | Cider Hill Family Orchard | Kansas City Family Photographer

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Front Porch Mini Sessions | Kansas City Family Photography

The kids are back in school and fall is approaching in Kansas City. It's that time of year. Time to start booking your fall family photo session. If you're a busy mom like me, I know that process can sound daunting. First there's figuring out a date and time that fits into your crazy schedule … Continue reading Front Porch Mini Sessions | Kansas City Family Photography

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Aug 10-on-10 | Nelson-Atkins Museum | Kansas City Family Photography

It's pushing into the middle of August. Summer is fading. SCHOOL STARS TODAY! What?! I had so many big ideas. So many plans. All these wonderful adventures and fun we'd have this summer. Yep, that didn't happen. It never does. We mostly just survived with some fun mixed in. There were a few big things … Continue reading Aug 10-on-10 | Nelson-Atkins Museum | Kansas City Family Photography

The Hour-by-Hour Photography Project

Over the last few years I've completed a 365 project; one photo everyday for a whole year.  While I've loved all the little everyday moments I was able to capture during those projects, this year I wanted to try something a little different. Something that would still allow me to capture our story, but also … Continue reading The Hour-by-Hour Photography Project

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10 Projects to Pull You Out of the Photography Rut

As an artist, there’s nothing more frustrating then a creative block. A total lack of inspiration and motivation to create. You keep shooting, but nothing you’re capturing moves you. Or maybe you don’t even feel like picking up your camera. We’ve all been there. The photography rut. Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe it’s life getting … Continue reading 10 Projects to Pull You Out of the Photography Rut

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I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

Does this closing mean we all officially have to grow up now? I'm a Toys 'R Us kid. I always will be. It feels like a little part of my childhood is dying. Back in March, when they first announced Toys 'R Us was closing, I took tiny many over for a visit. I thought maybe … Continue reading I Don’t Wanna Grow Up