We’re pretty much all in the mood to organize right now, aren’t we? January and the start of a new year can easily do that to you. And because I’ve been bitten by the organization bug, I decided to do a short series this January on organizing different areas in your home and life. Up…
I can hardly believe it, but Graham is already 5 weeks old. Anyone who’s had a child knows how quickly time flies when all you want it to do is stand still (and then there are the days when you are in the midst of potty training or sleep training and you wish that the days and weeks would scoot on by a little quicker…).
This year for Father’s Day, I wanted to give the Mr. something that would help him know just how loved he is, and something that would remind him of his last day as a Father of two (we were induced with Graham the day after Father’s Day). So when I decided to do one of…
On Friday, I had a good 3 to 4 hours of contractions. They were actually quite uncomfortable and at times were only 2 minutes apart. But instead of calling my husband at work and telling him, “It’s time!,” I called him and told him to come home and help me with the kids because I couldn’t do much but sit on the couch and deal with my belly.
Hopefully you were able to catch some of the “Capture the Little Moments” series here on the blog last month. I had a great time featuring some of my favorite photographers, sharing their knowledge with you and participating in a month-long photo challenge that produced some awesome, memorable photographs.
Most of the moms in our generation feel the pressure and perhaps the natural pull to want to capture the life of our kids in ways that our parents never did. You know what I mean; for instance, I have a baby book, but there’s nothing written in it except my name, and pictures of me as a baby are scarce (the second child always gets forgotten – and yes, that’s second child angst speaking). But our generation of moms is one of fancy photobooks, Facebook photo sharing, and camera and video smartphones that not only capture moments, but GPS coordinates if you so choose.
All month long, I’ve been posting photos on Instagram and Facebook that follow the prompts for the “Capture the Little Moments” series we’ve been working through. Being forced to take a photo-a-day has really allowed me to capture some things that I am sure I would have forgotten about one day – like, say, Mia’s first time having pinkeye, or the TV-induced quiet that comes with friday pizza/movie night with the kids.
Seeing as to how I will have a newborn in about 4 months, my hormones are kicking in and I’m in full-blown search-for-nursery-bedding-and-decor-all-day-online, make-a-registry-so-you’re-prepared, dream-about-his-squishy-little-face, look-at-newborn-photos-and-sob mode. Yes, things are really exciting around here.
I recently met Jared Wilson when we moved to Colorado and was immediately blown away by his photography skills. The moments he is able to capture on camera are often highlighted by beautiful Colorado scenery and his inspiring creative eye! He ever-so-kindly agreed to write a post for our “Capture the Little Moments” series explaining exactly how to shoot in AV mode, which will get you those beautiful blurry backgrounds. So take your DSLR cameras off auto and follow along to learn a new trick!
If you’re on Instagram, you’ve most likely heard of Fat Mum Slim (aka Chantelle). Every month she posts photo prompts (much like my own for “Capture the Little Moments”) called Photo-a-Day (#fmsphotoaday) and it’s gained quite the following. Not only does she encourage me to bust out my camera (or my phone), but I love reading her blog, which covers everything from life as a mom to recipes to photography.