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Raleigh Extended Family Photo Session at the NCMA

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This extended family session started out with nine people, and then we transitioned to focus on one single family of three!

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Five Things I Wish I had Known Before Having a Baby

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No matter what, you can never be fully prepared for becoming a parent. But there are a few things I wish I had known before my first arrived.

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My 2018 Word of the Year: Savor

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A reflection on my 2017 word of the year and an introduction to my 2018 word of the year.

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Miscarriage: Pain, Suffering and Understanding the Larger Purpose

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In case you missed the news, we’re expecting a new family member in December! We’re SO excited, and also a little bit terrified of tackling two children at once, if I’m being honest. But we’re so happy and truly grateful for this sweet babe. It’s easy to talk about the good things, isn’t it? Those […]

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Comparison in Motherhood: Learning to Not be Everything

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Comparison is thief of joy – in all aspects of life, but especially in motherhood. Remembering that we don’t have to be everything to our children can be freeing and beneficial both to them and us.

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Our Phoenix, AZ Vacation 2017

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A photo recap of our family vacation!

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Why Should You Care About Community?

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Community is something that’s frequently overlooked and undervalued. We don’t see the need in connecting with others. We can’t understand how it will benefit us. It makes us feel uncomfortable. It’s another to-do item on our list. It’s just not necessary. I beg to differ, and here’s why.

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The Day I Became a Photographer

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The day I fell in love with photography was over 20 years ago. At the time, I didn’t know how this newly unearthed passion would impact my life in the years to come. 

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My 2017 Word of the Year

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My word of the year 2017 and the events that led me to it.

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The Societal Expectations of Mom vs. Dad

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Putting the message out there that men should be praised for doing the exact same things that a woman does in parenting communicates to them that they’re not as capable as parents. We’re telling them that it doesn’t come as naturally for them. And while that may be a crutch that some men have preferred to lean on, it’s simply not the case. 

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Creative at Heart Conference: A Reflection

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A recent life experience caused me to reflect on my time at Creative at Heart in a different light.

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Giving Back this Christmas Season

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Christmas is such a joyful time of year. Let’s use it to spread joy and love to those who may not otherwise experience it this holiday season!

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How to Make Friends as an Adult

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Making friends as an adult is hard! Here are five tips for navigating the friend-making journey in this unstructured adult world we live in.

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