In an effort to keep learning and bettering myself (photographically-speaking), I started reading the Picture This blog (of Tracey – another Maya’s Mom connection), and am going to try to participate in her “My Best Shot Monday” post each week. The jist of it is you post your best shot or shots (on your blog or wherever) from the previous week, then let her know about it by leaving a comment on her blog. I’m hoping that by forcing myself to put some of my pictures “out there,” it will challenge me and help me grow as a photographer. Without further ado, here’s my bestRead More →

Have you heard about this new movie – Pregnant in America? Pregnant in America examines the betrayal of humanity’s greatest gift–birth–by the greed of U.S. corporations. Hospitals, insurance companies and other members of the healthcare industry have all pushed aside the best care of our infants and mothers to play the power game of raking in huge profits. His wife pregnant, first-time filmmaker Steve Buonaugurio sets out to create a film that will expose the underside of the U.S. childbirth industry and help end its neglectful exploitation of pregnancy and birth. Pregnant in America is the controversial story of life’s greatest miracle in the handsRead More →

It’s 2:30 in the morning, your 2-year-old daughter just woke up and only mommy can comfort her, your 13-week-old son just did a doozy in his diaper and wants to nurse, the wind is howling outside and the dogs are barking downstairs because of the wind. What do you do? Do you… A) Wait for your husband to change your son, then nurse him while trying to cuddle your daughter at the same time; B) Lie in bed thinking about how you *really* wish you were in the bathroom right about now because of (TMI) the intestinal flu you’ve had the past two days; C)Read More →

Don’t you love it when you put something out there in the universe and then get what you asked for? Ah, the “law of attraction” in action. :) A week ago, I posted about some new blogs I’d come across and invited you, my readers, to share with me any blogs that you thought I might be interested in, hoping to find some more like-minded mamas out there in the blogosphere. Fast forward to Feb. 13, when I received an emailed invitation to join a site called Maya’s Mom. The invite stated “…you can easily and seamlessly expose your blog to new readers by importingRead More →

My husband Jody has never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. He sees it for what it is – a commercial holiday second only to Christmas – and I have to agree. Even though I know that it’s all about consumerism – something I try my best not to get caught up in – I have to admit that this girl still likes to be pampered. I think it was two years ago Valentine’s Day when we said we weren’t going to spend any money on each other. Yeah sure, I agreed to it, and I’m pretty sure I didn’t buy anything for him,Read More →

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” — Morrie Schwartz I hope to write more later tonight, but for now I just wanted to wish you all Happy Valentine’s Day from the two kiddos who stole my heart. Now Ava and I are going to do some stamping with the potato stamps I crafted this morning. I made a couple of hearts, a circle and a star out of some old potatoes (they were growing eyes that were over a foot long – eep!) we had sitting in the basement. The ideaRead More →