Theo, Beau and Evangeline; My Favorite Videos

I fell in love with photography around the time when Zoe was born and Jack was 19 months old. I had just gotten an iPhone, so the concept of social media, personal devices and digital iphoneography was all brand new to me. It took until Beau was born 5 years later that I began actively sharing photos on social media aside from my blog. There’s something incredibly special about the still life of a photography. There is much interpretation left to the beholder, which, aside from a small caption is exactly what I love about how photos, as candid as...

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On Independence and Family Values

“Mommy, what is the Fourth of July?” Zoe asked from the back seat of the car as I was hustling to get everyone to camp on time. Precisely when I’m either somewhat distracted or otherwise engaged is the perfect and most frequent time that I get asked questions like this. Instead of coming up with a very carefully crafted and well thought out response, I answer in the most honest and simple way I can, while steering into the road using any and all traffic signals and forward thinking. “The Fourth of July is a holiday that we celebrate, sort of like Presidents’ Day or...

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Discovering Ourselves

Last summer we enrolled Jack in the local and quite popular junior lifeguard camp. We were new to the area, and hadn’t been introduced to this program before even though we grew up just thirty minutes north. Most of Jack’s friends were signed up, so we crossed our fingers and geared him up for one of the most physically rigorous and competitive activities he’d ever participated in. The depth of Jack’s soul, his tenacity and determination have endlessly surprised me in the last two years, culminating around his experience in Little Guards. This year Zoe was old enough to participate,...

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