Overcoming the time excuse

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Feb 6, 2012

I used to say I didn’t have any time for Photography. Last week I sorted through my Photograph archives from the past 10 years. I captured thousands of images. The only thing I didn’t make time for was doing the kind of Photography I wanted. I’ve never stopped taking photographs, but I have let time […]

When working is like Christmas!

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Nov 29, 2011

Putting the upcoming show together is a lot of work, but some days it feels a little bit like Christmas. I’ve taken the opportunity to try out various printing services. Each time a new print arrives, I feel like an excited 5-year-old about to see present all shiny and waiting under the Christmas Tree. One […]

A Homemaker’s role is ever changing.

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Sep 25, 2011

“I get antsy when I consume more than I create.”  – Tom Music. Tom was my husband’s inspiring friend. His words resonate with me, even now that he is gone and I never really got to know him. I find these words fit perfectly with the way we chose to live – cooking and baking […]

On The Day You Were Born: A Letter to Cooper

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Jun 16, 2011

Dear Cooper, You are now 5 years old. Your questions about life have become more complex. You love to hear about the day you were born. I have told you about the who, what, where and how things happened to welcome you into the world. What I haven’t told you, you are not yet ready […]

Show and Tell: I finished a Bunk Bed, failed a new muffin recipe and witnessed a case of stage fright.

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May 23, 2011

I had a busy week. Instead of neatly showing off each thing, post by post and laying out the process or delving into the details I found to be most amusing or baffling, I’m trying something new today. A photo-journal of sorts… I built bunk beds! After a month of working on bunk beds, they […]

Turning Discouragement into Inspiration

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May 11, 2011

It has been one of those weeks where I feel like I’m just out of my groove. I think stuff just kept piling up without leaving me room to breathe and it all collided with a simple cold for everyone in the house. Nothing to call the doctor over, but enough to make everyone cranky. […]

A note on Mother’s Day

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May 7, 2011

I was eating lunch with my childless friend and her husband recently, and I found myself venting about the rough week I’d had with my 3 and nearly 5-year-old. At the end of my rant, the husband said, “It must be kinda neat to be a part of something bigger than yourself.”  At that, I […]

Birth Day: A Letter to Iris

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Apr 27, 2011

I have a wonderful, large extended family. On one side of my family, there are 23 cousins in my generation including step-cousins and spouses with 13 second cousins and counting. This week is full of Birthdays. On Monday a new little cousin was born at home in a water birth. My heart is full of […]

Facing Failure and Shooting for the Moon!

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Apr 6, 2011

I fear failure. Parenting has been a process of learning to face failure.  There are all these expectations society and well meaning family and friends place on parents. Then, there’s my own ideals of what kind of parent I want to be, providing more room for me to fail. The funny thing about trying to […]

The War on Vegetables

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Mar 31, 2011

  It doesn’t feel like an exaggeration to say that there is a war against vegetables. Vegetables are still not popular or eagerly welcomed by our 4-year-old.  And let’s be honest, they are not cool. You can’t make billions from selling Carrots or Zucchini. You don’t see billboards of Movie Stars or Sports Heros smiling […]