Looking Back To Move Forward

Looking Back To Move Forward

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Aug 14, 2014

Almost 16 years ago to this day, I accompanied my Grandma to Bolivia as she was taking a sort of reunion trip. Her family had lived there during her teen years as missionaries. I don’t remember what church they were serving under, but do remember that her time there left a lasting impression. She had […]

Childhood inspiration

Childhood inspiration

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May 5, 2014

The other day, my kids had made a mess of legos on their bedroom floor just before bedtime. Instead of scolding them, I took a moment and saw the wonderland they had created. That made a light-bulb go off above my head: childhood is full of inspiration. You never know what experiences you provide a […]

Children Portraits: And then there were four!

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Aug 8, 2013

What a joy it was to photograph this family as they welcomed a fourth sibling, a precious girl. She clearly adored her older siblings. They were a bundle of energy! Their Mother told me the oldest didn’t like to pose for photographs, but you can’t tell by these – she was super helpful with her […]

In Family

Dear Fathers

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Jun 18, 2011

When I go shopping for a Father’s Day card for my dad, I never go for the mush, long lovey-dovey stuff. But, glancing at all the variety of cards prompts me to think about what my Father means to me. My parents divorced before I could even remember having my Dad home to wake me […]

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 […]

Lost Art: Local Volunteer

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Apr 22, 2011

I was going to finish up a post to share why and when I think you should decide to “Go Organic” or become an independent food consumer. But, I have something else on my mind that I want to share while the glee is still in me. Anyone who has visited my home can tell […]

In Family, Food

Constipation: Why we changed how we eat.

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Apr 15, 2011

You might not have experienced constipation yourself, but chances are you understand it is very unpleasant. There are dozens of over the counter remedies available at drugstores all over America. Did you ever notice that there are special pediatric remedies too? I never did until my daughter, Iris, suffered from constipation starting at 9 months […]