Germs and Public Outings. Before we brought Jack home from the hospital, we made the decision to limit his exposure to public areas for the first year. No shopping malls, or grocery stores, no parks, restaurants, or coffee shops. Basically, we don’t take him anywhere but doctor appointments. We do take him out for walks […]
From the moment I discovered I was pregnant, I knew instantly that we were having a boy. Much to my delight, my 16-week ultrasound confirmed that fact. There he was…our baby Jack. A boy was what I had wished for, and my wish came true. When my husband and I tied the knot in 2012, […]
Here is my official guide to surviving your child’s NICU stay. Don’t beat yourself up. This is not the time to be wasting precious energy blaming yourself. You have to continue to sleep and eat, as well as the multitude of different things now required of you as a new parent, specifically a new NICU […]
Do you ever just wake up with a random burst of creative energy and design a photo session totally randomly and somehow manage to get your four-year-old to cooperate entirely? Because that’s what I did this morning. Look for the rest of the photos on Facebook and Instagram.
Here is the latest addition to my summer photo series Tragic Beauty, “Maleficent” with wardrobe and makeup by the model herself.
I have been photographing Lanika since she was a teenager, and as we’ve both grown up and gotten busy with kids and jobs we don’t get together as much anymore, so this session was a rare treat. Lanika is incredibly photogenic and has a real fashion editorial type look that I just love in a […]
Yes, I listen to the radio, yes I listen to classic rock, and do you know what? There is only one classic rock station in my area that gets good reception and they hardly play any female artists. They don’t even pepper them in like other stations, often times I can spend 90 minutes or […]
Here is the second character in my fine art fantasy-themed photo series, tragic beauty: Little Red Riding Hood.
I’m kicking of my fine art fantasy photo series, Tragic Beauty, with a self-portrait called, The Red Queen. I’ll be working on this series throughout the summer, I have some friends who have volunteered to pose as some fairytale characters for me and I’m really excited.
This class was gifted to me for my birthday and I was excited about gaining a little insight into Annie’s process. But ultimately this MasterClass feels less like a class and more like an episode of inside the actor’s studio. Her interviews are interesting and I haven’t made it through each “class” yet but so […]
The only purpose of this modification and mutilation of a woman’s body is the sexual pleasure of men. Source: The ‘Husband Stitch’ Is Real, And It’s Horrifying
When I was 15 I desperately wanted to cease my own existence, I never made an attempt on my own life, but that didn’t stop my parents from getting me placed on a 51/50 and hospitalized for a week in an adolescent psychiatric ward with a bunch of other kids who actually tried to kill themselves. While I was in there not once did someone recommend we call a hotline next time.
They’re fucking over. I’m a thirty-year-old woman now. Damn. I already miss being in my 20’s I gotta say, no one ever knew quite how old I was just by looking at me which was nice. Less gray hair then too. My 20’s gave me a husband and a son and fistfuls of dynamite lessons […]
Community college is a level academic playing field, which makes it an important tool for adult students like myself. However, attending courses with persons a decade younger than myself can be extremely frustrating, I find myself caring more about my coursework and my grades than my peers. Which is why I created this list of things I have learned so far while attending community college as a grown ass woman.
Full-time wife, mother, and college student here bragging about my final grades for spring 2018. All A’s except Geology which was technically an A- but whatever Geology was hard as fuck and I rocked that shit…ha! Anyway, this term was really frustrating and taxing emotionally but I like to hold myself to the same standard […]