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 […]

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Ace's

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 […]

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Toy gun

No, this is not a rehashing of the gun violence term paper I wrote for school, it’s just a blog post about my four-year-old son pretending he has a gun and making gun sounds.  Totally normal right? Boys will be boys blah blah…Except I fucking hate it, and I managed up until recently to shield […]

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mom knows jack

Jack turned four last weekend, and we celebrated with pizza, cake, ice cream, balloons, presents, and MONSTER JAM! We had a total blast, and as of yesterday, we’re still recovering. My plan, (don’t laugh) now that Jack is four, is to start making him sit for practical homeschool lessons. We’ve been focusing on letters and […]

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Ok, we’ve been “officially” potty train Jack for a full week now. He’s in undies all day long, except for nap time and bedtime. He’s yet to poop in the potty, only pee so far. He doesn’t like admitting when he has to pee and he’s had a few accidents. Typically he poops at nap time […]

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If you’re like me, you don’t have the grace or the patience to carefully brew your own coffee at home. I don’t grind my own beans, and I don’t French press. I get my coffee from a Starbucks drive thru or struggle through the day grossly under caffeinated. But no longer. Alas, I am finally […]

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How is it that your house is so clean? And your garden so green? And your walls so white? And your kitchen so bright? Do your toddlers clean up after themselves? Put away their toys and stack books on the shelves? Did they eat that whole wheat toast? And the Greek yogurt with steel cut […]

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Here I sit, on the eve of my second week of that work/school/mom/wife/ life, with my course texts, and class notes, and my large cup of coffee in front of me. The baby has been in bed for an hour now, and I just finished mopping the kitchen flIoor that I had been previously  neglecting. I’m […]

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The days are long, but the time is short. Jack will be 19 months old on Friday. How the hell did that happen!? It’s all going by so fast…that cliche is so true, blink and it’s over. I’m doing my best to soak up as much of Jacks toddler-hood as possible, my husband is too, […]

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It has been a while since I’ve done an update post, every day is the same while somehow managing to keep me on my toes. Jack is everywhere and fast. He’s the size of a 2.5-year-old with the strength to match, which makes for a terrifying combination in an 18-month-old. When I use the word […]

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