Posts Categorized: parenting


This boy is mine. And yet, not mine. Of me, and yet, destined to be not of me but of the world. I know everything about him. And yet there is so much more to know. To unfold. … I feel like I wouldn’t recognize this boy if I didn’t see him every day. Last… Read more »


I clicked on to a social media site the other day, and it asked me if I wanted to “create a story”. I thought for a minute about the power of social media to curate our stories for us. … Don’t get me wrong, I love jumping on social media to see people’s trips, their… Read more »


It happened like clockwork. I turned 40, and several things hit me at once… … First of all, I needed reading glasses. Then there were the overnight new gray hairs. But there was also a new sense of creative energy brewing. There was a strong desire for the first time in my life to get… Read more »


Moms: Every day you embrace your kids. Your hand, your hug. It’s a feeling that is familiar to you all. When you reflect on it, there are so many familiar things about your kids to you. Now. But think back a few years ago. Are there some things you have already forgotten? Are there some… Read more »


Two weeks ago I was asked to give a speech about my work as a photographer, and how the art form has changed the way I see the world. I was speaking to a local forum of creative women, and the topic was Focusing on What Matters. … As I was preparing to give this… Read more »


Ever feel like you need a vacation from your vacation? We have a running joke at our house that sometimes, a “vacation” is just a “new location”. We get somewhere in the hopes of unwinding, recharging our batteries, only to find that we are just as busy and distracted and on the go while we… Read more »

Before the Sun

Someone I have been working with recently made a casual comment  about having been up since 5:30 with a restless mind. I wanted to commiserate. I wanted to tell him how bad that sucks, because I have been there more times than I can count. So many of us know that feeling of waking up,… Read more »


I hold on in life. Not to things. Things can come and go and generally it doesn’t bother me. I love to get rid of stuff that is not longer serving me in the hopes that someone else can use it. … What I hold on to is memories. Feelings. That place of where I… Read more »


“I want to live life, not conquer it” ~ Cheryl Richardson   Last weekend we were in the mountains of Colorado, learning as a family to ski. I have skiied many times before, but I pretended to be a beginner. I did this to spend the day in beginner lessons with the rest of my… Read more »