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To be a mother, I don’t believe you have to give birth to a child or have them living under your roof. You can be a big influence on kids in your family and your neighborhood. You can step up in a time of need for a grieving family. Or be an amazing Godmother, teacher, […]

May 6, 2022

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it’s National Infertility Awareness Week and if you’ve been around here for a bit, you know the struggle it was for us to start a family. It took nine years to get our Max. It was mentally, physically, and financially difficult at every turn. While many are still uncomfortable talking about infertility, it impacts 1 […]

April 27, 2022

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Five things you might not know about me… 1. A few weekends ago we became pet parents to the world’s ugliest fish. Max picked them out and was adamant that they were “the ones.” Albino cory cats. Google them. 2. In my early 30’s I started to get cluster headaches and migraines. I’d never had […]

April 25, 2022

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We celebrated my partner turning 39 yesterday and when I went through the photos I had to laugh- looks like there’s always a little boy eager for cake nearby when he blows out his candles!

April 25, 2022

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Well, hello. It’s truly been a minute since I checked in. Everyone in the house is vaccinated, minus Max, but it sounds like in September that will be an option- science is amazing! Living with a 2.5 is a lot of fun, but it sure is messy. Turn your head and every block you just […]

June 7, 2021

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For the last eight years, I have taken a social media break in July. There are so many reasons that I do it, but on the top of that list is that I see July as the month to re-focus on goals (halfway through the year, y’all!) and get a lot of things accomplished. It’s […]

May 11, 2021

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This is a topic I could go on and on about. Downtown Frederick is home to so many amazing stores- I feel lucky to live in such an incredible place full of independent stores of all kinds. Here’s a list of just a few of my favorites- it’s so hard to choose! Curious Iguana :: […]

March 9, 2021

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Dear Me in 2011… I woke up this Friday morning thinking about change and how I always fight it, even if it’s good and exciting changes. I’m sitting here 10 years later and there are some things you really need to know… + you’ll still be a full-time photographer. I know- wild. You thought this […]

January 2, 2021

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Happy Monday! It was a super rainy weekend, so we spent a lot of time inside. We did get to go on a nice long walk yesterday morning, which I was so grateful for! Those of you who have had/have toddlers- how much leeway do you give with crayons/markers/etc? I want him to enjoy these […]

August 17, 2020

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Happy Monday, friends. Another weekend passed us by quickly. Something we do every weekend, well, every day, is read. We are a house of readers, and Max is now one, too! Growing up, we’d all hang out as a family… but in our own corners and chairs, curled up with our book of choice. It’s […]

August 10, 2020