Through the Lens Thursday: Negative Space

I love using negative space. Love it. Since there’s very little blank wall in our house, Ivy and I went outside to the neighbor’s shed and had a little fun.

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Through The Lens Thursday is a self-improvement photography project that Alison of Writing, Wishing and I are doing this year (again!).

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Next week’s prompt is PATTERN.

Learning to Fly

The weather has been warming up and the week before school gets out I go out to meet the kids off of the bus. As they run down the driveway, I see something hopping on the rocks right in front of them. I tell them to stop, hold up!, see what it is, and as weContinue Reading

The End of An Era.

As of this Friday we will officially be on summer break and summer break will go by entirely too fast. This is the last school year that I will have a child at home with me all day every day. In the fall, even the baby will be in preschool three hours a day. That’sContinue Reading

I Am I Wonder I Want

I am a woman first. I wonder if I’ll always feel like a teenager. I hear EVERYTHING. I see the feelings in little faces. I want to not lose that. I am a proud mom. I pretend upon request. I feel (too) deeply. I touch the curls, the sweat, the little toes. I worry aboutContinue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Round

I’m milking my New York trip for all it’s worth. We had an afternoon with nothing planned, so we went to the far edge of Central Park to visit the American Museum of Natural History. I was silly excited to be visiting the site of a movie my kids love so much, Night At theContinue Reading

My Mother’s Day Wish

All I want for Mother’s Day is to not have to change any sheets. Just kidding! I’d love breakfast in bed, to get taken out to lunch and possibly see a movie by myself, maybe get a homemade present that my husband made with the kids in my office for two hours on Saturday morning.Continue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Music

This was the perfect prompt for our house right now. When Ivy decided to learn to play the mandolin, T. started playing along with her. Then they got out an old guitar my grandpa had given me years ago, fixed the strings, and started playing that. Then Essie wanted to play the big guitar, andContinue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Upside Down

This was a fun prompt. It was a beautiful day, and I told the kids I needed some upside down pictures.   I was under the tree branch looking up in this one:   For this one, Ivy and I were both lying down in the grass, and I held my camera over my head,Continue Reading

Lose the Cape: How to Drop the Mom Guilt

Sometimes I feel like social media is out to get me. Like, if my own kids don’t drive me crazy one day, Facebook will. Or I see a blog post that blasts moms doing a certain thing, making them feel “less than,” or beautiful Pinterest-inspired parties that make me think that my own parties willContinue Reading

Through the Lens Thursday: Caffeine

What’s that you say? GRETA. It’s Friday, not Thursday. You post ONCE a week, and you can’t even post on the right day? All you’ve done in MONTHS is the photo project and you can’t even be bothered to do that on time?! WHAT. IS. UP. I’ll tell you what’s up. My week started withContinue Reading