How NOT to take a Family Portrait with Your Self-Timer

How NOT to take a family portrait with a self-timer

Jonathan is 15 months old, and not one photo exists of his entire family all together. I have this dream of a huge canvas hanging on our wall. Not the traditional, everyone look at the camera and smile family portrait. But, just like the photos I see on Pinterest. Our family, together, standing close, interacting with each other, laughing, arms around siblings, holding hands…and our big red barn in the background. I told Rob of the photo I wanted hanging in our {Read More}

Heirloom Audio Productions – In Freedom’s Cause {Review}

In Freedom's Cause Review

My boy loves history, so we could not wait to review In Freedom’s Cause Single Package by Heirloom Audio Productions. In Freedom’s Cause is the real story of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Written by G. A. Henty and adapted for audio dramatization, this story will have your entire family on the edge of their seats. I suggest listening for the first time on a long car ride, because I guarantee you that you won’t be able to get out {Read More}

Saturday Basketball

The biggest four children are playing Upward Basketball at a nearby church on Saturday mornings. It’s been a long time since our family has enjoyed team sports. There is something wonderful about being part of a team, and we love the fun and relaxed atmosphere Upward Basketball provides. We only go Saturday mornings, so I don’t have afternoon practices during the week to juggle. And my four kids are on just two teams- that’s awesome! Two games for four kids! This {Read More}

5 Tips for Taking Toddlers and Preschoolers to the Library…Without Leaving in Tears

5 Tips for the library

The library- it sounds like a great place to take your toddler or preschooler. All the other Moms do it right? But, it turns out, the library can be a stressful place when you have little children, especially with more than one! I don’t know about you, but my toddler is anything but quiet. And all those shelves of books? They invite pulling every single book out before running to the next shelf. He can empty the shelves about five times faster {Read More}

Almost Wordless Saturday with Peyton


Or, an excuse to share these adorable photos of Peyton from a recent warm spell.  Because when you are a Momtographer, anytime a child says,  “Mommy will you take pictures of me?” and then poses herself all over the yard you rejoice! Usually these kind of photos require bribes.