my parenting fail

I hope all the mothers out there had a Happy Mother’s Day! When I thought about writing a post for Mother’s Day, I considered the typical blog posts about how being a mother changed me or lessons I learned from my mother. Then, I decided to share a completely different type of post with you. I’m really ashamed of this story and have not shared it with very many people. Yet, I am going to share it here to hopefully… Read more »

embracing femininity

For most of my life, I’ve struggled with the idea of femininity. It’s not that I ever wanted to be anything other than female, but I didn’t feel like I fit the mold of what society portrayed as female. I liked playing with G.I. Joe and Matchbox cars as much as I liked dolls. I hated floral prints and the color pink. I wanted to be an astronaut instead of a princess. I never daydreamed about getting married and having… Read more »

    While in the middle of a Pinterest binge, I found a post about photographing sparklers. I’ve seen these types of pictures posted every summer and marveled at them over the years. I never had a clue how people managed to get a camera to do something like that. I figured there was some complicated manual setting and manipulation required that I could never hope to manage. When I found out this was not the case at all, I was… Read more »