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How I’m using cute photo gifts to teach my son about the meaning of family

My mom recently moved back into the log cabin she and my dad built in the ’70s, after over a decade of renting it. But she wasn’t really using the upstairs at all, and so this summer she said that my 12-year-old son Tavi and I could take over a couple rooms. Here’s how I’m using cute photo gifts all over the cabin help my son feel at home…

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts they’ll actually use

ays been pretty utilitarian. For instance, they used the box of luxury chocolates I bought to store sewing kit essentials. So I’ve had to get creative with coming up with gift ideas for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day that I know they’ll actually use and appreciate.

Our laid back family photo shoot at Grandpa's hardware store

Our laid back family photo shoot at Grandpa’s hardware store

This beautiful family decided to take advantage of all the nooks and crannies at grandpa’s hardware store in Wisconsin for a dynamic family photo shoot.

Let’s see the magic that they created and learn a bit about the inspiration from the family…

How travel gave me perspective on our media consumption (& the break I needed!)

Traveling gave me perspective on our media consumption (& the break I needed!)

It’s fun to travel outside of your own country, and sometimes it puts you in a whole new mindset when it comes to where you live, how you live, and how you consume information and media. We heard from photographer Casey Hendrickson after her trip to Italy, France, and England.

She shared with us some GORGEOUS photos and also a little wisdom on maintaining perspective on the current state of life in the U.S. and knowing when to take a step back for self-care purposes…

The mom stays in the picture: where you are you in your family’s photos?

Allison Tate wrote a fascinating piece on Huffington Post yesterday called The Mom Stays in the Picture. It’s about how she’s realized that while she’s all over kid’s lives, making sure they have the treats they love and staying up all night worrying about preschools, there are very few photos that SHOW HER in their lives — and she wants this to change.

Gather up Thing 1 and Thing 2: it’s time for a Dr. Seuss-themed birthday party

You can thank Atlanta-based Uzbin Photography for making your day this much better — they recently shot a Dr. Seuss-themed birthday party for a pair of three-year-olds and now they’re sharing it with all of us.

A birth story in photos

Jessica is the photographer behind JRSD Photography (she’s also written about pre-baby body myths on Offbeat Mama). She’s also a brand new mama (as of October 8), and she shared a few of her birth photos in our Flickr pool. “I scheduled my birth…which is weird as hell to me because I had serious, false […]

Happy Halloween!!

Now, seriously, stop eating all of your child’s candy already.