How One Decade Shaped My Entire World

What was life like a decade ago? Ten years ago, I had just finished the first semester of my junior year of college. I had spent the summer in Ecuador teaching English, and I was gearing up for a year of student observation and eventual student teaching. The same sort of questions were floating around […]

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I did not grow up as an organized person. Sure, I loved the idea of being organized and writing everything down; but in practice I just wasn’t good at it. It’s just not a skill that I learned growing up. And that’s ok. But it’s something that I have worked very hard in my adult […]

How Organizing Has Helped Our Family Mentally, Physically, and Financially

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They say that when women support other women, incredible things happen, and I firmly believe that. Over the last few years, I’ve really started following more and more fellow women (many of whom are small business owners) and trying to spend my time and energy learning from them. Don’t get me wrong; I still follow […]

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What a difference a year can make. 2018 was a year of heartbreak, of healing, and of celebration. It’s been the year where I feel like I truly found my voice. I started the year heartbroken over having trouble expanding our family. I had found out that I wasn’t ovulating, obviously making it quite difficult […]

How One Year Broke Me and Healed Me

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Well I guess I’m not hiding how old I am anymore. This September I’ll turn 30, and I’m actually pretty excited about it. After the year that I had last year, I’m honestly just grateful for the ability to have another birthday and to continue to watch my family grow. I’ve done a lot of […]

30 Things I Want to Do Before I Turn 30

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The journey to pregnancy is crazy. Like really crazy. I’ve had two extremely different experiences getting pregnant. The first time around was the experience that I truly believe everyone who wants to be a parent deserves to have. We decided that we wanted a baby, we did some other things required to get pregnant, and […]

Three Lessons I Learned From Our Fertility Journey

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When my husband got the offer from his company to move to Sacramento five years ago, my initial reaction was “YES!” Of course then I remembered that while I had been to the Bay Area, Sonoma, and Los Angeles before, Sacramento was a whole new ballgame. We came out here to see what the city […]

Five Reasons Sacramento Has Captured Our Hearts

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  You GUYS! Why is quality sleep so elusive in adulthood? And why do we as adults put sleep at the bottom of our priority lists when we have heard time and time again that sleep affects every other aspect of our lives? While working to control my anxiety and trying to get pregnant at […]

The Sleep Routine That Changed My Life

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Like many who have struggled with depression, my journey is not one that I readily discuss with just anyone. As a mom, wife, and (especially) a business owner, I was afraid that talking about my depression would make me appear weak or unwanted as a photographer. But if I’ve learned anything in the past year […]

The Mental Health Journey I’m Ready to Tell

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How can such a simple question be so tough to answer?  Here’s the simple answer:  I am a stay-at-home mom and photographer.  But behind that answer are 264,957 other little answers that all contribute to what it is that I do. The idea of what I “do” used to be so easy to answer.  I […]

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