Finding the time to workout is a huge challenge for most moms. Time for working out often comes at the expense of much needed down time- either when the children are sleeping or during your precious evening hours after work. What if instead of sacrificing this personal time, you could squeeze in a workout while also hanging out with the family?... read more
Have you made the move to manual or are you hanging onto one of the auto modes? As you’re probably realizing, shooting in manual mode isn’t always easy (at least not at first), but the control it gives you over aperture, shutter speed and overall exposure is well worth it.
With that said, today we are finally pulling together all the pieces we’ve been building over the past month or so. In fact, we are going to walk you through the steps we take to shoot in manual. If you’ve been following along, this may be nothing more than a review. On the other hand, if you’re just now joining our photography series, this is a great time to catch up on the basics.
Around 3 or 4 years old your child will outgrow the five-point harness convertible car seat and you may want to transition to a booster seat to keep them safe in the car. The Combi Kobuk Air-Thru Booster Seat is a comfortable, stylish, high back booster seat that provides both the best in safety and comfort in an affordable way!
Bullying is a term that has had a profound impact on school systems, especially in more recent times because the internet. It is a serious problem that needs to be addressed before it starts. Ultimately, it is up to us, as parents, to ensure our kids safety and security. But what exactly can we do about it? Let’s discuss a few alarming statistics and explore ways to prevent bullying.
If you ask any kid what their favorite new items to get when school time comes, new backpacks and lunch boxes will top the list! All kids love showing off their backpacks to their friends on the first day of school and “Oooooh check out that cool lunch box!! Where did you get it?” is a hot conversation in the lunch room. As most seasoned moms of school-aged kids know, certain backpacks and lunch boxes may look fun and have your child’s favorite character on them, but often these bags will NOT last the school year. Constantly taking books and binders in and out of bags wears on the pockets, zippers and bottoms of bags and many a parent that has been suckered into buying one of these cheaper bags, often are buying a new one mid-way through the school year. This year, we have gathered some pretty awesome looking backpacks and lunch boxes that not only are super cute, but are made with quality and safe materials that will last through out the school year! These backpacks and lunch boxes are great for not only school time but for any time! They are so well made, you kids will be begging you to take them to sleepovers, to their sports activities or even just to tote all of their gear to visit a friend.
The moment you realize you are about to become a mother, or a parent, everything changes. You suddenly become second, and the amazing miracle growing inside you quickly becomes number one. Before you know it you have to make a million different decisions and some are much harder than others. One of those questions that may come is whether or not to bank your baby’s cord blood. This can be a complicated and confusing question, but we are here to help you find an answer. Read on to see the facts and weigh the pros and the cons of cord blood banking.
High fashion meets high function with Britax’s newest stroller, the Affinity. This innovative stroller is available in a variety of colors and takes safety and functionality to a new level with it’s adjustable seats, forward and rear facing capabilities, and Britax’s patented CLICK & GO integrated adapter system that makes it ideal for carrying infant seats. Read on to enter for a chance to win one yourself!
With all of the strollers out there to choose from, it can be difficult to pick the right one for your family. Are you in the market for a new, more versatile, luxury stroller? Are you searching for an ergonomic design that grows with your child and has an amazingly smooth ride? If so, the Affinity stroller by Britax has some brilliant features that will whisk you and your child away. Literally.
Binkies, nubbies, pacis, soothies, dummies–however you refer to them, pacifiers can be one of your baby’s favorite objects. But there are some caveats when it comes to pacifiers. So, should you give your baby a pacifier? Below we take a look at some pros and cons.
Want to savor the flavor of summer by bottling it up for the rest of the year? Do you have an abundance of fruits you don’t know what to do with? Look no further. We can inspire your inner summertime Goddess whether you are a master chef or just a pasta and eggs kind of gal. With these simple recipes canning jam is as easy as 1-2-3!
Becoming a mom is the best thing that ever happened to you, right? It’s like they say; girls are sugar and spice and everything nice, and boys are frogs and snails and puppy dog tails. All things warm and fuzzy, right? WRONG! Being a mom is not like a 9-5 job. It is being “on-call” 24/7. It is comforting your daughter when she breaks a crayon and it won’t go back together. It is calming your son after the batteries die in his favorite toy. It is hard work. And you deserve a night off! Being able to get together with a group of girls who can relate to life’s daily antics can be a life saver. But you want to make the most of your time away. Here is a list of some fun ideas to make your next Mom’s Night Out a memorable one.
Fall is here and before you know it, it’ll be time for family photos, holiday parties and other festive events. These events call for thoughtfully planned and coordinated outfits for the entire family. Finding such outfits can often create unnecessary stress during a time of year that should be joyful. Today we introduce you to several unique clothing companies that offer looks that you and your family will enjoy all year long. So, if you love to match or coordinate styles with your family, but don’t know where to shop, this post is for you.
One of the most common requests you’ll receive as a photographer is to take a friend or family member’s photo. Heck, even if you aren’t a photographer, you’ll get this request. You may find that you’re quite a natural with regard to taking portraits. However, if you’re not, we’ve got some great tips for you.
Discovering comfortable clothing you can seamlessly transition from pregnancy to nursing can be time consuming and daunting. Luckily, we have come across a beautiful line of clothing with exactly that in mind, NOM by Belly Dance Maternity. NOM offers some of the most attractive everyday nursing apparel for mothers. Who says everyday attire for breastfeeding moms can’t be beautiful?
When we read, we often find ourselves so engrossed in the story that it’s like we’re part of it! The book comes to life around us and we really feel as though we’re living the story. And isn’t that what makes reading awesome? When it comes to children, they’re no different. But to take it a step further: imagine their excitement when the story actually comes to life. In this post, we’ll discuss books your kids will enjoy as well as break down a corresponding activity to bring them to life!
We know that every child develops in his or her own unique way and may or may not follow the developmental milestones outlined in books. However, something that is always helpful for every child is giving them opportunities to grow, explore, and allow their minds to expand so they can ask questions and learn. Here are some simple tips for helping your child build his or her vocabulary in a stress-free and positive way.