TUTORIAL: Take Better Pictures with Your iPhone

The best camera is the one you have with you, a mentor once said to me, and I've heard it dozens of times since. It's the camera you have with you that you know how to use, and that you can easily share photos to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and your blog from. I mostly carry two cameras - my professional Canon DSLR and my iPhone 4S! I use both cameras for different reasons on the SAME day (at Disney World, anyone?) and I have to come to learn that using a smartphone camera is a photography learning experiment all on its own! Even though it doesn't have the same manual settings and complex lenses as a camera, you can still learn it to the best of your ability. Here are my tips on how to get eye-catching photos from iPhone (or any other smartphone) photography. ...more
Love these tips, Tamara! I always learn something from your photography posts. Who knew I could ... more

This is What it is Like to Live Without Your Breast

My question to Glamour is this. Why did I get these emails? I don't subscribe to Glamour magazine,  and I don't follow them on any social media. Why are they emailing me? I'm sure the answer is publicity, since I write a blog that is about living after breast cancer. The question they pose, however, strikes me as being sensationalist journalism. "How would your life change without YOUR breasts?" Here is my answer, Glamour magazine. ...more
Beautiful and inspiring response. I don't quite get the question but I hope others who do live ... more

My Video Recap of #BlogHer13

  My recent trip to Chicago for the BlogHer ’13 conference still feels like a big blur to me.Since I posted about my trip back to Maine from Chicago over social media, many people have noted that they “can’t wait to hear all about it.”...more
@Denise Thanks, Denise! more

The Definitive Guide to Packing for #BlogHer13

OK, so the title of this blog post might be a bit presumptuous.Does going to my very first BlogHer conference last year in New York make me an expert on packing for the event?Probably not. But I’m a practical girl, and I thought I’d throw my advice out into the blogosphere as we get closer to the big event in Chicago.You know, because there aren’t any other bloggers writing about BlogHer ’13 right now....more
@NurseBarb Thanks, Barb. Unfortunately, I won't be participating in the HealthMinder Day. Hope ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Last day of NaBloPoMo! How did everyone do?   Here's my final post for the month featuring the ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Day 25 and it's Elf on the Shelf Time, whether we like it or ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily November NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
I wrote a haiku (actually 4) for NaBloPoMo today. We're halfway ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

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Having fun with spam comments today! Does anyone else read their spam comments for ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

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Wrote about the "mother of the year" moment I had this ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your November Posts

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Happy Wordless Wednesday! Today was an easy post. :) more