Getting Started: Tips for On-the-Go Photography

I'm gonna lay this baby out like a good sermon - 3 points, ya'll! Organization (ish), Preparedness (which is really the first cousin of organization), and Creativity ... all for the purpose of getting us out there and capturing the goodness of summer! ...more
Do you use a preset when editing your photos?  They all have a finish to them that I absolutely ...more

The Safety of Sleepovers: I Don't Trust Parents Outside My Circle

Sleepovers have become a thorn in my parental-side. Not actually HAVING them... but letting my children GO to them. Or NOT. And considering what has come to light with politician Michael Gardner... I just want to add my 2 cents about the famed childhood tradition: The Sleepover. Our family is very careful. And I am sure many families are. Though I am always a little knocked to the side when an authentic invite comes when I've not met the parents or have no idea what the inside of their home looks like. ...more
I to had a couple of bad experiences at sleepovers.  I also had some amazing ones.  I will not ...more

Thinking Outside the Box: Vlogging with Video Snapshots and Photos

As Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks proved last week with her BlogHer '10: 4 Days in 4 Minutes movie, a vlog or video doesn't have be someone talking to the camera. Live-action shots are not a must -- think outside the box! ...more

It is a stripped down version of Windows Movie Maker but it was redesigned for easier combining ...more

Creating a Vlog in a Conference Setting

This is my 2 cents on what to think about if you intend to shoot video in a conference setting. Just remember, 2 cents doesn't go all that far these days. ...more

Heehee... can't beat the hard-cold fact of reality, right? :)

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Tricks That Give Your Videos Sparkle!

In this video I highlight four simple things you can do to help make your videos more attention-grabbing and fun: Music, text, easy editing, and transitions. Part 2 of my series teaching you the art of vlogging. ...more

Awesome tips, Jenny on the Spot! You've given me ideas!


Anyone Can Vlog!

Have a camera? Have a computer? Then YOU CAN VLOG! I often hear folks say they can't create a vlog because they can't edit, or add music, or perceive that the art of vlogging is just too hard. I say, NU-UH! ...more

That was fun to watch.

I have some reservation about this, though I know it would be really ...more

Why I Want to Be Four Again

And it's not just because I don't like the wrinkles that come with aging, or the new aches or the awareness that gravity ... is not a friend. I want to be four again because I long for the heart. ...more

I wrote on my blog a piece called Where Did Five ...more

Top 10 Things I Have Learned From My Children

I have learned so many valuable things from my children. It would be impossible to share all of the things I have learned in my motherhood journey, so I will limit myself. ...more

It's Tough to Be a Blogger

You don't even know. Wait. If you are reading this, you probably do know. There's the entire being this part of a blogger that clamors for ... for ... comments. For traffic. How can one build fame and renown if one can't talk about it?   ...more

I was with my family this weekend and my blog and it's sudden increase in readership came up ...more