It's About More Than Your Vagina: Why You Should Hire a Birth Photographer

I know what you're thinking. "Pictures of my vagina?!  No thanks." Except that's not what birth photography is. Birth photography is about so much more than the actual moment of birth. In fact, there are few things I've observed since becoming a parent that are as misunderstood as the idea of hiring a birth photographer. ...more
We set up a tripod at the hospital and captured our son's birth on video. It's not like we sit ...more

Why Does That Black Girl Have a White Doll?

Recently I was in the airport with my family when something happened that really bothered me. So much so that now I have to talk about it, because that's what I do, I talk about stuff. Especially stuff that bothers me. My daughters, Thing 1 and Thing 2, were with me and, as usual, each of them had brought along one of their dolls as a traveling companion. This is one of the dolls that was along for the trip: ...more
This was a really interesting post and I've never really thought about the things that you deal ...more

When You Decide Your Child Can't Be Friends With Another Child

When I was little my neighbor did not like our family. Sadly, they were the only family on the street with kids around my age, and the mom was the president of our church's Sunday school program. And she did.not.like.me. Or any of my family, really. The only time my siblings and I were invited over, we had a BLAST playing and playing and playing. Then we went home. ...more
Oh yes! I have cut ties. And I have done an excellent job of not feeling guilty about it. In ...more

Bahama Mama, just in time for summer!

Bahama Mama5 shots out of 5I have had this cocktail on one of my boards on Pinterest for a while now.  All I was missing was my Captain Morgans Spiced Rum.  Made a grocery shopping run today and picked it up so that I could make a Bahama Mama, and boy am I glad I did!!...more
 @victorias_view I definitely would have had another if I had time too!  Glad you liked them, ...more