Creating the Perfect Shot: Basic Composition for Beginning Photographers

Ask any photographer to tell you what the best kind of camera is, and you’re likely to get the same answer: the one you have with you. Seem too simple? It’s not. The easiest way to learn how to take good pictures is to keep taking pictures until you start to get better. The more accessible your camera is, the more likely you are to reach for it when the perfect photo presents itself....more
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Happy Birthday N! A Letter For Being Three...

Dear N,OMG you're THREE.By the time you're old enough to read this, you'll roll your eyes at that first line and how lame Mommy can be sometimes. Let's be honest: if you could read NOW you'd roll your eyes, because since the minute you were born you've been a tough crowd. Quick to understand the joke but slow to be amused...until we hit on just the right thing...more

Me too baby

Me too, baby girl. Me too. Thanksgiving, 2013.My heart is overflowing with gratitude for this crazy, beautiful, blessed life I'm living ....more

Celebrating the Holidays, Snoop Style

Snoopy + the holidays?Pure genius.In this house of Peanuts gang lovers, we're super excited to be creating new holiday traditions at one of our very favorite places: Knott's Berry Farm.Once our Thanksmukkah festivities are over, we're headed to Buena Park to celebrate the season with Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang. The older E and N get, the more enthralled they are with Camp Snoopy and the wonderful old West attractions at Knott's. And with the new additions for the season, holiday spirit is everywhere ....more

Karma Gone Bad is on sale...NOW!

(well, OK...technically not for another 10 minutes. But by the time you read this, it will be!) As most of you know, Karma Gone Bad, my memoir about life as an expat housewife in India, will drop at midnight on November 5. Despite not technically being published, the book has been on sale at certain bookstores across the country since the beginning of October, and I am truly humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support I've received ....more

30 Days of Karma: Countdown to Karma Gone Bad!

We're officially 30 days from the release of Karma Gone Bad. It's a very surreal time...full of anticipation, anxiety, joy and fear. I'm really, really excited....more

It's That TIme of Year Again...Camp Spooky, Here We Come!

Seriously? SLOW DOWN TIME. You're moving way too fast.. ....more

Desperately Seeking LIghtning McQueen

Photo credit to E If I counted the hours in the past several months I've spent searching for Lightning McQueen, the number would be staggering. Actually, I'm deliberately not...more

The Blessing of Summer Fridays

N starts preschool in September. I've ordered labels for his clothing. We've debated the merits of a Cars lunchbox vs ....more

Summer of Change (Ganesh Goes to Summer Camp)

I'm not good with change. I'm just...not. Transitions have always been hard for me ....more