Alaina & Gabby Turn One – Little Miracles

When Danielle, a fellow SAIF (success after infertility) messageboard member asked me to photograph her girls’ first birthday party, my first instinct was to say no. I don’t really do event photography because unlike portraits, there are no “do overs” …

Mommy SOS: Great Gifts for a One Year Old

I got this email over the weekend from Amy:

Message: Hello!  I’ve been stalking your blog for awhile now and I
love checking in on your adorable little family.  My daughter,
Cassidy, will be turning one in December and both …

My Shy Little Guy Goes to Gymboree

Two weeks ago we took Jasper to a free preview class at the “Little Gym” (a gymboree type knock off that is twice as expensive and not as much fun.) It was EARLY on a Saturday morning and we got …

A Few Shots with the Canon 85mm 1.8

All images shot with my Canon digital rebel xsi and Canon 85mm 1.8 lens at these settings:
ISO 100

It’s been a few months since I got theCanon 85mm 1.8 lens. Aside from a few shots here …

Fun with Baby Astrology!


About two years after I graduated from college I had what I call my “renaissance” period.

I had been living and working in the DC area, totally lost and unsure of what direction I wanted my life to take when …

It’s Official, Jasper is a Baby Genius!

Normally I’m fairly tongue in cheek when I proclaim Jasper is brilliant or advanced – (well aware that each child is the second coming in their mommy’s eyes!) but this COMPLETELY floored me:

Neither of us ever taught him or …


As predicted, Jasper’s vocabulary is just exploding these days.. particularly words that start with “B” as in “ball” which he demonstrates in this video. But he also says banana, book, baby (which sounds like “boh boh”) bye-bye and my favorite, …

Jasper Recommends: Nosefrida Snot Sucker

the world's best snot sucker

the world's best snot sucker

Here’s a product tip aimed at our moms of younger babies and moms to be:  With the arrival of fall also comes the snotty/stuffy nose that, at least in our house, seems to last straight …

Mommy SOS: Toddler that Won’t Eat!

I may look innocent..

Don't let the cuteness fool you..

I Have the Perfect Baby — at Daycare.

Jasper is at daycare M-W,  I work from home one day and he goes to my mom’s the other day and obviously is at home over …

My 15 Minutes of Podcasting Fame

I was updating my ipod with my latest podcasts in preparation for the gym this weekend when I saw it: “Mothers Online“, the newest podcast from New Moms New Babies featuring  – moi!

My heart started beating faster …

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