Breastfeeding Moms Stop Traffic

  Tuesday afternoon I headed off to downtown Chicago to meet up with 13 of my mama friends (2 are behind the scenes). We were on a mission! A mission to normalize breastfeeding, and in particular, breastfeeding in public. We all met up on Michigan Avenue in Chicago for a 5 minute photo shoot. Our […]

Canon Makes a Great Family Gift from Best Buy #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason    Still Christmas shopping? I am! If you’re looking for a great family gift idea, check out the Cannon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy. You might think […]

Family Photos with Image 1:27 Photography in the Chicago Area

I’ve mentioned a few times before how I refuse to go into a traditional photo studio like the one’s inside of department stores. I’ve been a parent for almost 17 years and I have never, ever had any luck with places like that. They manage to get my kids to fake-smile and they never position […]

The Name In Pictures – Personalized Photo Art Giveaway | Ends 12/7

If you’re looking to an extra special gift for someone this year and you don’t want to get stuck buying the same ‘ole thing… consider purchasing from The Name In Pictures! The Name In Pictures is just that – it’s a name, (like your last name or your baby’s name, etc.) made out letter by […]

Family Portraits with Ashley Francis Photography | Aurora, IL

Our Experience with Ashley Francis PhotographyAurora, IL On Wednesday, I posted a few pictures from our family photo shoot with Ashley from Ashley Francis Photography but I want to share more with you and tell you all about our experience with her. If you are my friend on Facebook or if you follow me on Instagram, […]

#WIN "A Mama’s Heart Through a DSLR" #Giveaway Event

Welcome   to   A Mama’s Heart Through a DSLR Giveaway Event I’m so excited to have the opportunity to participate in this fantastic giveaway event, hosted by Mama on a Green Mission because I love my DSLR and wouldn’t be able to live without it and I wish I could be the winner of this […]

3 Tips For Capturing The Perfect Baby Photo

I’ve had five babies and all five times, I have tried to capture the perfect shot while they were still newborns. Thank God for the professional photographers who can do it for me, but I’d still like to be able to do it myself.Photographer, author and educator Erin Manning provides her Top 3 Tips for […]

Wordless Wednesday: Family Photos {#linky}

Hello everyone… Welcome to “Wordless Wednesday”, although here it will never be ‘wordless’. It’s a fault of mine – I can’t keep my mouth shut, haha. Today I wanted to share some family photos from last weekend. We all went to a nearby park and took some photos. They turned out okay. I am not […]

Snap the Perfect Family Photo with Shutterfly’s “Family Photo Days”

Well… it is most definitely that time of year again!It’s time for that family photo that you stress about every single year. The family photo that you are hoping to use for your Christmas Cards. Accomplishing your perfect family photo can be a huge pain, but if you plan ahead, it will turn out perfect!This […]

Showing Off My Family Pictures… Come See!

We went out in the miserably cold Chicago-Land weather today to suffer through a little family photo shoot. It was 45 degrees and raining ALL DAY. In the afternoon it slowed down to a drizzle so we hopped into the car & headed out to the river. It was CHAOTIC. Nobody wanted to be out […]

Do You See The Frogs?

I didn’t!! I was just going through these photos from last weekend… and I noticed the frogs!! I found 2… can YOU? For all I know – I probably missed some 🙂

More Lightroom!

I thought I’d share some photo’s from today. I took a bagillion just to get about 5 good ones. Gracie was NOT cooperating at all!! Ya GOTTA love Lightroom!!!

Gracie’s 1st Birthday Party… and more.

…Where to begin? Again. (Of course don’t expect any order here)Let’s see… Gracie had her birthday ‘party’. Ya know the party that was canceled – well we decided to go to my mom’s house. We brought with us Mike’s dad & step mom. So 2 sets of grandparents. Pizza. Cake. It was perfect. I really […]

On the plus side…

I got my camera yesterday!!!! I am sooo excited!!! It is just like my old one that I threw out. (Yes you read that right, I threw it out) It’s the Nikon D3000. My old one was the 6006. I swear they are identical except this one is digital. I love it already! I took […]


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