The End of Maternity Leave

I’m sitting here trying to eat my heartache away. I’m on my second bowl of a warmed up peanut butter chocolate chip cookie over chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. This is the last cookie and the last of the ice cream and it’s still not cutting it. When did I become a sad eater? … Continue reading

The Vaccination Debate: Why It’s So Scary

As parents, we always strive for the best for our children. We want them to be happy, bright, strong and healthy. And there are a million people and books and articles telling you how to do all of these things and, of course, all contradicting each other. So as parents, we are left to decide … Continue reading

Rocking the Mom Pajamas

Honestly, who wouldn’t wear pajamas every chance they got? I only get one maternity leave, and I am making the most of it with my baby…in our pajamas! And I know I’m not alone here moms. Am I right? The cozier the better…even if that means hideous (which it usually does). But in all seriousness, … Continue reading

sunset in stonington

Cover Art: Coastal Living

The weekly photo challenge this week was “Cover Art.” …Abbey Road. American Beauty. Steve McCurry’s “Afghan Girl.” A General Theory of Love. These are just a few famous examples of cover art that uses photography to convey a mood and to suggest what we might find in the work itself. They have a quality that echoes a particular character of their respective … Continue reading


Jen’s Beautiful Bridal Shower

I had the pleasure of playing duel roles at this beautiful Upstate New York bridal shower – bridesmaid + photographer!

When a Loved One is in the Hospital

A few things that I learned during my Dad’s hospital stay Make sure the hospital has your emergency contact information immediately. On Sunday I realized that I left the night before without giving anyone my contact information. I went to the nurses station to ask them to add me to the emergency contact list assuming my … Continue reading



This photo was taken by my husband on our honeymoon in Costa Rica on our last morning after taking a yoga lesson in Spanish in paradise. So I guess you could say my first photo challenge of the year is not really my own photography. But it is important to me none-the-less. It reminds me … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Bamboo is said to be one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth with reported growth rates of 100 cm (39 in) in 24 hours. These bamboo sprouts started poking out in my yard and within a week – two at most – I went to look at them again, but couldn’t find them. I was … Continue reading


Redesigned Storage Bench: A Nautical Makeover

Before After My current favorite thing: redesigning furniture with a nautical flair! I recently found this little gem on the side of the road and instantly knew I needed to nab it and do something cool with it. It currently is being used on my porch as a little storage bench, but there is still … Continue reading


A week in photos

The day Instagram became available for Android was such an amazing day for this photography/social media geek. I finally got to play with photos on the go and share them with others very easily, and even better, instantly. I love my new Nikon D3300, but realistically, you just can’t bring it everywhere you go. You’re … Continue reading


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