mama + wife // minimalist-ish // film maker // photographer // lover of learning // wannabe adventurer // central illinois
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I've turned into that girl that actually cares about her Instagram aesthetic. This photo doesn't really match my usual style. I'm also that girl that cherishes photos with her kids over ig aesthetic, so...
Splash pads and sunsets.
Josh worked his second job allllllll night long, so the kids and I went on a date to the splash pad and @noodlescompany. Lately, the reality has been hitting me hard that Noah is turning 11 soon and his childhood will be over in a blink. I'm trying to revel in and capture all those kid-like details before they're a memory. I'm also trying to get it to look like I have more than one kid on my ig when two of the kids aren't into my camera anymore.
Last week, I begged my kids for a nice photo for my birthday. We never did get a perfect shot of everyone looking and smiling. But to me, these images are perfectly imperfect. These photos show so much of who my kids are at 10, 8, and 5. Which is why my kids are asleep and I'm awake at nearly midnight, thinking on how lucky I am to have these kids to drive me crazy and teach me about life.
Where are my fellow Mom Bosses? How are you guys surviving summer break? Every time I sit down to work, someone needs something. And while I love my children, I want to quickly get my work done so we can get out and enjoy our summer!
What are your tips for surviving summer break and running a business? Can anyone relate?
We had such a great time celebrating Independence Day with our tiny little community this weekend. 4th of July is my favorite holiday! Wanna know why? Because NO GIFTS and all quality time! You can probably guess what my #lovelanguage is. What's yours?
When life gives you layoffs, you do a family hike on a Monday! Thanks to the kind stranger for getting me into a family photo!
Phew. My anxiety has been a MESS lately. I can't seem to get a handle on my triggers. It's frustrating when I logically know that I don't need to worry and my body freaks out anyway. I keep having to remind myself that I'm okay. #youreokay#mentalhealth#realstagram
Joy is a tree swing. This swing was mine as a little girl.
Wild hair. Always. She's definitely my daughter.
Perfect light, pouting girl.
I'm kind of loving handing my kids my big camera and seeing life from their perspectives. Here, I'm lugging home my plants from the @oldcapitolfarmersmarket and listening to Kate whine about her foot. I had the idea to park far away and get some extra movement in, but I hadn't planned on buying a whole flat of plants! 📷: Eight year old, Autumn.