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Standing with Aleppo this Christmas

I decided I cannot turn my head away. Because the killing doesn’t stop. The pain doesn’t cease fire. The hunger doesn’t flee when I refuse to look. When I flip the channel because the headlines makes me uncomfortable or stop reading the article because it is too deep in the trenches of pain for this […]

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Teach Them To Give

This is my first Christmas as a mama and I am so excited! I can’t wait to have family Christmas traditions and make every Christmas morning special for Grace. One thing I want to instill in Grace, however, is that Christmas is not just about what she gets from Santa. I want to raise her […]

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When All is Not Calm and Bright: Giving The Gift of Holiday Help

Silent Night used to be one of my favorite Christmas carols.  Now that I have parented through three first Christmases, those tender lyrics sting a bit.  Nothing has ever been calm and bright for me in those first few months with a newborn.  Those first Christmases were bittersweet for me.  Returning to work after maternity […]

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A Love Hate Relationship with the Holidays

It begins with Halloween, the costumes, the jack-o-lanterns, spider webs, witches, ghosts, and skeletons.  The pumpkins, leaves, pilgrims, cornucopias, and turkeys of Thanksgiving.  The numerous Christmas trees, stockings, holly berries, wreathes, nativity scenes, and mistletoe.  And the lights.  The never ending lights.  Orange and black lights, white lights, colored lights, icicle lights, lights, lights, lights! […]

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Guide to Local Holiday Lights + {FREE Scavenger Hunt Printable} | Duluth Moms Blog

2017 Guide to Local Holiday Lights + {FREE Scavenger Hunt Printable}

A very special thank you to A Sweet Events for providing us with all the lighting displays information for homes in and around Duluth! One of my favorite memories growing up was going out as a family and looking at all the brightly colored houses adorned with outdoor holiday lights.  We would get in our […]

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‘Tis the Season: Ask the Family Photographer

It’s November. And that means every family photographer you know currently has a diet consisting of coffee and Halloween candy and hasn’t showered in approximately six weeks (don’t worry, we all have backup deodorant in our car). As a photographer, one of the questions I am asked most often — basically hundreds of times a year […]

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In Defense of Decking the Halls

The holidays are my thing. Come November 1st, I’m the obnoxious lady humming Christmas carols and browsing Target for a fancy new tree skirt (okay, it’s Target so I’ll amend: a moderately fancy, yet affordable, new tree skirt) as onlookers stare in contempt, nursing their sugar crash hangovers from binge candy eating the night before. […]

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