Tips for Taking Great Family Photos!

We love sending out family Christmas cards every year – we make cards with photos on the outside AND inside! The hard part, other than being organized enough to then send them out, is getting a family photo for the front! This has gotten tougher with each new addition to our family, but I’m happy […]

World Culture for Kids: Niagara Falls!

I have wanted to see Niagara Falls for as long as I can remember, so when we decided to drive across the country this past summer I knew we needed to build in a detour to visit the Falls! We even decided to cross over to Canada because we had heard that the view from […]

Calvin and Hobbes

Seven-year-old Emma recently discovered Bill Waterson’s Calvin and Hobbes. She tried reading it a few months ago, and declared that it made no sense; now she finds it hilarious! It’s funny to see kids grow up and change! Johnny has reminded me of Calvin for quite a while – most especially for his ability to […]

Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking: Book Review

I’m always looking to learn more about photography, so when I was offered a review copy of Digital SLR Video and Filmmaking For Dummies (Amazon affiliate link) I said of course! This book is an excellent introduction to making videos using an SLR camera! I found the parts about using different kinds of light and […]

I’m going to Miss This Tree

I’m going to miss this Japanese Maple tree. It is so beautiful all year round, and it has been such a source of joy in my life during the years we have lived in this house. I never knew a tree could be so beautiful – in shadow… Or sunlight.     I don’t remember […]

Favorite Windows Phone Apps and Games #MeetYours

In this final post about the HTC Windows 8X phone I’ve been playing with (read my initial windows phone review post here), I’m talking about my favorite windows phone apps, with a focus on parenting and photography! There’s a survey at the bottom of the post you can take for a chance to win one […]

Photo Creativity with HP Photo Creations

The kids and I really enjoyed creating these little miniature books on our new HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook x4 using HP’s free photo creations software. HP provides the template for making themed books out of a single sheet of paper. You can add your own photos before printing or print the template only for decorating […]

Learning Laboratory: Photography for Kids

When Emma turned six, I decided it was time to let her have a go at using our real camera. She’s a fairly careful kid, and I think there are a lot of benefits to photography opportunities for kids. Child-captured images capture relationships with a honesty you don’t get when an adult is behind the […]