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Oh friends… Today was a hard one. I try to keep my head above water but some days, like today, I just feel like I never breach the surface. Today, I am a stone sinking in an endless pool of leaky sippy cups and tears. We are on day one million (not an exaggeration) of […]

About Me, Motherhood, Parenting

October 7, 2020

Hey Mama, Real Talk …

Mommy and Me Baby Photoshoot on the Beach
Baby Rememberance Photoshoot | Tiffany Chi Photography

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. One in 4 Women will lose a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or infancy. One in 160 pregnancies will end in stillbirth. Pregnancy and infant loss has long been stigmatized and shrouded in shame. Yet, thousands of mothers and parents suffer silently, feeling forsaken and alone in their […]

Awareness, Motherhood, Parenting

October 6, 2020

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness

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So much of motherhood in daily life is made up of so many small, imperceptible nothings. The tears that are wiped away from an exhausted meltdown, the bruises that appear and disappear as our children explore their world, the time spent shushing the baby to sleep, the cleaning and re-cleaning of toys and books and […]

Motherhood, Parenting

September 25, 2020

Building a Childhood

Orange County Motherhood Photographer Lifestyle Photography
Baby Holds Lemon with Mother

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“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Melody Beattie Some days it’s easy to fixate on the things that we may lack: disappointments mount, frustration builds, expectations go unmet, and our hearts are restless for reassurance that never seems to come. Comparison is a thief that robs us of the joy of our present, […]

Motherhood, Parenting

August 14, 2020

Choosing Gratitude

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Does cleaning out your phone’s photo storage give you anxiety or is it just me? Ugh. I’ve been an image hoarder since before I can remember. Always the first one taking out her camera. Do I need this photo of my child destroying a random plate of pasta from the Cheesecake Factory from 5 years […]

Motherhood, Parenting

August 12, 2020

Documenting the Little Moments

Little Girl Takes Photo of Baby. Tiffany Chi Photography
Some of Us, All of Us

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“All of us are born beautiful, all of us can do great things.” We received our copy of “Some of Us, All of Us “ the other day, and Aimee hasn’t been able to put it down. It is perfect for her reading level, so sometimes I will find her in her room trying to […]

Compassion Sessions, Parenting

August 4, 2020

Some of Us, All of Us

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Hey mamas, I wanted to share with you this amazing free resource so generously created and shared by Lucy Song, fellow mama and incredibly talented designer over at Wander and Wonder Studio (@wanderandwonder.studio). Raising Little Allies – To – Be by Wander and Wonder Studio It is meant to be: “an incomplete guide for parents […]

Art & Creativity, Awareness, Black Lives Matter, Parenting

June 13, 2020

Raising Little Allies

Little Baby places hands on Book about diversity. Tiffany Chi Photography
A little girl is embracing her doll, who is dark skinned. Photo taken by Tiffany Chi Photography.

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Me: Baby, do you notice any differences when you look at your friends? Aimee: Hmm . . . No, I don’t think so. (At this point I’m thinking I have to put this in a context that she would understand.  So, Disney Princesses, it is.) Me: Okay, how about Elsa?  Do you notice any differences […]

Parenting

June 10, 2020

A Conversation With My Daughter About Racism