Adriana is an awestruck mother to a spunky 8 month old son, Jacob and a happy wife to a wonderful, smart and strong man, Joseph. She believes that ordinary things are the most important things and simplicity breeds unimaginable beauty. She hails from Romania, an eastern European country whose rural areas are stuck in a time warp where life is very basic but wholesome. Memories of growing up there have fostered a deep appreciation for the bonds of family, the beauty of nature and the power of a simple life. Second only to her love of family is her love of photography. She maintains a part time business, Heart Photography, (www.photosbyheart.blogspot.com and www.facebook.com/heartphotography.page) and is very excited to be launching a new, women-focused branch to her business within the year.

Baby’s First Plane Trip {Tips on Traveling with a Toddler}

Baby's First Plane Trip {Tips on Traveling with a Toddler} My son is active. I think he was born wanting to walk, and I firmly believe he was a difficult baby simply because he was...

Target-Inspired DIY Wreath

I have been eyeing the beautiful red wreaths at Target for the past several years. Don't ask me why I never bought one. I guess partly because I didn't want to spend $30 on...

When a Stranger Taught Me How to Live

“Be thankful for what you’ve got” We all know the phrase, we’ve all said it before in some form to ourselves, to others, to our kids. Thing is, we don’t get it. We don’t...

Getting Baby to Sleep {What Worked for Us}

My son is almost 14 months old, and he's finally sleeping through the night (11 hours) and taking 2 one-hour naps a day! Our road was a long one, fraught with uncertainty, guilt and...

Musings on Beauty

CHARLOTTE: You know, no matter how good I feel about myself if I see Christy Turlington, I just wanna give up. MIRANDA: I just wanna force feed her lard, but that's the difference between you...

What I’ve Learned in My First Year of Motherhood

My baby boy is turning a year old at the beginning of this month and it shocks me. “Where has the time gone?” is on the tip of every mother’s tongue during this time...

A Birth Story – The C-section I Don’t Regret

I've always been a let's wait and see, go with the flow kinda girl. Every once in a while though I get something in my head, and boy can I be stubborn. It's just...

Finding Joy in the Storm

The storm came in hard and fast rolling right over our yard and house and disappeared just as quickly. All that was left was the menacing cloud hanging overhead like in a cartoon. The...

A Letter to All You “Unphotogenic” Mothers: Exist in Photographs

This Mother's Day, be brave and show yourself. Make it about you. You know…the Mother. Do not hide behind your children, do not step out of the limelight. Instead, gather them close, hold them tightly and...