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We've all been there- scrolling through our social media feeds after posting our Christmas morning photos and feeling like the photos of our own morning look like absolute crap. I'm going to tell you a secret-my secrets, the secrets of a semi-professional occasional photographer who thrives on lifestyle and editorial imagery- on how to achieve a picture perfect holiday to make your friends and followers wonder if you have a pro on retainer for the holiday. Here's the secret: Most of those pictures are staged. Yep. Totally fake. Curated. But you can still make magic on a more realistic scale. But first, a teeny tiny, itty bitty disclaimer: I do not subscribe to the idea of presenting a false narrative of...
There is just something about the sound of classic Christmas carols and sipping on hot cocoa while strolling under twinkling lights that really gets the warm, magical holiday spirits going. We invite you to pause with us and take part in this magic as we have compiled a list of some of Baton Rouge’s most amazing twinkling light displays. We might not have a speckle of snow in sight, but who needs snow when this light displays light up our southern skies? If you are looking for great holiday events in Baton Rouge, we have you covered. And if you would like to cut down your own Christmas tree in Louisiana, we have you covered there, too. If you’re feeling...
After a while, it can start to seem like some kids have everything. Siblings (and their hand-me-downs) increase the odds of this phenomenon. Is there no limit on how many toys one home can house? How do you shop for the family in the process of moving? The idea of more things is overwhelming when there are already so many things to organize, pack, store, move, unpack, organize… When Christmas shopping for these types, it may be a good idea to gift an experience. Make future plans with those cute kiddos. Here are some ideas on what to give. Gift cards or memberships to local play places can go a long way. Indoor play fun Jump and Jive Tumbles Lil Bambino’s Playatorium Operation Imagination ...

Lasting Gifts for Kids

Lasting Gifts for Kids When it comes to having kids you have to adjust to having stuff. Holidays, birthdays, special occasions, school parties all of these events inevitably lead to more things coming into your home. As someone who has struggled with letting go of stuff, adding more things to the heap can be overwhelming. In the time that I've been a parent, I've learned to let go of a lot of stuff and I'm finding that we're loving gifts that we can use for years. Of course, experience gifts are a great way to have less stuff, and we do love and appreciate those, but there are times when family members want to gift something physical. Here is a list...
Balancing holiday events can be brutal. School concerts and sports and vacations, work parties, spending money, playing Santa and somehow holding onto our sanity seems almost impossible. And let’s face it, mom guilt is real. As if we needed more pressure on the holidays, most of us face mom guilt it as though it were the high school mean girl that’s out to ruin us. We compare ourselves and we compete with social media photos as though they are capturing reality in a perfect picture, and then we are left feeling inadequate, wondering how much damage we are doing to our kids in the long run. I’m right there with you, and I’m here to share so tips on...

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