Photography – Lakeside (Empowerment Through Hobbies)

(Inside: Why hobbies empower you.) Hobbies empower us. They build our confidence and improve our self-esteem.  Hobbies also provide us with a creative outlet and way to reduce our stress. But, as moms, we can feel like we shouldn’t pursue our hobbies. Yes, we don’t have the same time as our retired neighbor, but keeping our hobbies at Read More

Moms, How to Capture Extraordinary Pictures of your Ordinary Moments

(Inside: How to capture great pictures of your kids.)     I’m sharing ideas on how to capture the everyday lovely in your life. Try these kinds of shots: 1. Silhouette pictures.    2. Zoom in on one object in the shot. (And not necessarily the object you would think to highlight.) 3. Set your Read More

Conversation From Our Winter Walk Around the Lake (Photography)

(Inside: Conversations and photography while walking around the lake.)   “This would be a great walking stick.” (Tugging at a large branch on a live tree that shows no sign of releasing.)“Look, there’s a beaver dam. I had no idea a beaver lived here!” “Watch me crunch this ice.” “Is that Yeti footprints? Or Big Read More

Quick Ways to Perserve Mom Moments

(Inside: Your kid said something that made you throw your head back and roar. How do make sure you remember that moment?)     A co-worker put her hands to her face, signed big and lamented she couldn’t believe her son was graduating. Slightly distressed and in mourning she shared, “I’m trying to cherish EVERYTHING, even Read More

Photography – Cookie Decorating

(Inside: Empowerment through hobbies.)   9-year-old: I might get a Godzilla from Santa. Me: You think? 9-year-old: Yeah, because what I know about Santa is that he knows what kids want and he knows if they are on the good list or the bad list. Me: Which list do you think you’re on? 9-year-old: Probably Read More

Merry Christmas from Me to YOU!

There are many fantastic mom-writers to follow, so know I don’t for-one-second take for granted you being on my page. Thank you, lovely person.  From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!    Do you read Empowered Moms & Kids, but aren’t on my mailing list? Get all blog updates and freebies and some bonuses, right Read More

Colorado Photography (Empowerement through Hobbies)

(Inside: Why hobbies empower you.)       Hobbies empower us. They build our confidence and improve our self-esteem.  Hobbies also provide us with a creative outlet and way to reduce our stress. But, as moms, we can feel like we shouldn’t pursue our hobbies. Yes, we don’t have the same time as our retired neighbor, but keeping Read More

Photography – Hawaiian Beach, Part II

One thing I noticed about the Hawaiian beach we were on: Contrary to your inner dialogue and the opposite of what advertisers want us to believe, NO ONE CARES WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE IN A SWIMSUIT. Everyone is too busy enjoying themselves. I came up with this theory: When there’s breathtaking scenery and a relaxed environment, Read More

Photography – Hawaii, Part I

We just got back from Hawaii.   The last time I was there my mom, 4-year-old brother and 3-year-old-self were flying to join my dad stationed in Korea. The second leg of our flight took off from Hawaii and thirty minutes in, a loud bang announced an engine had blown. Now flying on only one Read More

3 Photography Tips for Moms Capturing Summer Moments

(Inside: Moms, make ordinary summer moments look artsy on camera with these 3 tips.)     Our family is soaking in the tail end of summer. (Or more like clinging to its leg in complete denial it’s almost over. We are summer people.) So thought I’d give a photography tip as we all capture the Read More

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