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Car Seat Safety in Winter

Car Seat Safety in Winter

Car seat safety is tricky to begin with, but throw in a Minnesota winter? Now parents are really struggling. How do you keep your baby warm without compromising their safety? No Puffy Coats in Car Seats General advice is to never put a kid in a car seat with a big...

Preparing Kids for a New Baby Sibling: 10 Tips for Success

Preparing Kids for a New Baby Sibling: 10 Tips for Success

Your firstborn has had your undivided attention for their entire life - and things are about to change, big-time. How can you make the arrival of a new baby sibling as smooth as possible? 1. Avoid Other Life Changes I was desperately hoping to have my first daughter...

Do Good Diaper Service – Cloth Diapers Made Easy

Do Good Diaper Service – Cloth Diapers Made Easy

When Peter and Kathy were new parents searching for a cloth diaper service in the Twin Cities, they came up empty. They figured they weren't the only ones stuck in this situation, so they decided to take action. The Do Good Diaper Service was born! From the start,...

The Best Baby App for Tracking Just About Everything

The Best Baby App for Tracking Just About Everything

From the very start of my pregnancy, I was on the lookout for the best baby app. Even before then, really, if you count fertility apps! I am a data geek to my core, and I knew that keeping track of my baby's eating and sleeping schedule would be important to me. As a...

Free Workshop: How to Take Better Photos of Your Kids

Free Workshop: How to Take Better Photos of Your Kids

Do you struggle with getting good pics of your children? Chances are, just a few simple adjustments could help you take better photos of your kids, without investing in expensive cameras or lighting. Join me for an informal photography workshop this weekend, and pick...

Harry Potter Newborn Photos – Baby Aurora

Harry Potter Newborn Photos – Baby Aurora

Of course we did Harry Potter newborn photos - once you decide on a Harry Potter Nursery, you have to add the portraits! In fact, I raided the nursery for props as I created these. Allow me to introduce our little Ravenclaw*, Aurora Jean. I found this perfect trunk at...

Tips for A Tiger-tastic, Grrr-ific Daniel Tiger Birthday Party

Tips for A Tiger-tastic, Grrr-ific Daniel Tiger Birthday Party

When my daughter’s 3rd birthday was coming up, there was only one theme to consider – a Daniel Tiger Birthday Party. This awesome PBS series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, with its wonderful characters, songs, and lessons are part of our daily life. Unfortunately,...

Exploring Blooma: Prenatal Yoga, Childbirth Education & More

Exploring Blooma: Prenatal Yoga, Childbirth Education & More

If you're pregnant in the Twin Cities, chances are good that someone has already gushed about Blooma to you. But what is Blooma? Just another yoga studio? Meet Sarah Longacre, founder of Blooma, as well as a doula, childbirth educator, and certified yoga instructor....

Blessingway: Using Henna to Celebrate Pregnancy and Motherhood

Blessingway: Using Henna to Celebrate Pregnancy and Motherhood

Have you ever seen (and drooled over) gorgeous henna painted on someone's pregnant belly? It's actually part of a blessingway, the focus of this week's feature. Meet Victoria Welch of Blurberry Buzz Body Art, an expert in blessingways. Henna is not just her business -...

Why Photoshop is Critical for Safe Newborn Photography

Why Photoshop is Critical for Safe Newborn Photography

Quick - name an important tool for ensuring safe newborn photography sessions! I bet software wasn't the first thing that came to mind. I mean, unless you read the title of this blog post first (spoiler alert!). But seriously, most people don't realize how important...

Quality Counts in Canvas Portraits

Quality Counts in Canvas Portraits

A colleague at Texas Art Portraits recently shared some images of a canvas wrap she ordered from a low-end supplier. Yikes! The entire structure is made from flimsy cardboard. No wonder people have reported these canvases warping and falling apart within months....

Newborn Photography Workshop with Kelly Brown

Newborn Photography Workshop with Kelly Brown

It's hard to explain how important Kelly Brown is in the world of newborn photography. When I tell people I had an in-person workshop with her this weekend, they smile vaguely and say, "Oh, cool."  But this is KELLY BROWN. She is globally known, and travels...

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