Place in the World – My Favorite Places

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge was “Place in the World”. I wanted to explore what my favorite places were, and where I can be happy the minute I am there:       This has been a part of the WordPress Photo Challenge: Place in the World *Starred photo taken by Atma Photography Advertisements

Adventures in Parenting – Surviving a Broken Bone

CRASH! “AHHHH!” I run to the living room and find my daughter laying on the ground clutching her arm. My first instinct was to yell at her for sitting on the back of the sofa (which I’ve told her a million times not to do). But I notice she can’t straighten her arm. Just a…

When Family is Everything

It’s Easter and I look around and see all the people I love. I see my father and his wife sitting at my grandmother’s table laughing at a story told by my stepfather and mom. I see my grandmother playing with my niece, letting her use her wheelchair as her own personal climbing gym. I…

Prolific – Snow in Spring

On our recent spring break trip, we went back to the east coast to visit family. However, we were surprised with an unforeseen weather event – snow in April! My California son was throughly delighted at the sight and experience. He was sad when it melted just a few hours later (as spring snow often…

A Face in the Crowd – Street Photography

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge, A Face in the Crowd, encourages photographers to post unique photos of crowds or members of crowds. For this, my husband and I collaborated to highlight some of his favorite street photography from our travels around the world. Below are my husband’s photography’s and his thoughts on why they were…

Woman’s March 2018 – LA Power

Last year, on January 21st, 2017, my family and I joined 100,000 in Oakland, and 4M people worldwide in taking to the streets and saying we are here, we want our rights, and we will not go quietly into the night. Being part of the Woman’s March was one of the most exciting and proudest…

Beloved – Old Dog Seeks Adventure

At 22 years old and fresh out of college I decided I didn’t want to live alone and wanted company. So I bought a dog. An 8 week old beagle puppy I named Shadow. Shadow was all energy and honestly quite a handful in my tiny apartment. But he was lovable. And it’s thanks to…

2017 Recap – My Favorite Memories

Every year I write a post to recap the year. This year, like many, had its intense highs, and its dizzying lows. But at the end of the year, I’m a year older, a year wiser, and a more reflective of what I have experienced and achieved. Instead of giving you the top five posts…

2017 Favorites – 4 Generations Photo Shoot

In 2012, when I was 33 weeks pregnant with my second child (a very difficult pregnancy) my grandmother suffered a severe stroke. My doctors wouldn’t let me get on a plane, and it was one of the most stressful times in my pregnancy. I didn’t know if she would live to see my daughter and…