Why the Best Photographers Use Manual Settings

Anyone can purchase a DSLR camera and photograph a basic picture using the auto button (or “the little green box” as some photographers call it). This doesn’t, however, ensure you’ll capture the best possible picture. Experienced photographers most always agree that you need to think outside that little green box and venture into manual settings … Continue reading Why the Best Photographers Use Manual Settings

How to Work From Home with a Child

Working from home can be hugely beneficial to growing your business, increasing efficiency and saving money. Where things can get tricky is if you’re not the only one at home during the workday. Yes, I’m talking about those pint-sized “coworkers” called children that can’t yet understand the difference between work time and play time. For … Continue reading How to Work From Home with a Child

Parenthood: Adjusting to the Ever-Changing “New Normal”

On August 4, 2012, my definition of family changed. Newly married, my family became me, my husband and one particularly ornery cat. We worked to re-establish our daily routines as we learned each other’s habits and quirks. Our staggered steps turned into a beautiful dance and eventually I couldn’t remember what life was like before … Continue reading Parenthood: Adjusting to the Ever-Changing “New Normal”

Life Lesson: Are You Satisfied or Merely Distracted?

Thanks to technology and society telling us it’s normal and expected to be connected 24/7, we have found more ways than ever to live life distracted. We have become accustomed to consuming multiple forms of media at a time, so much so, that watching TV is often accompanied by surfing our phones for social media … Continue reading Life Lesson: Are You Satisfied or Merely Distracted?

Why You Should Become A Lifelong Learner

The first 22 or so years of our lives are consumed by education. Our full time job is to learn as much as we can about the world around us and narrow our focus on a specific area that we hopefully will turn into a career. But once we’re launched into the real world, this … Continue reading Why You Should Become A Lifelong Learner

The Life Lessons of Parenthood

Until now, my sole focus has been on nurturing my business, growing relationships and enjoying married life. I had more than enough time to pour into hobbies, passions and leisure. Don’t mistake where this is going. I enjoyed this chapter of my life – every day of it, but I also knew I was ready … Continue reading The Life Lessons of Parenthood

Never Lose Sight of Your Childhood Dream

Every time a beautiful home catches my eye or I’m inspired by a furniture store’s interior design, I’m reminded that there was a time in my life when I was quite certain that I would grow up to become a creator similar works of art. Yes, my childhood dream was to become an architect and … Continue reading Never Lose Sight of Your Childhood Dream

A Quarter-Century of Life Lessons: Revisited

Tomorrow, on December 18th, I will again celebrate my birthday. For as long as I can remember this was a day that all 364 others would be spent looking forward to. With the start of December before I began counting down until days to Christmas, I first counted down the seconds until my birthday. And … Continue reading A Quarter-Century of Life Lessons: Revisited

Most Common Grammar Mistakes: Are you sure I learned this before?

No matter how many hours a day I spend writing and editing my work or the work of my clients', I'm not immune to the common (and very embarrassing) grammar mistakes that I know I've learned countless times. I admit that I still turn to Google for a quick grammar recap on effect vs affect … Continue reading Most Common Grammar Mistakes: Are you sure I learned this before?

The Essentials for a Successful Blog

Almost one year ago, when I first started publishing ramblings about my ambitions, struggles, triumphs and personal philosophies around starting my own business, I had no real idea what I was doing. I wanted a platform to share my ideas, but to also keep me accountable for continuing my creative writing on a regular basis. … Continue reading The Essentials for a Successful Blog