I have a very dear friend, whom I’ve known since I was a gangly, tree-climbing girl. We played tee ball together, had dance recitals together, and, though we spent our teenage years in different states, ended up rooming together in college.
Children have not always been seen as children.
Waaaay back in medieval times, children were simply viewed as “small adults”. Childhood wasn’t really seen as a critical period, different from adulthood. The same rules, expectations, and responsibilities were applied equally to children and adults. (Hence, the child kings, child brides, child laborers, etc.)
I’m so excited to introduce you to one amazing woman who wears many hats! Beryl Young is a mom, teacher, photographer, and the brains behind the amazing Momtographie workshop. She’s here to share some great tips for helping kids experience, explore, and learn through photography. This is part one of a two-part series, so be sure to come back for more of her awesome advice! (And be sure to check out her FREE workshop listed below!)
In my previous life, before becoming a ‘photography coach for moms’ I was a public school teacher for 10 years. I spent 3 of those years in classrooms with Kindergarten and First graders and then spent another 7 years as a technology specialist for both students and staff.
In my final year working in a school, my favorite days were Mondays. Continue reading
We have some picky eaters in our family, and I’m not just talking about the shorter members. I wrote recently about the boundaries we’ve set as a family when it comes to eating dinner. Admittedly, those boundaries won’t work for every family, but they seem to work for us right now.
I was 24 when I got married.
That’s not old, I know, but considering the fact that I went to school in the state of Utah, where the median age for brides is the lowest in the nation, it felt a little old at the time. I share this biographical tidbit as a way of assuring you that I have been on my fair share of blind dates.