Best wishes to you all as we begin the holiday season! As we prepare for Thanksgiving, I took a moment to talk about how to find a special moment with your loved ones daily. This week also marked the official launch of the Photosanity Holiday Card Workbook, already a favorite resource for holiday card planning and recommended some great photography gifts - this time, for you!

Parent Photography Q&A - You ask, I'll answer

This week I have also had the pleasure of participating in the Mom365 Forum Expert Q&A, where I have been answering all kinds of questions about photography, cameras and strategies for capturing and sharing the moments with your family.

I'm on the Forum until the end of the day so jump on over and ask your questions about photography, holiday cards and photo gifts.

Join me!

10 steps to easy holiday photo cards

Since designing and sending your annual photo card can be stressful and time consuming, I've put together a free holiday card workbook that makes creating and mailing your holiday card easier, more enjoyable and most of all, manageable for you and your family.

The Photosanity holiday card workbook breaks down the process into 10 easy-to-follow steps and includes a timeline that suits long range planners and procrastinators alike!

I promise, these steps really are easy - and enjoyable!

Get your Holiday Card Workbook!

The Photography Gift Guide

Gift ideas for you!

What about gifts for yourself? Or for a photography obsessed spouse?

Where to even start... don't worry, as always, we've got you covered.

My photography gift guide includes gear, photo support and accessories that you'll love to give and to receive.

My Photography Gift Guide on Mom365

Find a special moment every day

A blog post went viral a couple of years ago called “Don’t Carpe Diem” by Glennon Melton of Momastery. In it, Glennon talks about how we’re under so much pressure as parents to seize the day and enjoy every moment because it passes so fast, but how parenting is hard and it’s not all fun. Not every moment IS enjoyable.

Instead of trying to enjoy every moment, Glennon talks about “Chronos time” as regular, everyday time, and “Kairos time,” which she describes as “those magical moments in which time stands still.”

For me it was the moment when Liam and Jack were playing ball in the living room. Or yesterday morning when Jack stuffed one side of his mouth full of crackers and walked around like that for five minutes. Or when Liam says something really funny to explain to me that Superheroes are not actually real, duh. Or really every moment that causes me to want to pull out my camera to record it forever.

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