May 17, 2012
The day my grandfather died in July 2011, I was sent to the grocery store. Surely family members would be coming and going throughout the afternoon to pay their respects, check in on my grandmother, drop off cards and food and most importantly hugs. There wasn’t much a 21-year-old can really do to be helpful […]
May 6, 2012
When I was backpacking Europe, the best stories weren’t always about the whole day or the city I was in, the something new I saw. Sometimes the best parts were five or fifteen minutes long – the minutes you’d remember from that day. The conversations.
April 28, 2012
“Hello! My name is Flat Stanley and I come from a 3rd grade class in CA. We read a story about me – It’s a story about how I am accidentally flattened when my bulletin board falls on me while I’m sleeping. It sounds like a tragedy, but I make the most of this dilemma. […]
April 9, 2012
When I grow up, I want to be a carpenter. – Kindergarten Janae 2nd-grade teacher. – 2nd-grade Janae. 4th-grade teacher. – 4th-grade Janae. Political speech writer. – Serious High School Junior Janae. Sh*t I don’t know! – Panicked College Junior Janae.
April 5, 2012
Still my favorite photo. September 2009. Moved to New York two months ago. Miss these kids.
March 2, 2012
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! The first book I ever read was Dr. Seuss’ “ABC.” Twenty-two years later, my dream is to write children’s books. They rhyme, they make me happy and I want to make kids smile. Is there a better feeling? Sure, this isn’t the typical way you write and share a children’s book, […]
January 24, 2012
The cast: Mom (of five children), Janae (22), Cassie (15), Jacob (13), Carly (11), Ella (5.5) It started when we started predicting how many children we’d all have. Actually, it started when Cassie said she had a food baby. Then the predictions. Cassie: I want at least four. Janae: I’m going to have two. Mom: […]
January 21, 2012
These days of 2012 seem to be flying by. No big blog post. Bet you can guess what I was working on today… But while sitting outside with my laptop, trying to soak in the Southern California sunshine… I did get to capture a bit of 5-year-old Ella’s beautiful little childhood moments. Today’s project. Again, […]