Why Candid Photos Are Better Than Posed

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I know, I know… I’m probably gonna get some hate mail for this post. Don’t get me wrong – posed photos can be beautiful, and they’re a great way to capture kids at different ages. But… There’s just something about a candid shot that makes me smile. The littlest cousin not having the first clue […]

Sun-Beams: November 30, 2014

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Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. Parents don’t cause autism in their kids, and we need to stop blaming […]

The ABC’s of Patience (That I Need to Learn)

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He brings me a small stack of cards. I’m not sure why he doesn’t bring me the whole box of 52, but he doesn’t. He prefers to bring them in smaller batches. It could be that he simply likes the feel of the cardboard in his little hands, knowing that he is in control of […]

Sun-Beams: November 23, 2014

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Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. What Scares Me About The ‘Death With Dignity’ Debate – The author so eloquently puts […]

Is Sarah Kate’s Story Inspirational, or Inspiration Porn?

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There’s no doubt that the two videos RunDisney produced about Sarah Kate were meant to inspire people. The marathon and half marathon are on many people’s bucket lists, and with good reason: they present a challenge, within reach of ordinary people, that require a lot of hard work and willpower to complete. The #WhyIRunDisney video series features many […]

My Other Last Place Finisher

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He isn’t as famous as his sister, he wasn’t spotted by (nor did he pose for a photo with) a stranger. He didn’t struggle through rehab to get to this point, and I’m not sure he even realized he was going to run until we showed up and pinned a number to his back, but I’m still […]

Sun-Beams: November 16, 2014

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Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. When a Cashier Reminded Me My Son Has Down Syndrome – I doubt I’d have […]