It’s Hanukkah!

Hanukkah should be a big deal, if you have toddlers or young children. Why? Because we are all covered up in Christmas. The decorations are dazzling, the music is playing everywhere we go. It is everywhere. As a Jewish parent, Christmas was the worst time of the year because I had to explain why we…

playing dress up with her

This first image, the lights behind her, are from my disco ball. The sun hit the ball at the end of the shoot. The photos with the disco ball ended up being of my favorites. Some images below, are fake disco ball I edited in for the fun of it. I had a shoot with this…

the unthinkable happened today!

I go my 14 year old son to sit for one minute, thirty seconds for photos!!? It was a battle. I won! He did get cocky (see his funny expressions) & i had to push him back down to the stool when he tried to escape (he is 7″ taller than i am). I sent…

the queen makes the chessboard

My parents went to Scotland last September. They brought back stories of their adventures & photographs as proof of them. They also brought back a name of an author who writes a series of mysteries that take place on the Isle of Lewis. There was a tour of locations of the Isle of Lewis that…

how to pull off being single…

Well, here i go again. We were together for about 7 months. Not very long- But it was very powerful. Of course we met when i had to deal with incredible pain-i needed my neck fused. I was on steroids (i HATE steroids) that made me crazy & FAT (i HATE getting FAT more). I…

I am changing how we celebrate Hanukkah.

Pretty audacious, right? well, i am tired of tiptoeing around what is right & wrong with how to celebrate Hanukkah. i grew up in Vermont with two parents, my father is Jewish & my mother converted. We grew up celebrating both Christmas & Hanukkah. we got a Christmas tree. perhaps a day or two before Christmas….

why WORDS hurt more

Do you ever wonder why…when a compliment is given, we deflect it? as in “you are so beautiful” “oh, gosh, i didn’t do my hair today, my clothes are old, these old bags under my eyes, i haven’t slept in a week, etc.” and sometimes compliments feel as if they float away, as though tangible, like…