Baby fix

It’s no secret that I want another baby. Everything in my circumstance says having a child now (even though hubs promised me two) isn’t optimal. My heart, however , says ‘what’s one more?’Anyway, I also really love baby portraits .  Capturing fleeting moments of these new angels is a difficult, beautiful endeavor that I absolutely enjoy.  And I have no shortage of portrait enhancements (yep, I was obsessed with accessories).

My cousin Nadia is three solid months into motherhood. And when I asked for permission to borrow her little for photos and my own selfish baby fix,  she didn’t hesitate to say ‘anytime.’  I’m honored by her trust and thankful for her patience.

Dyani, affectionately known as Cocoa, eyed me inquisitively as soon as I arrived. She’s one of those sweet littles with a personality all her own.  She’s particular, but not particularly fussy. She’s alert and observant of her world. And she has distinctive preference for style that she will not compromise on.

This tiny little gem flitted between wide awake giggles and snuggle-down sleep.  She kept keen eyes and ears trained on her mommy, while relaxing into my arms.  Swoon. 

My assistants, Ya and Chi, helped arrange lights, backdrops, and our purposely minimal props.  They both also took a turn at shooting, selecting their angles with care.

We took a little longer than anticipated, pausing for Mommy cuddles and lunch. But I think we captured this age pretty well.

I’m looking forward to the next opportunity to freeze time for another family. And as a bonus, cradling a tiny baby in my arms one more time.


I shouldn’t be awake. I went to bed at a decent time after a very emotionally draining day.  And I suppose the brain isn’t done thinking about what went down. I’m being targeted at work. It’s blatantly obvious.  I follow protocol . I filed absences on the required system ,  made the extra text notification […]

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Healing time


I haven’t been able to sleep through the night lately.  Health issues have once again hindered my efforts to be a normal functioning adult.  I wake several times a night and fight to return to sleep; or, I struggle to find rest and will myself to pass out from exhaustion. Of course, I usually crash […]

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Milking it


Dear Ri, You upset your dad today.  He told you you had to use the restroom before he poured you a cup of juice.  You agreed and waited.  Then, when he was sufficiently occupied with work preparation,  you helped yourself to the milk.  Thank you for using a straw.  Even though dad’s a little mad, […]

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​I can feel it like the remnants of a spider’s web; Tickling the base of my head.  But unlike the web, it’s pure electricity building a charge and preparing to immobilize- seconds, sometimes minutes of attack.  I wince at the aftershocks, thankful they are the lesser evil.  Involuntarily, my head nods – hello? Okay, I […]

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Sponsored: My Pancakes Taste Different Today!

We are all responsible for protecting  the environment. This is the message young Ethan learns when he tosses a metal can into the river to make a splash.  What he thought would be a fun end to his fishing trip caused harmful changes to the environment, and those changes were reciprocated.  Ethan’s pancakes are different […]

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