Halloween is has come and gone but that doesn’t mean you can’t get planning…or use this for inspiration or help planning children’s parties. I love a good spooky soirée, however this year I decided to do a Not-So-Scary get together for my son and his little friends! With each attended under 3 years old, I had to customize each traditional Halloween activity to be toddler-friendly … Continue reading How to Throw an Epic Halloween Kids Party
This past weekend was Weston’s first birthday. Where has all this time gone? From squirmy wormy to toddling tot. As I wiped my burning teardrops…I asked myself…how do I keep my mind off thinking about how fast my little boy is growing? Put all my energy it planning a fun, engaging and epic 1st Birthday? Of course. Whatever keeps me from crying… Let’s start with … Continue reading The Ultimate 1st Birthday
Follow this link to read my guest blog post on Shellie Wall Photography’s Blog. https://shelliewallphotography.co.uk/cake-smash-checklist-by-mama-cates/ Continue reading Cake Smash Shoot Checklist- Guest Blog with Shellie Wall Photography
I had an elective C-Section I studied the books. I learned how to breathe. I took all the courses that I might need. I had an elective C- Section I practised Hypnobirthing. My lung clasped. A week in the hospital with tubes running out of my back. I had an elective C- Section Extreme anxiety had set in. I had an elective C-Section They told … Continue reading April: Cesarean Awareness Month
Is it true what they say? Does it really take a village to raise a child? I am nearly 12 months into taking motherhood by the basketballs and just trying to do my best at raising our son. Today was one of those days where I just felt so alone in this. Blogging/Instagram has been my sanity to keeping an identity for myself since moving … Continue reading Expat Seclusion, Motherhood and The Real Nitty Gritty of Raising A Child Without a Village.
Are you curious about what questions to ask a newborn baby photographer when looking to book a newborn shoot? My trusted photographer friend Jess Wilkins has stopped by to bring you mamas some great advice in regards to questions you should ask when booking your precious angels first photoshoot…and if your anything like me this is a BIG DEAL. Finding a trusted, well recommended professional … Continue reading Newborn Photography
Last weekend we attended Hill Farm Shop just outside Norwich to do Weston’s first pumpkin patchin’ We captured a few pictures and made some lovely memories along the way. I invited a Photography friend of mine who is also American and has his own blog… http://a-story-from-dad.blogspot.co.uk His wonderful wife Jodie, who I made fast friends with… https://faithtrustandalittlebabydust.wordpress.com/ And of course their beautiful baby girl Willow! … Continue reading Pumpkin Patchin’ 🎃🎃🎃🎃