Category: the girl behind the screen

Basically Gal Gadot

When the kids were wee and my husband would text me, “I’ve got a work trip,” {Did we even have text back then? Maybe it was a carrier pigeon he used to let me know he was leaving. Ali is old #492: I can’t even remember when texting became a thing.}…

Your Creation

My en suite bathroom light goes on and off at will, and this week it’s having an off week. I now know how to shower, put on makeup, and other bathroom essentials by the mere light of the flashlight app on my iPhone. Yay technology. The timing is extra special,…

The Tiny Mouse and Trashy Ear Candy

We’ve taken to calling Emily Tiny Mouse. It’s just one of those sticky things, the same way Isabella became Bootsie years and years ago and I can’t actually remember the last time I called her anything but Bootsie and when I hear others refer to her as Bella or even…

The Sunday Night of Summer

I read something on Facebook — isn’t that the way of everything these days, I basically start every conversation in one of two ways: 1) I read something on Facebook… and 2) I was listening to this podcast… — that said that August is like the Sunday of summer. Indeed,…

Who’s The Joke Now?

One of the things that makes me a good great family photographer is my ability to get down to kids’ levels, both figuratively and actually. I am not above a good bum or fart or poop joke. And I have been known to make silly faces and noises whilst dancing…

My Gas Woman and Alan Rickman

I wasn’t going to write today. But Lin-Manuel Miranda shared words of wisdom, as he often does. So here’s a weird thing I like to do that normal people probably don’t. Late at night, in those wee hours when normal people are sleeping, when I’ve exhausted all of my ridiculous…

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