Selfie with sleeping kid

I don’t know if I come across as one of those people who have it all together. I hope not. I mean, I try to keep it real and let you know that I suck at cooking for my family and my house is usually a wreck. My husband and I don’t always agree and… read the rest.


Dinosaur train

I’m trying to plan an awesome birthday party for my soon-to-be 3-year-old. Some of my friends tell me their almost-3-year-olds have given then all of the details of where they want their party to be, and what kind of theme. Lil’ J was like that before her third birthday. She wanted a Rapunzel-themed party at… read the rest.


When natural hair goes wrong: Sometimes strange things get caught in your hair. Nothing tops this.

Every once in awhile I’ll have a generally well-meaning person tell me they don’t even notice I’m black. “I’m color blind,” they say. I personally believe this statement is coming from one of two places. Either one where they’re trying to defend themselves from the appearance of being racist. Or (more commonly) in an attempt… read the rest.


How awesome! A super easy tutorial for making DIY wall train tracks. Perfect for any little train lover!

When my mom first moved to Austin she rented a home less than a block away from a railroad crossing. Every time we visited Granny he’s run over to the window to watch the trains go by. This would happen at least twice an hour. Then, we went to Disney World. We knew our already… read the rest.


Cherish 365: The days are long but the years are short. A project to making moments last and cherish every day.

When is a good time to take a second to stop, and capture a moment? I think each part of the day holds special moments for each of us. Many of them are so ordinary we might not even notice them anymore. This week I paused at different times in the day to freeze some of… read the rest.


How to best help your kids when they're sick.

It’s like I’ve traveled back in time to the sleep-deprived days of having a newborn. Except my kids are 4 and 2 and I’m not lactating. I’m dealing with a toddler regressing in potty training, so bad I just bought another pack of diapers. And he keeps waking up in the middle of the night…. read the rest.


When your biracial daughter says she wishes she was white: How to stay calm and work through the situation.

“I like that picture of me as a baby mom, my skin was nice and white,” my daughter told me last week. “What?” I asked her. Thinking I heard right, but hoping I didn’t. “My skin was white, I wish I could go back to that,” she clarified. “Your skin is beautiful the way it… read the rest.


Interracial family

In the short time since I’ve started this little project I can see it changing the way I think. It has been more than just a challenge for me to take at least one photo a day. It’s turned into a coping mechanism when my kids are driving me up the wall. Big T was… read the rest.


Vision Boards: How to host a vision board party and a tutorial for how to make a vision board to help all of your dreams come true! What a great way to ring in a 30th birthday!

I’ve mentioned before how much I was dreading turning 30. Well, I found the perfect way to ring in a new decade, with a new vision board! A vision board (also known as a dream board) is a tool used to help you achieve your goals by having them displayed in front of you daily. I made my… read the rest.


mommy and biracial son

I know we officially become adults when we turn 18, but for some reason I feel like I’m just now hitting the official adult age… 30. I mean 18, 19, you’re still a teenager, and in your 20s you’re figuring stuff out. Once you turn 30 it’s like ready or not you are officially GROWN… read the rest.


About Jennifer

On the air, I'm a part-time news reporter and anchor. Off the air, I'm a full-time wife and mother documenting my life in extraordinary ways, and inspiring others to do the same. This is the space where I share my journey in making beautiful memories with my beautiful babies.

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I've decided there are few things in life as adorable as watching a kid discover snow for the first time. My Texas kiddos froze their butts off but had a blast in Utah making snow angels and tubing. Of course in true paparazzi fashion I got it on video. New #ontheblog link in bio! #HeresToFirsts #MakingMemories #letitsnow
So very thankful for these three. And a rare family photo we captured today! #happythanksgiving
He's got snow in his fro! Today was the first time my kids saw and experienced snow and it was magical. We went tubing and again! was this guy's word of the day. #HeresToFirsts #makingmagicalmemories
These two... #icanteven. And yes, getting this picture was as torturous as you can imagine. My fam is trying something new this Christmas. Details on the blog. Link in bio!
Every year we pick out a new @hallmark Ornament. 2015 has been the year of Disney for my family. Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and in two weeks, a Disney Christmas Cruise. I could think of no better ornament than Mickey ears to be our family's keepsake on the tree this year. And it even sings! (My son quickly realized this... Oh boy) ?. #keepsakeit. #promo
I had no idea my husband would be such a hot Hook ?. #happyhalloween
This week I'm shooting a photography course on photographing children. Coming soon to a website near you! ?
This *may* be my favorite shoot to date. Lil' J was as playful as ever embodying her current favorite princess. All of the photos are now up on the blog. Plus a Q&A with Lil' J about the process. Link in bio. #dressupwithj #princesstiana #disneyside
It's a shame I'm her mom. This girl loves to cook SO much and I do not. But I'm resolving to make this something we can do together. Her bright, excited and happy face makes the kitchen much less gloomy for me. Check out these peanut butter banana bites she whipped up for her and her brother after school. Our new post #ontheblog! #peanutbutterhappy #makingfoodfun #ad
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Best-of Motherhood Stories He Says / She Says Pre-Baby (TTC) Pregnancy Week by Week
Dinosaur train
A 3-Year-Old’s Birthday Party Dilemma
How to best help your kids when they're sick.
Proof Life Isn’t Always Pretty: From a Sleep-Deprived Not-So-New Mom
mommy and biracial son
In Case the 11 Years of Marriage and Two Kids Didn’t Make Me a Real Adult, I Finally Did This
Family History for Kids Family Traditions Interracial Marriage Mixed Hair Care Multiracial Parenting
When natural hair goes wrong: Sometimes strange things get caught in your hair. Nothing tops this.
Yes, I’m Black and No, You’re Not Colorblind (and That’s OK!)
When your biracial daughter says she wishes she was white: How to stay calm and work through the situation.
Do Little White Girls Ever Wish They Were Brown?
Vision Boards: How to host a vision board party and a tutorial for how to make a vision board to help all of your dreams come true! What a great way to ring in a 30th birthday!
Start Your 30’s The Right Way: How to Host a Vision Board Party
365 Ideas Home Video Tutorials Journal Prompts Photo Backup & Printing Tips Photography Tips
Selfie with sleeping kid
The Best Moments Aren’t Always Pretty
Cherish 365: The days are long but the years are short. A project to making moments last and cherish every day.
Knowing When to Cherish a Moment
Interracial family
Why the Cherish365 Project is My Secret to Impeccable Patience
Family Videos Keepsake Inspiration Love Letters Photo Series Questions For Our Kids
Selfie with sleeping kid
The Best Moments Aren’t Always Pretty
Cherish 365: The days are long but the years are short. A project to making moments last and cherish every day.
Knowing When to Cherish a Moment
Interracial family
Why the Cherish365 Project is My Secret to Impeccable Patience
Creating With Kids (DIY) Disney Family Travel Making Food Fun
How awesome! A super easy tutorial for making DIY wall train tracks. Perfect for any little train lover!
Train Room DIY Wall Train Tracks
Things to do on a Disney Cruise
12 Things I’ll Do Differently on Our Next Disney Cruise
Disney gift bag and stocking stuffer craft.
Easy DIY Disney Gift Idea: Baymax Bubbles and Chocolate