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Family Photos

I have always loved the water and when deciding on a location for our family photo shoot; of course by the water was my number one choice. I found our photographer on Groupon and checked out her website. I loved all of her work on her website (http://www.intemporelbyam.com/ ). I was so excited to see that she had her cell phone number instead of a landline on her website. I was able to send her a text message, to make sure she would be open to driving down from Sacramento to take our photos before I purchased my Groupon (https://www.groupon.com/deals/intemporel-photography-by-am-2
Motherhood

Kidfest in Concord, California

Kidfest of Concord, California  Each year for the last three years we have attended Kidfest at Mt. Diablo High School in Concord, California. The event is Memorial Day weekend each year. Admission is $6 per person over the age of 2 years old with a donation of can food. Admission is $7 without a can food donations. You will receive $2 off per person when you bring two cans to Donate to the Food Bank. Children under the age of 24 months are free.  Once you purchase your tickets you are given wristbands and asked to write your phone number
Motherhood

Happy Mother’s Day

(don't own the rights to this photo)   Happy Mother’s Day Yesterday my boys and I celebrated Mother’s Day with my family. We all traveled from all over the bay area and Las Vegas to be together. We went to the San Francisco Zoo and it was awesome.    Every year my family gets together to celebrate my grandmother Sadie and all the mothers in our family. We laugh, create new memories, eat, and always take lots of pictures.    We enjoyed the San Francisco Zoo its right off the Pacific Coast. Beautiful Ocean views driving up to the Zoo.
Inspiration

Mental Health Monday

On April 2, 2018, I wrote a breakup letter with my depression and anxiety.  I started seeing a new therapist on April 3, 2018, after a two-year break from therapy.  I was tired of my life being surrounded by sad day and anxious thoughts. So I decided to do something to help me to better myself so I can be a better person in all aspects of my life.  My depression and anxiety were getting in the way of things such as: my life: losing interest in things I enjoy.  my job: poor consideration and forgetting things. my kids: irritated
Lifestyle

Lifestyle Change

How many of you have struggled with your weight pre-pregnancy and post-pregnancy?  I know I have. At the age of 15 years old I became an emotional eater and it helped me stop cutting my wrist. Most of my life I was smaller but developed a woman's body at a young age.  Emotional eating had become my go-to during me sexual abuse trial at the age of 15 years old. I have continued to carry that as a coping skill ever since.  Well, today at 34 years old, mother of two beautiful boys that I love very much. I have
Inspiration

Mental Health Monday

    Mental Health Monday’s will be the day that we all can talk about mental health. We will discuss our personal journeys with mental health, self-care and coping skills that can help. It's important that if you are experiencing mental health issues that you seek professional help. It's also important that you utilize your coping skills to help you cope with your mental health. Here is what I do to cope with my mental health. 1) Therapy: you can go to individual therapy with a therapist in your area. I go to therapy weekly. If you don't have insurance
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Mental Health Matters

We sometimes suffer from mental health and we don’t know it. When I was 10 years old I was suffering from depression and had no idea. It wasn’t until I was 15 years old sitting in the rape crisis center, with my new therapist; when she told me I had depression. I wasn’t sure what that really meant nor did I care at the moment. I was more focused on my upcoming trial for my sexual abuse case and afraid of others finding out what happened to me. I have learned over the last 15 years that depression affects everyone
Inspiration

Teach others how to love you, by loving yourself first.

How can you get frustrated with someone for not loving you the way you want to be love? If you never taught them how to love you. You can't teach others how to love you if you don't know how to love yourself. Today is the day to start loving you for who you are. It's time you stop listening to self-doubt and improve your self-worth. The first step to learning how to love yourself is learning who you are. What do you like and dislike? What makes you smile and what makes you cry? The second step is putting
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Follow your Dreams

  Do you feel like you have hit a roadblock? Do you feel like your tired of the same routine every day? Do you feel like there is more to life than what you Do you feel like you have hit a roadblock? Do you feel like your tired of the same routine every day? Do you feel like there is more to life than what you are getting?are getting? If you said “Yes” to any of these questions, then you are not following your dreams. You are not living your God-given purpose in life. God wants you to have
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