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Stephanie Beaty is a blessed, homeschooling mama of four and military spouse. After a 10-year career as a professional writer/PR pro she began Lifeography, a modern child + family portrait studio where she focuses on capturing relationships and connections. Although her growing family currently resides in Tampa, Fla., home is wherever the Navy sends them.

12 Months

  It’s always a bittersweet time in the life of a military family when the one year mark approaches… one year before we begin another transition, one year to enjoy the time we have left, one year to foster relationships or let some go, one year to prepare for the goodbyes, one year to do […]

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Letters To My Daughter: What Makes You Beautiful?

Shakespeare claimed brevity is the soul of wit. I am curious what this prolific writer would think if he had the chance to marvel at our modern-day communications. The art of letter writing is fading and instead we rely on instantly delivered emails, abbreviated text communications, status updates and 140-character tweets. Brief; absolutely. Witty; occasionally. […]

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He may not remember. But I will.

I don’t usually share stories from my personal blog, but this one resonated with so many readers I thought it may be appreciated here too. This is for the mamas of the children who are sometimes overlooked, for our hearts that hurt for our babies, for the little ones that need encouragement, for the ones […]

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A Happy Schoolroom

We are a military and homeschooling family. It’s an ideal combination for our untraditional, slightly nomadic lifestyle. This is our third year of homeschool and we have finally transitioned from pinning fabulous study areas to actually creating a space that nurtures the little ones and blends in with the modern, yet whimsical aesthetics of our […]

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Minis Messes

We mothers are masters of disguise (or deceit, I suppose that depends on how we look at it). Our blogs and Facebooks and Instagram feeds shout, “I am happy,” “My kids are too — and also cute, and unmistakably stylish,” and “My house rocks, look at my pristine mid-century furniture!”. We are all so fabulous, […]

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Great Mom. Not Super Mom.

With the holiday season hear our mama to-do lists seem longer, our expectations higher and pressures greater. Peace on Earth (or even just in our own homes) seems a remote possibility on many days. It’s easy to focus on our shortcomings as a parent when we simply can’t accomplish all we hope to.  This guest […]

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