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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.

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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Craigslist the Easy Way

We have just made a move from Virginia to Florida. In fact, I unpacked our final box last night (whew!). Before we left, I began a significant purge. I sold much of the (nice and grown-up) furniture we bought pre-kids: our dining room set, our bedroom suite, living room coffee and end tables and tons […]

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