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Today I attended a local MOPS group… (Moms of Preschoolers, had to google that!). I was the guest speaker, imagine that! The opening speaker read a verse from the Bible to begin, she spoke on how we (women) focus so much on how we look & our self image. This is the verse she read… Proverbs 31:30 “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. ”

We put so much emphasis on how we look, how skinny (or not) we are, our hair, make up, clothing, that we forget we have tiny little beings watching our every single move. Living your life for Christ and setting an example for your children can be so difficult. I’m living proof of that. I struggle to set a good example for Maysen. I struggle with being the bigger person and not saying, I LOOK FAT, and with sticking to a promise even though I don’t want to (wah). I want my daughter to love herself. I want her to be happy & fulfilled in life.

With all that said, here’s a tip for you mom’s dreading coming to a photo session or putting off scheduling that session because you think it will be so stressful.

It’s not that big a deal.

Seriously. Calm down. They are only little once. Don’t let them see you freak out.

Let them wear what they want. Let them pick their nose, it doesn’t bother me, I’ll wait it out. When you come to the studio, it’s overwhelming to your tiny nugget. There is a lot, I mean a LOT of stuff to look at, let them wander! I don’t mind. They are tiny little people, exploration is how they learn. Let them learn. I have the patience of a saint. I can wait on the perfect shot for as long as I need to and if you can’t just walk away. Take a breather.

Calm down mama. Every little thing is gonna be alright.

I need rules for parents – no yelling, no screaming, no huffing, no puffing, no frustration, no aggravation, no calling it quits. I’ve seen it all!

xoxo
jamie

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