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We Only Get One Downtown

We Only Get One Downtown

  Prefer to listen?  Click below to hear Teresa read it to you. We Only Get One Downtown Our town of Cary, NC has the same things every town has: shopping plazas, movie theaters, coffee shops, and restaurants.  It has old people and young people, Pokemon players...
Seconds of our Seconds

Seconds of our Seconds

  Staring at the labor and delivery room ceiling, it felt like a tiny box of every emotion had been shoved in to my chest and was ticking away inside.  I couldn’t see her but I knew the doctors had taken her off to the side and were doing something....
Photography and Coping

Photography and Coping

I have this purple handkerchief that I like to keep with me when things get rough. I sometimes keep it wrapped in the only photograph I ever took of my grandfather, the one who owned the handkerchief before me. Today is his seventy-seventh birthday, but I won’t...
18 Things To Do Before You Turn 18

18 Things To Do Before You Turn 18

1. Put Elmer’s glue on your hand and peel it off This one’s a classic kid thing. Sure, it’s a waste of glue, but it’s fun to freak people out when they think you’re pulling your skin off. Maybe this is where the current obsession with...
Who, What, Wear: Portrait Session Outfits

Who, What, Wear: Portrait Session Outfits

One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to any kind of portrait session is that you need to buy a brand new wardrobe. You don’t need to look like an Instagram model with a Pinterest-worthy wardrobe. Don’t go shopping for designer clothes in the...
Do you see me?  Am I good enough?

Do you see me? Am I good enough?

I helped CeCe pick out the loaner ballet shoes from the drawer and tuck her Paw Patrol underwear back in her cousin’s stretched, black leotard.  With a guiding hand on her back I walked her to the edge of the dance floor.  She looked up at me, and took a...
Seconds of our Seconds

Beautiful, Messy, Stressed.

I’m not always a great mom.  Three and a half years in to this motherhood and I’m usually fighting off this low level anxiety and guilt that feels like an oncoming virus that you know is just one day away from breaking loose.  This rumbling, tumbling,...