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Archive for 2013

mama hiatus

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

It has been a long while since I’ve posted, though despite my silence I’ve been working away on projects. I’ve just been busy juggling life with two little ones and a business.

My proudest accomplishment this past year was the completion of my grandparent’s book, after 5 years of on/off progress.  It felt full circle to me to finally finish that book for my grandmother.  I started my business inspired by my family, in particular my grandfather who loved reminding us we came from good stock, so completing a book about their story felt wonderful.  And while my grandfather is no longer with us, my grandmother proudly shares her book with visitors and rereads it from time to time.

My next proudest accomplishment is about to be born!  We are expecting baby #3 literally any moment, and we are so excited.  Which leads me to my big news.  I have decided, after much thought and a trial period last summer, to begin life as a full-time mama.  For a long time I was scared to make this move…I love my work and having “my own thing” outside of mamahood.  But more recently I’ve felt overwhelmed and well, a bit scatter-brained.  Our kids are very close in age – 3.5, 2, and (almost!) newborn – and I guess you could say my mama hiatus is my sanity move.  I think I may come undone completely if I try to keep up my work schedule, too!  I’m not sure how long my hiatus will last, but I do know I need to take a break for a while.

If you have a project that is not time-sensitive and you’d like me to consider it post-hiatus, please get in touch!  If you have a project that requires photo scanning and bookmaking, please consider my colleague Molly at Seattle Photo Organizing.  If you are looking for wedding books, I don’t really have a great suggestion for you, but will let you know if I come across another resource I’d recommend.

Thank you for your support all these years, and for putting up with my silence these past months, too!

With gratitude and love,


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