Get your Daily Dose of Vitamin D

I don’t give my daughter the liquid vitamin supplement that many pediatricians recommend. I’m always in favor of doing less – less vaccines, less medicine, less supplements. To be honest, I don’t think my breast milk needs any supplementing. I take plenty of vitamin D, and I eat a healthy diet. I know that people say vitamin D doesn’t pass through breast milk, but I have hard time believing that alcohol passes through, eating lots of broccoli can make her gassy, but vitamin D won’t get into my milk. Anyways, none of these random thoughts are the main reason I’m … Continue reading

Dog Days of Summer Photograph Opportunities

Even though school supplies are starting to crop up all over the place, doesn’t mean that summer is over. In fact for most, there is still well over a month left of the hot, sticky weather. Photography opportunities in the summer months are plentiful, with kids home, vacations and outdoor activities. And then there is the gorgeous scenery. So what have you forgotten to snap a photo of this summer? Ice Cream Man, Cones and Popsicles We don’t typically purchase from the ice cream man very often with my frugal lifestyle, but once in awhile we relent and allow the … Continue reading

Scrapbooking Your Summer

Hot summer days are completely upon us, and it’s beyond hot, sticky and wet. Some areas still get nice breezy days, and cooler evenings, but here in the Midwest we are faced with sticky, humid days. So what’s so great about scrapbooking days like these? Plenty. Have you ever considered that a nice couple of hours scrapbooking, is like a mini-vacation in the air conditioning indoors, away from the heat and humidity? It’s just a generally nice place to be. In addition, the summer brings so many different photo opportunities. Among holidays and birthday parties, picnics and BBQ’s, swimming and … Continue reading

Are You Ready For Sunny Days?

I don’t know about you, but we’ve had some WEIRD weather the last few weeks here in New Jersey. A little over a week ago, it snowed. Seriously! Monday, it was sunny and in the 80s. Over the weekend, we had a pair of gorgeous days with blue skies and highs in the 70s — just warm enough to wake up my spring fever! As soon as I saw the forecast and caught a breath of fresh air, I was ready to spend the day outside. I got out the deck chairs, I grabbed a book and a bottle of … Continue reading

Why Is Sunshine Good For You?

I don’t know about you, but I can’t resist a bright, sunny day. The last few days here in New Jersey have been just lovely — spring has sprung with mild weather, light breezes, and glorious sunshine! So if you’ve got a gorgeous day going on outside your window, you should try to make time to soak up some sun! Sunshine is physically good for you. Sunlight is a great source of Vitamin D! Vitamin D helps strengthen our bones and muscles and immune system! You can get all the Vitamin D your body needs daily in just ten minutes … Continue reading