Tif is a wife, mother to a passionate little boy and bold little girl, DIY connoisseur, mental health advocate, and an artist of many forms. She is a stay at home mom by day and creative industry business owner by night. Although she has spent most of her life in cities (Milwaukee, NYC, Chicago, and Las Vegas), her family moved to the Waukesha suburbs in 2018. Besides her family, she loves high fashion editorials, documentaries, people watching, Mexican food, and slam poetry.

My Husband Falls Asleep

After my husband puts our children down for bed, he does something I’m extremely jealous of - he falls asleep. Sometimes it takes him two minutes, but, on average, I’m pretty sure it takes...
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Creating An Experience-Based Holiday

    My childhood Christmases guaranteed a holiday tree with mini-mountains of gifts underneath. There were so many gifts that they sprawled into the living room and often towered above our little bodies. I remember ripping...

Create Intimacy With An Anniversary Photoshoot

  It is common for couples to have engagement, wedding, and family photos taken, but couples rarely take the time for anniversary photoshoots. My husband and I started doing them as a way to celebrate...

Navigating Friendships When You Have Kids and They Don’t

  Most of my female friendships are with women much older than me. Some are just a few years, but my closest friends are ten years my senior. We met while working and have been...

My Imperfections Bring My Children Joy

    We all have those things related to our personal appearance that we wish we could change. For some, it may be their hair, and for others, it could be how one eye is slightly...

I Got Hand Foot And Mouth Disease Trying To Be A Good Mom

  I had my first child when I turned 30. I am the youngest in my family and had very little exposure to babies before having my own. Throughout my 20’s, I had been told...
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What To Wear For Family Photos

  How To Choose Clothes for Family Photos As a family photographer, one of the questions I get the most is “What should I wear?” It seems easy enough, right? You pick out clothes for yourself...

Biracial in the Burbs

I'm Biracial. Growing up, I was never aware that my race or the color of my skin meant something. My father’s skin was black and my mother’s skin was white. Racial differences weren't any different...

3 Steps To Keeping Your House Clean-ish

When you live with children, it is nearly impossible to keep your house clean at all times. Clean-ish, however, is doable. A clean house makes me happy. I enjoy being able to find things without...

The Importance of Black Barbie

When I was a young girl, I loved Barbies. I had so many barbies. I remember counting them one time; it was upwards of 70 Barbies. Mattel has a Barbie for any kid. There...