In between being the photographer at a few births this past week, I found time to hang with friends, get some work done around the house, and bike around Minneapolis. I also found out that I picked up E. coli on Lake Minnetonka over the 4th! That explains why I was so unwell late last week. Friends, it was a pretty brutal few days and I am truly so glad to be feeling better! While I was laying low, I spent some time online. Keep scrolling to see a few of the links that resonated with me.
Children’s books about families crossing the border
On being the financial breadwinner
“Created in the anger-fueled, politically fiery months following the 2016 election of Donald Trump to the presidency, the Resistance Revival Chorus, and activist choirs like it, ask one question: can music be a tool for social change? The answer: absolutely.”
One of the most underrated ways to measure your professional success
We often say “yes,” when we should be saying “no” because we are concerned that we will hurt someone’s feelings.
“My best friend left her laptop to me in her will. Twenty years later, I turned it on and began my inquest.”
I’ve been managing the takeovers of the Birth Becomes Her instagram account and I’m so thrilled by the work the hosts have been putting in. If you don’t already follow BBH, click on through and press the Follow button. :D
Speaking of gorgeous birth photography, have you seen this photo? So serene and lovely!
Do you share finances with your partner?
Read the comments on this post for amazing terrible date stories!
If you’re in Minneapolis and St. Paul, check out these fantastic businesses:
Hola Postpartum: a fantastic postpartum meal delivery service
Northern Natural Gardens: a sustainable landscape company specializing in native plants, pollinator gardens, and invasive plant removal and I am so stoked about their mission
Get Organized.: a non-judgmental Minneapolis-based professional organizer
On a personal note, I’m offering a special on my intimate Real Postpartum sessions in celebration of the upcoming World Breastfeeding Week. I’d love it if you’d spread the word! Have a great weekend!