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Sharing Our Hearts

Photography and storytelling has been a major part of my own personal mental health and healing journey since becoming a medical mom. By documenting my life through my words and my images, I share what is happening in my world for others to see — our family members and other families. My hope is other familiesContinue reading “Sharing Our Hearts”

I Believe – A Digital Story

One of my all time favourite images is the one you see when you first land of my website. The image is of a baby in an NICU isolette. My eyes are always drawn to all the hands and contact points between mother and baby. I find myself then looking at the NG tube andContinue reading “I Believe – A Digital Story”

Tell Your Story – Through the Years

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with families and photographers documenting and normalizing life with medical complexities. In this chat I’m talking with Kate Nguy, whose family I photographed 13 times over six years. Throughout that time they went from a couple who were pregnant with their first daughterContinue reading “Tell Your Story – Through the Years”

It’s Been a Week…

It’s been a week. We wait. We watch. We photograph. We talk. We find ways to connect with other kids, families, child life specialists, medical staff and researchers to continue to make the best of what life hands us. I don’t know about your family, but it always seems to me that we are chuggingContinue reading “It’s Been a Week…”

I Was There Too: #TuckerStrong

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with photographers and medical families who are telling stories of life (and sometimes death) for families with medical complexities. Meet Mark and Megan Hewson. And their son, Tucker. I happened to meet Mark and Megan at the Treasure Life beads table outside theContinue reading “I Was There Too: #TuckerStrong”

I Was There Too: Judy Dahl

I Was There Too is (usually) a series of conversations I am having with photographers and medical moms who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. This week, in honour of Heart Day and CHD awareness week I chatted with the Child Life Specialist who supported Kane and our family during hisContinue reading “I Was There Too: Judy Dahl”

I Was There Too: Kelly Marleau

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with photographers and medical moms who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. This time I am talking with an Edmonton based photographer who has told our family’s story. Meet Kelly Marleau of Fiddle Leaf Photography. I originally met KellyContinue reading “I Was There Too: Kelly Marleau”

This is (Almost) 40

Have you ever worked on a project, photography or otherwise, that requires so much work and yet once it ends you realize just how important it was to you? That’s a Project 52 for me. For six years I documented my family’s life and wrote about what was happening in a blog post every singleContinue reading “This is (Almost) 40”

I Was There Too: Rachel Martens

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with other medical moms and photographers who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. Meet Rachel Martens. Here’s a little intro in Rachel’s own words, “I’ve been married to my wonderful spouse Nick for 17 years. I’m mom to aContinue reading “I Was There Too: Rachel Martens”

I Was There Too: Ali Martens

I Was There Too is a series of conversations I am having with other medical moms and photographers who are telling stories of life for families with medical complexities. Meet Ali Martens. I first met Ali in real life at the Children’s Healthcare Canada Conference last December. Ali is one tough medical mama and IContinue reading “I Was There Too: Ali Martens”