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After several weeks of cramping and Braxton Hicks, my actual labor began on Monday, September 24 at 2 in the morning. It was then that I was woken from sleep by what was probably my first true contraction. Through the rest of the night, I continued to have periodic contractions that would wake me from […]

Birth Story, Personal

Turner’s Birth Story

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Sep

2019

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Apparently, I live near a lake. I mean, I’ve kind of known that for a while. But, it took over 6 years of living in this house, approximately 20 minutes away from this lake, for me to ever actually see it. We’ve now been in this house for 9 years and I can count the […]

Maternity, Personal, Pregnancy

My Lake Pleasant Family Maternity Session

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2019

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Sep

Gifts are my love language. Yes, this means I love to receive gifts, but it is giving gifts that I enjoy most. Finding the most perfect, thoughtful gift I can is how I show the people in my life that I love them. I put a lot of time and energy into my gift-giving. It […]

Personal, Product Reviews

Countdown To Mama Box Review

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Sep

2019

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Hey, Mama! I’m so glad you are here. I’m Claire, a lemonade loving Scottsdale Arizona birth photographer who is always dreaming of my next Hawaiian vacation. I am a midwest girl turned desert dweller because people do crazy things for love! I am a proud police wife. My handsome husband and I just celebrated 14 […]

Personal

Meet Claire | Arizona Birth Photographer

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2019

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Sep

  I’m 36.5 weeks pregnant! Which means, Baby Waite #5 will be joining our family in the very near future! It’s starting to get real people! I should probably think about packing the hospital bag. Maybe wash the cloth diapers? How about folding the baby clothes and moving them into a drawer instead of stacked […]

Personal

Baby Come Out! | Join Our Baby Betting Pool

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Sep

2019

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Laundry and meal planning- two never-ending chores. Everyone needs clothes to wear and for some reason, everyone also wants to be fed. Three whole times a day! I’ve been a wife for 14 years, a mother for 12.5 and I’ve lived on my own since I was 18. Yet somehow, at 34, I am only […]

Personal

Meal Planning | A Method That Works

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2019

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Jul

Depending on how you look at it, the birth of Lincoln was either extremely long and drawn out or beyond fast and furious. His story begins unofficially on Wednesday, June 8, 2015, which was day one of my five days of prodromal labor. From Wednesday until Sunday, I lived life in one block of seemingly […]

Birth Photography, Birth Story, Personal

The Fast & Furious Arrival of Lincoln Scott

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Jul

2019

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Tomorrow marks the beginning of the last 90 days 0f 2018. Kind of crazy to think about. On the one hand, 90 days feels like a long time. 90 days is so far away! But on the other- it’s basically almost Halloween, which means it’s Thanksgiving, which means it’s Christmas. Hello, 2019! Nice to see […]

Personal

The Last 90 Days | Sending 2018 Off With a Bang!

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2018

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Oct

Scott and I met in September of 2003. I was a brand new Spartan at Michigan State University (Go Green!). He was serving a 2 year mission for our church. We ran into each other in the cereal aisle of the grocery store. He and his mission companion were shopping for Special K with Red […]

Personal

This Is Us | 13 Years Strong

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Aug

2018

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I never planned to be a dance mom. Now, I’m not saying that as a bad thing at all! It just wasn’t in my plans. I didn’t dance, none of my sisters danced. I don’t know anything about the dance world. Swimming, golf, tennis, even soccer- yes! Dance- no. Yet here I am, volunteering to be […]

Children, Personal

Dance Mom | Eva’s Ballet Portrait Session

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2018

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Aug