So, we’ve talked about clutter and meaningful inspired actions in the past two episodes.
This is the last episode of the “messy middle” series (if you want to know more about this, go to “How to Thrive, Not Just Survive with Becca Starr” ) and in it we talk about something that’s at the intersection of BOTH decluttering and meaningful moments…
Right now, without looking, about how many photos of your kids do you think you have on your phone?
What do you plan to DO with all those photos?
If you had to think about that, then you will definitely want to listen in to this episode. I talk with my guest Jenna Arvidson about how to both capture and organize those precious moments with your kids so you aren’t overwhelmed and you have photos that actually mean something to you.
At some point, we’ve all said “gosh they grow up so fast” or “wow, time really does fly”. Unfortunately, we can’t slow down time and we can’t go back. But we can take great pictures of those moments we want to remember.
More about the guest
Jenna is a photographer, blogger, and podcast host for The Simple Home Podcast.
She helps busy moms live differently by creating simpler homes and simpler days.
Just like you she’s juggling being a mom, working, managing a home, and all the things.
Her mission is to inspire you to do it from a place of intention, rather than overwhelm.
She loves teaching moms how to take beautiful pictures of their family and organize and manage those photos so they can be cherished.
We talk about
- How she got into photography and decluttering
- Where she recommends you start if you’re brand new to photography (you can do these with your phone)
- Some fantastic tips on how to get better pictures of your kids and what types of things you should try to capture to tell the story of the moment
- How to organize photos on your phone or laptop so you’re not overwhelmed
- Including a couple of tools and resources she uses and recommends
Links & Resources
Podcast: The Simple Home
Curate and Cherish- Declutter and Organize Your Family Photos Once and for All: https://athomewithkids.com/gotchamama
Photo Clutter Checklist: https://athomewithkids.com/photoclutter
Two of Jenna’s great blog posts that I found to be especially helpful:
- How to Photograph Your Children as They grow: https://www.athomewithkids.com/photograph-your-children-as-they-grow/
- How to Take Vacation Photos You Will Cherish Forever: https://www.athomewithkids.com/vacation-photo-tips/
More about the Gotcha Mama Podcast:
The Gotcha Mama Podcast is where we share honest stories of the joys and struggles of mom-life with young kids.
Each week host Amanda Bennett interviews a mom about topics ranging from awkwardly making mom friends, to chasing BIG dreams and finding purpose, to managing crippling anxiety and depression. You’ll hear stories from moms like you with the purpose to inspire, encourage, and entertain you.
We understand that motherhood can be lonely and make you doubt yourself. The Gotcha Mama Podcast exists to let you know that you are not alone as a busy mom of young kiddos, no matter what you’re dealing with.
The show is all about tearing down our insecurities as moms by honestly sharing our stories and a little of what we’ve learned along the way.
We believe it’s a whole lot better riding the rollercoaster of motherhood together!
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