12 Things to do With Fall Leaves

I’m always somber this time of year; sad to see summer fading. To get out of my funk, I focus on the vibrant beauty that next month will bring and think of things to do with autumn leaves. While I realize that Sweet Summer can only offer a few more stray weekends of her long, warm days before she […]

5 Simple Photography Tips for Amazing Fall Photos

Planning a family leaf peeping trip this weekend? Or would you just like a great excuse to get outside and enjoy a beautiful fall day with your child or grandchild? These photography tips are for you! As the American poet, William Cullen Bryant, so perfectly professed, Autumn is “the year’s last loveliest smile.” Why not capture its joy in your […]

Photography Tips to Try With Your Child

My 12-year-old and I enjoyed learning new Photography Tips in our self-guided mini Summer Photo Challenge. She was deeply intrigued in the beginning, which revolved around a lazy July morning. I suggested we each take some pictures–a Mother/Daughter Photo Challenge–using some interesting techniques. My young author listened eagerly, immediately seeing potential for improving her blog posts. (Yes, my 12-year-old […]

Encouraging a Passion for Photography

She loves photography. And she has a natural bent for it, framing her subject in unique ways and using engrossing angles. I am truly in awe when I scroll through her photo folders on the computer. So I was excited to hear she was “all in” when I asked if she’d like to complete a […]

Filling Today’s Minutes with Passion

It’s not easy to motivate a child to learn. It’s not easy to foster a passion in a child and encourage them to pursue that passion. It’s not easy being a parent. DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find here on SoulyRested? Would you like to know how you can support my efforts? […]

Not counting minutes, just moments

I love perusing the photo card after she has borrowed my camera. Her 11-year-old perspective is fascinating. The angles she uses. The backgrounds she chooses. And the subjects she gravitates towards. Love seeing the world through a daughter’s eyes. Just need to stop and do it more often. And not only through images on a camera card. I need to allow […]