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. DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find here on SoulyRested? Would you like to know how […]

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! DISCLOSURE: Do you enjoy tips and encouragement you find here on SoulyRested? Would you like to know how you can support my […]

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 […]