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Author Archive for Saydi Shumway

About the Author:

Saydi Eyre Shumway holds a B.A. from Wellesley College and a Master's in social work from Columbia.  She has worked as a social worker for all kinds of agencies supporting families, both in the U.S and as a volunteer abroad.  Currently she devotes most of her time to raising three small children; she also runs Saydi Shumway Photography. a child and family portrait photography business.  She is passionate about photography, travel and adventure, though currently her biggest adventures are trips to Target with three screaming children to see what kind of diapers are on sale.
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A Do-it-Yourself Halloween

A Do-it-Yourself Halloween

This year we had a do-it-yourself Halloween. By that, I don't mean that I got all crafty with Pinterest-inspired stuff. I mean the kids did it THEMSELVES. And it worked out just great.
Stopping To Watch The Woods Fill Up With Snow

Stopping To Watch The Woods Fill Up With Snow

This is what I’m trying to focus on this season. The moments (the good ones).
Strike a Pose...

Strike a Pose…

You’re probably asking yourselves what in the world we are doing…well, glad you asked.
What I REALLY Want for Mother's Day

What I REALLY Want for Mother’s Day

  I look back at past Mother’s Days and realize that what I usually want and expect is basically a day off.  A day off from mothering.  Ironic, isn’t it?  I’ve decided to change that this year. What I’ve decided that I want more than anything is to somehow craft a day where I can...
Watching With My Whole Eyes

Watching With My Whole Eyes

I was in the middle of the frantic morning rush this morning, trying to actually respond to some emails and plan out my day when my 4-year-old, Charlie came in and demanded his ukulele. I was listening to some music and he wanted to put on a little rock concert. He kept asking me to...
The Snapshot That Changed My Life

The Snapshot That Changed My Life

I had some expectations for my life, and my life isn’t turning out as expected.  I expected I’d go to college, serve a mission for my church, maybe attend graduate school and then get married, work for a while and have kids.  That all happened.  Perhaps not in the same way or as quickly as...