Hey, guys! I’m so happy you’re here!! Especially since it took me forever to finish this page. You know, my kids kept asking for things- food, potty trips, entertainment, more food…. you’d think I was ignoring them or something.
Welcome to the place where you can embrace the perfect mess of life with kids! I am Lorrin Sell, owner and writer here. This is a lifestyle blog for moms who are overwhelmed, super busy, wish their house was a little cleaner, and love their kids more than anything, but can’t wait for bed time at the end of the day. Around these parts, the goal is to embrace the perfect mess of life with kids. Let’s face it, most of us didn’t realize what a mess this whole thing called mom life would be (or maybe that’s just me!). I’m a mess, my kids are a mess, but I wouldn’t change this life for another. On this blog, I share:
- tips for photographing your kids- because time flies, and it’s the only way I know to freeze time!
- recipes that your whole family will love, and are usually super easy!
- DIY projects that don’t take forever to finish because chances are if they do, I’ll never finish them
- simple and fun things to do with kids
- tips for traveling with kids because time away is so important in this busy world
- and whole lot of mom-life.
A little more about me..
I am Lorrin Sell, professional family photographer turned 5th grade teacher (MAJOR career change at 39 years old!), mother to 4 wild and crazy kids, wife to my high school sweetheart, and blogger. I’m a bit of a hot mess. <–truth! anyone who knows me personally can attest to that. I have a B.S. in Child Development and Family Relations, and in August 2018, decided to return to school to obtain a B.S. in Early Childhood Education.
I forget half of what I’m supposed to do on any given day, I can’t finish one conversation before moving on to the next. I forget to feed my kids lunch until 2pm some days, and I am always behind on laundry. I wouldn’t trade these days for anything though, and I know I am going to miss them one day. Obviously, that was worth mentioning twice.
That doesn’t change the fact that I am exhausted when my kids go to bed, and so ready to binge on some netflix that isn’t G rated. I might even count the minutes until bed time. I love traveling, coffee, the beach, and flip flops equally. (Of course, I love God, and my family first, but I figured that was a given.) I’m almost always late because–well– kids.
I am loud, and I yell (no I am not proud of it, but I yell- a lot.) I make mistakes, and I feel guilty. I have terrible willpower when it comes to sticking to a diet, or a workout routine.
I love wearing cute clothes, but I am super casual, and it isn’t often that I wear an outfit for the first time without running it past my sister first. I am not a fashionista. I don’t mind getting my hands dirty, love a good craft or DIY that I can finish
relatively quickly, and my crock pot. Is that all random enough to give you a little insight into who I am??
In addition to running a full-time family photography business, I also sell ebooks to help you learn how to take pictures, and other cool stuff.
My posts have been published in local magazines and featured on parenting and photography blogs such as: huffington post, red tricycle, mamapedia, lemonade and lenses, and the bloom forum. Whether you’re looking to work on a more personal level with me, or just browse through this blog, you can learn so much here, and hopefully, have some fun and find someone who you can relate to!!
Here are a couple of photography tips and tricks for you to start with:
and few DIYs I love
some travel tips
a little bit of mom- life,
and a couple of recipes!
I hope you will stick around for a while and check out all there is to offer here. Let’s get to know each other, and have some fun together all while being busy, overwhelmed parents who are embracing the perfect mess of life with kids!
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