Julia Malakoff considers herself a constant creative always in the pursuit of capturing lifes moments in one art form or another. Influenced by parents who had a darkroom, Julia's appreciation of photography could come from the fumes of the processing chemicals that were fused into her DNA from an early age. After working as an artist representative for many years, marketing commercial photographers, this mom of four is thrilled to be fulfilling her own creative adventures. Follow her at www.Paper-Jewels.com.
I have a new refrigerator. It is shiny and wide with French doors and sports a special kid-friendly snack drawer for easy to grab cheese sticks and Gogurts. It has a special setting for fruits…and veggies and organized doors with shelves for varying sizes of bottles and jars. It even lets me know when it hasn’t been shut properly with a cool bell tone. But, as pretty as my aluminum-covered, jazzy new refrigerator is, it is defunct in one major area: It does not attract my magnets. My old refrigerator used to smile at me every… >> Read More
As my children trickle home from school and their tummies begin to rumble, I can hear the question before it even begins to leave their mouths. With authority that they think is their birthright,…they ask me, "What are we having for dinner?" Oh, how I have grown to strongly dislike this inquiry. When the question begins to form, it is not just on the lips of one child but the lips of four little mouths whining in unison. It's a rhetorical question for sure and experience has taught… >> Read More
Sometimes, while all four children are seated at the table, shoveling cheerios down their o-shaped mouths, I have tried to limit breakfast battles by reading a book.
It does not seem to matter…what kind of book I read in the early hour; they all listen and concentrate on the tale at hand. With my children ranging from teen, tween and post-tot, it fascinates me that each child is able to enjoy the story, no matter what their reading level is. This has led me to think about… >> Read More