How To Take Amazing Toddler Pictures

Hello, friends!

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I apologize for my absence but I AM BACK!

Today I want to share with y’all how to take amazing pictures of your children! Did I get your attention?! Yes?! Please, continue then…

My mom recently started blogging again as well (when you get a chance you should definitely check it out – www.whatwouldvwear.net) and quite often you’ll see me in some of her shoots as well, and I understand that it can be hard to take some really great photographs of your toddler(s) so, below are a few tips and tricks!

1, 2, 3…GO!

  1. Don’t go to the playground (even though we love it!)! It distracts us – hence you won’t get a candid shot of us!
  2. Don’t be boring and be an adult – but instead make it fun and goof around to make us smile!
  3. Invest in a good camera!
  4. Embrace action shots! Sometimes the most beautiful pictures are the ones we don’t know that you’re actually taking them (like my picture above)!

I hope these tips will help you take AH-MAZING pictures of your little ones! Thanks for stopping by!

xo,

Kingston

 

 

5 Reasons Why the Mother-Son Relationship is Important

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  1. Secure attachment to the mother is VERY important. Studies reveal that boys who do not bond securely with their mothers in the infant years act much more hostile, destructive and aggressive later in life.
  1. Boys who are close to their mothers perform better in school. Yep, nurture is good and “babying” isn’t such a bad thing overall!
  1. A close mother-son relationship is good for a boy’s mental health. A study presented at the American Psychological Association showed that boys who are close to their mothers tend not to buy into hyper-masculine stereotypes.
  1. Teenage boys who are close to their moms engage in less risky behavior. It has long been known that good parent-teen communication can help lessen the influence of negative peer pressure.
  1. Moms who keep their sons close are setting them up for success later in life, both in personal relationships and at work.

Kate Stone Lombardi is the author of THE MAMA’S BOY MYTH: Why Keeping Our Sons Close Makes Them Stronger. (Avery/Penguin Group USA). A journalist, Ms. Lombardi is the mother of two adult children, a son and a daughter. She lives in New York with her husband, Michael.

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xo,

Kingston

How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Child

Happy Friday!

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Today I would like to share with you “How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Child”. We live in a society where it’s really easy to get ‘burned out’. Most parents are exhausted from the week after school activities, dinner, homework, bath time, bedtime. All on top of your own job (or jobs) and other realities of adulthood.

However, I’m telling you stop worrying about how many minutes you can spend with your children each day – but instead – I want you to focus on turning those minutes into memorable moments. Parents often compensate for having such a small quantity of time by scheduling “quality time.” Two hours at the nature preserve. An afternoon at the movies. Dinner at a restaurant. But the truth is that quality time may occur when you least expect it — yes, at the nature preserve, but also in the car on the way home from work.

This being said: You can ALWAYS find time to make time precious.

Have a great weekend!

xo,

Kingston

Happy Friday!

Smile, it’s Friday!

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Dear Friends,

are you as excited as I am that it’s finally Friday?! Oh, and guess what? We’ll have 70 degree weather this weekend!!

I cannot wait to share my adventures with you next week, until then many hugs and kisses!

Yours truly,

Kingston

Love is in the air

L.O.V.E.

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Happy Monday!

I hope all of you had a fabulous weekend! As always, my parents and I spent some quality time together. On Sunday we visited Waukegan’s art district and afterwards we went to the Harbor which was really nice! The weather was perfect to be by the lake and I even got to walk our puppies! Highlight, though? Receiving a smooch from my mommy, of course!

Have a great week and thank you so much for stopping by!

xo,

Kingston

Like Father like Son

Happy Friday, y’all!

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I’m super excited for the weekend because it’ll be somewhat warm in Chicago! I truly enjoy being with my parents (in fact, daddy is my partner in crime but please, don’t tell mommy that!).

He truly is my best friend.

I often tell him to walk a little slower because I’m following his footsteps and I don’t want to fall.

This being said: Someday when I’m all grown up, I want to be just like my awesome daddy.

Have a great weekend!

xo,

Kingston

Football for Toddlers

Game on!

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Yesterday my nanny took me and Alex to the park which was a lot of fun because I was able to practice my football skills! Yes, you read that correctly – F O O T B A L L   S K I L L S !

Certainly there’s little doubt that football has a lot to offer to the next generation of fleet-footed playground participants. My focus is to have fun, and we all know that when a ball’s involved – fun is immediately guaranteed!

Hence my real goal is to use football as a fun game to install my growing squad with a little extra confidence, co-ordination, control and sense of camaraderie.

Happy Playing!