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This momma is getting an extra little sneak peek tonight since I’m a little behind on getting galleries out.  My laptop took a swim in some coconut shampoo months ago (don’t ask) and it’s never been the same since.  It’s been in the shop so many time, I’ve lost count, but 4 times just in the last month or so.  Make that 5, it’s going back AGAIN tomorrow.  I need to just break down and buy a new one but man it hurts.  Macs are expensive!  Anyway, this momma deserves an extra peek for being so patient with me!  Could these two be any cuter?!?!  Seriously.

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Thank you to all the mommas and nurslings who came out to our charity event benefiting the Central Texas Birth Center Open Arms Program in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week.  We raised $700 to help low income mothers.  Mommas helping mommas, it doesn’t get any better than that.  I love being a community of women who support one another and lift one another up.  Just one little sneak peek tonight but I’ll come back and share more during the week.  This one jumped out at me….happy, light, beautiful.

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This sweet baby girl holds a special place in my heart, as does her momma.  Heather was my midwife who helped deliver Jonah at his home birth almost 2 (wha?!?!) years ago.  Heather is now a dear friend and I’ve been anticipating this little ones arrival!  I was lucky enough to photograph her birth and now her newborn session.  She is beautiful and perfect in every way and I’m so very thrilled for my sweet friend and her family.  Ms. Riley has 5 siblings to love on her and boy do they ever!  She is such a blessing and so *very* cherished.  And I’m kind of in love with this photo.  Heather made Taryn a blanket this year that already become one of our most cherished possessions in this family.  I know she loves to knit so I just had to try this with Ms. Riley.

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Life in Motion Photography is excited to invite you to a breastfeeding celebration in honor of World Breastfeeding Month.  We have just a few spots left!

Who:  Nursing mommas, little babes & toddlers
When:  August 2nd, 6:45 pm
Where:  The Secret Garden, Georgetown Texas
Donation:  $100 – there is no additional charge for more than one child if you have multiples or are tandum nursing.  100% of the proceeds benefit the Central Texas Birth Center Open Arms Program.

Donations are required in advance to reserve your spot as space is very limited.  You can reserve your spot by paying here (use the button at the bottom).

Details:  Each Momma will receive 2-3 nursing photographs in digital format within 2 weeks of the session.  The image(s) will be via digital download, no printed proofs are provided.  Space is VERY limited with this special discounted rate.  A client survey, ideas on what to wear and directions to the location will be provided once you have reserved your spot.  Please note that your images will only be shared with your expressed permission, whether or not you share is totally up to you!

I am so excited to capture this special relationship between you and your child and also support a very worthy cause supporting mothers in our local community.

If you have any questions please email me at lstradtner@mac.com.

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Sweet little Charlotte was so good for her session this weekend.  I photographed her big sister as a newborn 3 years ago.  Their sibling photos make me swoon, I’ll definitely come back and share them!

(ps.  Some time ago I started to only do sneak peeks on facebook.  I’m having a love/(mostly) hate relationship with facebook lately.  I deleted the FB app because I discovered the newest update gave them access to read my texts.  I had ads specific to certain text conversations, and it just felt…..creepy, so I deleted the app.  The result as been that I’ve been on FB much, much less.  This is a good thing for me personally and professionally.  I want to focus more on my blog and bring my energy back here.  So I’m moving sneak peeks back over here but they will also be posted on facebook as well for the time being.)

In an effort to save money I started making my own toothpaste a few months ago.  With 6 people in this house, we can easily go through 6+ tubes a month.  At $4+ each for natural, fluoride free toothpaste, it definitely adds up.  Who wants to spend $288 a year on toothpaste?!  Not this girl!  Plus keeping track of who likes what flavor stresses me out.  And honestly, even with the fluoride free stuff, I didn’t love the ingredients of store bought tooth paste.  I put off making my own for a long time but I totally regret that because it is SO EASY.  Less than 5 minutes and you are done.  I wrote out the recipe and my kids can do it, easy peasy!  After the initial expense of buying the ingredients, it didn’t take me long start saving.  So I started looking for a recipe on Pinterest, I tried a few and the kids weren’t fans at first.  I combine and tweaked and finally came up with something we all love.  And just in time, Taryn came down with her first cavity.  She’s been using this new recipe for 2 weeks and her tooth is well on it’s way to being fully remineralized.  Her tooth stopped hurting the same day she started using this. When we ran out of the homemade stuff this week, it took me an extra day to mix it up and make more, so I used our old natural brand.  My teeth felt so different.  I really prefer this, my teeth feel cleaner and I love that it contains On Guard, as its a boost to the immune system!

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What you need:

3 GoToobs
3/4 cup Organic Coconut Oil
3 Tbs Redmond Bentonite Clay
1 Tbs Aluminum Free Baking Soda
2-3 Tbs Organic Xylitol
Pinch of Real Salt
15-20 Trace Mineral Drops
20-30 Drops of DoTerra On Guard

This recipe is enough to fill 3 GoToobs.  I’ve seen other recipes us Peppermint, Lemon or Sweet Orange essential oil as well, but On Guard is definitely our favorite.