(Millie’s handiwork above)
Friends, we’ve had quite the radio silence over here. Things they are a changing’ — life’s been nutty, two of the four of us started new jobs this year, schedules have been insane…
So we paused and assessed and pondered. And now we’re back. We’ll I’m back. (Hang with me here.)
Since we last spoke, I quit my job of 13 years to become the style editor for D Home magazine and to help launch a new publication, D Moms. As part of the latter, tinyDallas is now joining the D family as the official blog of D Moms. Over the next months, I’ll still be posting here, and you’ll be able to see those posts over on the new D Moms site. And when D Moms magazine launches in October of this year, there will be a fully integrated web presence. Exciting stuff, yes?
Ok so now that we’ve gotten business out of the way, onto some fun with photos, otherwise known as ways to avoid an epic kiddo meltdown when they’ve reached their limit after accompanying you on a (long) shopping trip. Ready?
Hand them the camera.
This is foolproof, I promise. It’s gotten me out of many a jam. I go all out and hand one of the girlies the good camera, ensure the strap is snugly positioned around their neck, and let them go nuts. They feel empowered, emboldened (and most important) entertained. And not only are meltdowns avoided, but we sometimes get some pretty great (read: blogworthy) snaps out of the whole enterprise. Like, say, that snap above shot by Millie during our vacation last week. All those pretty Claus Porto soaps…sigh.