Why I call children “mini humans”

Someone asked me the other day, why it was, that I called my daughter my “mini human”. I figure if someone that knows me in person asks, people that read this blog and follow along with my photography might be asking themselves the same thing.

Why? Well, the answer is simple. I’m a mommy. Wait, just listen before commenting..

I love my daughter. She’s the most amazing person I’ve ever met. However, she’s also her own mini human being. Full of all the emotions and stresses and moods that us adult humans have. They’re just much newer to everything, so sometimes, what we see as trivial, might actually be “the worst thing that’s ever happened”, or “the best thing that’s ever happened”. For this reason, I call her my mini human.

When I’m getting really frustrated with a situation, it helps remind me that she’s just a littler version of me, without the 30 (almost 31) years of experience. It helps give me that 2 second pause that I sometimes need. I just want to be the best mommy for my daughter, and reminding myself she’s just another human, it makes it easier for me to see through her “dramatic 8 year old” behavior and figure out what the real problem is.

I’m not going to tell you we never argue, or yell. I will tell you that it has helped me change the way I view situations. I want to teach my mini human that compassion and empathy are good qualities to have, among others. The best way to teach her, is to show her through example. Treating her like she’s another human being, who needs love and understanding when she’s feeling frustrated, and who doesn’t have as much experience with figuring out how her actions and words affect other people, will help her figure out what kind of human being she wants to be.

Mini Human - Nephew 2

“Auntie, let me eat my fruit salad.” – Nephew 2

My Mini Human

“Mom. I want to go play Minecraft now.” – My Mini Human


Project 365, part 3, days 027-042

Hello friends, clients, and fans.
I’ll admit, I’ve been terrible about blogging my project. I keep saying I’m going to get better about it, but I haven’t seemed to. I’m trying something new though. I’ve reorganized, and I’m in the process of rebranding. Part of this shift in how my business has been run so far is also reorganizing. I’m really happy about the changes to come, and I hope that with the new organization, I’ll be able to keep my blog posting on track!
Let’s get to the real reason you’re at this blog post though. Last time I posted, I left off with day 026, so we will start with day 027. (For anyone keeping record, today is day 067, really, I’m sorry I’m so behind in posting here. If you want to keep up with my continued progress, here’s the link to the website version of my Project 365.)

Days 027-042:
027/365 – Coffee with my love
028/365 – Best trilogy with my mini human and my love
029/365 – Upton State Forrest Cattails
030/365 – Driving in the evening light
031/365 – Canadian Geese
032/365 – George H Nicholas Reservoir, Westborough MA at sunset
033/365 – Cattails on the frozen Blackstone River, South Grafton MA
034/365 – Falling snow in the backyard
035/365 – Guided winter walk
036/365 – The drive home – in the snow
037/365 – Snowflakes on eyelashes, these are a few of my favorite things
038/365 – The drive home – with the sun shining
039/365 РLight through the bathroom window 
040/365 – Downtown Worcester in the snow
041/365 – Hammer Pants
042/365 – Line of trees in the parking lot

I’m really happy to have gotten THIS caught up! I’m hoping to get more posted later today, but I should be caught up by the ed of this weekend!!

Don’t forget!! If you’re playing along, let me know! I’ll check out your project too!