Kathleen Porter

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I am a profesional photographer that specializes in photographing people with an emphasis on family relationships; maternity, birth, newborn, child, and family. You can see some of my work at www.north-photo.com. While my weekdays are busy with portraits, my weekends are nearly full through the Spring, Summer, Fall and early Winter with weddings. I love my career! On October 7, 2013 I took on a new position in life: Mama! Our sweet son surprised us 6 weeks early and has shown us that one of the biggest life changes can be one of the best life changes! The good, the bad, the smelly, the sweet...My husband and I would not trade any of it!

Baby Led Weaning

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Parenting is all about following your gut feeling and doing what works best for you and your child. This post is about our adventure into Baby Led Weaning and how we did things. Take what...

Teaching Instead of Preaching

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 I recently heard a talk by a local pediatrician and something he said really stuck with me.  "Rather than tell a child that something is right or wrong try presenting it as a healthy...

50 Shades of Sleep: Scents & Sounds of Sleep

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BurlingtonVT Moms Blog is partnering with Phoenix Physical Therapy to bring you our latest series titled “50 Shades of Sleep”, about…you guessed it….sleep.  Like an elusive treasure, we find ourselves obsessing about sleep not...

Cloth Diapering 101 (How we wrap & roll)

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I always had an idea that I would like to give cloth diapering a try on my children, however when I started researching the options available I became overwhelmed quickly. Like any trend or...

Cinnamon Biscuit Jammers Recipe

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I learned how to make Cinnamon Biscuit Jammers probably over 10 years ago when I was babysitting for a family. And ever since then I have been looking forward to the day that I...

Body After Babies :: Becoming the Shape of a Mother

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For pretty much my whole life I have been the image of "skinny": Long legs, lean torso, and a thin face. Despite being the "envy" of people around me I have never actually felt...

The Newborn Time Warp

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Before having a baby, there was never enough time in the day. I found myself constantly wishing for a few more hours in which to accomplish everything I wanted to do! “Oooh, if only...

34 Weeks Premature

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As I sit here with my son sleeping peacefully in my lap, I find that his first two weeks of life feel like a dream. Not a bad dream, nor a good dream, just...

What’s in a Name?

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As we come into the 30th week of pregnancy, my husband and I have many lists going. A list on things to get done, a list of things to buy for the baby, a...

Now That I am With Child

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I really do not consider myself a mom yet...more of an incubator. So if you would prefer that I instead stick to my photography postings, I can do that, however the ladies in charge...

Tell a Story with your Photos

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This week I had the pleasure of  working with a group of young writers (ages 9-13) to talk about how pictures can tell a story. We talked about famous painters, photographers, and sculptors that...

Creative Parents Photographing their Kids

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I love a good classic portrait. Something that will stand the test of time and not look dated 10-15-20 years down the road. That being said, I have really been enjoying some of the...

How to Pose in a Photo!

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I hear it all the time, "I look terrible in photos!" and I say it all the time, "Looking great in a photo is 90% about how you are posing, the rest is lighting,...

Mommy Must Haves: Important {and fun!} Photos of your Kids

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When I was younger, time went by very slowly. It felt like decades before I graduated high school and I always wished things would hurry along. Now that I am an adult, I wish...