The Heart Of The Matter

~a blog for busy moms

The Most Photographed Generation

We've all heard some form of the statement:

50 years from now, the most photographed generation will have no photos.

Stop and let that sink in for a just a minute.

The most photographed generation. No photos.

Just imagining that thought brings tears to my eyes. It cannot happen. It's not possible. I treasure pictures of my kiddos growing up in a way I can't even put into words. 

When you hear of someone with a house fire, what's the one thing they always try to take with them. Yep, their photos. It's all that matters.

Our photos are priceless memories. Every mama knows and feels that. 

I believe that's why our phones are bursting with the number of photos we take. We are so afraid of not documenting our lives, our children's lives. Afraid of not being able to remember these moments.

Holidays always make the memory keeping more real. More deliberate.

But what comes after? Do all these photos just get lost into the abyss of thousands of other photos? 

We know the...

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Let's Mash


You know how every once in a while someone comes into your life and adds something of value that can be so helpful and possibly even life changing?

Well, that happened to me a few weeks ago. I was at a business conference in San Diego when I met up with a friend whom at the time I would call just an acquaintance. We were sharing thoughts and ideas about each other's businesses when she shared with me her strategy for getting sh!t done.

A morning routine.

Without taking the time to go into detail, let's just say I planned out a morning routine for myself which now includes time for building my business. Most importantly though, this routine is non-negotiable! Nada. Nope. It is going to happen every single day.

All this is to say I have become accountable to myself in a way I just haven't been for a long time. I'm honoring my commitments to myself.

Small (or big) win right here!

You may be asking, "so what's this have to do with me?"

Remember I've talked a lot about that fun little...

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Just Start

I realize everything is starting to really ramp up now. The holidays are on our doorstep and you have many important things to do.

But I'm here to help you start preserving those memories. I'm keeping it super simple for now so that you aren't adding to the overwhelm.

If you can go download 1 Second Everyday onto your phone that's great. But honestly, you don't even have to do that! Just start recording a quick little video clip of something you're doing or seeing each day. I suggest about 3-7 seconds long so you have a little bit to work with once you import it into the app. As long as you're getting those clips, they can be added to the app at any time.

Pro tip: if you want your finished movie to look especially awesome, take your videos with your phone held horizontally.

I like to take a few short minutes in the evening to update my 1 Second Everyday. But just between you and me...I have been known to neglect the app for months! Gah! But guess what? When...

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