Monthly Archives: April 2011

Felker: Peek

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Carolina Oh these images are very cute! I love the very fist one and of course the one on the field is stunning! :)April 18, 2011 – 11:50 am

Even though…

Even Though… She has barely let me put her down for seven days. I haven’t been able to blog, edit, work,  really ANYTHING much at all. I want to pull my hair out at times. I cannot fulfill what she needs – because it’s unknown. I hold her more than ever before. She wants only […]

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Tanzyn awww, I am with you on this one. My daughter is almost three now and she has always been attached at my hip..I still can’t even go to the bathroom without her following me. Some days I want to lock myself in my bedroom but then I think this will all pass and then I will miss it:)April 17, 2011 – 10:04 pm

linda jenkins Arden, you have captured the essence of beautiful Parker. What a delicate balance she is of you and Paul. Can’t wait to play with her and hold her very soon.April 17, 2011 – 7:29 pm

Tamara Curry You will always have this post to remind you of this precious time with her. I adore the last 2. There’s something about her eyes in the black and white that draws me in. I could just stare at it! I’m sure you can’t tear your eyes away…assuming she gives you the time to look at it once more.April 17, 2011 – 4:47 pm

Having it ALL together… » Arden Prucha Photography […] reason I wrote this post and this one a couple months back – because I felt so lost, drained, beat down and didn’t know what […]June 15, 2011 – 1:55 pm


Today is a very personal post… about how difficult it is being a stay at home mom, a business owner, an artist, a wife, yada yada yada. Between my two children and my achey body that number three is brining I may just scream. This story isn’t for sympathy, because I am a tough cookie […]

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Daniel Cruz Arden! You have such a beautiful family, for real. Great work as always. :]April 23, 2011 – 12:42 pm

Stephanie Great post! Some days/weeks/months are just harder than others but it’s great to know we aren’t alone in feeling tired, worn out, defeated, etc., at times. Thankfully, it’s all worth it in the end.April 14, 2011 – 10:53 pm

Samantha Workman I can’t even begin to put words together. What you are doing is absolutely correct! You must save this blog for the day when Pierson is getting married and you can let his future Mrs read it, and hopefully THANK you! You are teaching him what is important, I am sure it isn’t easy, if only every mother (of a son) had/would/did teach him these lessons … we’d all be a little less “on the crazy train.” I love your blog; I love your openness. Thank you, for making me feel NORMAL for being frazzled 101% of the time :)April 14, 2011 – 2:44 pm

Amy Arden, You are a rackstar mom! I loved reading this. I am so thankful you shared this and opened your heart on this parenting matter. It IS tough being a parent and lawdy it doesn’t get easier. My son is 13, nearly 6 feet tall and I forget sometimes that he is still just a boy not the 17 year old he looks like sometimes because he is so tall. Lately he has been awfully neglectful of tidying his room, helping his cancer-stricken dad around our farm, and being a bit anti-social towards us. He is in that 13 year old lazy stage. I sure do remember it! I love what you told your son about becoming a Good Man! How cute and so full of truth! I think I need to have this same discussion with my son.
I hope things get better for you and you are feeling better!April 14, 2011 – 1:13 pm

Erin Bankston You are SO not alone here. Got 3 kiddos, same kind of parenting style as you (from what I read), my own business from home, many animals, and I struggle to find balance in everything that I do…all the while trying to enjoy everything around me.
Yes, it will pass, but it will just move onto something else that will be a struggle or a balancing act… :) Great post.April 14, 2011 – 11:50 am

April Russell I love this. You are awesome for sharing this. I know EXACTLY how you feel and have been dealing with the same circumstances lately. IT does pass and I fear I’m gonna miss it when it does. I’ll wonder what I could have done differently or better. I try to smile through the crazy crazy moments! THANK you for opening up and I think its BETTER to be this way!April 14, 2011 – 11:42 am

Carolina Amazing! To have the courage to talk about what really is going on in your life, is just BRAVE, BEAUTIFUL & INSPIRING! Oh and all of you are sooo gorgeous! Baby # 3 is going to be just BEAUTIFUL!April 14, 2011 – 11:41 am

Ashlee Arden…you are beautiful, you have such a beautiful family! I can TOTALLY relate with you right now…2 on the way, running 2 businesses…sometimes I just want to check out and be done with everything! It is hard…but I LOVED the advice/counsel you gave to your son…I’m going to remember that. I don’t know you personally, but you seem like such a strong, amazing woman and mother and wife. I love your honesty, I think it’s hard for women to come out and say that this whole ‘being a mom’ thing is hard! We are the glue that holds our families together, so it’s hard for us to fall apart! But, we all have our days/weeks…moments that are harder than others!! It will pass, right?! ha! It will!April 14, 2011 – 11:30 am

Arden Prucha It’s REALLY GREAT to hear you gals – thank you so much for your support! I know a lot of women don’t speak this – in fear or seeming ‘weak.’ I don’t think of any of this as weakness, only situations to learn from and grow because of. I also don’t handle things properly and don’t say everything ‘right.’ I am okay with that… thank you all for your kindness, your wisdom and your support!April 14, 2011 – 10:52 am

Elizabeth I love your post and totally relate. I love you speech and think I will use that with my soon-to-be five year old, as I too tire of asking him to clean up! Please know that other women out there feel the same as you and are supporting you in spirit!April 14, 2011 – 10:49 am

Melanie R You are so real. So honest. and so NOT the only one that feels this way. Last night I put my kids to bed at 730 and I went to bed at 745. Sometimes the days are just too much and I need to end it so that the next day can begin. And usually, just usually, the next day is better!

Hope your day gets better!April 14, 2011 – 10:37 am

Amy Arden – I know you’re not looking for confirmation but I have to hand it to you – sounds like you’re doing a pretty darn good job at what is the hardest job ever in my opinion…being a mama! Kudos to you girlfriend!

I loved reading this personal post btw. :)April 14, 2011 – 10:34 am

Jenna Cole I so identify with all of this. Soon my own little P will be his age, and I’ll have another baby, and I’ll be experiencing all of these things. I’m going to remember what you told him and use it myself someday.April 14, 2011 – 10:32 am

MyCreativeEscapes I love your post. I don’t love the pain you are feeling, but I love the realist and your stance in motherhood. I have three kids, all in 3 years (18 months apart). I can only hope your 3rd was as good of a baby as mine was. My middle sounds like yours. My baby – still now at 18 months – sits and plays alone so well. Hardly ever cries – was a dream child!

I don’t hear often enough about the tough love mommy. I know exactly where you come from – you love your kids, show them love, but do not cater to them. I wish I heard more of this. This is how we feel in our house as well.

It’s comforting to me to know that other mom’s are like this. I feel your struggle, I feel your pain. And like you said – this too shall pass. I hope that new sweet baby will be good and peaceful.

Take care – and let us know if your speach with your son worked come 3:00!April 14, 2011 – 10:22 am

Lynn thanks for the honesty, Arden! For the record, I think you are a GREAT mom!! Hoping for a better day and for a understanding kid at 3:00pm for you!April 14, 2011 – 10:21 am

Having it ALL together… » Arden Prucha Photography […] reason I wrote this post and this one a couple months back – because I felt so lost, drained, beat down and […]June 15, 2011 – 10:44 am

M: Senior Peek

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Shareen LOVE ALL..So nice and colorful!!!April 12, 2011 – 4:09 pm

Kimmy Gah! Sooo pretty Arden! I’m drooling over the backdrops you have. I wish there was something cool like this near me! Pretty pictures, pretty girl!April 12, 2011 – 3:57 pm

Amy You’re on a roll this week Arden – these are great! The last one is my fav 😉April 12, 2011 – 3:46 pm

G and Mommy

I was thrilled when Blair contacted me to capture her little tot! G is almost two and full of energy, personality and raspy giggles. He was a doll at this sunrise session and did very well being a candid little BOY. Thank you so much for allowing me to capture the love between a mother […]

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Jennifer Claire WOW WOW WOW. Arden…this is absolutely some of your most incredible work yet. This lil guy looks like he was born to pose for the camera and I know you worked your magic to make it happen. What special memories for him and Blair. LOVE!!!!!April 13, 2011 – 5:01 pm

Samantha Workman Blair’s eyes are gorgeous! And I love the purple flowers. Wow, so cute and fun! We miss you, Blair :)April 11, 2011 – 9:51 am