In previous “Behind the Scenes” articles, I have shared my preference of using my own photos with the articles I publish. The ability to complement the words of each of my articles with visual images is important to me as I express my thoughts to readers. This is the third article installment that gives a behind the scenes look at the meaning associated with some of my recent article images.
This is one of my favorite photographs from my articles on Medium. Helping Your Child Love to Read tackles a question that I frequently receive from parents at book signing events: “How do I get my child to enjoy reading?” In this article, I give suggestions for ways to help engage your child in reading. This image displays a sharp contrast between the simple white pages of this children’s book with the weathered wood in the background. The opened white pages reveal accents of color that have come to life. The center pages are gently tucked in toward the middle to form a playful heart.
Gender Disappointment: You are not Alone explores the deep pressures placed by society to have children of a specific gender. This photograph captures the depression and isolation that parents sometimes feel as they struggle with the revealing of their child’s gender.
How (Not) to Bake is a humorous article about my failed baking abilities. I chose to use take capture vibrant photograph of perfectly placed eggs in a bowl to demonstrate how my baking skills only go downhill from this point.
This particular image was used in one of my 2 Minute Life Lessons From Kids articles. Each of these articles introduces a situation that I observed from my children. The situation is then used to demonstrate a deeper life lesson for all people, regardless of age. 2 Minute Life Lessons from Kids: MINE! Uses an image of children’s toys being sat on top of by an adult to give a visual illustration of the concepts discussed in the article and demonstrate the fact that these concepts relate to children and adults alike.
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