Alaina Nunez

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Alaina Nunez is the professional photographer who specializes in documenting unforgettable moments in a lifestyle and documentary way. She has been called "The Baby Whisperer" on numerous occasions and enjoys teaching moms how to document their memorable, messy, blessed days during her Moms with Cameras workshops. Home is in sunny Southern California with her husband and 6 children. Alaina likes to spend her (free) time with her family exploring nature, reading good books, creating tasty and good for you foods in the kitchen and heading out on road trips whenever possible.  
Golden Milk Tea

Soothing Caffeine-Free Golden Milk Tea (An Instapot Recipe)

I have to say I used to be a bit of a coffee snob. Well, that is until I stopped drinking coffee. I actually wasn't a snob. That's kind of harsh. I liked to consider...
Manassero Farms

A Gem Of A Farmers Market: Manassero Farms

As some of you may know, we're an eclectic homeschooling family that follows the Charlotte Mason philosophy. I say Charlotte Mason "philosophy" because I just really love her motto and what it encompasses: "I am, I...
foster love with Disney Days

Foster Love At Disney Days in Orange County

We live in a time where foster care and adoption seem like common household conversations. I'm sure we all know at least one family in our circle of friends that fosters or has adopted....
vacation on a budget

How To Plan a Family Vacation On A Budget

It's August! The last month to really soak up the summer sun and a more relaxed schedule before school starts and all the fall activities and commitments start rolling in. Believe it or not,...
six kids

This Is What It’s Like Having Six Kids From The Parents Perspective

I get asked quite often what it's like having six kids. Questions like, "How do you do it?" or "How do you juggle it all?" And then statements like, "You must be super mom!"...
family with 6 kids

What It’s Like Growing Up In A Family With 6 Kids

Have you ever heard that bit in Jim Gaffigan's stand-up special Mr. Universe called 4 kids? Where he talks about his big family? One of my favorite parts is when he says, 4 kids. 4...
super bloom

Have You Seen The California Super Bloom of 2019?

How has everyone held up with all this rain?  Has there been a bit too much baking, screen time, and crummy attitudes from being inside all the time? I'm going to suggest...go let your kids...

Okay To Not Be Okay

Something I've been thinking about lately... I think it's because we have this very visual social media world that bombards us with all the "happy moments" and even glamorizes the #momlife moments. What about the unspoken...
paleo and vegan chewy chocolate chip cookies

The Best Paleo and Vegan Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

About a year and a half ago I was on a mission to be the healthiest mom I could be and rid my body of the things that were causing physical discomfort and pain....
favorite posts

Alaina’s Three Favorite Posts of 2018

I've only been a contributor with this awesome group of mamas since the middle of this year. Looking back, I wrote posts that have nothing to do with each other which is kind of...
ideas for a toy-free Christmas

13 Fantastic Gift Ideas For A Toy-Free Christmas

Back in October, I was in the hardware store and there were Christmas decorations that greeted us as we walked through the sliding doors. We as a family totally love Christmas and really the...
camping in Joshua Tree

Camping in Joshua Tree With Kids: Adventure Made Easy

I have 4 boys and a couple adventurous girls, so camping trips and road trips are definitely are thing. We don't go camping every month, it's more like a few times a year but...
Teaching From Rest

A Summer Homeschooling Read – Teaching From Rest

I love books! I read to my kids often. We just finished The Fellowship of the Ring and are now reading through the third book of the Green Ember series. Why is it so...
take better pictures of your kids

How To Take Better Pictures Of Your Kids This Summer

Summer is here and the water is calling! Are you a beach-goer? Or do you prefer to hide out in a cool house until the late afternoon and then venture outside for some water...