Sticking up for myself

Be Healthy, Gluten-Free Living May 4, 2015
Sticking up for myself | InspiredRD.com #celiac #glutenfree

In March, I posted about why a celiac should always ask about food at a restaurant, even if you have been there a million times. Things change, and your health is important. And if I was with you at a restaurant and I saw that you weren’t being taken seriously, I would have no problem speaking up for you. I would even get mad on your behalf. I might even…

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Respecting the Privacy of Little Ones

Be Inspired, Family May 2, 2015
Thoughts on Protecting the Privacy of Kids | InspiredRD.com

My friends and I often talk about how thankful we are that we didn’t grow up in the age of social media. We were bullied at school, but not by thousands of faceless internet people at a time. We made mistakes, but those mistakes didn’t show up on everyone’s news feed. We were the Oregon Trail Generation, lucky to maybe have a pager in high school or a car phone…

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Less Selfies, More Us-ies

Be Inspired, photography April 27, 2015
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This post brought to you by Soffe. The content and opinions expressed below are that of inspiredRD. Let me just start this post by saying: Hi, My name is Alysa, and I have posted Selfies. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. We all do it. But how much is too much? How many times have I posted a selfie just to maybe (hopefully) get a compliment or two. How many…

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Photography Lately

Be Inspired, Photography April 23, 2015
Alysa Bajenaru Photography alysabaj.smugmug.com

I didn’t pick up my camera for a few months (Yikes!) over the winter because of my surgery and being stuck in the house and blah blah blah. Then April came, and BAM I had a month solid of weddings, senior sessions, and family shoots. I’m still making my way through the edits, but here are a few peeks into what I’ve been working on lately. (Click on any photo…

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Creating margin

Be Inspired April 19, 2015
When there is no margin in your life, it's time to create some. | InspiredRD.com

I’m a big believer in keeping margins in my life. Space to breathe during the day. Time to read, craft, or simply sit with my family. April seems to be a crazy month for me. There are a few obvious reasons for this, Joe and Leila both have April birthdays and baseball season begins this month. This year I am also crammed with photo shoots. Weddings and senior sessions have me shooting…

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Searching For Sunday

Be Inspired, Faith, Reading April 14, 2015
Searching For Sunday by Rachel Held Evans

I’m trying to find words other than GO BUY THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW to tell you about Rachel Held Evan’s new book Searching for Sunday. So let me start with these words from the back cover. Like millions of her millenial peers, Rachel Held Evans didn’t want to go to church anymore. The hypocrisy, the politics, the gargantuan building budgets, the scandals – church culture seemed so far removed from…

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The Balance Project

Be Inspired, Family April 13, 2015
The Balance Project - An interview with Alysa Bajenaru of InspiredRD.com

Last year, Susie Schnall, author of The Balance Project and On Grace interviewed me about that mythical unicorn of “doing it all” that we seem to be obsessed with. The interview is finally up, and I would love to have you go check it out here. Because really, I don’t do it all. I don’t have it all. And balance? Let’s just say I haven’t found it yet.

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