A year of stories 2/52

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 *This post is part of a collaborative project – a year of stories shared by a group of 15 photographers every Monday in 2016. Please visit Sonja Stich after you read this post to continue the circle. *


If You Give Your Kids Some Doughnuts



If you give your kids some doughnuts,


they’ll want some milk to go with them.
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The doughnuts and milk will hype them up, so you will need to do something to burn off the energy.
So you will take them to the museum.

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They will get so exhausted at the museum that you have to take a break at the awesome bookstore up the street.

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The books will inspire them so much that you head to an art class so they can make their own creations.


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After all of this activity, they will be starving, so you head to the Farmer’s Market,

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where your son picks the most expensive milk (raw, organic, grain fed) because he likes the label.

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And if you buy the expensive raw, organic, grain fed milk, your kids are going to want some doughnuts to go with it.
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Did somebody say, “doughnuts?!”

Be sure to continue through the circle, starting with the super talented Sonja Stich.


January 18, 2016 - 11:06 am

Toledo Ohio Candid Photographer – A Year of Stories – One Little Monkey » Toledo Ohio Photographer / Family / Newborn / Children / Maternity - […] you are finished here, follow along the circle and check out the very talented Mel Kalberg Photography.  I always love the moments Mel […]

January 18, 2016 - 11:29 am

Sonja - Your story is hilarious, Mel, love it!

January 19, 2016 - 4:40 am

Cynthia - So funny Mel!! And you really did all that in one day? LOL

January 19, 2016 - 7:34 pm

Laura - This story is hysterical, and proof that you have to be the coolest, most fun mom ever! H and M are pretty lucky! Love that I get glimpse into your life each week 🙂

January 19, 2016 - 7:38 pm

Melisa Anger - Love these and the story you put with them!!!

January 19, 2016 - 9:45 pm

AnnMarie - What a wonderful story you just told! Full circle! I love it! and can I come for donuts? It looks like those donuts led to an action packed day! phew you must have been exhausted by the time bedtime rolled around!

January 19, 2016 - 10:47 pm

Allison Gipson - This is the BEST. And Adam would for sure want to come and hang out with you guys. Donuts…twice. That is the best day ever in his book. 🙂

January 20, 2016 - 11:28 pm

Heather Lathrop Chang - I laughed with this story! So so great! Loved how you led us from image to image with your words. So great. And they are the most adorable kids, especially together!

January 21, 2016 - 10:24 am

admin - We did the morning doughnuts the following morning (I just had to close the circle LOL), but the rest we did all on Saturday.

January 21, 2016 - 5:57 pm

Renee Gravelle Bonuccelli - I loved your take on ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ – so creative! I loved seeing your day like this – what an adventure!

January 24, 2016 - 7:19 pm

Tess Runion - Love each image and all the stories told here!!! Makes me want to see more!!!

January 24, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Meredith Howell Rockefeller - I think my kids would definitely be happy in your house!! I love the look of wonder on his face in the museum, and I think I’ve said it before, but I LOVE the way he is framed (literally and figuratively) in the window shot!!

January 26, 2016 - 9:33 am

Carey Pace - PLEASE oh please forgive me for not getting this comment written last week when we posted. I LOVED loved LOVED this inspiration idea for your post. Hilarious. Fun. Amazing. What a day. Just perfection. As mothers I think we can often feel our lives are repeats of this theme, so it is just awesome that you photographed it wonderfully with such humor.

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