Lesson 6: Edit those pics

Editing your photos is the icing on the cake.

This is the last step in the process that adds the final touches to make your photos pop.

In this lesson, I'll be showing you different apps you can use to make your photos extra special—from very basic editing, to more detailed and advanced.

A small tip I will share with you: I take all of my photos during the day and I do all of my editing at night when my daughter's asleep. That way, I have time to really pay attention to what I'm doing, and not take time away from the time we're spending together.

Action Step:

Take some time to explore the apps we mentioned and edit your photos. Even if you didn't have time to take photos today, use one of your older photos and experiment. You'll get better and faster at editing by doing it time and time again.

Motherly's photography class lessons—

Lesson 1: Let there be light
Lesson 2: Background matters
Lesson 3: Styling your photos like a pro
Lesson 4: Get in the picture, mama!
Lesson 5: Action shots of baby, toddler + kids
Lesson 6: Edit those pics
Lesson 7: Backing up your photos
Lesson 8: Printing your photos
Lesson 9: Maternity photography mini-class
Lesson 10: Newborn photography mini-class
Lesson 11: Family photography mini-class

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength won't make your child immune to hardship—but it also won't cause him to suppress his emotions.

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks. It gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.

But raising a mentally strong kid requires parents to avoid the common yet unhealthy parenting practices that rob kids of mental strength. In my book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, I identify 13 things to avoid if you want to raise a mentally strong kid equipped to tackle life's toughest challenges:

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