You know that feeling, when you've been working all night to finish a paper, and suddenly your computer crashes and you realized you never saved your work?

Yes, that's how it feels when you've been documenting the lives of your children from before they were born—and suddenly your phone breaks, is stolen or is thrown down the toilet by your precious angel.

I don't want this to happen to you.

So in this lesson I'm going to show you simple ways to back up those beautiful photos you never want to lose.

Action Step:

Find the time, and backup your photos. Automate what you can. It really doesn't take that long and you'll be thankful you did.

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

Having a newborn is challenging at the best of times, but during forced isolation and in a climate of fear and uncertainty, it can become overwhelming.

The coronavirus pandemic is setting up our communities for genuine mental health concerns. This may be especially true for new parents. When will 'normal' life return? How will I pay for diapers and baby food? Will my mom be able to help us now? What if my baby or my family get COVID-19? Unfortunately, no one knows the long-term impact or answers just yet.

Most families have built a network of social support by the time they have their first child—if they don't already have a support system, they develop one through various baby classes and groups set up for parents. The creation of the village can be instrumental to the mental health of new parents. Social distancing, the lockdown of cities, and isolation will inadvertently affect the type of support available.

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