Colorado Springs Birth Photographer : Danica Donnelly
An expert in maternity, birth and newborn photography. Passionate about helping your family connect on a deeper level.


Photographing pregnancies, births, newborns, families and the postpartum period in the Colorado Springs area, Danica seeks to help your children feel safe, loved and connected in your family. She blogs about pregnancy, preparing for your birth, postpartum care, simplicity parenting, minimalism parenting, peaceful parenting, and how to have happy children.

The Best and Only Parenting Advice You'll Ever Need

There is SO much parenting advice out there about every topic imaginable and conflicting opinions on every method under the sun. If you can find one specialist that says you MUST do things this way, you are certain to find an expert who claims the exact opposite.

The best parenting "advice" I ever heard was from BrenĂ© Brown. Summarized: in order to be the best parent you can be, focus on being the best person you can be. I feel like I don't need any other parenting advice than that. Simple. Profound. And difficult. 

Your kids watch what you do, they see your character, observe your values, witness how you treat others, feel how you treat them...all these things build a picture to them of who they should become, who they want to become, who they will become. What you say to them matters but it is what you are communicating to them non-verbally and emotionally that really counts and will stick with them for life.

Tell me, does this advice resonate with you? What's the best parenting advice you've ever received?