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Drew Allen

Drew Allen

Besides being the managing editor of this blog, I'm also a drummer, a husband, and a father, not necessarily in that order. I love good stories, and great design, and I probably quote the Office more than I should but less than I could.

Family Fun: A Photo Scavenger Hunt

As we continue to stay inside and look for ways to keep our children entertained, the options seem to be getting a little more limited. Keep your kids occupied with a photo scavenger hunt this week. This could be a fun family activity, or you could send kids to look on their own, hopefully giving you a bit of quiet time. Regardless, we hope this is something your kids enjoy doing. Here’s how it works: We’ll post a letter of …

Hone Your Photography Skills At Home

Recently, we’ve all found ourselves spending a lot more time at home. While the opportunity to indulge in multiple Netflix binges initially had its allure, many of us are starting to seek out some other ways to occupy ourselves. For some this means revisiting old passion projects or exploring interests they haven’t had the opportunity to dive into before. If you’re not sure where to start, websites like Coursera have hundreds of classes for you to choose from. However, if …

Staying Healthy At Home

Right now, staying healthy is at the forefront of everyone’s minds — and that means more than just avoiding getting sick. Your physical, mental, and emotional health are all connected. As physical activities and social interactions are decreasing, keeping an eye on each aspect of your overall health is becoming increasingly important. Here are some tips for practicing self-care while you’re stuck at home. Establish a Self-Care Routine  Besides washing your hands, there are many things you can be doing …

Capture What Matters: Our Family Photo Challenge

In times like these, it can sometimes be tough to find the silver lining. If your entire family will be stuck at home for a while, we wanted to offer something that may help you do just that. Many families are doing things together that they haven’t done in years — from building scrapbooks to working on puzzles. We believe in the importance of capturing the memories you’re making right now. In the future, you (and your loved ones) may …

The Best Ways To Stay Connected To Others

Skype introduced the world to video chatting in 2003. What seemed like an impossibility in old sci-fi movies had become a reality. Since then, the ways to video chat and connect virtually have progressed far beyond Skype’s original capabilities seventeen years ago. There’s a very good chance that you’ve been on more video calls in the last week than the entirety of 2019. For those able to work from home, hopping onto a conference call video chat has become the …

Spreading Joy: Our Pet Photo Challenge

A furry friend might be the strongest force for good in the universe. During difficult times, they’re also a trusted source of comfort and companionship. If you’re looking for something to entertain yourself and Fido this week, we invite you to participate in our pet photo challenge. While it can sometimes be a struggle to take great photos of your pets, it’s always fun — and sharing those photos spreads an awful lot of joy into our digital world. For …