Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Weekend

Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Weekend

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Hot Spot

This Labor Day, head to the Beatles-inspired Abbey Road music festival in Maryland. The show makes a great "Day Tripper" (abbey roadontheriver.com).

Picture Perfect

Ready to preserve first-day-back-to-school memories? Insider tips for taking top kid shots.

1

Let them be spontaneous.

The most beautiful photos aren't posed-they're the ones that capture a moment. Since kids are always on the move, keep a camera close at all times.

2

Reward them.

Show your kids the pictures as you take them. Children crave that immediate gratification. This little bit of incentive will yield their cooperation- and happier faces.

3

interact.

Tell them jokes and funny stories and ask them to repeat silly phrases to get them to relax and open up. The payoff? No more cheesy, strained smiles. …

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