My name is Caroline.
Rainbow Tulip is a lifestyle blog that is an extension of my of self-care. I write about my personal mental health journey, photography, and parenting. I worked for ten years primarily in non-profits. I have come to realize that in finding the stable place emotionally that I’ve found while not working, I am providing something very important to my family and myself.
I have three boys with my husband they are all my pride and joy. As my kids grow older, I am trying to be respectful of their privacy in the balance of writing for this blog.
Photography is my life’s passion. I took up photography in 2011 and it has become the best tool in my self-care arsenal. I dream of being a semi-known fine art photographer, but I am happiest when I am puttering around with my camera in my yard. When I remember to use my camera as a self-care tool, I find myself able to compartmentalize my illness much more effectively. Most of the photography on “Rainbow Tulip” is my own unless otherwise noted. My profile picture here is by Natasha Brooke Photography.
I am just coming off the heels of a year and a half as a part-time professional photographer. I primarily did weddings, but also family and lifestyle sessions, a couple of newborn sessions, and I got to do one proposal. It was a lot of fun but I realized that client photography didn’t feed my soul the same way that more personal photography does. So, I have recently dissolved the business. I am happy to refer people looking for a photographer to some friends who do excellent work.
Besides my family and photography, I love coffee, music, podcasts, and journaling both on paper analog-style and in a program called Bear. Laundry is the bane of my existence– sometimes I go with a dedicated laundry day but I am not in that routine at the moment. There is no good answer to doing laundry for five people, except to keep the washing machine going all. the. time.