Childhood Unplugged Features Nate Kaiser


I’ve admired and have been a huge fan of Nate Kaiser’s film work for quite a few years now. It brings me great pleasure to be featuring his personal work today on Childhood Unplugged.


Tell us a bit about yourself and your family.

I’m Nate, husband to Jaclyn, father to Grace (12) and Jasper (8). Jaclyn and I got married when we were 18 and 21, and 12 days before our one year anniversary we welcomed our daughter Grace into the world. We’ve been married for 13 years and have run our wedding and portrait photography business, The Image Is Found together for the past 14 years. We do photography full time, while balancing homeschooling our children, and travel much of the year to wherever our wedding schedule happens to take us.

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Childhood Unplugged features Polly Alderton


So honored to have Polly, from @dollyandfife, here on our blog this morning. I’ve been a fan of her work for so long and if you’re not already, I’m sure you will be now. So with no further adieu, here’s Polly…

dollyandfife4Please, introduce yourself. Where are you from? Tell us a little about your family.

My family moved around a lot when I was a child but I guess I mainly from Kent in the UK. I’m the oldest of 11 siblings and from a complex family. I have three children of my own, Noah, Olive and Ned and a stepdaughter called Hope. Being a step mother was never one of my goals and it has been a really difficult part to play at times, negotiating all the complexities of playing that role. I’m fortunate to have a wonderful step daughter though, and I adore her. I met my husband Robin at university, we both studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw school of Art (part of the University of the Arts, London). We were friends before we became boyfriend and girlfriend and it was never more than something casual, though I was always deeply in love with him. Happily it turned to marriage and lots of children. We live in the East of England currently. Robin is a musician and plays in a band called, the Dead Rat Orchestra. Read More

Childhood Unplugged | #givingtuesday

“#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.

As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.”

Join us not only today, but every Tuesday for the rest of December and donate your time or monies to a charity/organization of your choice. Together we can make a difference. Tag your images #cu_givingtuesday on Instagram or Facebook and share with us who you donated to and why. No amount is too small, no act of kindness is not appreciated. We have so much to be thankful for, this is the season for giving. Let’s make a difference!

One of our Childhood Unplugged members, Jenny Solar together with her husband Josh are raising three children, two who are living with Cystic Fibrosis. They face challenges daily.

They have given this Tuesday to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to help raise not only awareness but hope that their children will see a cure in their lifetime.

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Some of you may be aware that my middle son Matthew is affected with autism. We face challenges raising him every single day. My husband and I are so very thankful that he attends a school that is solely for children on the spectrum; a charter school that is truly a one of it’s kind place here in South Florida.

South Florida Autism Charter School, aka SFACS is in the process of raising monies for a new campus and building. What is amazing about this school is that they are not stopping there. They are also building for tomorrow as our children become adults with a center and housing community. This Tuesday I donated monies for SFACS!



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Childhood Unplugged member Jesse Burke has donated to the Jared Moossy Recovery Fund. Jared was critically injured by a drunk driver, monies donated to this fund goes for his recovery. To learn more about this campaign please visit this link.

Childhood Unplugged member Drae Trounce donated to (RED).org. An organization that helps for the fight against AIDS. Visit the website to learn more about this great cause.