It looks different for everyone
I’ve been a mom for nine years, and I still don’t know everything motherhood entails. We go through this crazy process where we are mainly just trying to keep this small human alive, and then you remember that you also want them to be loving humans who find happiness and whatever they define as success. It’s a responsibility greater than anything else I’ve ever experienced. And it’s an honor. I think we learn a lot from our kids. Their little inquisitive and imaginative minds give us a glimpse into an entirely different reality. If you are a mother, I hope that you know just how incredible I think you are. Because motherhood is a straight trip.
I think one of the most powerful things about motherhood is that there isn’t really a guide. We’re all just out here using whatever knowledge we have, whether it’s from our own parents, or the depths of the internet, or our spirit guides, and hoping that we manage to raise people who are going to add magic to the world. There are so many paths to motherhood, and each one showcases a unique power.
Why you should photograph your motherhood journey
Don’t take my word for it, just look at these photos. There is power in documenting the moments in your life. And even more so the moments in motherhood. Maybe you want to remind yourself that you are still incredibly sexy. Maybe you want to document the last few months before your life morphs into something completely different. Perhaps you have a little one and you want proof of them being so small and untouched by the world. Or maybe you just know that you’re always the one holding the camera, and you want a chance to be part of the pictures. No matter the reason, I encourage you to document the moments along the way whenever you can. From waiting to meet your new little person, to sending them off on their first sleepover. The days are long, but the years are so so short.
Cheers to all the mamas out there. Cheers to all the people showing up day in and day out for their kiddos. I see you. I am so impressed by you. You inspire me. I love you.