It was taken last May in at my parent’s house in Michigan. My beloved Tante Maria had suddenly become very sick. She was much older than my mother (17 years) and had always been the family matriarch. She seemed invincible, and so while she was older, it was utterly startling to think she might be leaving us. I remember returning from a very sobering hospital visit and going outside to lay in the grass by the lake. I had grabbed my camera to capture a shot of the sun dappled water, but was suddenly overwhelmed. I just laid there in the grass thinking about my aunt and what a special woman she was.
I had been poised to cry….but somehow I was suddenly filled with a tremendous amount of joy. I felt her love of life and reflected on what an amazing inspiration she has always been to me. It was strange how I just felt like smiling. For some reason I lifted the camera up over my head and snapped a photo. It’s odd that I look so serene under the circumstances, but I almost feel like she was with me at that moment…..telling me everything would be ok.
today I am…. walking in my shoes. In these shoes is me, a mum, two little people and a whole new life. come walk with me….
Visit Hayley Blease’ new blog The Trousse for her insights into finding her way in life as a single mum of two little people…No comments
One of the things I appreciate about being a stay-at-home Mom is that simple pleasures such as a bubble bath feel even more indulgent when enjoyed in the middle of a weekday.
Ninotchka Beavers was born in Puerto Rico and raised in South Florida. In 1994, she moved to Dallas, TX to begin life with her best friend and husband. They are the proud parents of three marvelous girls ages 13, 7 and 4.
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I couldn’t have been more excited when Francoise Rachez contacted us with her selfies. Francoise’ art was so emotive- it was hard to pick just one to publish.. so I picked 3 !
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My 5 year old began his first year of school at the beginning of the year. We’re all very excited. He’d been looking forward to it for months.
At the same time my 3 year old began going to Kindy for 2 days a week, also very exciting for all involved…..
except for the tiny fact that I’m a little out of sorts.
You see, I’ve been lucky enough to be a stay at home Mum since the day our children were born, & I can count on 1 hand the number of times we’ve left them with a babysitter for a night out. So I’ve literally spent the past 5 years in constant contact with my children. And suddenly I’m home alone & I have no clue what to do with myself or even how to process the feelings. I’m wondering what my purpose is now that I’m home alone. Stupid thoughts I know.
I’m on my 4th month of this now & it still feels weird. I keep looking for Reilly wherever I go….
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I lost my beloved mother a year ago. Yes. but a motherless daughter?- No. Perhaps looked at. perceived. labeled. thought of as one- forever placed in a club that you never asked to be a part of- but a motherless daughter is something I am most certain I am not. For then- what am I? - Standing ever so proud and beaming with her grace I am my mother’s daughter. The greatest gift ever to be given to me.
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We just couldn’t resist the temptation to post anther of Shannons selfies… Shelf ….1 comment
I’m a self-taught photographer obsessed with capturing all the beauty around me. My kids got me into this by being so darn cute. My desire to take better pictures of them drove me to start taking pictures of other things as well. I’ve been in love ever since.3 comments
We are a family made up of me (Angela), my “king of vinyl” husband, a boy teen, girl tween, a wonderpest toddler ( a late but adorable addition to the family;)) and two mangy mutts. We live in ruralish Ontario, Canada on a lake with a dock, where I spend an inordinate amount of time.
I was that kid in Cegep ( college ) who lived in the darkroom, photo editor, communications major…then life got in the way…back to digital and film photography when my first kiddo was born 14 years ago…got really serious about it 3 years ago again. I simply revel in it.
I have always been at home with the kids, but am now showing my photographs in local galleries, coffee shops and stores. Wheeeee:)))).
Portraits are a major part of my photography, having completed a 365 project ( a photo a day for a year ) of self portraits (where I ended up documenting my…um…not exactly planned for pregnancy ) and then a year of photos for my little guy:).
This photo on the dock? Taken for a jumping challenge…but it really said a lot about my feelings about mothering that particular day…I was so in need of a Mary Poppins moment…2 comments