For this week leading up to Mother’s Day I wanted to celebrate moms. All moms. I put a call out to photographers to submit photos of moms with their kids, and I got this submission from Laura Dee Photography, who opened up her studio for a day to parents who wanted to have their photos taken with their children, for free! So when she sent these photos of some of the mothers and their kids, I just had to share. This is what it’s all about, and whether we live in the same part of the country or on opposite coasts, stay home or work outside of the home, nurse or bottle feed, believe in vaccinating or not, gave birth to our kids or got to choose a little one who was already born to be our child (or are still dreaming of the day one of those two things happen) — we all love our children and are doing the best we can for them. Motherhood is such a powerful and amazing thing. And an incredibly hard job. And the most rewarding one. And every mother out there deserves the biggest hug, high-five, and pat on the back there ever was. Here’s to you, mommas!
“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ” – Elizabeth Stone
Photos by Laura Dee Photography