On October 18th, my daughter was born and I became the mother of three children. Hundreds of miles away, on the same day, another baby girl was born and another woman added the third child to her family. We were complete strangers at that time, but our love of photography and family brought us together. We started to have a conversation about motherhood with images, because we tell stories with our cameras. Since some tales are so similar, and some are not, we decided to collaborate and share a photo a week from a normal day as a mother to three.

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.”

― Mary Jean Irion

When you come home from school, you veg so hard. I know how all day you are working so hard at doing your best, keeping it all together. I love that home is the one place where you let it all hang out.  Photo by Olivia Gatti Facebook :: Website

When you come home from school, you veg so hard. I know how all day you are working so hard at doing your best, keeping it all together. I love that home is the one place where you let it all hang out. 

Photo by Olivia Gatti

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perhaps it is because our baby is no longer a baby anymore and my memories of pregnancy and having a tiny baby have faded. maybe it is all of the photos of new babies i see so many friends posting on Facebook. really i think it is you. seeing the way you love them and they love you makes me want to roll in the hay with you. Photo by Heather Robinson Photography Blog :: Facebook

perhaps it is because our baby is no longer a baby anymore and my memories of pregnancy and having a tiny baby have faded. maybe it is all of the photos of new babies i see so many friends posting on Facebook. really i think it is you. seeing the way you love them and they love you makes me want to roll in the hay with you.

Photo by Heather Robinson Photography

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