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

We spent a lot of time together this weekend. It can catch me off guard at times, when you actually curl up into a little girl, just seven. So much of the time you act and live so boldly, with such confidence and maturity, beyond your years. And yes, you can totally be both, and all, and that is one reason why I love you so. Photo by Olivia Gatti Facebook :: Website

We spent a lot of time together this weekend. It can catch me off guard at times, when you actually curl up into a little girl, just seven. So much of the time you act and live so boldly, with such confidence and maturity, beyond your years. And yes, you can totally be both, and all, and that is one reason why I love you so.

Photo by Olivia Gatti

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i don't dare sing in the shower when you are near.  no way do i want to drown out your sweet song. Photo by Heather Robinson Photography Blog :: Facebook

i don't dare sing in the shower when you are near.  no way do i want to drown out your sweet song.

Photo by Heather Robinson Photography

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