These 15 Pictures Show What Motherhood is Really Like
The mess, the chaos, the tantrums, the cuddles. All of these tell the story–and sometimes a single day of motherhood. Fifteen women share moments of time that define motherhood. Can motherhood be captured in one picture? I think so, but see for yourself and find out which two photos inspired this entire series.
Elaine writes about being a mother of three and the miscellany that comes with it and shares her photography of perfectly captured moments on her personal blog, The Miss Elaine-ous Life. She also co-directs Listen to Your Mother, Southeast Texas.
Sarah Reinhart is a mama of five, a part-time photographer, and a freelance writer who blogs to share her family's stories and the joy she finds as she goes.
Nichole Beaudry is a lifestyle photographer who captures the small moments that come together to form a lifetime.
Rachael Pavlik, best known as irreverent blogger RachRiot, is the co-author of the best-selling anthology on motherhood, I Just Want To Pee Alone.
Kymberli Barney, who writes at The Smartness, is a mother, teacher, wife to her high-school sweetheart, and gangsta nerd superhero.
Katja Linfield is a professional cellist who went from not wanting any children to having three at once, so she holds the motto: Never a dull moment, but occasionally I'd appreciate one!
Jen is the writer and photographer behind the blog Jen Has a Pen.
Leslie Kendall Dye is an actor, dancer, mother of one 2-year old, former Manhattan nanny, and wife to her favorite person in the world. She writes at Hungry Little Animal.
Coreen Kremer balances marriage, motherhood, and a corporate career, so she's mastered the art of operating on minimal sleep but is still working on running in heels.
Nicole Kane Knepper is a potty mouth, a writer, a Clinical Professional Counselor, and the self-proclaimed queen of cussin' behind the wildly popular site Moms Who Drink and Swear.
Katie Kavulla is a mom of three who lives outside of Seattle and writes for local and national publications, including her own site, bellingFAM. Katie's curation of this series, One photo: What does motherhood really look like?, was the second inspiration for this one.
Stephanie Stearns Dulli is a former professional actress embracing suburbia and stay-at-home momness and all the adventures that come with it!
Elizabeth McGuire is a writer, photographer, and mother of three, whose work captures the small moments that tell the big stories of family life.
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