I know there are some out there who say you become a mother after you give birth, and I totally get that. But the minute I found out I was pregnant, I proudly wore the mama mantle! So I’m going to celebrate all the pregnant people who haven’t birthed their babies and mama-selves yet but are already creating them!
Show the mamas to be some love too! 😀
Also? Read this NPR post about how and why we should celebrate mothers’ day. Love how it talks about that disparate experience that seems especially bittersweet as a mama, where some time seems to drag along and the rest just flashes by.
If you’re posting shout outs and acknowledgments of your own mama love, please don’t forget to tag them with #ShowMamaSomeLove so we can all come celebrate with you! 😀
Happy Tuesday! Like I mentioned yesterday, every day this week I’ll be posting an image of mama love so we can all get in the right frame of mind for Mother’s day this Sunday. Because how can you not when you see all this love beaming out?!
Are you ready? Have you planned some special way to show the mama in your life some love? You know you want to!
This coming Sunday it’s Mothers’ Day in the US, and we celebrate mothers and motherhood! I know many people think of these official holidays as made solely for commerce and gain and while I can understand that perspective, I like to think of them as markers, opportunities for me to reflect on relationships and priorities and make new choices as needed and celebrate and affirm that connection.
So, this week? I’ll be posting a daily shot of some mama love this week and hope that you will take this opportunity with me to think about those who’ve mothered you in your life and show them a little love! Then take a picture and tag it with #ShowMamaSomeLove so we can all celebrate with you! 😀 (Only half joking)
p.s. Happy Cinco de Mayo!! 😀
Happy May! Happy workers’ day! Mother’s day is coming!!! 😀
So you remember that gif I left you with before I went on that crazy ‘locked out of my blog’ adventure last year, right? Well, here are more images from that session, and they’re not moving this time so you can enjoy them a little differently! 😀 And it seems especially appropriate since it’s a mama and me* session.
*Papa and me or grandma and me or grandpa and me sessions are also available, y’all!
Like many mamas, she’s often taking the photos rather than being in them with her children, so I was SO excited when my friend Beth was up for a session of just her and the kiddos. Beth is an incredible mama and utterly devoted to her kids. She’s ALSO a singer/songwriter, dog walker, lactation counselor and oh, you know, together we created the Bay Area Breastmilk Cooperative. See what I mean? Amazing! Naturally, her kids are just as awesome! Check it out!