There are a few questions I am asked frequently. One of them is "Are you really a mother of 2?!". Then that question is typically followed by "You don't look like a mom!". I haven't figured out if I should be insulted by that one or not. Implying that mothers are supposed to look a certain way is the part that I struggle with. Mothers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Times have changed a the typical "T.V. mom look" is dead. We should never be placed in a box and told how we should look simply because we have become a mother. The third question I'm asked is "How do you make it look so easy?". The answer to that is, I didn't know that I did and it doesn't always feel easy.
One of the things that I have learned recently is, as a mother, taking care of yourself first is THE MOST important thing we can do for our families. I was actually hospitalized just shortly before the images that you see were taken. I was transported by EMS to the hospital with server dizziness, extremely low blood pressure, blurred vision & heart palpitations. I saw specialists and took tests and everything came back clear. With lots of sleep, good meals, and lots of water, I began to slowly feel better.
On the day that I shot these images, I still was not 100% but I was ready to get out of the house for some fresh air. We did this shoot at the Houston Zoo, which is one of my favorite places to go. The weather was perfection and all of the animals were out! I shot over 9 looks that day which kept us at the zoo for a while. When I left, I felt different. I felt reinvigorated. On my drive home I realized that I hadn't been outside to do something that I love without any time constraints in months. My time at the zoo, let me know that it is imperative to my physical, mental, and spiritual health that I make it a priority to do the things that bring me the most happiness!
So to answer the question "how do I make it look so easy" I now answer that by saying, "I do what I love and I make it a priority! Ladies don't ever forget the value that you bring to your family. Take care of you first and enjoy every minute of it!
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