I’ve shared a few stories with you lately that I’ve been calling “Passionate Moms” and I thought it was time to truly introduce the project to you.
Passionate Moms is a personal project I am undertaking, to tell the stories of motherhood from Moms feeling pulled in multiple directions. These Moms are entrepreneurs, artists, or passionate volunteers to a particular cause. They have young children at home and struggle with the balance of being a devoted Mom to their kids– truly, their first passion in life– and following their hearts and dreams outside of the home. It’s a guilt I know all too well.
I struggle with the desire to be “more than just a Mom” and my work with showing Moms the unconditional love of their children fills my soul. It’s not just a fulfilling job, it inspires me to be a better mother to my own kids. To deny that part of me is to deny me of myself. I need to follow the passion of telling these stories, but it does come at a cost. Late nights of working after the kids go to bed. Struggling to find childcare while I take on sessions, go to meetings, all the things involved in running a business.
And you know what?
By photographing and interviewing other passionate Moms and sharing their stories of motherhood, of their passions and dreams, I want to normalize this juggling of hats. I want to share our frustrations, our joys, and those stories in between. I also want to heal the guilt we experience by showing these beautiful mamas how much their kids love them, and make sure they have a photograph that proves it.
Motherhood comes in so many shapes and sizes, there are so many stories to tell!
Do you know a local Passionate Mom who is following her heart while equally devoted to motherhood? Nominate her today with this simple form!