The “A Mother’s Body” project is a photography project aiming to normalize, highlight and celebrate mothers’ bodies of all sizes, shapes and stages of motherhood.
Welcome to Year 3!
I have always wanted kids and to experience what being pregnant was like so when I found out I was pregnant I was so excited but terrified at the same time. I didn’t know if I would be a good mom or where I would live because I did not want to raise a kid in an apartment. About a month before I had my first baby my parents bought me and my boyfriend a house so we moved in and got all settled. A little over a year later we found out we were expecting again, 2 days after I had surgery on my belly. Everything went well and we had a baby girl and even though my body has lots of sagging and lots of stretch marks my kids don’t see it and they don’t care. My body might not be perfect but it created two perfect and beautiful children who are the most amazing people in my life. We only have one body to love and cherish. We may look at ourself and not like the way we look but our kids don’t see any of that. They only want for you to love them and care for them. I have had my own struggles with raising two kids that are 22 months apart. Having depression and postpartum depression has been a big struggle with two kids and trying to deal with my own inner demons and trying to get myself right while trying to raise two kids. It’s a battle but I know that every person has to go threw struggles before you can really enjoy what life has for you. My kids lift me up every day and brighten my spirits when I’m having trouble.
My kids are the biggest and best part of my life. I would not change when I had kids or who I had kids with. My life is perfect with Edward who is two and Kara who is 3 months and my loving and supportive boyfriend of 6 years. I hope to be a big role model for my kids and for them to know they car do things and go places in life if that’s what they want to do. My kids are my everything and nothing will ever change that.
I want my kids to grow up strong, confident, kind, funny, healthy people who will love there body’s and to not care what others think of them because all that matters is if you love yourself.
Thank you Jessica (and Edward and Kara) for sharing your story!