Fitting Photography into Life as Mom: Spot News to Still Lifes

When I first became a Mom, I found myself cringing in answer to that dreaded question, “what do you do?” and throwing out something to the effect of “I used to be a journalist, a newspaper editor.”

I never thought to become a stay-at-home-mom; I always expected to have an in-office (or more appropriately, as a reporter, an out of the office) career. But, life happened and being a stay-at-home-mom was the best choice for our family. It was not, entirely, the best choice for my overly active brain, which gets bored when I don’t have seven or more projects in progress.
The emotional whiplash of going from being a cops and courts reporter, photojournalist and newspaper editor to mommy was tough. I couldn’t bring myself to say the words, “I’m just a mommy,” which is how I thought of it then.

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Weaving Photography into Mommy Life

Eventually, I was able to craft a …

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