Becoming a mother has been life-changing. It's been hard, tiring, gratifying, beautiful, challenging, scary and a thousand other things that only a parent would ever understand.
It is these life-changing experiences that have inspired me to draw my everyday life as a stay at home mom. Whether it's the mundane tasks like doing laundry or the exciting moments of James', my baby boy's, first steps, I want to put it down on paper so that I can better cherish these fleeting moments that are often overlooked.
Being a stay at home mom can be incredibly lonely. I like to think that by drawing life's simple moments, I can connect with other mothers and help them feel less alone. By doing this, I feel less alone, too. It's a win-win situation and I have been able to connect with many lovely parents and fellow parent-illustrators through my Instagram account.
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#1 Newborns Are So Tiny Snuggled Up In Your Arms, Then One Year Later They Get So Long And Big. And Yet, They Still Manage To Fit Perfectly In Your Arms
#2 James Is My Constant Reminder To Stay Present. I Have A Bad Habit Of Getting Caught Up On My Phone, Wasting My Time Instead Of Doing Something Fulfilling. When I'm In My Haze, He Comes Up To Me With A Toy, Eagerly Calling Me To Play With Him
#3 What Our Weekend Normally Looks Like (Just Kidding, James Can't Settle For Longer Than 5 Seconds When We're All Together In The Bed)
#4 I Can't Be The Only "Bad" Parent That Doesn't Watch Age Appropriate Things With Their Kid. I Mean He's Only 18mo, He Can't Possibly Understand What That Dragon's Doing, Right!?
#5 Our Last Visit To The Pediatrician Looked Something Like This. Actually All Our Visits To The Pediatrician Look Like This
#6 Colouring With A Two-Year-Old Like, "Please Don't Touch Me With That Marker"
#7 Always "Helping"
#8 James And I Are Learning Italian, And Normally We Do It During Breakfast
#9 Peacefully Sleeping With Baby When Suddenly... Bam. Rudely Awakened
#10 When Your Toddler Is Having A Really Hard Time Sleeping Due To Teething, But You Don't Want To Undo Months Of Sleep Training