Here is my self portrait assignment. As I thought about his assignment I realized it wouldn't make sense for me to do a self portrait without my children. I go by the name, Mom, 99% of the time. Every hour of everyday is spent teaching, helping, thinking of, and caring for my kids. I think sometimes women with young children lose their identities in a sort of way and I think it's okay. They are not who they once were. Once you become a mother, you become a whole new person. But maybe its not so much losing an identity as it is gaining a new one.
I love this photo because it shows my life as it is. Half naked kids, toys all over the place, messy hair, and happiness. When I think about my life, this is the picture I see, and I love it.