"It's one of my favorite shots of my family — because it is difficult for me to separate my role as a mother without including my husband," says Karen Walrond. "I love these people like crazy, and they make me joyful, which I think shows in the shot."
"For this picture I was a super new mom. And this was also my wedding anniversary. I guess I was just happy and hopeful," says Cri Kosti. "She was so new. I've definitely changed as a mother. I'm more confident but also aware that I don't have all the answers."
"Motherhood takes patience, kindness and love," says Mandy Allender. "Breastfeeding has taken more of all three than I knew I had, and left me stronger than I knew I could be. Plus, every nap is kind of like a gift," she adds.
"Sometimes humor is the only way I can get through the stresses of parenting," says Michelle Maffei. "Beats being frazzled all the time and it gets my kids to do what I actually want them to do, even if it takes a bit longer to get done. Besides, laughing is way more fun than yelling!"
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