What do 24 hours in the life of a stay-at-home mum look like? This photo series from one very talented photographer mum captures the life of a stay-at-home mum with clarity, accuracy and hilarity.
Photographer and stay-at-home mum Anna Angenend admits that life with a three-year-old can be chaotic. And this is something most parents, especially parents of toddlers and pre-schoolers, can certainly agree with.
But while most of us clean up after our mini cyclones without any evidence of the chaos, Angenend captures these messy moments for a beautiful photo series entitled Mom Life which showcases parenthood in all its chaotic glory.
So what do stay-at-home mums do all day? Using Angenend’s incredible photography, we attempt to answer this question for all the sceptics out there.
7am – Starting the day off on the right foot
8am – Catching up on some early paperwork
9am – Indulging in a distraction-free morning meditation session
11am – Heading to the shops without a care in the world
12.30pm – Cooking a nice, mess-free lunch
2pm – Sorting and folding just a small pile of laundry
3pm – Enjoying a game of ‘hide and seek’ (and catching up on some light reading)
4pm – Releasing your inner three-year-old (pouring pretend tea into a cup 87 times)
5pm – Getting your daily dose of sunshine and sand
7pm – Savouring a bit of quiet family time before bed
1am – Relaxing and recharging after a long day
The beautiful photo project, initially a way for Angenend to capture the contrast between her friends sending their children to school and her life at home with daughter, Mia, has now become a perfect memento of life’s imperfect moments as a mum.
Treasuring the time spent with toddlers
“The series has become a way for me to laugh at and treasure all the messy moments. It won’t be long at all before my house is no longer covered in sticky fingerprints, and that’s going to make me really sad,” says Angenend.
For now, Mia and Angenend stage a new photo for the series about once a month and Angendend has been inundated with clients asking her to stage similar photo shoots of their families. Perhaps this is a new direction for family portraits?
“Turns out, we all have ‘those’ days. I hope the series continues to put a smile on some tired parents’ faces, and remind them they’re not alone,” she says.
(via Huffington Post)