For me, water has always been my secret weapon for “resetting” my kid. Let’s be honest, for resetting myself, too! This is motherhood, right? Very little personal space, very few private moments, but finding moments joy at the center of all of that. I feel like that’s my job. Not just to photograph the good stuff, but to honour the hard stuff, too. @kristinwahls invited me in and shared this space with me, and I’ll always be grateful for that. This is the stripping back of the “everything is great!” facade we sometimes put up about family and motherhood, and just being in the hard of it. The depths, the beauty and the vulnerability. Motherhood is hard, and it’s ok to be in that.