"I pray that these images come across even just one woman who has felt the unbearable ache of loss, and thought she couldn't get through one more day. I hope she sees these seven beautiful woman standing before her, proudly showing that they continued to go on, and never gave up on the dream that they had for their life. I hope she sees that she is SO not alone in her pain; she is not just #1in4 or some statistic - she is a woman standing side-by-side with millions of others - just like the beautiful mothers who stand before her in these portraits. And most of all, I want to showcase the absolute beauty, bravery and strength that can exist if you don't lose hope; that we each deserve happiness and it CAN happen again, after the pain."
"My main point is this: you don't need to be a devout Christian to respect and enjoy the holiday season. Just like you don't need to be Muslim to respect and appreciate those who are celebrating Ramadan. It's really not as complicated as people think it is when you live your life with an open mind, an even more open heart, step back and remember that 'we all come from the same root, but the leaves are all different' (John Fire Lame Deer)."
“Like I said before, as a mother the idea of having a warm drink or minute to myself to enjoy it has become a precious commodity. It's inevitable that we have those 'multiple cups of coffee necessary' kinds of days, so I was happy to have a little space to organize and enjoy it when they do occur.”
"At the end of the day, it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished. It's about what you've done with those accomplishments. Its about who you've lifted up, who you've made better. It about what you've given back."
“This experience taught me that regardless of how I behaved or tried to act, there could or would always be someone who could spin or change it to be the way they wanted to perceive me, possibly in a very negative way. So I decided to start being myself, and accept that those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. Becoming a more real and honest version of yourself isn't always going to be popular; but what's popular isn't always going to be real.”
"In case you need to hear these words today: It's ok if you aren't where you want to be quite yet - because nothing worth having comes easy, or is built overnight. In life, whether it be your career, education, a relationship; building a house or building a family, losing weight/getting healthy, raising your children etc. there will be highs and lows, mountains and valleys, in the journey to get to your destination. How much more do you appreciate the hill you're proudly standing on if you've sat in the valley below, staring up and dreaming of being up there, after all the hard work of the climb?"
"A little bit of work yes, but I love not only a mom hack but also a challenge. The coolest part is that you have a piece that is 100%, without a doubt unique and yours, and that your hard work and effort created it! Kind of like your kid, but without all the whining (jokes people, jokes!)."
"When these very rare and quick moments do occur it is an amazing bonus to not only enjoy them at the time, but also have them encapsulated in a picture. Who doesn't want photographic proof and reminders that these moments actually do exist?"