Quarantine, day who-the-heck-knows:

I spent this day looking for light, both literal and metaphorical. This collection looks to me like a really random mix of images, but it’s just my life, from the cheery morning light reminding me to fold laundry to an unplanned trip out of the house alone.

This set of images misses the fights and the dishes and the mess. It’s not that I want to hide the reality of four bickering children from you, but they were on top of me, elbowing me in the femur and poking me in the eye, yelling in my face and whispering with their mouths actually inside my ear. Grabbing the camera was not the first thing I considered. Anyhow, the minimum focus distance of the lens I had on is way farther away than any of my children were.

Even in a day that had every bit of its allotted crazy, there was so much light that culling this post down to a reasonable number of photos was hard. This was maybe half of the photos I initially chose.

This post was written as part of a blog hop with Exhale—an online community of women pursuing creativity alongside motherhood, led by the writing team behind Coffee + Crumbs. Click here to read the next post in this series “Go Where the Light Is.”

Published by robininalaska

Robin Chapman is a part-time writer, editor, and birth photographer and a full-time imperfect mama, wife, Jesus follower, and normalizer of failure. She’s trying hard to learn how to do this motherhood thing in a way that doesn’t land the whole family in intensive therapy. She has a heart for helping other mamas buried in the little years with hope, humor, and solidarity. You can find her hiding out in the bathroom with an iced dirty chai, writing and editing and making spreadsheets for KindredMom.com where she is a cheerleader for mamas, or online looking for grace in her mundane and weird life. She lives in Fairbanks, Alaska with her four delightful (crazy) kids—some homeschooled, some public schooled, some too young for school at all—and her ridiculously good looking husband, Andrew.

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  2. You captured this time SO well!!! I love how you alternated between color and BW photos. Thanks for sharing, Robin!!


  3. The photo of takeout made me laugh. My husband and I get takeout just for us every Friday and it certainly is a bright spot in my week!


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