From the Mother’s Day Series: “Through Mine. Through Hers. Through Theirs.” A Mom’s Project of beauty, self-worth and unconditional love created by Lorna Dancey of Lorna Dancey Photography.
Through her eyes, she sees her post-baby body. Her stomach, her legs, her body is not the same as before. It’s hard because you have these beautiful children who are a gift, but your body isn’t the same and there is immense pressure from all walks of life to fit back into those pre-baby jeans. She says learning to have patience with yourself and understanding change cannot happen overnight is difficult to come to terms with. The baby doesn’t nap during the day and is still up at night breastfeeding, so she is tired. She also struggles with asking for help. How does one ask for help when we are supposed to be wearing a supermom cape, doing and being everything to everyone?
The Mom Project: ‘Through Mine, Through Tours, Through Theirs’ was created out of teaching self-love. As a photographer, Lorna Dancey wanted to inspire all Mom’s to be kind to themselves and see the good in everything they do and in every way they love. Lorna asked Mom’s one-by-one how they saw themselves. She then brought their children into the studio to share what they loved about their Mom. The results at times were life-changing. She wanted each mom to see not what they saw as a woman or mother, but, in fact, what she saw. Most importantly, she wanted each Mom to celebrate themselves through the eyes of her own children and to see the importance of who they are so their children will do the same for themselves.