Piper will be 6 months old on the 28th and I’m pretty dang proud of where my body is at in such a relatively short amount of time. Excuse my streaky mirror. #whatveganmamaslooklike

Piper will be 6 months old on the 28th and I’m pretty dang proud of where my body is at in such a relatively short amount of time. Excuse my streaky mirror. #whatveganmamaslooklike

I’ve always been inspired by self portraits. Selfies have cheapened an art form that requires time, patience, repetition, and practice. It’s something I aspire to be good at one day. Fiddling with my camera yesterday, trying to learn more about it, I snapped a first official self portrait. It’s nothing remarkable, but has me excited about things like wireless shutter release and 35mm lenses.

I’ve always been inspired by self portraits. Selfies have cheapened an art form that requires time, patience, repetition, and practice. It’s something I aspire to be good at one day. Fiddling with my camera yesterday, trying to learn more about it, I snapped a first official self portrait. It’s nothing remarkable, but has me excited about things like wireless shutter release and 35mm lenses.

I spent the first 20-something years of my life struggling to belong and never really feeling like I fit in anywhere. I now realize that all of my mistakes, shortcomings, failures, struggles, addictions, and fuck-ups probably needed to happen. Although my past has caused me at times to be cynical, quick-tempered, and standoffish, I have also gained more life experience than many people will have their entire lives, which has formed me into a compassionate, empathetic, patient, fierce, and nurturing mother. I have found peace through motherhood. I am exactly where I belong.

I spent the first 20-something years of my life struggling to belong and never really feeling like I fit in anywhere. I now realize that all of my mistakes, shortcomings, failures, struggles, addictions, and fuck-ups probably needed to happen. Although my past has caused me at times to be cynical, quick-tempered, and standoffish, I have also gained more life experience than many people will have their entire lives, which has formed me into a compassionate, empathetic, patient, fierce, and nurturing mother. I have found peace through motherhood. I am exactly where I belong.

Another nursing necklace. LOVING this new fabric I picked up. #motherfoxxmakes

Another nursing necklace. LOVING this new fabric I picked up. #motherfoxxmakes

Evelynn has become quite the artist recently.

Evelynn has become quite the artist recently.

Repost from @thetreekisser because it’s pretty funny.

Repost from @thetreekisser because it’s pretty funny.

And another one. #motherfoxxmakes

And another one. #motherfoxxmakes

Bunny teether and matching nursing necklace. #motherfoxxmakes

Bunny teether and matching nursing necklace. #motherfoxxmakes

This little beauty got a tooth and started holding her own bottle in the same day. 😢

This little beauty got a tooth and started holding her own bottle in the same day. 😢

Piper’s first trip to the splash pad today. She’s a water baby for sure.  (at Old Fourth Ward Sprayground)

Piper’s first trip to the splash pad today. She’s a water baby for sure. (at Old Fourth Ward Sprayground)