Nearly a year and a half ago I found my way to the home of Kate and Austin Baer. Their youngest (at the time) was just a few weeks old. Kate is one of those people that you feel like you know, even if you've never met her & I was thrilled to document this stage of life for their family.
If you're ever in need of a book, Kate recommends some of the best.
If you're ever feeling alone in the journey of parenting, she will remind you with wit and honesty, that no one is perfect and we all need each other.
Here are some favorites from my evening with the Baer family.
"You go through big chunks of time where you’re just thinking, ‘This is impossible — oh, this is impossible.’ And then you just keep going and keep going, and you sort of do the impossible."
- Tina Fey
"The real questions for parents should be: “Are you engaged? Are you paying attention?” If so, plan to make lots of mistakes and bad decisions. Imperfect parenting moments turn into gifts as our children watch us try to figure out what went wrong and how we can do better next time. The mandate is not to be perfect and raise happy children. Perfection doesn’t exist, and I’ve found what makes children happy doesn’t always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults."
- Brené Brown