Delving back into the family archives, not just hers but mine. When I saw her defiantly clutching Fiona from Shrek, on her last day of meithrin (nursery) before starting school, I knew there was a similar look in the eye from me. I delved further back and found one, a little younger then she is and clutching what looks to be an Elf from the Shelf? With that same look, one I see seasoned and well practiced from both of us these days. One I hope she uses wisely and not just in teen-aged stubbornness.



This is Artifact Motherhood; a collaboration of artists and mothers from around the world, who have come together to share our stories of the joys and struggles of our journey. Through our writings and visual records, we want to create memories that are more than photographs with dates written on the back. These are the artefacts we are leaving behind for our children and for generations to come.

This entry is the fifth in a series called “Seasons of Motherhood” and is meant to be one picture and one caption that represents our current journey/season of motherhood.

Please visit the next artist in our blog circle, the talented Rose Dedman and continue through all the artists until you get back to me.

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