Kim’s Family Life: A Photo Essay Series

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I am a stay at home mom to two preschool-aged kids, 13 months apart. These days are long and often feel like groundhog day, the same thing over and over. Having Bridget Eldridge come and photograph us for a few hours in the afternoon brought a bit of anxiety as I racked my brain for things we could all do together while trying my best to maneuver bad attitudes and referee the usual squabbles. But after receiving these beautiful snapshots that Bridget captured, I’m seeing these moments for what they are, precious and fleeting, in need of being cherished.
 
2:30 pm: I play with my little man while his sister sleeps. He’s gotten really into card games lately and he adores getting special time with me, the feeling is mutual.
 
3:00 pm: I wake up my little one who would otherwise sleep the afternoon away. I bribe her with a snack and finally get her over her grumpy sleepiness and win a smile.
 
 
 
3:30 pm: We proceed to pass the time with a nerf gun fight, puzzles, dancing in the kitchen and checking on our blueberry bush.
 
nerf gun fight
 
 
 
 
Of course, we have some tough moments and tantrums requiring snuggles. But seeing all of these photos reminds me, there are way more smiles and giggles than the hard moments.
 
 
5:15 pm: ALL three of us anxiously wait for daddy to come home.
 
 
 
 
We hope you enjoy this photo essay series peeking into the lives of a few of our contributors. Photos for this series are by Bridget Eldridge Photography. Bridget specializes in capturing moments that show the love in the chaos, the humor in the frustrating, and the magic of the mundane. She is on a mission to celebrate moms by getting them in the frame and show them the amazing job they do everyday. To learn more, visit her website and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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Kim is a native Northern Virginian. She married her high school sweetheart and they have two children, Leland (2014) and Christy (2015). She is a foster & adoptive mom and a pastor's wife and is passionate about advocating for exploited women & children and going green without breaking the bank. You can find her educating and empowering women to live consciously and take care of their health by switching to safer and ethically produced products over in her Facebook community (facebook.com/groups/wonderfullymadewithkim). She LOVES: Jesus, her husband’s cooking, snuggling her kids, taking naps, talking about the Enneagram, and the beach. She could do without: humidity, bugs, winter, and writing thank-you notes.