Parenting is hard. We all know that. 

And during my time as a mom over the past seven years I’ve become increasingly interested to see how parents navigate through career (theirs and/or their partner’s) and family. Each person’s story is so interesting - I feel like we all come up with different ways of patching together something that works, and a lot of it is trial and error.

One of the things that I think can be so hard to think about though, especially in the hustle and bustle and scramble and demands of early parenthood, is the question:

What do you most want as a parent?

What do you most want as a parent?

I can’t even remember now why I started to think about this question, but once I did I was really curious. What is it that you most want?

I polled parents in a few Facebook groups that I’m in, but I’m curious to know what you think, so I would love it if you could let me know. And then in a couple of days I’ll tell you what this has to do with photographing your kids, deal?!