Brooke -Story of Motherhood| Washington, DC

I’m so excited for you all to meet Brooke. She is an incredible mother! She is reserved, soft-spoken, has a terrific laugh and also lives in DC. Enjoy her Story of Motherhood.
Capitol_Hill_Newborn_Photographer_01421. How has motherhood changed you as a woman? Motherhood has made me more confident in my abilities. I feel like I can do anything after an all natural birth. Women can really do anything!     Capitol_Hill_Newborn_Photographer_0158           2. What is your full time occupation? Full time stay-at-home mom. Capitol_Hill_Newborn_Photographer_01463. Tell us a little about your family…My husband, Justin, and I both come from close southern families. Our grandparents come from the same small town, Cherry, North Carolina. Crazy right?! Don’t worry we aren’t related. Capitol_Hill_Newborn_Photographer_01414. What is one tradition you have raised your family with? We try to have breakfast and dinner everyday as a family. It doesn’t always work with Justin’s schedule but we try. Sometimes it’s just us blurry eyed, having tea while Rose runs around the house like a crazy toddler.  Capitol_Hill_Newborn_Photographer_01535. What are your “must-haves” as a Mom? Black clothing, it hides stains; everything from sticky fingers to a bloody lip at the playground.  Capitol_Hill_Newborn_Photographer_01496. What is something you are interested in or passionate about? Currently all my energy and passion has gone into creating a positive, safe and empowering space for my family. My husband and I moved to DC to grow our careers. The moment we found out I was pregnant everything changed. The past 3 years has been about creating a home and building a community for us. Capitol_Hill_Newborn_Photographer_01577. Any advice for new mothers? Speak to your child like an adult. Even if babies are too young to comprehend conversation, I believe talking to them in a normal, measured voice shows respect and teaches them maturity at a young age.  Capitol_Hill_Newborn_Photographer_01568. Where do you call home? We got very lucky and found a beautiful apartment in Capitol Hill. Rose was almost born in the claw foot tub in our bathroom. Our home is tiny and has its own charm, but I’m never leaving. Capitol_Hill_Newborn_Photographer_01479. What is a favorite past-time you do with your child? Rose is at the age where she is starting to enjoy coloring and drawing. We can lay on the floor and draw all day. I believe she might be better at it than me. We also really love to dance and sing! She is quite the show woman and can dance anytime, anywhere! I’m a little more reserved. Capitol_Hill_Newborn_Photographer_0150 Capitol_Hill_Newborn_Photographer_014810. What has motherhood taught you? Motherhood has really taught me to be self aware. I now choose my words more carefully and watch my body language. You never truly know the effects of your actions and words on a stranger.  Capitol_Hill_Newborn_Photographer_015111. What is your favorite quote on motherhood? “If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen out there.” More of a life motto than a motherhood related quote but it could work. My father, brother and I share this life motto. Capitol_Hill_Newborn_Photographer_0144

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  • Katie

    This is a beautiful piece. The photography is amazing and the interview with Brooke is an inspiration to us all. This is truly a beautiful and loving family.ReplyCancel

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