The North Carolina Zoo with four kids. Because they’re not wild enough.

I wish I had something profound to say, but I don’t. I feel like I’m running on fumes this summer. That’s pretty typical really. My kids are home and I feel like I’m on call 24/7. During the school year, I get a glorious seven hours a day ALONE. Sure, there are errands some days and shoots on other days, but I generally try to bask in solitude as much as possible. Besides, interacting with a client for a few hours or the checker at the grocery store isn’t on par with refereeing three kids. And man, I love those kids! But that doesn’t mean raising them is easy.

So all I really have to offer today are pictures…and even those are nearly a month old. I’m tempted to feel like a slacker but then I catch myself and remind myself that like most mothers, I’m doing the best I can. And “best” is a subjective term.

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