Cari Dugan is a lifestyle photographer and writer in Minneapolis Minnesota. She writes candidly about everyday life and experiences on being a wife and a mother on her blog Dugans in Cahoots ( www.dugansincahoots.com ) You can also keep up with her on Instagram (@cariduganphotography ) Her husband, and four children make life what it is – A Beautiful Mess.
Before my oldest daughter was born, my expectations of myself as a Mama were as large and grandiose as my swollen belly.
I imagined that I'd be so many things:
I didn't know...
Every since our children were little, we established with them that their bodies are theirs and theirs alone.
They controlled who they allowed to give them hugs and kisses. We never demanded that they either...