"Monday Mornings" aims to prove there is beauty in every mother's morning, even if we need an outsider to see it. Thanks to a partnership with Allstate, I am flying lifestyle photographer Raquel Bianca across the US to document the morning routines of twelve mothers in five different cities. This is our third stop.
Today's "Monday Morning" features Sara, a working mom who lives in Rolling Meadows, a suburb of Chicago. Her boyfriend Jimmy ("my babydaddy just so there is no need to clarify") is a stay-at-home dad who takes care of their two kids during the day (2.5-year-old Ellie and 3.5-month-old Robbie) while Sara works full-time as the registrar at a local college.
"We're fortunate that the kids can stay home with their dad, so I spend my mornings trying to get as many hugs and kisses as I can before I leave for the day."