Dear Overwhelmed Mom of Juniors & Seniors

Are you a mom of a junior or senior and feel overextended? Then this one's for you. If you are:

The overwhelmed.

The flustered & frazzled.

The put my kids and husband first and leave no time for me - women.

For the circus-plate-spinner mom.

For the hard at work, hard at home mom.

For the moms who give 110% to everything but herself.

For the woman who doesn’t have time to smell the roses.

This one's for you.

In just a few short months, this will be you:

Your high school senior waves at you in the sea of moms, dads, grandparents, family and friends. She walks across the stage in her cap and gown, shakes the principal’s hand, grabs her diploma, and smiles as she navigates her way back to her seat in the overcrowded coliseum. As she walks back to her chair, time slows for you.

You catch a glimpse of her bright and joyful eyes and like a vision, you see her as a 2 year old toddler. With a bright blonde ponytail sprout on the top of her head, she chases a "buttuh-fly" past the swings and twisty slide at the playground. The sticky summer breeze blows as a train whistles in the distance. She suddenly looks up with wide eyes and runs to you for comfort and a hug. You know she isn’t afraid and is a little dramatic in her pretend fear, but you don’t mind in the least bit. You squeeze her tight as she nestles in close to your neck. She pats your back as if you are the one that needs comfort. 

You can’t believe how fast time has gone. You have worked so hard to get her here, to get her to graduation, to help her get into one of the nation's most prestigious universities, to guide her to be a good and moral person, and, Mom? You've done well.

It was as if it was just yesterday that you rocked her to sleep, chased her around the toy cluttered living room as she screamed at the top of her lungs, and packed her lunch in a Disney tote for her first day of kindergarten. 

But this is it. She’s finishing high school. In just a few short months, you’ll pack up the SUV that took you to cheer her on as she cheered on the football team, that carried you through crazy traffic as you listened to her talk about life and dreams, and that created a barrier from the world when you prayed for wisdom as you parented your precious daughter. You’ll unload all her belongings as she moves out and starts a new chapter of life.

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I have an assignment for you.

Without looking at any old photos or videos, try to imagine your children 2-3 years ago. Close your eyes if you need to. What are they wearing? How were their features?

What did you love MOST about them at that age? You can’t be vague here. If it was their laugh - what did it sound like?

I’m guessing your memories are all mashed together, and you can’t remember specific details. The memories are there, but you can’t seem to get them out.

Now bring out a photo or a journal entry, and the memories will flood back! “Oh yeah! That's when Lucy's obsession with Disney princesses ended, but she started to really get serious about gymnastics. She would clear out the playroom and work on handstands for hours. I would have to push her over to get her to come to dinner."

Photographs are great. 

Written words are great. 

But even more powerful? Are your hand-written words mixed with a photograph.

Introducing the Dear Mom Project of 2017 

What is it?
The result is something that will  kick your memories back into gear,  so you can experience what I just talked about, the emotions and memories you forgot you had. 

The Dear Mom Project creates beautiful artwork of a busy mom and her children, so she can look back when her children have moved off to college or started their next phase after high school and not regret that she was always playing an oh so important support role and behind the camera. The imagery is mixed with her hand-written words answering, “what are you most proud of your child right now?” And the words or drawings of her children answering, “what do you love most about your mom?”
I'm having an early bird special. Book by April 3rd, and you’ll receive the early bird price of $97. After April 3rd, the price goes up to $127.

Dear Mom Project, Credit and 8x10 Package 

  • 30 minute portrait session of you and your children showing off your warm, loving relationship 

  • Heartwarming question & answer pages so you can remember what was most important to you about your children during this time of your life, and can feel how much your kids appreciate you with their answers. 

  • $47 portrait credit toward your artwork of choice  - great for hanging on your wall or giving as gifts (online ordering or a complimentary reveal appointment) 

  • Complimentary 8x10 artist's choice word & image collage. A mixture of beautiful photographs and hand-written words from your children and yourself will bring back the intricate moments of life “back when.”

  • Price: $97 ($127 after 4/3)

Dates and times: 

Friday, 4/7, 9am-2pm
Friday, 4/14, 10am-6pm
Saturday, 4/15, 10am-6pm
Saturday, 4/22, 9am-6pm


Location: Kimberly Danielle Portraits - in the studio

516 Darlington Trail
Fort Worth, TX 76131