1430: Sometimes mothers have to go for important meetings where tracky daks are not appropriate. For ADay.org ... and an ordinary day in the life of a mum in Adelaide.
1200: Domesticity is droll. But that is the truth of my existence. As I capture the essence of each hour of what is a regular day for me, I feel I have to be representing a few hundred thousand mothers around the world who are stay-at-home mums. For me, it's not by choice. For ADay.org - 4 more images to go.
1600: It's no wonder my brain is bunged up with all this technology. Even ordinary suburban mothers need to do stuff on computers that have nothing to do with social media. Missing from the photo are said iPhone, another MacBook and and iPod. Another look at the ordinariness of my life for ADay.org
0800: A Day In The Life of an Adelaide Mum - Brushing my daughter's hair to prepare her for school
1700: My May 15 and my part in ADay.org is almost done. The second last photo of my day. Thank you to those who have spent my ordinary day with me. It's time to do what mums do at this time: prepare dinner. The hunting and gathering is different these days, but the principle is the same: we feed our children. And that is what, as parents we want to do for all of our children around the world.
1900: This human's day is done. It will be an honour when I upload all my 10 images to their site that have represented my day in humankind on this day May 15th 2012 for ADay.org, a project by the Expressions of Humankind Foundation in Sweden. It will join millions of images around the world - people documenting aspects of their lives as they live it. My day started at 0700 hours, 10 images ago ... For me it has been exhausting to go about my day and document myself in my surrounds at the same time.
0900: The morning coffee after school drop-off before my day as a mother really begins. For ADay.org It is not easy to represent the life of one human especially when the cold hard truth is how mundane our lives are. But in preparing for this project, like everything else I do, I decided that "honesty is the best policy". My decision to focus on the category "Home" is at the end of the day, is at least one portrayal of a suburban mother in a developed nation. There is nothing exciting about that.
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