My Favorite Humans

by January Harshe on August 14, 2015

I am often asked why I don’t share pictures or names of my children. The answer is simple. Their privacy. Being a blogger, speaker, and a ‘public figure’ is actually odd for me. I really appreciate my privacy when it comes to my personal life and family. I’m sure many bloggers struggle with this and I see many openly share their children and their lives with the public. That is okay, but that just has not been my comfort level. I am a mama bear. They are my cubs.

I don’t feel right sharing every detail of my children’s lives for people to do with as they wish. We live in an age of children growing up on social media (and that’s a whole other post). I can’t imagine my parents sharing all my life (publicly) on social media, becoming an adult, and it being there forever and not having a choice in the matter. Maybe I’m looking at the worst in people, but unfortunately I’ve dealt with some people and experiences that have proven me right again and again. So, I choose to keep my blogs, social media, and posts about my work while mostly leaving my children out of it. I’ve done this for over five years now.

It is hard.

When I became pregnant again and it was very public, I of course shared pictures of beardbaby. I have continued to do so the last six months. Every time I try to cut myself off, I can’t. She is too damn cute. This is my struggle. My children are obviously a huge part of my life. They are my light, my hope, my joy. To not share this is incredibly difficult. They are beautiful, funny, an amaze me on a daily basis. Of course I want to share them and their beauty regularly. As a mom though, I want to protect them.

Family and work…

Over the past two years, separating the two has become more and more challenging. With plans to homeschool (this will be new for us) and my family to travel with me more in the year to come (I miss them and want them to travel and have ever lasting experiences and memories), I want to be able to share more of our lives. We are a big, chaotic, loving family and that is something I’m proud of.

So, I would like to introduce you to my favorite humans. My beautiful family. These pictures were taken 10 days postpartum with beardbaby by Leilani Rogers, Photography ©. Our children are now ages 11, 10, 7, 6, 4, and 6 months.

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I may start to share them a little on social media as my work and family becomes more intertwined. Always with their permission. Always with love. This is me adjusting and finding a new comfort level. I hope you understand and will appreciate and love my family as much as I do.

January

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelsey August 14, 2015 at 3:10 pm

What a beautiful, beautiful family you have! So many blondies too! I love it!!

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Emilee August 14, 2015 at 3:18 pm

You have a beautiful family! Thank you for sharing them with us (the curious public).

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Sarah August 14, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Beautiful family ! Thank you for sharing!

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Krista August 14, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Thank you for sharing! What a gorgeous family you and Dr B have created! Kudos!

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Angela August 14, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Your family is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for offering us a glimpse of your life!

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Cassie August 14, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Absolutely gorgeous family!! Such love and joy shines through all of your pictures! ?

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Holly August 14, 2015 at 6:25 pm

I can only speak for myself, however through Birth Without Fear I have learned I am not alone. I am honored to have the opportunity to see your beautiful family cherish the love of one another. I am avid “follower” on snapchat and find something so giving when they pop through the background or when I hear their little voices.

my husband and I are beyond eager to meet you and your family through out the years. ?

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Ruth August 14, 2015 at 6:54 pm

I loved this! Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us and welcome to homeschooling!!! I’m a mama bear too and homeschooling fits well into our life and really works with our parenting style. I think it will for you guys too! It will be such an amazing journey for you and your husband and baby bears. I can’t wait to read about it!

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Crystal - Prenatal Coach August 14, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Aw what a beautiful family!!! Thank you for sharing with us January ?

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Kim August 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm

Oh wow! They are all so beautiful and their eyes and smiles are so filled with light. ?

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Leilani Rogers August 14, 2015 at 11:07 pm

Such an honor to document your first days as a family of 6. Love you guys!

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Leilani Rogers August 14, 2015 at 11:08 pm

Whoops I meant 6 kids, family of 8 😉

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Abigail August 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm

They are beautiful. How blessed you are!!! You are an amazing person to look up to on this motherhood journey. xoxox

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