Finally, the Joy & Ease of Being a Parent Captured by Stock Photography

Finally, the Joy & Ease of Being a Parent Captured by Stock Photography

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Carrie McBride
Oct 3, 2014
(Image credit: It's Like They Know Us)

Never before in time has parenting been so in the spotlight. It sparks political and cultural debates and everyone has an opinion about who's doing it right and who's doing it wrong. For years, Mommy blogs and lifestyle websites have tried to capture the essence of modern parenting, but, frankly, have fallen far short in depicting the evolution of parenting into the blissful, carefree experience it has become. Enter visual truth sayer: stock photography.

(Image credit: It's Like They Know Us)

To celebrate stock photography's command over the parenting Zeitgeist and to ensure it's properly documented for future generations, Sara Given and her friends created the Tumblr It's Like They Know Us.

(Image credit: It's Like They Know Us)

The Tumblr is a visual archive of the highs and...higher highs of parenting in the modern age. From our ubiquitous pristine white couches to our universal cravings for salads when we're pregnant, no other medium so beautifully and accurately captures modern homelife with children as stock photography.

(Image credit: It's Like They Know Us)

Brava, Sara. Brava, stock photography. Thank you for holding up a shiny, smudge-less mirror to our lives.

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