The full experience of divorce is complex and confusing for young children, but is often brushed over because kids are resilient and a mother’s reflex is to tell them it will be all right, to buck up. To hide her own pain. But what do they feel during this time? After my husband and I separated 3 years ago, I could feel a loss of innocence in my children, a growing distance between us, even as I attempted to draw them closer.  I am interested in exploring these complicated emotions and these photographs pose an interesting question: am I capturing their longing and mistrust? Or my own? I am drawn to photographs that reveal what lies under the surface, often unsaid or unrealized. This series is an expression of our shared inner life, as we navigate our new days together as a family of three.