Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mom photo challenge. Are you game?

Some of you may remember this blog post about an article titled, "Mom Stays in the Picture".  You can read that post HERE and the article HERE.  If you haven't read the article yet, take a minute to click and read. I posted that after reading it I was a bit convicted at how many pictures of myself I delete or avoid being in.

I vowed to change that.  And with the help of a dear bloggy friend, Melissa, I am.  Since that article we have been occasionally taking photos of ourselves with our kiddos.  We share them on facebook and tag one another. :)  It always make me smile.

Our new thought is to be sure to take (or have someone else take) at least one picture a month of us with some or all of our children.  At the end of the year, we can do a post on all of our Mom pictures.

Here is my first attempt at my January picture:

Here is my second attempt:

Thankfully right after taking this, our teenage neighbor came out to play in the snow and she was able to take a better one.

Finally, here is my January "Mom Stays in the Picture" picture:

So, are you up for the mom photo challenge?  I really think your kids will thank you one day.


  1. What about "big sister stays in the photo" challenge? Would that work?:)

  2. Ever since reading your first post I've been making a point to take photos of myself with my boys, both together and separately and posting them on Facebook. I'm already so thankful for your call to action as these photos have quickly become some of my favorite to date!

  3. Great thought! I think I've gone years without a photo of me. There's going to be a huge gap in our family pictures from my wedding pictures to when the grandkids come, if I don't start changing things. :)

  4. What a great idea!I'm almost always the one behind the camera.