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vorders
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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:01:44 PM
Someone posted this on Facebook today and I thought it was a great message for us scrapbookers, family photographers and moms.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allison-tate/mom-pictures-with-kids_b_1926073.html


The Mom Stays in the Picture

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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:10:46 PM
What a great story and how true.

I'm always trying to avoid pictures because I didn't lose the baby weight (who am I kidding, my baby is 17 ) or I didn't have time to put on full make up or I don't look stylish, etc

We need to get in the pictures we are scrapbooking. Afterall, the story we are telling has us in it.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:24:20 PM
Probably because I'm a relatively new mom (7 month old son) who has not only not lost any baby weight, but has gained 8 more pounds, have found myself for the first time since I was 16 not wearing makeup or doing my hair every.single.day., and I worry whether I'm a good mom every.single.second., this article made me cry. Thank you for posting it.

As a matter of fact, DH took a picture of me feeding the baby tonight and when I asked him if he was "taking a photo of me looking awful", he responded that 1) I looked lovely and 2) when we're old, I'm going to look back on the photo with nothing but great feelings about that moment with our son, not how I look. And he's right.

I'm going to try to get more photos with my son and not worry so much as to what I look like in them. Besides, people are probably looking at the adorable baby, not me.
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Posted: 10/3/2012 7:32:43 PM
Guilty. Boy, this really puts things back in perspective. Really lovely post.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:05:26 PM
WOW! My daughter got married about two weeks ago and once I got past how beautiful she looked and how handsome my son is ( he gave her away) I immediately focused in how fat I looked, how bad my hair looked, etc. My mother passed away 17 yrs ago and I can count on one hand how many photos we have of her. I'm changing my ways!


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Posted: 10/3/2012 8:35:30 PM
Thank you for sharing this-it is so true. I am so guilty of not printing pictures where I don't look my best. But yet my son loves to look and remember each memory.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:32:03 PM
That was awesome! Thanks for posting it!

This is one thing I make sure to do, because my dad was always behind the camera, not in the pictures. After he died, I went on a treasure hunt, and found a few photos of him that truly were a treasure! Especially since they were so rare. I didn't care that he was a bit portly, had gray hair and wrinkles, or that he looked tired. I was just excited to have pictures of my dad. It taught me a lesson. And now at some point during every family activity, I hand the camera to someone else, and I get in the picture.


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Posted: 10/3/2012 9:50:24 PM
Did anyone notice the "she's 53 and looks 27..." ad right under the article? What were they thinking?

Good article. I'm always behind the camera, but now and then, I let someone take my photo.
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