One of my favorite things to do is take photos. However, I recently noticed I have about five good photos of me with my kids compared to 1005 photos of my husband with the kids.
It’s a common theme among the moms who submitted photos to me for this little project. As my colleague, Meredith Carroll said when I asked if she had a photo of herself and her kids I could use, “I have, like, two pictures of me with my kids over the past 3.5 years. I take all the pictures so I’m in none of them. Sad, right? My kids will never know what I looked like at this time in their lives.”
It is sad! Moms, we need to hand over the camera to dad more often and demand he take a few photos of us with our kids! And no need to try for that “perfect photo”. As you’re about to see, it’s the goofy, silly, unplanned moments that make for the photographs we’ll remember forever.
I managed to find a photo of myself with my children that my husband took and it’s definitely one of my favorites. Mostly because it’s one of the rare photos of me with both kids wherein I am wearing make-up and don’t look like ass, know what I’m saying?
Thank you to all the moms who submitted their favorite photos. Using your personal photos is my favorite and I am always blown away that people entrust me with these precious parts of their lives. The thing that struck me most was the pure love and joy with which each mom writes about her children. Moms rule!
Click onward to see my photo and those from several other mothers who sent me their favorite photos of themselves with their kids.
You can also find Monica on her personal blog, The Girl Who.
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