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Mom Moments on Mother's Day: Moms Share Favorite Photos of Themselves with Their Kids (Photos)

By Monica Bielanko |

One mom who didn't let a baby keep her from hiking to the top!

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.

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Moms and their Kids (Photos)


This photo is from Danielle of Extraordinary Mommy. She says "This one is my favorite recent photo because it captures a 'real' moment with me and my small people. This is how I love to be with them - surrounded, playing and laughing. Right now, they still love spending time with me. I will take full advantage of that as long as I possibly can. They ADORE playing practical jokes on me and at this age, there is nothing they love more that putting up 'bunny ears' behind me or putting something on my head at the moment a photo is snapped. It is enough to send them in to a fit of giggles. When I see this picture, I can actually hear Cooper laughing and feel Delaney pushed up against me. I can't help but be reminded of just how lucky am I when I see it."

You can also find Monica on her personal blog, The Girl Who.

Read more from Monica on Strollerderby:

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About Monica Bielanko


Monica Bielanko

Monica Bielanko was raised on the wild frontier of late 1970's Utah. She is a recovering Mormon who married the guitar player of an unknown band. She's been married to her Babble Voices writing partner, Serge Bielanko, for the past nine years. Her personal blog, The Girl Who was in the top ten of last year's Top 50 list. Read bio and latest posts → Read Monica's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Mom Moments on Mother's Day: Moms Share Favorite Photos of Themselves with Their Kids (Photos)

  1. Sarah says:

    This is great. Thank you for putting it together and sharing your own photo…do you miss your hair? :)

  2. Serena from Italy says:

    Thanks Monica! :)

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