Focus on Mom Photo Challenge (January)

One of the blogs I follow is hosting a photo challenge in which the only requirement is that Mom (that’s me) be in the photos. When I read about the challenge it got me to thinking about how few pictures I am in because I’m always behind the camera. Granted, I also don’t particularly like what I look like in photos, so I try to avoid it a lot of the time. However, if these pictures I’m taking are supposed to be recording memories, I really should be in them. After all, I’m a part of their lives every single day. Seems kind of odd to never see me. So, despite my cringing at how I look, I am going to happily meet this monthly challenge from Working on a Project.

When I first tried to get myself in the photos I could not find the timer setting on my camera. So I did the cheesy “hold-the-camera-out-and-push-the-button” technique. They had fun.



Classic Kiss Shot

Classic Kiss Shot

Classic Kiss Reverse

Classic Kiss Reverse

Then today I finally found the timer function and also remembered that I have a remote. So I practiced with it a couple of times before the kids woke up from their nap and when they asked me to “read” the Umizoomi Math Activity books (they pulled it down from a shelf and this was the first time we ever looked at them), I set up the camera and grabbed the remote. I’m disappointed that the remote is so obvious in the pictures, but I do like that I captured the moment.

Umizoomi Activity Book

Working through the Umizoomi Activity Book.

Smart Kids!

Smart Kids!

I am so glad that Nicollete put together this challenge. I hope that anyone reading this will consider joining in, as it’s so important to remember to include ourselves in the memories we are recording.


Filed under Focus on Mom, Parenting, photography, toddlers

2 responses to “Focus on Mom Photo Challenge (January)

  1. I love all of these so much! The kids are really going to treasure these when they are older. Thanks for linking up!

  2. Cute pics. Love that you used a timer and have a remote. i have to give that a whirl one of these days!!! 🙂

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