Mommy and Me

February 19, 2010 in mommy and me

Recently, when looking for a picture of myself for my profile, I realized I had almost none of them.  Then, my mom came into town, and finally captured a good picture showing that “mommy really does exist.”

I learned I wasn’t alone.  So many other moms commented that they weren’t in picture, either.   In fact, they were missing from photo albums and scrapbooks, too.

Too often, we are the ones behind the camera instead of in the pictures.  We capture all of the moments with our kiddos, but almost none with us.

So, I am starting up a “Mommy and Me Monday.”  I am challenging you to get at least a picture of yourself with you child, or children once a week.  Then, on Mondays, you post that “Mommy and Me” picture with or without a story or fun anecdote about you and that child (not necessarily relating to the picture, just about you and the subject of that picture).

Of course, I know we all aren’t mommies…post pictures of you with your furbabies, or dads if you are the ones typically armed with the camera, let somebody else capture, you.

I also ask that you grab the code and post the button below.  Then fill out the linky every Monday.  That way, we can all say hi to the other mommies out there that aren’t photographed.


Mommy and Me Monday at Really, Are You Serious?

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onangelwings February 22, 2010 at 3:08 pm
Angie February 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Such a great idea!! I may have to link up soon :)


Twitter: darciegust
February 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I actually started a NEW blog separate from my 'regular' blog for this very thing – and every day for 2010 (well, so far all but 1) I am getting IN pictures with my kids. I don't know if I can keep it up all year, but I'm trying. The pics are far from glamerous – but there will be proof that I existed!


michelle February 22, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I am a new follower. I am looking forward to read more….


michelle February 22, 2010 at 9:01 pm
Twitter: creativelyb
February 23, 2010 at 3:49 am

I love this idea. I'm late in posting it but I just had to when I seen the Meme. Here is mine:


Erin March 8, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I think I need to join in on this fun next week!!! I am also barley ever in any pictures :)


Laurie March 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm

I realized this also on my own blog, that I have hardly any pics of me. I vowed to take pics with my kids no matter how I hideous I think I look- the 3 men in my life dont think that and STILL love me. Good idea!


Shannon (CMo3) March 19, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Hi there, I found you through Friday follow. I am your newest follower., Hope you will come by and follow me also!


Shannon March 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Great idea! I'm in!


Kady L. April 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Fantastic idea! I will put this on my to-do list for after April!


pixie April 12, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Great idea! I'm never in ANY of the pictures from family events! Often I just hand the camera to Hubby and demand him to take at least ONE with me in it!!


dorry lyn June 25, 2012 at 1:32 am

will be joining :)


Melissa Ryan September 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Just linking up. I love the idea behind this blog hop.
Melissa Ryan´s last blog post ..If Given a Free Day


Krystyn September 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Thanks! Glad you are linking up!


charlene k November 6, 2012 at 3:05 am

Thank you for sharing your “be in a picture strategy.” I am never in pictures with my family because I am taking them and now I realize that that has to stop. I missed this Monday but I am putting it on my calendar and hope to join the families before me on linky.

Thanks for this wonderful idea.


Krystyn November 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

So glad you are putting it on your calendar. So often I use the front camera on my phone….and that’s good enough:)


Daphne aka "Mushy Mamma"
Twitter: mushymamma
November 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Krystyn-Thank you for putting this together, such a wonderful idea. I just recently became aware that I have a lot of pics of everyone but me with my son and it made me sad. So I remembered this linky and was able to post this week, thanks to a snapshot taken by his teacher.
Daphne aka “Mushy Mamma”´s last blog post ..Mamma’s baby is 4!


Krystyn November 14, 2012 at 10:52 am

I’m glad you found the link up and you were inspired to get in the picture!


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