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Old 10-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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Touching Article-A must read for all moms!

A friend shared this article today and it really touched my heart and got me thinking. All you mothers should give this a read.

http://thefloridafamily.com/2012/10/...n-the-picture/
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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Such a sweet story and so true. I used to joke that if I died while me DD was young she'd never remember me because it's always me behind the camera. Add to that that I'm never comfortable in front of the camera and you'd think she was solely raised by her dad. Now that she's almost 17 I don't worry about that anymore but will take the message from this story and make sure, no matter how unhappy I am with myself, that I will be in the picture, for her.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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Another reason Moms LOVE Disney! I swear I'm invisible until our Disney vacations! Thanks to all the Photopass photographers!
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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Darn that article, it made me teary-eyed! And it is so true. I have numerous times flinched at the idea of being IN the pictures with my kids because I worry that I don't look skinny enough or pretty enough. Honestly, I am in only about a handful of photos with them and now I feel awful because time has been wasted. I'm sure my kids don't care that I'm not a size 4 with perfect features and manicured hair/nails. I look back on my own childhood pics and there are barely any of my own mother too. Time to break the cycle, lol!
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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That about sums it up!!!!
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:40 PM   #6
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I have very few pictures of my own mother when she was a young mother and there are very few of myself with my children.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:52 PM   #7
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Seems like it's time to make a change ladies.

I'm breaking the cycle. How can I tell my daughter she's good enough when I'm not setting the right example. She loves me, worts and all. From now on, no more hiding.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:19 PM   #8
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When I found out about PhotoPass+ I asked my husband what he thought (it is quite a bit of money for something I usually do myself) and he moved it to the top of the list of 'extras' for this reason, I am never (or rarely) in any pictures. It was a good point and made the decision (for something I wanted anyway ) guilt free. I am looking forward to getting some character pictures with the whole family (I know I could have done this in the past but we never did, just the kids)
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That article was written by a friend of mine. It's all so true. And I'm so proud of her for saying it and getting it out there publicly.

I'm a family photographer and I have told many moms almost word for word what Allison said. Love it. When your children look at images of you, they don't see your extra weight. they don't see the flaws you think you have. they see the woman who loves them. and that woman is beautiful.

Now, they're doing a photo challenge. I encourage everyone to participate! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_1936956.html
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #10
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That article was written by a friend of mine. It's all so true. And I'm so proud of her for saying it and getting it out there publicly.

I'm a family photographer and I have told many moms almost word for word what Allison said. Love it. When your children look at images of you, they don't see your extra weight. they don't see the flaws you think you have. they see the woman who loves them. and that woman is beautiful.

Now, they're doing a photo challenge. I encourage everyone to participate! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_1936956.html
Tell your friend Allison she is beautiful.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:45 PM   #11
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Great article...
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #12
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I am so very guilty of this myself. I have a handful of pictures of me with the kids because I hate to get my picture made. Even at Disney, I stay out of them but the last time we were there my daughter took a picture of me with my son and I cherish that picture. It was at the end of the day and all of my makeup had worn off but it was still cute of us. I have got to make more of an effort to change the way I feel about having my picture made. Thanks for the eye opener.
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Tell your friend Allison she is beautiful.
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