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.

Head to the home page for the most recent Mommy and Me post and link up.


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  1. Cool! Get ready for pics of me with zoE and Leroy. Though they are four legged fur balls, they are definitely my babies! I don't think I have a single picture of me with both of them. This will even be a challenge for us parents with non-human babies.

  2. Oh I cant wait!! Thos is going to be fun!!
    Almost all of the pics of Landon and I are self portraits! lol
    We are pros at it now! 😉

  3. I'm in girl! Although I usually despise pics of myself–come to think of it, it's prob bc I never get any pics of me!

    Is it okay if I write up a post about this on my blog? I think it's a GREAT idea!


  4. I am so in!!! I love this idea!! It will make my hubby actually take pictures!!1 😉

  5. FABULOUS idea! I heard about this from Chelle's blog and I love it. Following you now, too! 🙂

  6. Fabulous idea! I'm always the one behind the camera as well and have NO pictures of myself with my kids! I'll be joining you on Monday!

  7. This is so me, not many picture of me with the kids. This will be fun!

  8. Candy (Mama Lion) says:

    this is a great idea! cant wait 🙂

  9. excellent idea friend. have i told you lately that i think you are brilliant?

  10. That's a great idea!………(I finally caught up with your blog….sorry I didn't have a chance to type out comments all over……)
    I can't believe the girls are getting so big……

  11. I think this is a great idea because, as you know, I'm not a mommy, but I find that I am usually the one taking the pictures! There are hardly any pictures of Dearest and I together…boo!

  12. I'm not a mommy, but I love this idea.
    Great thinking–but teachers always have the best ideas!

  13. Love this idea! I do not have very many photos of myself with my girls either. I am always taking the pictures. I definitely want to join in so I can get some pictures taken.

  14. That is a great thing to do for the un-photographed Mommie!

  15. What a wonderful idea! I'm up for the challenge! I too have recently noticed the same, I do not seem to exist in photos much! lol

  16. Fabulous idea! I can't wait till next monday when I can participate. I will work real hard this week to get a cute picture of me and my kids 🙂 I too am an unphotographed mommy who needs some love!!

  17. Such a great idea!! I may have to link up soon 🙂

  18. 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!

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

  20. I think I need to join in on this fun next week!!! I am also barley ever in any pictures 🙂

  21. 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!

  22. 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!!

  23. charlene k says:

    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.

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

  24. 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.

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

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