Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Stepping out

Moms are always behind the camera right? I have to admit that I've been avoiding any photographic evidence of myself these days. If I'm not showered, and done up I avoid the camera like the plague. Most days, I attempt to rock a 2 day old ponytail while wearing my standard daily attire of sweats, mismatched socks and t-shirts that almost always have a bit of something Sienna ate that day on them. Attractive right?

While I'm far from a put together looking mom,
she doesn't care about that
she doesn't care what color my toe nails are painted {or if they're painted at all}
or if I'm wearing the most hideous pajamas ever
or that my hair is a mess

she cares that I'm HERE
that I make her giggle
that I make her feel safe
that I play with her
and most importantly that I love her to pieces

One day when she looks back at photos, I want her to see me, documented, sitting there beside her with my flaws and all. I want her see the way I looked at her & how much I loved her. Though I'm far from looking perfect I've made a commitment to myself to step out from behind the camera more starting today

Moms--stay in the picture with your kids, they'll thank you one day.


  1. You're so lucky - you are naturally beautiful, so you don't need to doll yourself up to look nice! My bf always says he thinks women look more attractive when they're natural, and then it means more when you have a date night and make the effort to put some makeup and stuff on, then they appreciate it :)

    1. aw thanks sweet friend. I don't feel so beautiful most days, but as long as Sienna is happy Im happy

  2. You look beautiful without you make-up...lucky you!!

  3. This post speaks to me on many levels! Like you, I'm always the picture taker and home video maker, so being present is something I need to work on. Thanks for the reminder! Very cute picture. :)

  4. I agree! Great post, I Rock the two day old pony most every day!

  5. I seriously couldn't agree more with this post. I think it's the reality of a stay at home mom!

  6. I need to do this more! I am going to gave to make my hubby take some next time.

  7. I love the photo of you two! I love how both have the tongues sticking out. I think that is great commitment to make for Sienna! I know one day she will love you for it! Because one sadly those pictures will be all that remains of you to her & then will be when she cherishes them the most! I know I would... You are great with her :)

  8. Time goes by too fast. Don't worry about what you look like, its about the moment you capture with your child. She's not going to be this tiny forever and you don't wanna regret not having a lot of pictures together when she was young !!


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