a few months ago i read a great and inspiring arcticle in the huffington post about moms always taking photos of the kids/husbands with kids, but not really with themselves with their children. and we moms miss out! our kids miss out.
i don't have many photos of my mom and i together and i think it's sad. i would like that. (mama, do you have more than i have?)
i have been thinking about something i would like to do with this blog, something regular. something that keeps me motivated, gives me a little "kick in the behind" if you'd like to call it like that. (i do.)
so, here is the other new years resolution (besides wearing more lipstick - and i have failed so far) i meantioned in my previous post:
taking a photo of myself with matilda every day.
i might not always look my best, i might not always have the cutest clothes or make-up on. but it's about capturing the precious moments with my daughter and children to come for future memories.
i love how the author alison tate put it:
"When I look at pictures of my own mother, I don't look at cellulite or hair debacles. I just see her -- her kind eyes, her open-mouthed, joyful smile, her familiar clothes. That's the mother I remember. My mother's body is the vessel that carries all the memories of my childhood. I always loved that her stomach was soft, her skin freckled, her fingers long. I didn't care that she didn't look like a model. She was my mama."
we bloggers tend to show the "perfect" side, i am guilty of that as well. but i want to "keep it real" more often on here, show what i really look like every day and not rush to refresh my make up before i take a photo.
here is to a new start, creating more memories. something great, honest, vulnerable.
are you with me?