This post is sponsored by CVS Pharmacy. I have been asked to help spread the word about the Put Mom in the Photo concept. This is a pertinent topic year round for moms. I can tell you first hand that moms often don’t end up in the family photos. With Mother’s Day approaching, making sure mom gets into the family photos is a topic of timely importance that I truly feel passionate about.
Challenge: Put Mom In The Photo
When you become a mother, your whole world changes. Being a mother is a blessing and you find yourself in awe of a little miracle that actually emerged from you! Naturally, most people get busy documenting their precious baby and everything that baby does. This is when I want to remind you to put mom (and dad) in the photos too. In my house, I am always grabbing the camera to catch the cuteness of my kids and the cuteness of my kids with their dad but somehow I get left out of many of the photos because I am always the one taking them. Each year as I made my annual photo book, I realized that I was missing from many of our family memories. It was easy to rectify. I just started asking, my husband, “Would you take one of me with the kids too?” and naturally he was happy to do so. For us it was just a matter of thinking about putting mom in the photo! I hope this inspires my fellow moms to get out from behind the camera and be captured in your family memories.
I think it is immensely important for mom to be in the photos because we want our kids to have those memories captured not just as we saw them but also as they saw us. They love that mom in the photo and it will warm their heart to see you just the way they remembered you. I know it floods me with positive feelings when I see a photo of my mom with me from when I was little.
Sometimes it is as simple as remembering to get out from behind the camera. Other times, it involves conquering feelings of not being happy with the way we look. Let face it, being a mom is a wonderful gift but it does change the way our body looks and it does change the amount of time we devote to our own appearance. I say, don’t let that hold you back. Your kids don’t. They love you just the way you are and you should be proud of yourself the way you are and hop on into those photos with your children because they are worth every change we experience as moms.
I hope you get out from behind the camera and find someone to snap a few photos with your kids. Do you think you will take me up on this challenge and do a family photo shoot where you step out from behind the camera and capture yourself in the family memories?
CVS Pharmacy Photo Products Make It Easy To Preserve Your Family Photos
The CVS photo products are fun and easy to create. They are a great way to add a special, personalized touch to both your own home as well as gifts for others. Grandparents love photo calendars of family. With the ease and convenience of both online and CVS Pharmacy Mobile app creation and printing, many products are even available for same-day pick up in-store at your local CVS Pharmacy. It’s a great for busy moms and families. Learn more or get started preserving our memories in photos at www.cvs.com/photo.
Instagram CVS Gift Card Giveaway
Take the pledge to put yourself in the family photo for a chance to win a $50 CVS gift card so you can create your own CVS Photo products to preserve your memories.
Visit my Instagram post below and take the pledge to put mom in the photo by saying so in the comments and also why you are proud to be a mom. A second entry can be earned by posting a family photo with you in it and tagging @familyfocusblog and @cvspharmacy and using the hashtag #PutMomInThePhoto.
We all made it in the photo! #putmominthephoto #momlife #cvsphoto #ad $50 CVS Gift Card GIVEAWAY. Rules: Follow @familyfocusblog and @cvspharmacy. Comment and/ or post photo taking the pledge to put mom in the family photos too, tagging @cvspharmacy and using hashtag #putmominthephoto. Winner selected April 12th at noon CST.
Will you take the challenge to and #PutMomInThePhoto?