Confession time: I am terrible – TERRIBLE – at managing my photos. There’s really no excuse, except that it’s gotten so out of hand I don’t even know where to begin. So I don’t. When my phone’s storage was full, I just got one with more memory so I didn’t have to worry about going through, transferring and deleting pics. When my camera runs out of memory, I dump all of the photos somewhere and start over.
They are literally all over the place – on share sites, my blog, shutterfly, my phone, dropbox, and my camera. It’s a hot mess. One that I seriously need to get a handle on… one of these days. I’m an organized person. But when it comes to photos, I admit it. I’m a hoarder.
I bring this up, because I’m participating in the Mom is Here campaign and sweepstakes with the Sprout Channel. The challenge – to stop what you are doing and enjoy the moment with your child. Get out from behind the lens and be in front of the camera. It’s to live in the moments and photos, not just watch them. Show your kids now and in the future that you were there.
No problem, I thought. I’ll nip this in the bud straight off the bat and just grab a photo from one of my stashes across the world wide web. Only, I looked and discovered… I’ve got pics of my kids. I have photos of the pup. I’ve got more than a lifetime’s worth of styled food shots, and I’ve got plenty of pics of the hubs. But me? I’m missing. Mom is apparently NOT here. At least not in the photos.
Therefore, I have an announcement: I’m gonna get in those photos. Bring on the family selfie! If my kid is doing something cute, I’m gonna snuggle up right next to him and take a photo of us. I’m going to ask friends, family, and strangers to take photos with me in the picture. Oh, and I’m going to start wearing a bra and mascara a wee bit more often too. 😉
I’m kicking this mission off today. It’s spring break baby and I’m living it up WITH my children. Here are a few pics from today’s adventures:
Wanna join in on the #MomIsHere fun? Snap a photo with you and your child(ren) and share it with Sprout between now and April 27th. Get all of the details here: http://bit.ly/MomIsHere
One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $2,000 Spa Prize Package, and ten lucky winners will receive $100 Spa Gift Card. Every entrant has a chance to be featured on Sprout and on their electronic Times Square Billboard! If that doesn’t say MOM IS HERE, I don’t know what does.
This message will not self destruct, but you may if years later you can’t find pics with the kids and you. There are no second chances. Enter the contest, but most importantly – enter your family photos!
This sponsored post was written while participating in my partnership with Sprout and One2One Network, but as always, all opinions are my own.