Get In The Picture

As mothers in the midst of childbearing years, we hold this thing called "image insecurity." We suddenly become so engulfed in other peoples perceptions of us; how we mother, how clean we keep our homes, the size of our house, our family's image, our income status, our children's scholastic endeavors and the list goes on. However, there is one that really trips us up every time, and that is our body image. We have a tendency to be so insecure about our postpartum

bodies, our mom hair (messy) and our mom face (baggy eyes, you know I am at my wits end about this one), that we neglect the idea of being photographed. So often we say "oh, don't take a picture of me," or "No, its fine, I will just take the picture of you guys." We fall into this slump where we don't feel worthy enough to be caught in pictures because we don't feel like we are camera ready. I have come to the conclusion that we are selfish sometimes. In some moments, us mothers can make a situation about us instead of remembering to look at the bigger picture. There are two reasons we need to GET IN THE PICTURE!