Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I am a MOTHER....and a traveler with my daughter

Name: Claire
Location: Jordan

"Being a mom is the most rewarding thing I've done in my life. While the sleepless nights are tough, the endless smiles during the day and the adventures we enjoy together are more satisfying than anyone could have described to me" - Claire

I am a MOTHER....cherish

Name: Sara
Location: Arizona, USA

"Being pregnant is one of the many aspects of being a mother that I cherish. So, I love that this picture not only captures that, but also my sweet first-born who made me a mother!" - Sara

Monday, May 30, 2011

I am a MOTHER....of grown children and a daughter

Name: Vicki
Location: Florida

"My daughter, myself, and my mom who turned 80 years old this month. In July, she and my dad will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary." - Vicki

I am a MOTHER....bonding

Name: Kendra
Location: Arizona, USA

"This was taken very shortly (an hour maybe) after giving birth to my son Alec (he turns 1 year old tomorrow--May 1). I am cradling him in my arms while listening to my own mother as we discuss the miracle that has just taken place. His birth was a special experience for me, and I love how the shared experience of childbirth bonds me to my own mother and to all the women who came before us and sacrificed to bring forth human life." - Kendra

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I am a little worried.....

I know summer puts a strain on everyone's time. We are doing more, away more, have more kids around, etc. 
In return, I am having LESS to post and share about for June's theme - EEK!!!! So far there have not been a lot of photos submitted. :(

I love this photo project. I love to see the snapshots and stories that come into my inbox. But it all depends on you being willing to share. Just a tiny bit of you. I'd love this to continue and grow so hopefully I will receive enough photos to fill the month. 
I don't do this blog for money or anything like that. I just wanted to do it. I just felt that I "needed" to do it. I know some themes have been easier than other but it's the ones that maybe we view as a bit hard or tough - maybe those are the ones we really need to do and share :) 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I am a MOTHER....and a Mountain Biker

Name: Carrie
Location: California, USA

"Mountain biking with my daughters, teaching them how to conquer a hill when they think they can't do it, and seeing their confidence grow in front of my eyes brings rewards on the trail and in life." - Carrie

Friday, May 27, 2011

I am a MOTHER....cuddle moments

Name: Kristen
Location: Texas, USA

"I am a BIG adovocate of mothers getting in pictures, so I do pass my camera off to my husband quite a bit.  I love this shot of my daughter and I becuase I LOVE to smother my children with kisses. This is a cuddle moment that makes me happy, and the look on her face is priceless" - Kristen

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I am a MOTHER....to little ones

Name: Amy
Location: Indiana, USA

"I love these little ones! Though they drive me crazy at times, their cuddles and kisses make up for it every time." - Amy

I am a MOTHER....raising ones

Name: Lisa
Location: Kansas, USA

"Our first picnic of the year (tonight). My 10 year old caught us chatting; Erin was telling me that she plans to be the first one to tell her brothers' girlfriends that they'd better be treating them right....already a mother (and ham for the camera) at 7" - Lisa

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I am a MOTHER....greatest dream

Name: Linsay
Location: Utah, USA

"Because of her, my greatest dream came true, to become a mother." - Linsay

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I am a MOTHER....from a distance

Name: Taryn
Location: California, USA

"Separated since February and living in two different states; my daughter is spending this Spring/Summer with her Daddy. She and I have been apart a month now and my heart hurts everyday. The power and strength of being her Mommy keeps me going because when she is hurt, upset, sad or angry I can still ease all of those emotions with a phone call. I know a hug and a kiss would make it instantly better, but it helps to know that our bond is so strong that my voice, whether singing a song or reading a story (or 5) works wonders." - Taryn

I am a MOTHER....time to be silly

Name: Sara
Location: Mexico
"There are times when, while Renata and I goof around and she insists we take selfportraits, the attached photo was taken last month and you can see by her expression that she is being silly."

Monday, May 23, 2011

I am a MOTHER....enjoying the journey

Name: Jennifer
Location: Texas, USA

"I am a mother because of the blessing of Adoption...God closed one important door in my life as a woman, yet opened a more compensating and blessed door when my son was born almost 5 years ago. My sister-in-law took this photo of the two of us {just down the road from my childhood home}--I feel it speaks to our journey down life's road together as mother and son." - Jennifer

I am a MOTHER....rewarded

 Name: Jamie
Location: Utah, USA

"Being a Mom was not part of my plan, the plan was to be a big shot in the business world, but here I am and I wouldn't change a thing.  Being a Mom is the hardest job I have ever had, and sometimes I feel like I am not good enough for the job, but it is also the most rewarding job ever." - Jamie

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I am a MOTHER....& a daughter

Name: Stephanie
Location: Utah, USA

"I am a Mother, but also a daughter who still calls her Mom everyday just to chat...for hours :)" - Stephanie

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I am a MOTHER....all together

Name: June
Location: Utah, USA

"I have four kids and love being a mom! 
This picture is one of my very favorite pictures because of the look on my daughters face.  I wanted us all to be together so even though we were squished, I made everyone stop and look up while I took a picture.  We were on a family campout and all of us had to share one very small tent!  I believe Families are Forever, but that night I was very glad families are not forever in a tent!" - June

Friday, May 20, 2011

I am a MOTHER....1 and now another

Name: Courtney
Location: Florida, USA

'I am so blessed to be the mommy of this sweet little boy and now he's going to be a big brother.  I couldn't be happier." - Courtney

I am a MOTHER....happiest spot

Name: Melany
Location: Tennessee, USA

"This is a photo that I took of my kids and myself just having fun. I love it because I am literally sandwiched between the two of them and we each look so different - yet are so made for each other. It's ME in my happiest spot - being a mom. :)" - Melany

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I am a MOTHER....through the years

Name: Jan
Location: California, USA

"These photos are of my daughters and I. Carrie and Sharon are in their teens, late 20's and 40's." - Jan

I am a MOTHER....memories

Name: Vivian
"Our destiny may be to live in opposite parts of the world but my memories with my mother and daughter are precious. Here in our trip to Vegas ready to party with our friend Shakira." - Vivian

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I am a MOTHER....importance of my role

Name: Makana
Location: Texas, USA

"These two hang on my wall and remind me of the importance of both my role as a good wife and a good mom. When I am close to my breaking point I can look at these and remember why I prayed and prayed to have a baby and what it felt like the very first time to hold her in my waiting arms. " - Makana

I am a MOTHER....little moments

I figured I had better be sure to share at least 1 photo from my own life this month

Name: Megan
Location: Utah, USA

"Motherhood is full of crazy, busy loud moments but it's the little moments that can sometimes leave a mark on my heart." - Megan

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Announcing Junes Theme

I know with Summer coming on we are all going to get a bit busier. The enjoyable days of summer are just about here so let's keep the topic somewhat light and easy! 

What's the common question we all get asked when we meet someone? 
"So, what do you do?"
Was that your guess?
Here is a time when "labels" can be placed on us or we can place them on ourselves. And all labels aren't bad. I am just saying this question is one of those times that we have to choose a category or a word to tell people what we do.

(photo courtesy of Jennifer who works at HGTV in Tennessee)
Owly Images

SO - What do you do? What's your profession? Are you a stay at home mom? Are you a nurse? Are you a business owner? Are you a teacher? are you a photographer, secretary, crosswalk guard, etc? Are you several of those things? pick one to highlight and snap a photo. I think this is a great way to document your "work place" and/or how you look at this time.

(photo courtesy of Kay - 7th grade math teacher in Utah)

Capture yourself in your "profession" and/or DAY JOB and share what a snippet of what your day looks like.
Start submitting your photos today!

Who I am with WhipperBerry

I came across a wonderful series that the Whipperberry girls are doing - Who I am.

Here's what Heather had to say,  "As a blogger I have found such joy in finding myself in a way that I never knew I could.  At times my eyes have been clouded by so many things... responsibilities, self-doubt, comparing myself to others, sometimes losing "me" to my role of wife and mother.  I started to not see the beauty in everyday life.  Through blogging the clouds have lifted, I can see the beauty in life, and giggle at the silliness of it all.  When I expressed these thoughts to some other bloggers who I greatly admire, they echoed the same feelings. So... in honor of Mother's Day this month I have created the "Who I Am" event.  I have shared who I am and throughout the month will share posts from other bloggers telling us "who they are."  Come on over to WhipperBerry, it's going to a hoot!"

and if you missed me sharing "who I am" on Thursday the 12th, you can find it here....

I am a MOTHER....Purpose

Name: Lyric
Location: Texas, USA

"My life is fulfilled. I have found my purpose. I am a mother." - Lyric

Monday, May 16, 2011

I am a MOTHER....with humor

Name: April
Location: California, USA

"Here's two of our family exactly how we are....silly! Love being their mothers and that my hubby has a great sense of humor too!" - April

I am am MOTHER....favorite role

Name: Jodi
Location: Canada

"This is a picture of my teen daughter (I also have a 1 year old daughter), myself and my mom. We all love to be creating in the kitchen and we all love each other like crazy. I’m very blessed to have my kids, my hubby, Jim, and a loving set of parents and grandparents. My favorite role is that of ‘mom’." - Jodi

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I am a MOTHER....belonging

Name: Lara
Location: Utah, USA

"The closest I've ever come to winning the lottery, is the opportunity I've had to belong to these two women.  I am rich beyond description." - Lara  {aka Ellie G}

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I am a MOTHER....1 that is waiting

Name: Gisselle
Location: Utah, USA

"Even after a loss of a baby {my baby} , I am a mother. My Angel is waiting for me." - Gisselle

I am a MOTHER....playful moments

Name: Mary
Location: New Jersey, USA

"I love being a Mommy to these two wonderful kids! But, it always seems so much of our life is structured around work, school, sports and activities. This is one of my favorite photos because it conveys such a sense of playful spontaneity - plus, it has my Daddy in it, so happy and content!" - Mary

Friday, May 13, 2011

I am a MOTHER....wrapped tightly

 Name: Meredith
Location: California, USA

"In this picture the exhaustion from all those late night feedings is front and center, it's obvious that no makeup has come near my face in weeks, AND: It's one of my favorite pictures! My healthy 7 month old is wrapped tightly in my arms, who needs makeup? " - Meredith

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I am a MOTHER....living joyfully despite...

Name: Laurie
Location: In the South, USA

"I am a mom of 3 (ages 14, 11, 9) living joyfully despite (and sometimes because of) almost daily migraine pain for 10 years now. I continue to fight for relief, including regular injections directly into my head (fun!) - but I accept my situation and strive to thrive with it, using it as God would have me to do. I love life, SUPER LOVE being a Mom and wife, and am so thankful for all my blessings!" - Laurie

I am a MOTHER....silhouette

Name: Roberta
Location: Hawaii

"An unmistakable shadow!" - Roberta

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I am a MOTHER....to amazing women

 Name: Rochelle
Location: Idaho, USA

"How did my 4 little girls in ribbons and curls turn into such amazing women....Turn around - I am so blessed." - Rochelle

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Motherhood Matters Challenge - day 9

(please go to the Motherhood Matters site to find out more...)

Day 9 Challenge:

Ask a more experienced mother about the long-term rewards of motherhood. 

"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters very much." - Jackie Kennedy

I am a MOTHER....to future mothers

Name: Candee
Location: Idaho, USA

"These are the future mothers I get to be a mother to now." - Candee

Monday, May 9, 2011

Motherhood Matters Challenge - day 8

(please go to the Motherhood Matters site to find out more...)

Day 8 Challenge:

Tell your children or those you mother what you love about being a

"You are the trip I did not take. You are the pearls I cannot buy. You are my blue Italian lake. You are my piece of foreign sky." - Anne Campbell

I am a MOTHER....do anything

Name: Jaymee
Location: Montana

"Me and my little girl singing her favorite song "The itsy bitsy spider." I have a rule that I "don't sing in public - ever." For this little one though, I would do anything, even sing in public. A true act of unconditional love for me." - Jaymee

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Motherhood Matters Challenge - day 7

(please go to the Motherhood Matters site to find out more...)

Day 7 Challenge:

Blog, Facebook, or Tweet what you love and enjoy about motherhood.

"Show me highly a society reverences its Mothers and I can tell you the health of that society." - Bill Sunday

Happy Mother's day!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Motherhood Matters Challenge - day 6

(please go to the Motherhood Matters site to find out more...)

Day 6 Challenge:

Call a friend and recognize her efforts as a mother.

"My Mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her." - George Washington

Friday, May 6, 2011

Motherhood Matters Challenge - day 5

(please go to the Motherhood Matters site to find out more...)

Day 5 Challenge:
Make a list of the skills and attributes that you bring to the role of a

" I looked on child rearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that demanded the best that I could bring to it" - Rose Kennedy

I am a MOTHER....sweet kisses

Location: Florida, USA

"Sweet kisses from my baby makes my day." - Tiffany

Thursday, May 5, 2011

5 things with No Biggie

Kami from No Biggie is running a 2 week feature with bloggers and mothers from all over sharing 5 things they love about being a Mom

She says, "These posts are my way of helping us all remember the joys we share in motherhood: the most important role we have." - Kami

Jump over to No biggie and check out her Motherhood series!  
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