Selfless Selfies: Mommy & Me, 7th ed.

21 Apr

Mommy & Me, 7th Ed. A fun link-up to share those special moments between mommies and our little ones. #motherhood @zealousmom.com

Selfies have gotten a really bad rap lately. Don’t get me wrong, if your entire Instagram feed contains your own face with different facial expressions, then you’re not helping the reputation of selfies very much. With that being said, however, I think selfies have their place.

If selfies were not meant to be, then what’s the point of the camera flipping around on a smart phone? Furthermore, sometimes selfies are necessary when you want to ask your friends if they like your new hair style or if a pair of earrings matches a new outfit. There are so many selfie options. The duck-face selife, the gym selfie, the car selfie, the dressing room selfie, etc.

Interestingly, I just looked it up on dictionary.com, and the word has been around since 2005. I was pretty impressed; I thought it was much younger than that.

Enough teasing. My two boys love having their pictures taken, especially my two-year old. He won’t smile when I ask him to, but if the photo is his idea, he’s all about it.

My five-year old finally enjoys taking pictures and will totally smile on cue at any moment. It’s a wonderful milestone to achieve. I love taking the boys on dates, and how else would we capture our sweet time together without selfies?!

I do worry about teenagers who spend time planning their next selfie instead of reading a book or studying US History, but if you’re a mom like me and you love snapping photos of you and your kiddos, then be selfish and selfie all night long.

(Ha! I am the first one to use it as a verb. Thank you very much, Mr. Webster).

Mommy & Me, 7th Ed. A fun link-up to share those special moments between mommies and our little ones. #motherhood @zealousmom.com

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40 Responses to “Selfless Selfies: Mommy & Me, 7th ed.”

  1. Carly (@puzzledpalate) April 21, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    Boo to “selfie” haters! Sometimes it is the only way to get pictures with your babies!

  2. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama April 21, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    According to a toddler, there’s NOTHING better than a forward facing phon camera! Red will now bring it to be and say, Cheese, please! :)

  3. Camilleta April 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    Adorable pics! I see nothing wrong with selfies. The problem is just with people who are obsessed with taking pictures of themselves all day, every day.

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) April 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    Selfies really do get a bad rap and I totally don’t mind them – unless they are the ones in a dirty public bathroom. Those are kind of trashy, but other than that – bring it :)

  5. sippycupmom April 21, 2014 at 11:23 pm #

    I love these pics! I sometimes get tired of people posting a ton of themselves with different facial expressions. My kids love to take selfies with me and they are totally necessary for new haircuts and outfits like you said!

  6. Jessica April 22, 2014 at 9:46 am #

    I love taking photos with my daughter. She just learned what a selfie is yesterday and I caught her taking a few with her fake Frozen camera! I love this age because she actually cooperates and will take photos with me.

  7. Ashley April 22, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    Pics with kids are totally different than 101 of yourself making different faces. Love this!

  8. gaynycdad April 22, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    Those are adorable. I am so bad at taking selfies that my subjects have usually run away by the time I get it right!

  9. Kecia April 22, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    Cute selfies with your boys! Selfies have been around since they got popular on MySpace (remember MySpace angles??). I am not sure why they are getting a bad rep all of a sudden. I don’t take them often, only when I need to!

  10. Brandi Best April 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    I do selfies. Only when I must it seems though! LOL I really prefer being BEHIND the camera lens though.

  11. Tracey Tabone April 22, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    Awesome pic! Nothing wrong with a good selfie!

  12. casavilorainteriors April 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    I have against selfies, but I really don’t like taking pictures of myself. They never come out great. Lol. Your selfies are pretty cute :-)

  13. casavilorainteriors April 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    I meant to say, I have nothing against selfies. Lol

  14. Henrietta April 22, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    I enjoy seeing other people’s selfies — I’m bad about not sharing many of myself, though I’ve been trying to do so more this year. My college age son is a selfie-aholic :D

  15. Angela April 22, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    I love sneaking a selfie with my son. He’s a bit camera shy.

  16. Melissa Coleman April 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    “Selfies” with your kiddos are never a bad thing. Great pictures!

  17. valmg @ Mom Knows It All April 22, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    I have no problem with selfies themselves, I just don’t like how I look in pictures.

  18. Jenn @ The Rebel Chick April 22, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    Those selfies with your loved ones are the best kind!

  19. karenssunnysoirees April 22, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    Very cute selfies! I’m not big on the selfie but I do love taking pictures with me daughter.

  20. Beth@FrugalFroggie April 22, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    Cute pictures with you and your boys. Now I have that selfie song in my head.

  21. Rosey April 22, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    My husband has just started taking selfies recently and it cracks me up!! My kids all do it too (the big ones). Even the little one does, come to think of it, on his VTech camera, buwahahahha

  22. lovenerdmaggie April 22, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

    If selfies didn’t exist, I would almost never have a photo with my husband. Yay to selfies!

  23. Liz Mays April 22, 2014 at 11:57 pm #

    We’d never be in photos if we didn’t take them! At least I wouldn’t!

  24. Cam | Bibs and Baubles April 23, 2014 at 12:36 am #

    What Liz said! If I don’t take photos of myself, you’d never know I existed. I am just documenting my existence for the sake of history! LOL!

  25. Janeane Davis April 23, 2014 at 12:43 am #

    Selfies are fun because they give us a way to be in the action and memoires instead of just taking the picures of our families having fun.

  26. aleshafulltimemama April 23, 2014 at 12:47 am #

    So I totally do the occasional selfie with my kids because, like Liz said above, I’m not IN photos hardly at all otherwise! Not just with them either, but with my husband (who is horrible at photos).

  27. Mommy2Jam April 23, 2014 at 1:59 am #

    HA i had to laugh I am always taking selfies of my boys and I. I think they are fun and boo to those who are haters. LOL

  28. Krystal April 23, 2014 at 7:10 am #

    Even my toddler knows how to take a selfie! He will hold the phone out VERY far in front of him and smile. It’s adorable.

  29. Jenni Polly Eaves April 23, 2014 at 7:56 am #

    Selfies are soo much fun! I stink at taking them, but they’re still fun. For some reason, they always turn out better in the car…LOL!

  30. Christie April 23, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    Selfies with kids are encouraged!! I just dont want to see 100 pics of you making a weird face back-to-back on my feed :)

  31. keikilanij April 23, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    I love taking pics with my kids. It is hilarious how much they will goof off just to take a picture.

  32. Autumn April 23, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    Adorable selfie with your son! My daughter and I goof off and take a TON together, but I usually don’t post them – unless I look fab! j/k They do serve a purpose.

  33. Onica {MommyFactor} April 23, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    Since my son was born we take lots of photos together. Many of them selfies. He’s so use to it that now he can take selfies himself…with me in the background. LOL

  34. Amanda April 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    I take tons of selfies with my son. Otherwise we are never in the pictures together! Selfies of myself? Only when I need to!

  35. Krissy Higgins (@Krissy_r) April 23, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    I take selfies with my kids all the time – if not, I’d probably never have any pictures of us together except at holidays! I love selfiing – lol.

  36. Ashley M April 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    I totally agree. Im a stay at home mom and would never have photographs with my kids if not for selfies.

  37. amittenfull April 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm #

    Selfies can be a lot of fun. Yes I hate seeing peoples newsfeeds full of just selfies- but every now and then it’s fun! Your boys are super cute and so are you!

  38. Amanda W April 24, 2014 at 1:04 am #

    I take a lot of selfies with my children! If I didn’t then there wouldn’t be many pictures with them.

  39. Marina (@mommysnippets) April 24, 2014 at 7:27 am #

    I really need to take more selfies to ensure Mama’s in the pics too!

  40. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? April 27, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

    I think mom-selfies are totally awesome. After all, we are the ones with the kiddos most of the time, so one of us has to take the picture!

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