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The Jealousy Trap: Those Deceiving Family Photos

Carrie Kenny | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Carrie Kenny

Someone looking at my old albums might see a picture of me as a new mom, holding a sleeping baby and think how precious and sweet it is. I remember what that was really like. The lighting in the picture hides the spit up on my shirt.

Why Single Mom Selfies Are So Important

Jessica Ashley | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Jessica Ashley

Counting myself in has been one of the greatest exercises of being a single mother, and it has not always been easy. Even when the numbers only go up to TWO, adding myself in -- and then clicking the camera button -- has reinforced with each photo that I am important, my face matters, I am still here.

Why I Take So Many Pictures

Leslie Blanche | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Leslie Blanche

I'm not photo-obsessed. I spend plenty of time playing and laughing with my family without a phone or camera in my hand. With that being said, there are currently 2,390 pictures in my camera roll on my phone.

The Power of Photographs

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.29.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Where does all the time go? Does it sit in a plastic bin of photos, waiting to be let out like a genie in a bottle, taking me back to moments I would never remember without these glossy images to remind me?

Why Our 'Imperfect' Moments Are Perfect To Our Children

Allison Tate | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Allison Tate

Mom was there. That's what is important. THAT'S what is perfect, in the eyes of our children. I know this from experience.

Wonderful Winter Photos Within Reach

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 03.01.2014 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

From using window light to learning how to work with snow to get the best results winter can be a great opportunity to learn a few new tricks and captures some beautiful images.

Don't Let Your Family Photos Fade Away

Heather Spohr | Posted 02.22.2014 | Technology
Heather Spohr

If you're anything like me, you're the type of person who wants to preserve family memories (and your record of family road trips) for posterity. And of course, if your family is anything like mine, you're also likely to find that easier said than done.

It Took More To Get This Family Photo Than I Ever Expected

Tarja Parssinen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Tarja Parssinen

Is it so wrong to want an amazing photograph of my family with my extended family with everyone's eyes open? IS THAT SO WRONG?

Why Blurry Photos Make Me Smile

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

There was my darling firstborn bundled in his infant snowsuit, wrapped as tightly as a mummy, just before we strapped him in the car seat. I remember the way he blinked twice in surprise when a snowflake feathered from the sky and landed plop on his nose.

LOOK: Halloween Gets VERY Awkward

Posted 10.31.2013 | Parents

Family Halloween costumes can be clever and outstandingly imaginative. But sometimes, they're just awkward. From a too-literal take on a rainbow to...

Top Family Photographers From Around the World Tell All: The Secrets to Amazing Holiday Cards Revealed

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

It's that time of year! Time to plan the holiday card photos. Several top Momtographers have shared their secrets to unforgettable family photos. The best part is, no fancy equipment or editing software is needed.

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Was This Family's Pose Copied By New CBS Sitcom?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.15.2013 | Fifty

About a year ago, Huff/Post50 wrote about the crazy Kinsella family pose -- four adult siblings who for the past 25 years or so have been striking the...

Secrets to Taking Better Photos

Scott Mowbray | Posted 09.26.2013 | Arts
Scott Mowbray

For years I'd ben alienated by photo advice books. Then I met George. he guy you can hand your point-and-shoot camera to and he'll take a better picture than you just took with exactly the same camera 60 seconds ago. Without adjusting anything on the camera.

Losing House, Keeping Home

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

My 13-year-old daughter recently tried on the wedding dress in the photo, which was worn by both my wife and mother-in-law. As she twirled, three generations danced.

Get Fabulous Fall Family Photos Fit for a Kennedy

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 11.17.2013 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

Even though the days are now shorter and more time with our children is being spent on the daily routines of the rush out the door in the morning and the afterschool cycle of snack, homework, dinner, and bedtime in the evenings memories are still being made.

Breakfast Club Family Photo Is Even Better Than It Sounds

Posted 08.21.2013 | Parents

Dear Mom and Dad, In each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Yes, families are a lot like high sc...

The Most Gorgeous Celebrity Families

Posted 08.10.2013 | Celebrity

Some celebrities were certainly destined to procreate. On the red carpet or in their downtime, there are some celebrity families we just can't kee...

What It Means To Be The Third Child

Jennifer Meer | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

You will be the third. It will be busy and far more loud and chaotic than anything your brother or sister was born into. You will be expected more than they ever were to do more, learn more on your own. You will never have less of me, but will have a different me than the one they first met.

A Digital Family Shoebox of Summer Memories....

Alex McCord | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Alex McCord

This summer, instead of letting the kids overdose on laptop gaming during their down time, my husband and I are going to DO THINGS with our children.

Entertainment Snafu: PATH Becomes an Intruder

Mark Weinstein | Posted 07.21.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

The privacy revolution is real. True privacy is an inherent right of law-abiding citizens everywhere.

LOOK: Family Recreates Awkward Photo 23 Years Later

Posted 05.17.2013 | Fifty

Family photo recreations are always funny, but we think this one -- posted on Reddit by user Tarahsay -- is going for some kind of record. Ther...

CHALLENGE: Let's Share Our Real-Life Photos!

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 05.25.2013 | Parents

This post is part of Stress-Less Parenting Club's new workshop."Scary Mommy" Jill Smokler is offering her advice on cutting ourselves some slack, and ...

LOOK: Sisters Take Photos Every Year Since 1975

Posted 05.08.2013 | Fifty

It's haunting and touching all at the same time. For more than three decades, documentary photographer Nicholas Nixon has captured the Brown Sister...

LOOK: Grandmother And Granddaughter Are Mirror Images Of Each Other

Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty

It's more than just a family resemblance -- these two could have been twins. This image of a granddaughter and her grandmother's face mirrored ...

What My Grandmother and Granddaughter Share

Lea Lane | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Lea Lane

My grandmother's birthday was this week. She was born in 1877 and would have been 136 years old. And when, in her honor, I looked at some family photos, I discovered something that I had not noticed before.