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OnSugar Blog: The Family Historian

Moms have many jobs in addition to caring for their tots. Doccarrie talks about one role that many mamas play in The Family Historian, which comes from the Doctor Mom blog at OnSugar.

You may know that I love being a mom (well, most of the time).  And I even enjoy most of the work that goes along with it. I like making plans, arranging playdates, picking out clothes, and taking pictures of the happy fruits of my labor. In fact, just like most moms, I document everything with my camera(s) trying to capture every moment so I won't forget even the minutia.  So, I have appointed myself to this job of Family Historian.

There are some perks to the job. I am in control of the camera and I know that I won't miss any important moments. I am constantly working to improve my photography skills and my two adorable muses make that job easy. I am not in many of the pictures which is both good and bad, however, at least I can make sure I look relatively beautiful (ha!) in all those photos released to the press (aka family and friends).

But there are two major drawbacks.

  1. I worry (because I worry about everything) that I spend too much time "behind the lens." Am I too focused on documenting the moment that I miss "living in the moment"? I think this plagues many moms with constant access to technology. I don't question if I should record something but how. Should I do video or snapshots? iPhone, flip or HD movie camera? Small digital camera or SLR? Ahh...the perils of the digital world.
  2. And this is the big one...I love taking the pictures. I hate figuring out what to do with them. 

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