Memories Captured – October Link Up!



I understand that bloggers can write whatever they choose in their own blog. It is their space after all.

In fact, I champion it.

But are there things that shouldn’t be written?

Especially about your children?

I share here about the hard and the easy of motherhood. Inevitably, those stories involve my children, the people whom I’m mothering.

No matter what I write though, I do my best to respect my children as people.

One day, they will read my words.

I want them to know that I’m proud of them, that I love them.

I would not want them to think that their mother embarrassed them, that at any point, I was ashamed of their actions (or of mine).

This blog here is to honor them.

I understand that bloggers who have written about ‘baby shaming’ and ‘mom shaming’ are doing it in good humor.

“It’s meant to be funny, people! Don’t take it so seriously!”

But anything to do with children, I take damn well seriously.

So today, inspired by my friend and special guest co-host of Memories Captured October, Tracy of Sellabit Mum and her post, Strive For The Happy, Galit and I are happy to be introducing the Baby/ Kid Honoring Edition of Memories Captured.


Baby honoring

Tracy, Galit and I would love to see how YOU honor your children this month. Capture a memory of how your children does you proud daily. And of course you are free to link up any beloved memory this month too.

Link up from October 15 to 19 (linky closes at 9pm Eastern)! Please do include a Memories Captured button and/ or link back to any of the hosting blogs.

Do take the time to visit the linker above and/ or below you!

Galit , Tracy and I will be giving away a Signazon product of your choice in this month’s Memories Captured! Signazon offers decals, window decals,  yard signs, car magnet signs, and congratulations banners, so link up now and make one of these, yours!



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  2. Galit Breen says:

    Standing-ovation-lapping for your awesome, and ohmygoodness all of that CUTENESS!!

    So proud to cohost all of this goodness with you and Tracy! xo
    Galit Breen ‘s last awesome post..Memories Captured October Linky!My Profile

  3. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf says:

    I absolutely adore the kid/baby honoring edition of Memories Captured. The three of you are amazing. Truly.
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf ‘s last awesome post..The Two of YouMy Profile

    • Alison says:

      I love it too. It’s really what we do every month, isn’t it? Except Tracy put it into words and into an idea, brilliant lady. :) And thank you.

  4. Barbara says:

    So sweet. I agree. I would never want my children to be embarrassed by the things I write. They both make me so happy and proud everyday. I love this idea!
    Barbara ‘s last awesome post..Week-end already?My Profile

  5. Maureen
    Twitter: tatterscoops

    Oh be still my heart! That pictutre just oozes cuteness. Love it! This sounds like so much fun, Alison. I think I’ll join in the fun very soon :D
    Maureen ‘s last awesome post..Majestic Son of KrakatoaMy Profile

  6. tracy@sellabitmum says:

    Really – just one little love nibble on him. That is all I want. xo
    tracy@sellabitmum ‘s last awesome post..I’m Sorry About That 10 Second Celebration – Memories CapturedMy Profile

  7. thedoseofreality
    Twitter: ashleytaylor76

    What a FANTASTIC idea! :) I LOVE it! Just linked up because this is a Memories Captured not to be missed! :)
    thedoseofreality ‘s last awesome post..Just Shoot Me!My Profile

  8. Blond Duck says:

    Hooray for positivity!
    Blond Duck ‘s last awesome post..Pie for OneMy Profile

  9. Kristin @ What She Said says:

    I LOVE this! Unfortunately, however, I had not yet read this post before I linked up my own and am afraid it doesn’t quite fit with this month’s theme since it’s more about capturing memories of my mom (albeit FOR my daughter, but still…). So, feel free to delete.

    In the meantime, I completely agree with you. I consider myself someone who has a pretty wicked, even demented sense of humor, but I just can’t quite get on board with the whole baby-shaming thing. It just seems a bit too exploitative, even if it is only done in harmless fun.
    Kristin @ What She Said ‘s last awesome post..Conversations With My MotherMy Profile

    • Kristin @ What She Said says:

      P.S. I want to nom on Scrumplet’s cheeks. Baby smiles in the morning are the BEST way to start the day!
      Kristin @ What She Said ‘s last awesome post..Conversations With My MotherMy Profile

    • Alison says:

      No worries at all! The theme is just a suggestion :)

      I’m glad you are onboard with the baby honoring thing!

  10. angela says:

    LOVE this! I already did my Memories Captured but I am going to do this sometime later in the month (and will absolutely credit the three of you for the idea!) xo
    angela ‘s last awesome post..Into the CloudsMy Profile

  11. sarah @sundayspill says:

    This is amazing! I love you ladies. I’ll be linking up :)
    sarah @sundayspill ‘s last awesome post..the sunday spill–bringing back the little lovesMy Profile

  12. Mirjam says:

    He is awesome. And so big already!
    Mirjam ‘s last awesome post..Vintage finds and flowersMy Profile

  13. Lady Jennie says:

    I do share the vulnerable stuff about my kids (like when they cry), but I hope that when they’re older they’ll find it funny. And I know there will soon come a time when it’s no longer appropriate.
    Lady Jennie ‘s last awesome post..FarewellsMy Profile

  14. Runnermom-jen says:

    Awesome, you three genius ladies :)
    Runnermom-jen ‘s last awesome post..Letters…My Profile

  15. Amy @ Counting My Kisses
    Twitter: CountingKisses

    Just another reason why I love you! Thank for you keeping it real & keeping it positive!! Can’t WAIT to link up this week. :) PS could your cutie pie be ANY more adorable?! He melts me!
    Amy @ Counting My Kisses ‘s last awesome post..A weekend of fun, from A to Z!My Profile

  16. Ruth says:

    I love the theme for this month’s Memories Captured and I’ve linked up :) And I love the picture of your son, he’s sooo cute!!
    Ruth ‘s last awesome post..Creativity of a ChildMy Profile

  17. Natalie says:

    Awww love this pic of your smallest boy! What a happy boy he is!
    Natalie ‘s last awesome post..Walking in a Winter WonderlandMy Profile

  18. Melissa says:

    What a beautiful way to phrase it – honoring our children through our writing. Love it, and I couldn’t agree more. I’ll be linking up here on Wednesday.
    Melissa ‘s last awesome post..Who needs sleep? {Quinn’s Weekend Adventures}My Profile

  19. Robin | Farewell, Stranger says:

    Love it! I’ll get on it.

  20. Kim@Co-Pilot Mom
    Twitter: copilotmom

    What a wonderful idea! This is something I think about a lot. I always try to respect my children and think of how my actions and words may impact them – in every way, including my blog.

    I had already written my Memories Captured post before knowing the theme. But I hope that the one I prepared honours my children and shows the pride that I feel in being their mom. :)
    Kim@Co-Pilot Mom ‘s last awesome post..They Are BrothersMy Profile

  21. JD @ Honest Mom
    Twitter: Jdhonestmom

    This is lovely! I don’t share pictures of my kids (I keep their identities a secret) but I do love your idea!
    JD @ Honest Mom ‘s last awesome post..5 Small Steps I’m Taking to Make Everyday Life Less StressfulMy Profile

  22. lydia says:

    Love this picture! And the idea behind it- why would anyone want to shame their kids? This is so much better. :)

  23. Kimberly says:

    Oh I love this! And Scrumplet is so cute!
    Kimberly ‘s last awesome post..A New MeMy Profile

  24. Alexandra says:

    Changing the energy of the internet, that’s what you’re doing here, A.

    No small thing, every ripple is felt, every seed planted.

    Thank you.
    Alexandra ‘s last awesome post..For The What Just Happened MomentsMy Profile

  25. Carolyn says:

    Oh my, how he’s grown!
    I’ve been enjoying these “sign” post pictures you all have up! Great idea.
    Carolyn ‘s last awesome post..Trail Mix MuffinsMy Profile

  26. Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes says:

    Love it! I will try to link up tomorrow!
    Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes ‘s last awesome post..It is officially FallMy Profile

  27. Elaine A. says:

    That photo is SO cute, oh my gosh. And I love that you ladies have gotten together to honor our children. They deserve it. I just love this whole idea… xo
    Elaine A. ‘s last awesome post..Big FootMy Profile

  28. Jester Queen says:

    And I bet it’s the world’s most adorable smile, too
    Jester Queen ‘s last awesome post..Memories Captured October: The FairMy Profile

  29. ilene
    Twitter: fiercedivablog

    LOVE the theme of this month’s link up. You and Galit and Tracy could not be more perfect hosts for this idea!
    ilene ‘s last awesome post..The Big Greasy DinnerMy Profile

  30. Nina@Babbling Little Booties
    Twitter: marianinaromero

    So true Alison.
    Blog isn’t just a blog, it is the mirror of what we are and what we do in life. It’s about preserving memories, like the happy moments we had with our little ones and loved ones.
    I really love this post Alison. I salute you!
    Nina@Babbling Little Booties ‘s last awesome post..Unplanned outing with in-laws and friendsMy Profile

  31. Tonya says:

    Holy cuteness!! I love this link-up and haven’t participated in a while. Great prompt.
    Tonya ‘s last awesome post..Last TuesdayMy Profile

  32. Leslie says:

    I’m totally with you on self-censoring for the kids’ sake. While I try to let people in and show the personal side of life, I also want the kids to appreciate what’s been put out there about them. Who knows what the end result will be! Can’t wait to link up tomorrow!
    Leslie ‘s last awesome post..Help! Bottle vs. Breast WarsMy Profile

  33. May says:

    Oh, my gosh! What a “feel good” face–and by that I mean that face makes me feel good! Too sweet!
    May ‘s last awesome post..CelebrateMy Profile

  34. Julia says:

    What a great idea. I think this is much better than baby shaming. Some times it’s easy to get wrapped up in the hard stuff of motherhood that you forget to honor those precious moments.
    Julia ‘s last awesome post..I’m not a housewifeMy Profile


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