I Confess

I Confess

I confess, sometimes I might go a little overboard when it comes to photography. Meaning that nothing is sacred around here and that at any given moment I might try to capture a photo. I weild my camera around like a western gun slinger with little regard for unwilling subjects.

I think I may be trying to justify it to myself by repeating phrases like “it’s not as bad as it sounds” or “I’m not hurting anybody” but it’s how I keep myself from feeling like a bad mom I guess. So, I confess today. Not that I take photos of my kids ALL the time but rather that I was actually worried that my kids might get upset with me because of what I said (and showed) on a video I recently was in for Romi Lassally and her new book; admitting that I thought I might go too far sometimes but, I don’t feel bad enough to stop. Gulp.

Thankfully, today, I can report good news on that front. After hearing my short-photo-True-Mom Confession todayon the Today Show my oldest daughter actually high-fived me. And when my daughter saw her pretty pout larger than life on TV she smiled. I actually opened myself up to her wrath by asking if it bothered her that she was pouting in the picture. She answered no. Whew.

me: Do you remember when I took that picture? You were in the bath.

her: Yes. But I hope no one can see my boobs.

me: Don’t worry honey, that photo is just of your face. I would never share a photo that shows your boobs.

her: Oh good.

So, although I say that nothing is sacred around here, I do in fact have my own personal lines that I will not cross when it comes to sharing photos of my kids. Like boobs.  

And just because I can’t resist, the entire bath time shoot was not a pout fest, I offer these other shots that were taken in the same afternoon.


Do you have a True Mom Confession to make? You are welcome to spill the beans here (with photos if you have them) or do it anonymously at TruuConfessions.com. And you can check out the book True Mom Confessions: Real Moms Get Real by Romi Lassally too for all kinds of confessions (good, bad and ugly). It’s nice to know we’re not alone.

  • Brené
    Posted at 19:45h, 16 April Reply

    loved seeing you on the today show! your expressions were priceless! huge congrats!

  • Lee-Ann
    Posted at 20:06h, 16 April Reply

    he he can be funny, but really actually kinda sad that woman are still headed through this stuff largely on their own…you did good on film anyway!

  • Cara
    Posted at 20:19h, 16 April Reply

    I actually saw that this morning. I never get to watch the Today show, but today I started a new shift and caught it. I say you and was like…hey I know her. I love the shot!

  • Carmen Torbus
    Posted at 20:20h, 16 April Reply

    Woohoo on the Today Show.

  • melody is slurping life
    Posted at 20:36h, 16 April Reply

    Yay for you! Honestly, I think you confessed for a whole bunch of moms!

    Looking good!!

  • aPeetsMom
    Posted at 23:22h, 16 April Reply

    Boobs indeed! I do believe I have a fine series of Julia, Allison & Curtis in Indian outfits wherein Julia’s coverage is…shall we say…"off"??? And I’ve got a doozy of Allison screaming at age 2…yes, one needs some levity in life, and taking pics of the kids in a trying moment helps!

    nice clip on today! you so cute!


  • shelley
    Posted at 02:56h, 17 April Reply

    There’s nothing like the feeling that you’re not alone.
    You all know the saying "misery loves company"?
    Well it really should be mommies love company!
    Thanks for sharing and baring your soul (not the boobies)
    and your adorable girlie showing us all it’s on the job training
    in the original reality show The Mommies! xox

  • Puna
    Posted at 15:34h, 18 April Reply

    Oh Tracey, how heart-warmingly honest you were about this confession! I admit I have crossed the line in my blog and have had to step back (and take the post off) when it offends my kids. They are old enough to have feelings and a sense of self, so I go right up to the line and I’ve learned not to cross it. So fun to see you speak:) Haven’t been to True Mom Confessions but I’m going to check it out!

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