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  1. Adventures In Babywearing
    May 03 - 1:12 am

    Oh my gosh- I have tears just looking at all these wonderful photos!


  2. gorgeous! Beautiful display of motherhood.


  3. Briana
    May 03 - 1:31 am

    All of those were just great! If that’s just an example of the selections you had to go through, then I do not envy having to pick so few!

    I voted for Geek Parenting, ’cause that is exactly what my mommy experience sums up to at this moment in the trip.

  4. Jen
    May 03 - 1:34 am

    Spectacular, best wishes to everyone!

  5. Crunchy Domestic Goddess
    May 03 - 1:38 am

    wow! what amazing photos! i look forward to reading the stories behind them all. :)
    it is going to be awfully hard to decide which one to vote for.

  6. Alyson
    May 03 - 1:56 am

    Thanks Susan and Janice for all your hard work. You had a nearly impossible job. These are wonderful entries.:)

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  7. Melissa
    May 03 - 2:25 am

    I LOVE the self portrait of you and your daughter…what a TENDER moment! And such a good idea. I am going to do that more! =)

    thanks for chosing me as a finalist! =)

  8. Janice
    May 03 - 2:59 am

    Melissa – just wanted to let you know that the copy with Jorja’s photo was written in her email. It wasn’t me talking. I will go back in and edit that to make it clear. Sorry for the confusion.

  9. Milk Mama
    May 03 - 3:46 am

    Oh my gosh! Great photos! I love them all! They all gave me a big smile. Everybody has their own story of motherhood to tell. Even the people who weren’t “winners” (that’s me!) have shared beautiful photos that told their stories! Thank you all, ladies!

  10. Amy
    May 03 - 6:16 am

    Wow! I can’t believe I made it to the finals. Mine sticks out like a sore thumb. All these endearing, heartfelt, artistic shots followed by my crazy boy in a toilet!

    Good luck to the finalists – I must have looked at over 100 of the entries yesterday and they were all incredible. :)

  11. tiff
    May 03 - 8:04 am

    Thanks for the honourable mention!

    All of the photos are amazing. What a wonderful way to look at motherhood.

  12. Tara R.
    May 03 - 8:25 am

    thanks for choosing me as a finalist!
    What a wonderful batch of mommy moments to choose from :)

  13. Erinn
    May 03 - 8:26 am

    Unbelievable that out of so many amazing shots mine is one of the finalists! Thanks a million!

  14. Rachel
    May 03 - 8:55 am

    Wow – thanks SO much for putting me into the finals! I am so excited! Everyone’s photos are so great, and I can’t wait to find a moment (when my 16 month old isn’t wiggling in my lap) to read all of the stories behind them!!

  15. Suzanne Bastien
    May 03 - 9:02 am

    That was a very very very hard choice.
    However, I cried with three of them, though the last tears were the best. I LOVE the sibling love one!

    That one did it for me!

  16. Christina
    May 03 - 9:11 am

    Wow! What a wonderful surprise to see MY entry there! I am honored to be chosen out of so many amazing pictures. Thank you!

  17. Linda at 2nd Cup
    May 03 - 10:14 am

    I have not told my mother yet that I entered this photo! Thank you for the opportunity. I’m very excited!

  18. flipflopmamma
    May 03 - 10:21 am

    Oh, I am so excited to be a finalist!! Thank you so much! All those photos are so great, I can’t imagine how hard is was to pick the final 20!

  19. Lara
    May 03 - 10:35 am

    I am absolutely thrilled and honored to see my photo here! These are all amazing stories/photos!

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    May 03 - 10:48 am

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  21. Patricia Cooper
    May 03 - 10:49 am

    What a great pic! That Daddy looks pretty happy too!!

  22. Lynn Thomas
    May 03 - 12:10 pm

    Tara’s pic sums up the emotional bond we have with our precious gifts from God. That’s a true “mommy moment”, for anyone that is a mommy, you can “feel” this picture!!

  23. Liz Kallman
    May 03 - 12:17 pm

    It’s a great picture – i like it because it’s not something they posed for. (Bill, Miss and Brood)

  24. misty
    May 03 - 12:35 pm

    I voted for ‘It’s My BLOG and I’ll cry If I want to’. The picture was beautiful and the story was heartbreaking. It brought tears to my eyes knowing that a child that small has been through so much, it reminded me of my nephew. There are millions of happy moments, but the ones that test our faith and our strength are the ones that truly inspire. Good luck to her. And I wish nothing but the best for her and her family.

  25. Head Gaggler
    May 03 - 12:40 pm

    I am so honored to be apart of these wonderful photos. Thank you so much for letting me into the finals. I love all of the submissions, they are just wonderful!

  26. Stephanie
    May 03 - 12:47 pm

    Such lovely photos! This is a great way to start my morning! Although all of them are unique in their own way, I voted for the e-mail entry by Jorja because something about that photo (and the corresponding message) just made my heart go pitter-patter.

  27. Faye
    May 03 - 1:17 pm

    Wow….what great pics to choose from and congratulations to the finalists! It warms my heart to see that Motherhood is expressed in so many unique ways. Now I have to vote?? Oh boy!

  28. Stacy
    May 03 - 1:22 pm

    Wow great photos by everyone!

    Thank you so much for choosing me as a finalist! I still can’t believe my photo is up there!

  29. Nodinsnest
    May 03 - 1:39 pm

    A wonderful selection, it must have been so hard!

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  31. Marina
    May 03 - 2:57 pm

    Wow! From a photography perspective, and from a “capturing the essence of motherhood” perspective, I LOVE this one!

  32. Marina
    May 03 - 3:00 pm

    Wow! From a photography perspective, and from a “capturing the essence of motherhood” perspective, I LOVE the one from “Momology” with the little girl handing the green stem to her mom! I had to comment again, because I noticed the comments aren’t tied to the pictures, and I love this picture so much!

  33. Michael
    May 03 - 3:29 pm

    I love it! It’s precious!

  34. Ingrid
    May 03 - 3:48 pm

    This brought me back to a time when I gave flowers to my mom for Mother’s day. I can see the tears in her eyes and feel the hug she gave me. This picture even allowed me to feel and see the meadow in my mind from which I got the flowers. What a precious beautiful gift. I am sure many mothers have similar memories when they look at this gift.

  35. Jen
    May 03 - 4:18 pm

    Wow, this was a difficult choice, for sure!!! What a blessing it will be for the winner!

  36. WAHM Tara
    May 03 - 4:27 pm

    What a hard decision! All of the pictures are just beautiful! Good luck to all of the participants!

  37. Pam
    May 03 - 8:07 pm

    What beautiful pictures!

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  38. Tammy
    May 03 - 8:08 pm

    Those are really fantastic photos! Great job and good luck to all!

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  40. Pamela Kramer
    May 04 - 8:40 am

    LOL – Those twins are adorable.

  41. Perky
    May 04 - 12:29 pm

    I’m so honored to be included as one of the finalists! I really enjoyed looking at so many of the photos that were entered! Motherhood means so many things to so many people and it was fascinating to see the various photos!

    I have to admit — the moment I captured of CutiePie on the carnival swing may be my idealized moment of motherhood, but the baby in the toilet DEFINITELY captures the moment-to-moment reality of motherhood!!!!

    I love them all!

  42. ter
    May 04 - 2:27 pm

    I love them all. I couldn’t find the photo I wanted to submit. Oh well. I think they are all winners. Beautiful photos, absolutely wonderful!

  43. Dad
    May 04 - 5:41 pm

    Whatever it takes for as long as it takes you will always be my baby. Love Dad

  44. Tom Busch
    May 04 - 6:56 pm

    Awesome connection between the two of you Tara, a great shot of a tender moment. All the best

  45. Heather
    May 04 - 10:12 pm

    Wow, that was hard to choose! What fabulous shots!

  46. Lisa
    May 04 - 11:15 pm

    Love the story behind Linda at 2nd Cups pic!

  47. Heather
    May 04 - 11:59 pm

    I just can’t choose. “Bill, Miss and Brood” and “Geek Parenting” bring a smile to my face but the deep stories behind “Too small for me” and “Rio oso designs” make me ponder and re-evaluate my life and gain strength and appreciation for life. All so inspiring. How do you judge someones story.

  48. La Mama Naturale
    May 05 - 1:19 am

    Wow! Such great pics!!! Hard to choose…hmm…

  49. Trish
    May 05 - 1:26 am

    so hard to chose – no 3 tugged at my heart.

  50. Kaye
    May 05 - 2:09 pm

    These are all so great and it is terrible that I have to choose just one! Great job, everybody!

  51. Jasmine
    May 05 - 2:40 pm

    You need to have two awards; One award for the picture that _should_ win, and an award for picture with the largest following of blog readers. =)

  52. Lei
    May 05 - 4:12 pm

    These are amazing. Good work ladies!!!

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  54. Jody
    May 06 - 11:48 am

    All of these picture are fantastic!

  55. Rachel
    May 06 - 12:36 pm


  56. Brittany
    May 06 - 2:56 pm

    wow… these are all so amazing!

  57. Barbara Hinkle
    May 06 - 3:35 pm

    I will never forget the second I saw my first child – I was never the same again. My life changed forever because I had never know this kind of love. I am the mother of Miss, in Bill, Miss & Brood and I could not be more proud of her, my first born. A wonderful mother herself she is passionate about capturing those precious moments in time that will never be duplicated.

  58. Cindy
    May 07 - 11:41 am

    Bill, Miss and Brood, I came by this site by chance and thought I would let you know I just voted. I remember that very moment of my own, 4 times with each of my boys. That very moment, right there is perfect happiness in every way. The world is right, skies are a perfect blue and Heaven is shining down and the Angels are singing. Thanks for the great big smile. :)

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  60. Jim Gollwitzer
    May 08 - 4:33 pm

    Cool Stuff

  61. Karen
    May 09 - 9:39 am

    I love watching my girls play dress-up, so of course, I just HAD to vote for Overstuffed With Polka Dots!!!

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  63. Princesses in Disguise
    May 09 - 2:15 pm

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  64. MoneyMakingMama
    May 09 - 11:16 pm

    Beautiful pictures … every one of them.

    Happy Mother’s Day Everyone !!!


  65. Desiree Pangan
    May 13 - 1:09 am

    basically yours was the best good luck little cousin

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  69. Killara
    Aug 10 - 8:22 am

    These are all such touching images that evoke a wonder of the story behind each of them.
    Congratulations on these beautiful photos.
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