Original article and photo series by Brand Ambassador Christina Griffin: ads& ella
As mothers, we far too often forget to get in the picture with our little ones. Selfies, cell phone shots, fancy camera pictures…whichever it is, these snapshots of what our lives are like with our children are all they are going to have when they’re older & they don’t snuggle with us or bring their dinosaurs along for bike rides or give us nose kisses at any time.
Personally speaking, I wish I had more images of my mother and I when she was my age. Just a glimpse into what her life was like as a young mom with my siblings. My gosh, what a treasure that would be to see!
So this is a challenge to all you mamas out there (and dads too)…GET IN THE PICTURE! Give your child tangible memories to look back at when they’re our age & have kids of their own. There’s so much to be seen & many moments to capture. They grow up way too quickly – go outside to make memories and take pictures with your favorite little humans. You won’t regret a single image, I can promise you that.
In honor of Mother’s Day I did just that, I hopped in front of the camera with my girls & we giggled and made some memories with our toy dinosaurs & Schwinn Gateway Bike.
Happy Mother’s Day, mamas! You are SO important and more than needed! I hope you never forget that <3
“Hi! I am Christina & we are the Griffins! My husband and I have two little girls and three furry little boys – all whom we call the loves of our lives. My husband spent the last four years in the Marine Corps and with the job that he had he was gone for a lot of that time. Recently, he came home for good & we have promised each other to explore more often, keep the TV off a little longer, and to just be present in the moment with our girls. With him being gone a lot, we have a better understanding of how precious our time together really is & so being chosen as Schwinn ambassadors was such exciting news for us!
Riding bikes is one of our favorite things to do – I adore that it is something that we can do as a family, in the fresh air & warm sunshine. Our daughters are 2 and 8 months old and just about that age where we can pull them in a bike trailer or walk along side Adalae on her tricycle. Being in Texas, where the weather is perfect all year round ;), I cannot wait to capture some our happiest moments on our bikes to share with you all!”
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