mommyshorts I'm coining a new term. It's called #photoblocking (as opposed to #photobombing) and it's when someone (often an older sibling) purposefully blocks you from taking photos of your subject (i.e. the younger sibling). Is Mazzy the only one who does this?? 3h
  •   jhamilton362 Haha. My oldest always does it. 50min
  •   m_alaena No! The older one ALWAYS photoblocks her younger brother 42min
  •   carolineeeginger @sarucaj ummm this is so you when we were young 38min
  •   a_popp Lol. My daughter does this to baby brother all the time. It's one reason I don't have as many photos of him as I did of her when she was a baby @mommyshorts 31min
  •   keilo1623 Nope, my oldest does it all the time to the younger two 25min
  •   lhford @abrummund 23min
  •   tiffanymattosmoore My older daughter Jade (3) does this constantly to the baby Jemma(6 months) drives me crazy! So almost all the pictures have a blurry 3 year old in it lol @mommyshorts 18s

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mommyshorts If you like watching #Harlowonascooter, you are in for a treat. I've got a one minute video on the blog today that really shows off her skills, including a few moves that look like she's testing out some tricks. NO JOKE. And I've got a video of the very first time Harlow scooted when she was just a year old. @microkickboard is so impressed with Harlow, they just kicked in five more mini scooters for another giveaway! Post photos of your kids doing something amazing to #microshowoff (jumping in the pool, perfecting warrior pose, climbing up the kitchen counter, etc.) and you could win one of five Micro Kickboard Minis. You must tag and follow both @mommyshorts and @microkickboard to win. Full details on the blog! || link in profile 16h

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mommyshorts My mom took me out for a very fancy very belated birthday lunch at Jean Georges. This was the dessert. It was a caramel tasting and the plate was practically licked clean. 21h

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mommyshorts Don't let her fool you. She has no idea what she is doing. 1d

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mommyshorts HARLOW: I want to go to the potty.

ME: Sure! (eagerly following her into the bathroom with my camera)

HARLOW: DON’T TAKE A PICTURE!

ME: Okay, that’s fair.

HARLOW: Take a video.
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mommyshorts Since moms are usually the ones taking all the family photos (and leaving themselves out in the process), I asked you guys to take selfies with your kids and post them to #rewardyourselfie for a chance to win prizes from @ergobaby. The results are adorable, hilarious and just undeniably happy. I've got my 28 favorite photos from the hashtag on the blog today (link in profile). I truly wish I could have given all your beautiful faces prizes but here are the 14 winners: 1) @jennaallen 2) @genie002 3)@sarah_ivy 4) @life4annlizzy 5) @channy_mc 6)@janejoo 7) @msgfoto 8) @aubreefr 9) @angelalopac 10) @vbozzi 11) @megebrock 12) @flynnandnola 13) @ummammaroo 14) @motherjalbert. Thanks to everyone who entered and thanks to @ergobaby for partnering with me on this fun project. (And for totally saving me when I was a new mom. I depended on my Ergo carrier so much back then!) 2d
  •   lilrhoadslife @smilincolleen thought of you! 2d
  •   janejoo Yay!!! Thank you so much!!! 2d
  •   pattyshukla Adorbs! Add music to your smiles! Check out and pls share my educational music videos on YouTube. Search Patty Shukla. 😀 2d
  •   3snowflakes Woohoo! I cannot believe our picture made the cut! Literally. The top of my head will live in mommy shorts infamy!!!!! (#28) 2d
  •   jesssandstrom @mommyshorts thanks again for the chance and should anyone for some odd reason not want their dot print Ergo I'll happily take it lol... Or tradsies??? 2d
  •   msgfoto Such a great reminder. Thanks again Mommy Shorts 1d
  •   angelalopac Thank you so very much!! 15h

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mommyshorts It figures Harlow would combine two of her favorite things into one activity: scooting and singing. #microshowoff #nationalscooterday 3d

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mommyshorts They're natural, I swear. #kyliejennerlipchallenge 3d

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mommyshorts How would you respond if your 7yo daughter came to you asking questions about online pornography she had accidentally seen at a friend's house? Kinda puts those "Why is the sky blue?" questions in perspective. Today, I'm featuring Christy and her daughter Ticia as part of my #convoswithyourkids series. She's talking about how she dealt with this issue plus @go_faar is giving 10 tips for talking to your kids when they surprise you with an uncomfortable topic (link in profile). Photo credit: @raquellangworthy 3d
  •   jenmariebreathe This is a big one for me. My ex is an addict and I'm terrified that my kids will come across his phone, computer, etc and I don't know how I'll handle that. 3d
  •   flowercam 70%of teen boys get their sex Ed from porn. The men in their lives need to step up and teach their sons about respect and healthy relationships. Or else they are learning the opposite. 3d
  •   sixthandelm I'd be thrilled. Obviously I don't want them watching porn, but they will encounter it some time in their lives so I'd rather it's when I'm still around to talk them through it. Same with violence, abuse, swearing. You can't insulate them from it all, and they'll be better people if you can convos like this. Plus, it's AWESOME that she felt ok talking to mom about this. It means Christy is setting the right tone between authority and approachability. 3d
  •   shelbyroo1981 I read this a couple weeks ago? 3d
  •   lainey_bear This is an excellent topic and I'm glad you're talking about it. Many people tip tow around stuff like this and are in denial about what kids may know and will see. It's best to be up front. Both parents should be able to help their kids through puberty and sex ed. 3d
  •   trillium91 Glad to hear she went to her Mom! 3d
  •   cacontri I convinced the catholic school I work at to address this topic because I sincerely believe it is totally undercutting society. PARENTS, please educate yourselves about this! I suggest #fightthenewdrug to start. They recommend taking to your kids around age 10. 3d

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mommyshorts Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass 4d

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mommyshorts The feeling is mostly mutual. #mazzyandharlow 4d

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mommyshorts This past weekend, Mazzy and Harlow taste tested eleven different snacks from the snacking subscription service @NatureBox. Strawberry carrot fruit chews are "very delicious" and dark chocolate almonds "look like poop", FYI. I'm giving away a year's subscription on the blog today, plus I've got a link for everyone to get a free trial box! // link in profile 4d

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mommyshorts Harlow is so good at this it's ridiculous. cc: @microkickboard #Harlowonascooter 5d

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mommyshorts Perfect day for a cone and my 1st time trying @vanleeuwenicecream 5d

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mommyshorts There have been ten @ergobaby winners of my #rewardyourselfie giveaway so far. That means four more left to go! The winners so far are @JennaAllen, @Genie002, @Sarah_ivy, @life4annlizzy, @channy_mc, @JaneJoo, @msgfoto, @Aubreefr, @angelalopac and @vbozzi. I will continue to update here. Also, I always publish all my giveaway winners in my weekly newsletter so I put the link in my profile in case anyway wants to sign up! You'll also get a lot more Mommy Shorts content than I post here. It's good stuff— I promise! 5d
  •   curioustoddler @jennlott genius! I'm not sure she's ready for that at 13 months, but it's worth a try. I'd love to be able to use the thing again! 5d
  •   jennlott @curioustoddler practice talking her into it inside on the couch! that's what we did. if she likes being carried she'll get excited to climb on your back and 'help' you! 5d
  •   doughty42 @mommyshorts When you pick a photo do you choose from ones posted from that day? If so, does that mean we should post a new pic daily?? 5d
  •   amy.shippy I would absolutely LOVE to win! Baby wearing is one of my favorite things to do with my sweet girl. Hopefully one of the pictures I submitted will be chosen!! 4d
  •   lila.abadi @mommyshorts I posted a photo on Mother's Day and tagged it later. I'm not sure if you saw it. Hope you did :) 4d
  •   mollouise So awesome! We loved our Ergo for our first, and found out we're expecting twins this Fall, so we'll definitely be needing another one 3d
  •   jungvictor @mommyshorts ahhhh only one left!!! 3d

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mommyshorts Last year, I would never have trusted Harlow to walk out on that pier without flying off the side. "12 reasons Harlow is (sadly) no longer a baby" on the blog // link in profile 6d
  •   courtneyasingh @mommyshorts we got our micro maxi today!! Thank you so so much. Love your contests and your awesome mama outlook. So grateful! Xox 6d
  •   mannlymama Dude! Ollie was walking down the pier today and I literally thought the same thing. We just let them go inside and play while we cat napped on the deck. Big kid land is awesome. 6d
  •   alirae29 My two-and-a-halfer would have tripped over her own feet and gone headfirst in long before I could whip out the camera. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to trust her near open water, but she keeps life interesting so there's that. 6d
  •   montoya_c @mommyshorts have another. 6d
  •   ramoosavi Our girls share the same difference in age. I can relate to everything that you share. Thank you for that! 6d
  •   heyleebfashion Wish I had that view right now! 6d
  •   takemetoasia2 I guess it's time to have another one! 5d
  •   jewelmurier Beautiful girls!!! Pleas follow us.. Amazing Kids fashion Blog! Jewelmurier.com Hope you have a lovely weekend! 5d

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mommyshorts Down and out. #zzzzzzzzz 6d
  •   amaclup Lol LOVE her!! Sweet dreams! 6d
  •   lovemylilibug Nothing sweeter than the face of a sleeping little. 6d
  •   genlauren She knows how to nap! So sweet 6d
  •   hedymac My daughter has that giraffe blankie & just about every other animal they make!! Id spot it anywhere! 6d
  •   krislharv Those eyelashes 6d
  •   mrsmac92 My baby bear has the exact same cow lovie! It's her favorite. 6d
  •   ariel_the_little_mermaid22 Aww, and love her outfit!! Surprised Harlow is in pants 5d

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mommyshorts Multi-tasking. 7d
  •   jordan__weber @mommyshorts And cute as a button! 7d
  •   mom2alyssac It's an important skill to have! 6d
  •   blushandboots Looks like she's having a perfect day! 6d
  •   minibits12 So I remembered on your blog how you had said how much of a hassle making bunk beds is. I was on Instagram a few weeks ago and discovered @beddysbeds I ordered one and it came in and it honestly WORKS. When I was putting it on my bed I remembered how you had said it was a pain to make mazzys bed. It's so easy to use these! You just zip it up and the bed is made. Plus it's all connected so no sheets to tuck! You just pop it on to the bed after washing and it's ready to go. I really think you should check it out for Mazzy and maybe Harlow too! 6d
  •   mommyshorts @minibits12 I will definitely look into it- thank you!!! 6d
  •   ashay815 Beddybeds look awesome! The owners seem drunk in their videos, but that may not be a bad thing. Lol 6d

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mommyshorts So much adorable eye candy at the #miniboden back-to-school sneak peek! @boden_usa 7d
  •   shana_flower Back to school talk already!!! Noooooooo!!!! 7d
  •   clairelbaigent In the UK we don't break up until the middle of July and then we go back first week of September. 6 weeks off- you guys are so lucky! 7d
  •   ambersunnyday So much color in this picture!!! I love it! 7d
  •   sissalee @nicole_collins these crates are so cute! 7d
  •   honkers Love 7d
  •   gingermm @rjmarkey -this reminds me of something you'd make! 7d
  •   rjmarkey @gingermm absolutely!!! Love it 7d
  •   nadyammc Cannot wait to shop for back-to-school clothes! Last years collection was adorable and sturdy! 7d

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mommyshorts Imagine it says "Super Toddler" across her belly #Harlowfiguredouthowtouseazipper 1w

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