By Cheryl Bac
E-mail Cheryl Bac
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons incl... (More)
About this blog: I'm a wife, stay-at-home mom, home cook, marathon runner, and PhD. I recently moved to the Silicon Valley after completing my PhD in Social Psychology and becoming a mother one month apart. Before that, I ran seven marathons including Chicago and Boston. Exercise is an integral part of my life. I hope to one day go back to long distance running and tackle the New York City Marathon. Right now I run after my one year old son. Although I am a stay-at-home mom, we are rarely "at home." My mom also stayed at home with my brother and me. She warned me that, although rewarding, it can be isolating. So, with her help, I learned the importance of getting out into the community and meeting other mothers. On the rare occasion when I am at home and have a hand or two free, I squeeze in time to scrapbook. As a new mom, many challenges are thrown my way. I hope my opinions, triumphs, and struggles help experienced parents reminisce, new parents cope, and parents-to-be get an honest glimpse of what the first years of motherhood can entail. (Hide)
View all posts from Cheryl Bac
As an avid scrapbooker, I love taking photos of my son. It's a rare day when I don't take my camera out at least once for that candid shot.
But I'm sure for some, these photos become a burden. It's easy to snap them, but it can be daunting to edit out blurry images and to organize thousands of photos. Unless you enjoy it, few are printed.
I'm sure the number of pictures I take per month will decrease almost exponentially as my son grows up. Few teenagers enjoy smiling for the camera on holidays let alone on a random Tuesday night.
So although it may not be possible to continue the tradition for the long haul, we are having a great time sending distant relatives a photo a week. It is a nice opportunity for me to look through a week's worth of photos- much less daunting than a couple of years worth- edit them, choose favorites to print, and reminisce.
At the end of the year, we ended up with a wonderful collection of 52 photos (which some of my relatives have printed off and put together into their own treasured album).
How do you handle the abundance of digital photos on your camera/phone? Do you ever print or organize them?