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Here’s something I didn’t inherit from my Mom: the perfectly posed photo.  We are the Stand, Smile, Say Cheese kind of family.  And we did that dance a gazillion times all over the place.  I barely touched a camera until Becks was 18 months because that dance is exhausting.  I’ve fought that photo from day one.  It isn’t me.

But today, I wanted one photo.

It wasn’t going to be her posed photo.  But it also wasn’t going to be my unposed photo.

Instead it was perfect for Mother’s Day.  A little of me and a lot of her.  Exactly like the Mother I’ve become.  I’ve taken her mothering style and made it my own.  A little of me and a lot of her.  Perfect.