Just in time for Mother’s Day, Mum’s List has been released on DVD and is now available to buy. I think that the film does get you thinking about what messages you’d like to pass onto your family, if you were no longer with them. It’s a tricky one, but I think it’s clear from Kate Greene’s choices in the book and the film, that it’s all about love and creating memories. Memories though do benefit from a little reinforcing and one way to do that is to look back at photos that you have taken. I like to print off pictures and put them in an album or compile a photo book, so we can look back and remember. Like a lot of mums there aren’t that many pictures of me with my son, but I have lots on him on his own, or with the cats, or with family members or friends. So I’ve been making a bit more of an effort recently to take some pictures or have photos taken that include us both. I want him to look back on the images of his childhood and find me right in there with him.
When was the last time you had a family photo taken or took a picture with your children? I think I’m going to try to do it say once a month in future and make very sure that I make sure there is a picture of us together at family occasions or on holidays. Here’s last month’s photo and I’m planning to take this month’s picture around H’s birthday.
If you are looking for a Mother’s Day film to watch, Mum’s List would seem ideal. It’s available now on DVD and digital download.
Disclosure: This post is in association with Mum’s List.