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“Selfie” is the Oxford Dictionary Word of 2013 #Covermoment #PGMom #Giveaway {CAN}

How many of you have ever taken a picture of yourself?  The Oxford Dictionary named the word “Selfie” the word of 2013.  Thinking back to when I joined social media in 2007, I don’t think I could have imagined that such a word would be used by so many of us.  Check out this infographic from COVERGIRL on Selfies:

COVERGIRL Selfie Infographic 2

As Moms, we are generally the ones behind the camera snapping pictures of our little ones and rarely do we see pictures of ourselves when we are looking through our snapshots.  Selfies are the way to do that.  But did you know that 2/3rds of Canadian women surveyed were unhappy after seeing the selfies they snapped?  Watch COVERGIRL Makeup Pro Amélie Ducharme offer a few quick and simple tips to some young ladies in regards to selfies:


COVERGIRL wants you to have your own #covermoment!  What is a #covermoment you ask?

#covermoment  \ kovərmōmənt \ noun

The moment one feels her most beautiful and empowered self and wants to share it with the world.

A #covermoment celebrates the uniqueness in everyone – it showcases the moments in life when one feels most confident and authentic. 

Since I am one of those Moms who is 99% of the time behind the camera, I snapped this selfie on the way to meet my hubby for a lunch date.  Here is MY #covermoment:

my covermoment selfie



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Disclosure:  I am a P&Gmom. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. not much – thankfully – I do not take good pictures.

  2. I have to admit, I’m not in front of the camera very often.

  3. not very often am I in pictures; I hate having my picture taken

  4. Anne Taylor says:

    I don’t find myself in photos very often! Honestly, I avoid it at all costs lol

  5. Not very often at all. I tend to try to avoid the camera

  6. These days i’m usually behind the camera taking action shots of my kids but I am looking forward to our family portrait this Spring!

  7. @copperjane Janie N says:

    Your picture looks great! Love seeing selfies of others.
    I can’t. Too self critical.

    • Angela @ Mommy Moment says:

      Thanks Janie.
      I am very critical of myself too, however, I’m beginning to realize how important it is for my kids to see me in pictures.
      Try snapping a few of yourself at different times of day and in different lights, at different angles etc.
      YOU are the only one that needs to see them.
      And who knows? You might actually find one you life :)

  8. I’m usually the one taking the picture. So I am not in many (and that’s ok with me) :)

  9. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I have trouble taking selfies but most time I prefer being the one taking pictures, not the one being photographed.

  10. More often than I’d like, to be honest!

  11. Angela Mitchell says:

    Ya, I don’t like my picture taken like a lot of people but I am trying to change that for my kids and myself:)

  12. Every few months or so.

  13. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    not too often I usually hate getting my picture taken

  14. Valerie Crawford says:

    I try to avoid photos when ever possible.

  15. I am rarely in I am the one taking them. Selfies never turn out for me. :(

  16. I’m never in photos it’s always my son and hubby. I always feel I look blah but I should be in more cause it’s something my little guy will cherish. I lost my mom young and wish I had photos of us together. I wouldn’t care if she had makeup or was tired she was my mom my whole world.
    I don’t have money to spend on myself and could really us a pick me up

  17. Carolyn Flanagan says:

    I don’t like being in pics so the least amount possible lol

  18. Darlene Schuller says:

    I dont like my picture being taken so it’s not done very often… maybe 2-3 times a year.

  19. Because of blogging it’s more often than previously. So maybe once a week :)

  20. I occasionally find myself in pictures.

  21. I avoid having my picture taken so I rarely see pictures of myself. Once in a while someone sneaks one!

  22. Susan Hanley says:

    I am the one who is usually holding the camera although I find more pictures of myself in recent years as my daughters are taking them with my grandchildren.

  23. rarley

  24. Lorna Robertson says:

    I hate having my picture taken

  25. A lot! I don’t mind them, but there ARE times when I say “Don’t you dare!” lol :)

  26. Lesley Berry says:

    I used to love posing for pictures! Now when I take a selfie… I’m like yikes! Lol gotta take better care of myself on a regular day instead of just for special occasions!

  27. Monique L.S. says:

    Not so often, unless I take the picture myself. I am the one who carries around the camera and tries to make lasting memories. My husband is too involved in the moment to think about taking pictures. I take selfies with my daughter so she will have these photos as memories in the future.

  28. Catharine Morgan (@catamo) says:

    I am in front of the camera about 20% of the time. Hubby loves to take photos as well!

  29. not too often,I am the one usually taking the pics!

  30. i am always the family photographer so i never seem to turn up in any of the pictures, it’s okay though since i’m shy!

  31. I don’t like pictures of me so I am in them rarely.

  32. i try to avoid getting my pic being taken so not very often

  33. Rarely, ha ha! I hate selfies and photos of myself!

  34. Very seldom. I hate to see myself so fat in the pictures.

  35. Only when I’ve put effort into my appearance!

  36. Karla Sceviour says:

    I don`t find myself in pictures very often,sadly!

  37. Florence C says:

    Not often. Only when I am kind of force to.

  38. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    A few, not that many ….. they are the ones people do not see. lol

  39. Wendy hutton says:

    rarely as everyone knows I hate them

  40. I am actually a photographer and I have to ask my son to take a picture of me if we’re on vacation…otherwise it’s like i wasn’t there.

  41. Not too often! However, did do a first selfie tonight (hubby and self) to send to parents. They did it first was my excuse! lol

  42. Brenda Penton says:

    I hate having my picture taken, so I am rarely seen in them. I do an occasional selfie if I am feeling confident and need a new profile picture.

  43. stacey dempsey says:

    I try and avoid pictures as much as possible lol I always seem to have my eyes closed or am making a weird face but when I do get a good picture I am very pleased

  44. Savannah ozman says:

    its the time when i am loving my skin!!

  45. Erika Birrell says:

    I only take pictures of myself when I am dressed up or am wearing make up, which isn’t very often.

  46. Julie Bolduc says:

    Not often I hate havingin,my picture taken

  47. I can honestly say that I have never taken a selfie – and I’m usually the one taking the pics, not in them.

  48. Jennifer P. says:

    I am rarely in photos, I am usually taking them. Every few months we do a family one though (often a selfie!).

  49. Not often, I usually take the photos

  50. Miriam Wilton says:

    I usually try to stay behind the camera :)

  51. I’m usually the one taking the photos so I’m not in very many.

  52. I am camera shy therefore pictures of me are rare!

  53. not very often

  54. not too often any more, most of my picture taking involves my baby nowadays!

  55. Louise gilbert says:

    not very often I’m the one usually taking the photos

  56. Maegan Morin says:

    I never take pictures of myself… ever.

  57. I generally avoid it 😉

  58. My husband is always taking photos and posts some awful ones of me:(

  59. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    lots and lots i instagram fb tweet vine

  60. i dont like getting my picture taken

  61. Victoria Ess says:

    I usually try to take the picture so not very often!

  62. 2 years ago I realized I was never in the pictures, I was the one taking pictures… so I fixed it. My Mom isn’t in any pictures from when I was young and I regret not seeing her then, I wanted to make sure I was in the pictures even though I hate what I look like in pictures.


  63. As little as humanly possible! All our old photos have me hiding behind a door, behind a book or newspaper, behind a kid or a chair.

  64. Hubby is always sneaking up on me taking pictures. Yuck!

  65. Rarely. I am alway behind the lens. Professional hazard of being a photographer.

  66. not a lot of pictures but I am in a few

  67. I like taking the pictures, I am feeling more comfortable getting my picture done now, but I use to hate getting my picture taken

  68. admit it, i’m terrible at putting myself in pictures – love taking, not posing!

  69. Only occasionally. I take more pictures of my kids and am behind the camera more

  70. I have never like being in pics even as a child, and definitely no selfies!

  71. Holly Wright says:

    I do not find myself in pictures too often! When I am with family I have to though!!

  72. Doris Calvert says:

    NEVER! Since I have become sick I am never on pictures and everyone knows it better not happen!

  73. i find i am in pictures more than I would like to be

  74. Lori Bazan says:

    I need more self confidence as I really don’t like getting my picture taken

  75. I try to avoid having my picture taken as I do not take good pictures. It usually only Christmas or birthdays that I will have my picture taken.

  76. Fairly often but I prefer taking photos of others!

  77. Michelle K says:

    Not very often

  78. Lynda Cook says:

    not much since I’ve gained so much weight, I’m not happy with myself so I avoid the camera as much as possible, as soon as I see someone bring out the camera I always excuse myself and go hide

  79. Teresa Claire says:

    Almost never…I don’t like having my photo taken.

  80. I find myself In pictures often. I’m not a shy person.

  81. Bcteagirl says:

    I am more likely to be in pictures in events/with friends than on my own, and I do seem to have been in more photos recently!

  82. jane kramer says:

    ummmm…. never , you have to take like 20 pics of me before theres one decent one that I will let other ppl see

  83. Leah Lucas says:

    I always am in pictures! I love taking them and having them taken!

  84. I almost never find myself in pictures because I’m usually the photographer!

  85. I only like taking pictures when i’m ready for the day

  86. Sarah Stickney says:

    not very often, i hate photos of me

  87. Juliee Fitze says:

    Whenever we have a family get together always in the pictures with the little ones.

  88. Not really thaat often

  89. Leigh-Ann Murphy says:

    Not too often, and usually on occasions. And I make darn sure I am ready lol

  90. Danielle Lytwyn says:

    It depends on where we are and who’s taking the picture. A lot of times I’m the photographer only because I take better pics than the hubby. Selfies happen on occasion and so do group or candid shots.

  91. Jessica Wiebe says:

    My perspective is that a nice picture isn’t going to change what I look like on a regular basis — and neither will a bad one. I like to take photos every once in awhile when I’m feeling my personal best, but I try not to sweat it when they don’t turn out.

  92. Viv Sluys says:

    I have been trying to be in more of the pictures but they are often selfies because even though I don’t mind being in photos I do not like asking to have pictures of me taken.

  93. I usually hide behind the camera.

  94. Laurie B says:

    I usually hide from the camera. When I do get a photo taken, I think I look pretty good.

  95. Andrea MacSween says:

    I usually partake in #SelfieSaturday, and admit to using the diversion trick by posing with my puppy!!

  96. lisa bolduc says:

    usually not often, but with a 3 week old, I have been finding myself in a lot more of them

  97. susanne mccarthy says:

    VERY RARELY,, I don’t like my pic being taken

  98. As little as I can! :)

  99. ginafleury says:

    I avoid pictures when at all possible. I’d rather take pics of my family and pets

  100. Angie Andrews says:

    I’m very very rarely in the photos, I’m usually the one behind the camera

  101. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I am usually the one taking the pictures so rarely

  102. Debbie Petch says:

    Very rarely!

  103. Victoria K says:

    Not too often -most pictures are of my kids.

  104. Melinda says:

    Not often, I don’t like to take selfies.

  105. Rarely, i am picture taker. Hsband never offers

  106. rarely in pictures. thanks

  107. Beth Gallinger says:

    I try to stay out of pictures.

  108. Robyn B. says:

    Not too often, I don’t do selfies!

  109. Once in a while, I will be in a photo.

  110. Nicole B says:

    Not as often as I should. I try to take pictures with the kids as much as possible though

  111. Toothfairy’s magic disappears if she is “seen” ☺ But I do occasionally find myself in photos but I don’t do selfies by myself!

  112. almost never – i am the one taking the pictures!

  113. Belinda McNabb says:

    I do not end up in pictures often, I try to avoid them

  114. Wendy L. says:

    I don’t take selfies very often but my sweetheart loves to take photos so end up in a lot of family photos!

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  115. I love photography and most often am therefore the one behind the camera snapping away. However, I do not mind so much being in the photo either !! I do not typically take a selfie photo of just myself and post for no reason.. unless I am somewhere unique or doing something fun. At any rate, I do not typically avoid photos !!

  116. Kelly Colby says:

    Not too often luckily!

  117. Emily Chui says:

    I don’t like having my picture taken but I don’t mind taking selfies haha

  118. rarely

  119. Love taking selfies and love new pictures

  120. sharon boyle says:

    Not of I can help it!

  121. Rosa Cross says:

    At least weekly.

  122. Very rarely. I’m usually the one taking the picture.

  123. Like you, I’m behind the camera 99% of the time. Very rarely am I camera ready. :)

  124. I avoid pictures at all costs!

  125. nikki robak says:


  126. Sherry K says:

    almost never, I try hard not to

  127. Jennifer L. says:

    It’s usually me who takes the photos so I’m not in them very often.

  128. Stephen K. says:

    only when I have to

  129. Debbie S. says:

    Not too often, I’m the one who takes the pictures, so usually I don’t find myself in them.

  130. Dianne G. says:

    I am rarely in pictures. My family all know how much I dislike photos so for the most part they do not bug me about pictures.

  131. I constantly am behind and in front of the camera lol

  132. sarah sar says:

    Not very often…i’m very camera shy!

  133. Hardly at all.

  134. now that I have an iphone, way to often. I am a selfie lover.

  135. Nena Sinclair says:

    I’m very camera shy! My niece took some pics of me and my grandchildren last week, though.

  136. mongupp (@mongupp) says:


  137. Christy Martin says:

    Not too often. Too many kids running around, makes me not so interesting! I should make it a point to get a new profile picture!

  138. cheryl hodgkins says:

    I dont feel I am very photogenic so there are not alot of pics of me to be found

  139. maybe 2 or so a year not very often……I don’t do selfies.

  140. I am in the pictures more now compared to a few years ago.

  141. quite often

  142. i dont find myself in many as i am not happy with myself

  143. Karen Thaeter says:

    not very often, as I am usually the one taking the photos

  144. Katharine W says:

    Almost never. It’s actually hard to find myself in any photos with the kids. I have tons of just the kids and rarely any of all of us.

  145. Deb Dorrington says:

    Pictures of myself are not very flattering so I am in very few. Sad really considering I have loads of photos of everyone else in the family and friends. Even when we go on vacation I try my best not to be in too many pics.

  146. Ginger Leah Gervais says:

    Actually not very often, im always behind the camera! Maybe more selfies are in order!

  147. Maybe 1 or two a year have me in them

  148. Being comfortable in front of the camera is something I’ve been working on over the past few years. It dawned on my one day that if I didn’t allow myself to be photographed with my family, in life there would be no memories for my girls later in life. I guess for me the reality is whether someone takes a photo for “proof” or not we look how we look and we’re loved no matter what. So who cares, get in the shot! (ps. I don’t mind the odd selfie but I’ve got friends who take 95 of them a day which = annoying! haha)

  149. Wendy Arnott says:

    yeah.. most of my photos for Fb and other social apps are selfies or pets. The pets because I worked with the general public for eight years dealing with every walk of life including clueless-behavior, mentally unstable, and substance abuse individuals. So I hid. Group shot with the friends are rare and well hidden, and I’m the one behind the camera for the most part otherwise.

  150. Christina F says:

    I am a single mom so there are lots of pictures of my girls, but more often than not I am behind the camera. I am learning to get someone else to take pictures of me with my girls. Those are the pictures my girls are going to treasure.

  151. I find I look best in photos where I don’t know the shot is being taken. Less time to pull weird faces. And I hate it when people post endless selfies. I have one for my FB page, but only of my eyes , and that’s under protest. Sometimes I feature my cat. Which is a source of amusement to friends and family, but do I care? No, not really.

  152. More often now than before my daughter bought a nice camera — now SHE’s the official family photog!

  153. Brandee H says:

    I take pictures of myself and my son. But I wish I had more.

  154. Shannon Gnocato says:

    Hmmmmm – complicated……I’m not a “selfie” taking kind of person but do end up in pictures sometimes. As far as family pictures go I take far more of everyone else.

  155. SueSueper says:

    I don’t find myself in pictures very much. Let’s see maybe one of me per every 100 of the kids. :-)

  156. Karen E. Hill says:

    I hate having my picture taken so not very often

  157. Melanie H says:

    I hate having my picture taken so it’s not something that occurs often

  158. shelley Hickey says:

    As little as possible!!

  159. vanessa foster says:

    I take more pics of beaches and scenery but I do selfies and group pics; Also friends family est

  160. I have to admit I do not like getting my pic taken as I always think I look not good at all So not often

  161. kristen johnson says:

    every few months

  162. I don’t take it often.

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