I have looked and I really do not have any with the mother in them until she was about 3or4 and even then very few of them. I did include my granddaughters 2 siblings from her mothers previous marriage.
This is such a touchy subject. I have a 9 yr old stepdaughter, my husband wasn't married to her mother. I'm making a book for Lilly but I decided to only use pictures we taken when she's w/ us. I made one page of her and her mother as a baby, but I don't use their pics because I don't know the stores behind them. We don't get along with them at all & although we're civil, I want her to remember we love her & all the fun we've had.
Thanks for your opinions. I will really try to incorporate a couple pictures of her if I can find any good ones. I did include her other children from a prior marriage.
I actually did a page for Lilly w/ my son and her 2 other brothers from her mother's indiscretions. Her mother b*****d about it wasting time but I'm happy I took the pics because they're the only ones and they'll be in her book. I don't care what they think.
Edited by rubymillerand on 03-18-13 06:52 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
I think of scrapping as memorializing your life - that includds the good, the bad, and the ugly. After all, those experiences are what make us what we are today. I probably wouldn't go overboard, but I wouldn't hesitate to include photos that include the mom if they contributed to the layout.
I completely agree!
Edited by rubymillerand on 03-14-13 04:31 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.
After my daughter went through a divorce, I didn't scrapbook for about 2 years. When I picked it back up, I still had pictures of my granddaughter with her father I had not scrapped. I would use maybe one of him and her and saved the rest for my granddaughter in a box.
For my book of me< i've wondered about ex's also. I am remarried for 28 years, but my ex is my children's father. Also between my divorce and remarriage I dated for significant periods of time two men for whom I still have nice memories. Do I include them in the book, or would that be an insult to my husband?