Why You Don’t See Pictures of My Kids on the Blog

Why You Don't See Pics

I’ve been writing this blog for a little over a year now.  If you’re new here or even a regular reader, you’ve probably noticed that I don’t post pictures of my kids on the blog or on my social media accounts.  Sometimes this can be difficult, as I consider NY Foodie Family to be a family lifestyle blog.  I write about all the fun stuff we do as a family, including our travels, weekend fun and what we’re eating and reading.  I try to include pictures in my posts and social media that capture the essence of our fun, without showing the kids’ faces.  Prior to me starting this blog, it was a mutual decision made by my husband and I to protect the privacy of our children.

This little blog here is MY hobby.  It’s something I do for fun.  While I write about the events going on in their lives (because they also relate to me – the one paying for their activities, driving them, and cheering them on!) they don’t need their faces plastered on the internet.  I scrapbook photos of these events for the kids to have and cherish as an adult.  This blog was never meant to be an online scrapbook.  It’s a fun outlet for me to write and practice my very amateur photography skills!  It’s a public site and I have no control over who visits it.   My kids are old enough (ages 7 1/2 and almost 10) to have opinions about what is posted.  They know I have the blog, but they don’t read it.  I don’t want them to ever feel embarrassed about what I post, but I also don’t want to request their permission every time I want to post a picture of them.

Every blogger’s decision regarding pictures of their children and family is a personal one. I hope you know have a better understanding of why you don’t see pictures of my kids.



One Comment

  1. Good idea to leave their pics off the blog because you’re right, this is your space not theirs. I used to post pics of my kids but when my son entered kindergarten, I felt it was time to remove their photos and promise not to post anymore. It’s their privacy and as a parent, I should protect and respect it. I’m with you 100%. I can’t stand how some parents use their kids for their own blog advancement and money-making.

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