When you look through our photo albums you will see very little evidence of me. The kids ooh and aah at how different and young Daddy looked and how their big brother has changed over the years, but there’s almost no record of me even being in their lives. So why is that? The truthful answer is that I chose for it to be that way. I don’t like to see myself in pictures so I grab the camera and do the shooting, but I do want my kids to be able to remember me being an active participant in all of these moments we’ve captured, so it’s time to get back in the picture. I’m starting with a #covermoment.

So what is a #covermoment?
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. Say goodbye to duck face and hello to that gorgeous smile of yours! According to a recent survey by COVERGIRL, two-thirds of Canadian women surveyed were unhappy after seeing the selfies they snapped. Why not take your selfie to the next level and let your #covermoment shine through! Watch COVERGIRL Makeup Pro Amélie Ducharme offer a few quick and simple tips for Amelie, Alex and Katelyn!

My #covermoment was taken as I was getting ready to go pick the kids up from school. I put on my Covergirl makeup, which is not the norm for me, got on my scarf and hat and realized…I look pretty good. I’m terrible for seeing my own flaws and I can point them all out to you, but I’m not going to. I’m going to say I look good in the picture and I will make sure to be in more of them, and not just when I’m holding the camera.


This month I’m giving my readers a chance to have a #covermoment too! One of my readers can win a Covergirl prize pack (valued at $47*) that includes:

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By entering the following contest you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize. This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program. However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.



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Sheri McDonald is a family lifestyle blogger who has been sharing her parenting and travel adventures online for the past eight years. You can find her discovering the world with her children when she's not at home enjoying a good book.


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