Welcome to Special Exposure Wednesday — 5 Minutes for Special Needs

Welcome to Special Exposure Wednesday

by Melody


In those times when you have little or no motivation – in parenting or photography – images can trigger a desire to begin another day and try again.

I am excited to be sharing Special Exposure Wednesday with you. Along with my passion for parenting, adoption, and advocacy exists a love of photography. While I am by no means a professional, I never leave home without my camera and even at home it is always on ready. My boys have grown up with my lens aimed toward them and have become oblivious to its existence, which is a good thing because they no longer whine “Ah mom, you’re not taking our picture again!” Well that isn’t true, but they don’t whine as often nor as loudly.

Each Wednesday we gather at 5MFSN and share a photo from our lives. We are not looking for professional photographers (though if you are one, you had better be sharing!) or technical perfection. It is a sharing of visual inspiration to encourage one another, perhaps coax a smile or even a tear. We share photos of our children, places or things our children love, that we love…the moments of struggle, the moments of triumph…any photograph which calls up memories or emotions in you as a parent. Does a shot of dirty laundry or muddy feet do it for you? Whatever. Share. Images are inspiring, motivating and entertaining.

Each Wednesday I will post my Special Exposure Wednesday photo here at 5MFSN along with Mr. Linky. To participate simply:

  • Post your photo on your blog or photo sharing site of your choice.
  • Words are optional. If you wish to share more about the moment captured, please do so on your blog along with the photo. Sometimes a photo stands alone…sometimes you want to explain why it was chosen. Entirely your call. I do ask that you keep your words brief, focusing on the image.
  • Sign Mr. Linky with the direct link to your photo post (blog or other site).
  • Please Leave a comment on the Special Exposure Wednesday post here at 5MFSN.
  • Click the links shared on Mr. Linky to visit one another for visual inspiration.
  • Please remember to comment on the photos you visit. Everyone loves getting comments and knowing someone visited. And you never know when your comment may sound as sweet as the voice of a old friend who understands.

I believe we will receive weekly inspiration for parenting and photography. I’m even willing to bet your photography skills will improve.

Would you like the code to post the Special Exposure Wednesday button in your weekly posts and blog sidebar? Grab it below. Thank you for sharing.

>5 Minutes for Special Needs

See you here each Wednesday.
Go! Grab your camera and start snapping.

Questions, suggestions or just want to say “I’ll be joining the fun”? Comments are open below.

Melody can be found writing here at 5MFSN every Tuesday in addition to hosting Special Exposure Wednesday. She also shares her special life and photography at Slurping Life and reviews products and gives away stuff at what i think.

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1 debi b July 16, 2008 at 1:24 am

LOVE this idea!
I think lots of moms might be inspired by the post I did for today (Wednesday). I posted a picture of my oldest son who has Cerebryl Palsy and a bit about him.
I would LOVE for anyone who wants to take a look and I hope the picture will help to inspire others as it does me.
🙂 Debi

2 Beck July 16, 2008 at 10:25 am

I LOVE that idea – and it really is true that sometimes, when you’re really frustrated and discouraged, taking pictures of your child can make you step back from your immidiate emotions and recognize the beauty of the child that you have.

3 Jennifer July 16, 2008 at 12:18 pm

I soooo hope this inspires me to take more photos. Now, if I can just remember where that battery charger is…


4 Tamie July 16, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Great idea!

5 Trish July 16, 2008 at 3:58 pm

I’m looking forward to this. I have never done a photo meme before. My husband takes most of the pictures for our family though; does it have to be one I’ve taken or just one that is inspiring to me?

6 Melody July 16, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Trish, if you have a photo to share and permission, share it…no matter who snapped it.

But come on, snap some photos, too. 🙂

7 Melissa July 17, 2008 at 9:34 am

This is a marvelous idea! Your photos are always so beautiful and such a glimpse into life Melody. I can’t wait to participate!

8 lonestar818 July 18, 2008 at 6:11 am

Great idea! I love to take pictures so this will be fun :).

9 Donna Cooper July 20, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Love your site(s) and am inpired. If I can figure out the Mr. Linky thingee I’ll be posting a picture for you of my precious boy. He is a special gift of God to me…


10 kari July 23, 2008 at 11:58 am

This is my first visit here. I am going to participate I love photos 🙂

11 Stacey July 23, 2008 at 12:46 pm

my camera is willing… yay!

Now if I can just get the computer to follow my instructions– and upload these photo’s!

12 Sarah July 23, 2008 at 2:36 pm

What a fun idea. I’ve done my post. Now the linking part I’m still working on.

13 Maddy July 29, 2008 at 8:19 pm

Aha! Tracked you down at last. Just call me Sherlock [no hound of the Baskervilles please!]

14 Maddy July 30, 2008 at 9:42 am

You are my first ever trackback! [not sure if it worked though] Are they important, compulsory, possible, irrelevant?

I need to find somewhere that has a competition for Blogging 101!


15 SoCoMom August 7, 2008 at 2:50 am

Thanks for a really nice idea. I posted a picture on my blog of my son playing last week. It really captures a day in the life.Things are much more optimistic this year, compared to last. I’ve also posted your button & links back to this page. Cheers, and come visit sometime!

16 Nancy August 12, 2008 at 3:24 am

I added 3 of Ty from this past summer and Spring. HE is the love of our lives and is such a special little boy.

17 Nancy August 12, 2008 at 3:48 am

I have been trying to get my blog moved to a private domain so I can’t get it to link correctly but here is a link to my blog


18 Karen August 20, 2008 at 7:34 pm

I will be joining. I dont know where I sign up but will be doing the Special Exposure Wednesdays. I am new to all of this stuff so I am lost pretty much.

19 Master Dillon's Mom December 3, 2008 at 5:08 pm

Dillon dancing to the music at the shoe store…had to share it with Special Exposure Wednesday;)

20 Blessed with Girls December 3, 2008 at 7:35 pm

Mattie eating her Thanksgiving dessert.

21 Lisa December 4, 2008 at 10:18 am

I missed it this week, I ‘ll be sure to participate next week

22 Amber Pollard January 6, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Count me in I love photos as you can tell on my blog.

23 SoCoMom May 27, 2009 at 5:58 pm

I’m in!

24 Take A Walk On The Happy Side June 3, 2009 at 5:29 pm

I’d LOVE to participate. But, how do I link my post to 5MFSN? I can work a camera but apparently have some issues with this Mr. Linky concept.

25 Vanessa Infanzon November 21, 2009 at 10:36 pm

I think I’ve figured out how this all works and I will join in this Wednesday. Great idea – so positive and uplifting! Helps me look at my photos in a different way too.

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