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Documenting Life Instagram Challenge

A few years ago I hosted a Documenting Life Challenge here on my blog.  I loved thinking outside of the box of what I typically capture my children doing.  And it held me to actually photographing them once a week.  These days, I am more inclined to pick up my iPhone than my digital SLR.  And, so, I thought what if I reformatted the challenge to be shared via Instagram instead of the blog?

So, I teamed up with a couple of my favorite mamas, Ashley from I Love You More Than Carrots and Erin from Hello Erin, to bring you the Documenting Life Instagram challenge.  Participating is simple.  Share that month’s prompt list (available on my Instagram, Ashley’s Instagram, and Erin’s Instagram).  And then take a photo using the prompt for that week and link up using the hashtag #documentinglifechallenge.

Below, are our August prompts.  You can view the rest of the year’s below:



Week of August 4:  Summer Treats

Week of August 11:  Swimsuit Fun

Week of August 18:  Barefoot

Week of August 25:  Favorite Summer Activity


Week of September 1:  At the park

Week of September 8:  Ready for School

Week of September 15:  Favorite Book

Week of September 22:  The Whole Family

Week of September 29:  Fresh out of Bed


Week of October 6:  Helping in the kitchen

Week of October 13:  Favorite Fall Activity

Week of October 20:  Pumpkin Fun

Week of October 27:  Your child in their Halloween costume


Week of November 3:  Favorite article of clothing

Week of November 10:  Playing

Week of November 17:  Fall Weather

Week of November 24:  A Thanksgiving Tradition


Week of December 1:  Decking the Halls

Week of December 8:  A typical breakfast

Week of December 15:  Snow

Week of December 22:  A Christmas Tradition

Week of December 29:  Close Up


Week of January 5:  Their favorite toy

Week of January 12:  A quirk that you want to remember about your child

Week of January 19:  Tackling a challenge

Week of January 26:  Mom & Me


Week of February 2:  Creating art

Week of February 9:  Laughing

Week of February 16:  All bunded up

Week of February 23:  Some place you always go but never think to document


Week of March 2:  Dress up

Week of March 9:  Holding hands

Week of March 16:  Your child’s bedroom

Week of March 23:  With friends

Week of March 30:  Upset


Week of April 6:  Easter Fun

Week of April 13:  Spring Weather

Week of April 20:  Playing with Dad

Week of April 27:  Funny Face


Week of May 4:  Family Fun

Week of May 11:  Getting Messy

Week of May 18:  At the dinner table

Week of May 25:  Sidewalk Chalk Art


Week of June 1:  Water Fun

Week of June 8:  Family Pet

Week of June 15:  Mom in the shot – bedtime story

Week of June 22:  Favorite Snack

Week of June 29:  Celebrating America


Week of July 6:  A part of your morning routine

Week of July 13:  Your choice – what do you want to remember about your child at this stage?

Week of July 20:  Summer Nights

Week of July 27:  Smile

  • Erin - I’m so excited not only to help you host the challenge– but to participate! This is a challenge I think I can take head on 😉