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A stagemom’s frustration…or dream.

December 26, 2008
(photo edited at photofunia)

The monicker ‘a stagemom‘ (or stagedad, which is rare) sometimes gives off a negative connotation than a ‘supporting role’ suggestion. Why not? Among the known actors and actresses worldwide, 2 out of 10 stagemoms would perhaps make themselves more popular than their children regarding rumors, pressures and (mis) management. Others would themselves end up as actresses too.

Aside from the responsibility of making sure that the kids get to castings, being on time for a shoot, stagemoms also need to keep their kids’ attitude in check. In the process demanding special treatment for their child that others would often see as “too much.”

Still, others deem stagemoms as somehow living their own dreams through their kids, in terms of fame and achievement.

I am, for a part, guilty of these descriptions…I am fond of photographing my kids and would be in (stagemom) heaven when I see them in print. I would scout for photocontests and look for a theme that their photo would best fit into. If not, I’d stage and shoot a few to be able to enter. I do see these chances as fun family events…which mom wouldn’t be proud seeing their kids’ poster on a wall admired by viewers? Oh, I don’t know, but I am sure, its not me. 😉

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  1. Hi Gizelle!

    You’re not alone, girl! I think every mom has the innate yearning to be a stagemama at some point in their lives.

    My time came early when my little girl did a couple of print ad stints a year or two back. And yes, I was in stagemom heaven! I believe every child deserves a chance to be in the limelight. After all, they are unique and special. 🙂

    Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year to your family!

  2. Kcee! I haven’t been following up on my daughter’s agency kasi, atlhough she’s in school (grade1 they only have until 12 or 1 pm kaya its ok pa din to engage in modelling…Sana this year I’d be able to do something for her.

    Enjoy the rest of the year, best regards to you and yours!

  3. G, it’s cool how you edited that photo of yours. Mom (or Dad) I think we all want our kids to do good in anything and everything they do. Stage parents tayong lahat… especially kung yung mga bata eh kasing cute ng mga anak natin (o yan na…hehehe!)

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