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One Minute in History 11-11-11 11:11

Our messy-haired night owl heading to bed at 0011 on 11/11/11

We had a lot of fun with this back on 1-1-11... so let's do it again today, 11-11-11! Not another date like this for quite some time...

Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, grab your camera and snap a picture at 11:11 (am or pm or both - your time). Take the picture of whoever or whatever is in front of you, of yourself, your location, your passion, your activity, your thoughts expressed via digital capture - anything that crystalizes this moment in history.

Upload photos to the peaceful parenting Facebook page, or email to We'll collect and display the images in a gallery here for a keepsake glance at 'one minute in history' among moms and dads and kids and babies and grandparents and friends and family and the lives we are living as we journey through this day together.

Danielle and her two sons and nephew spending the day together, having fun.

Kel wearing her little night owl to sleep at 11:11pm. (She fell asleep on her Momma at 11:14). 

Brandy cuddles with her sweet bug Izabella, one year old.

Gauri's friend Amo reads to her child S. and Gauri's child A. (while S. is on his little potty). 

Sarah's happy 8 month old discovers how fun her carseat straps can be while she helps Momma fold laundry. 

As Jacqueline and her son get ready to go out for lunch, at 11:11 he is amazed that Momma let him play with her phone.

Leighanna and Family at 11:11 on 11-11-11 

At 11:11 Christina was finishing up with her tattoo, in honor of the baby she lost last month.

What Rebecca saw at 11:11am

Kacii and her fiance at 11:11am

Emily's daughter hard at play 11:11am

Elizabeth's son playing and going down his slide at 11:11

Sarah's father plays with his granddaughters at 11:11am.

Kate's 6 month old, Arturo, is having a tough day of teething at 11:11 in Spain.

Erin's son, CJ, wasn't too keen on the snap-a-photo-at-11:11 idea...
His sisters, Sydney, Kiley and Ashley helped out.

Alma's 6 month old twins, James and Elvira Bella were having a blast together as the clock struck 11:11.

At 11:11am Jacquelyn's two daughters were arguing over a pair of shoes. ;)

Rassamy of Loation Commotion had her little 8 month old snuggled safely between mom and dad at 11:11pm.

Gemma and her 14 month old daughter, Tilly, snapped this cute photo at 11:11am. 

Olivia Jenkins, of Laguna Beach, CA turned 11 today!
For 6 months leading up to her adoption, her mother saw "11:11" on appliances, clocks, her computer, everywhere. She had no idea why she was so drawn to this time until driving in the car she learned the girl they'd been matched with for adoption had been born on 11/11! Read more of her story here.

To all our veterans, active duty members, and their partners and families: 
Thank you for your sacrifices made daily at home and abroad. You are each heroes.

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  1. Don't forget that the armistice was signed ending World War I on November 11, 1918 at 11:00 am. For several years after that, church bells all over the U.S. rang 11 times at 11:00 am on November 11- the eleventh hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year.

  2. Yes - here in the UK on the 11/11 at 11:00, church bells still ring, every year and have since WW1 ended, and we have a 2 minute silence across the country, remembering those effected by war.