#ShowYouWereThere round up

Show You Were There – August round up

It’s Sunday, it’s very nearly the end of the month, and it is time for another #ShowYouWereThere round up!

If you’ve not heard of it before it’s my little Instagram community for people to share photos that feature them (or their partners) in some way.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos, for both them and their children.

At the end of each month I pick 4 photos that have been shared with #ShowYouWereThere to include in these round ups.

 

My first pick for this month is this wonderfully summery photo from Stacey in the sticks.

It’s just the kind of picture I need to see to help me hold on to these last few days of the summer holidays!

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Isn't the weather miserable at the minute? Though it does mean autumn(fall) is on the horizon, and that's my favourite season! 🍁 This week has been super stressful too and I've not really been "feeling it" to be honest. 😴 Take me back to this photo, a few weeks ago on our #ukholiday when we took a trip to #Withernsea – smiley faces all around and barely a cloud or drop of rain in sight 🌞 I'd rather be wet from the sea than the rain, that's for sure 😆 💫As an extra side note, I did hesitate about posting this because I've always had body confidence issues but as time goes on and I see #bodypositive influencers such as @brummymummyof2 @nadiasawalha @bodyposipanda to name but a few, and I discovered funky leggings brands, my confidence has grown. I am feeling a little uneasy currently about my lockdown weight gain of half a stone, but I'm working on it 🤘 (Crop top from @locketloves, shorts from @beyourhappyplace)💫 . . . . . . #funseekingkids #ourfamilyadventures #outdoorsandhappy #showyouwerethere #beinthepicture #themeinmummy #thismamaloves #meandmineproject #autismfamily #autismlife #beachlife #kidsonthebeach

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My next pick is from the lovely Lucy at Mrs H’s favourite things.

It’s just such a happy photo, and I’m a little bit in love with Lucy’s dress!

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*TREASURE*⠀ ⠀ It is so rare to get a photo of me and the children. That even if it is a terrible photo, I treasure it. ⠀ ⠀ They just don’t want to have their photo taken. And they certainly don’t want it taken with their embarrassing Mummy. ⠀ ⠀ And Mr H, who has a plethora of talents, is not good at taking impromptu photos of me and the kids. I wish there were more natural photos of the three of us though. But I always seem to be the one walking behind or in front capturing the photographs. ⠀ ⠀ Never mind, because I do have the odd photo to treasure. And treasure them I will. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #mcchatty #ukparentbloggers #beinthepicture #showyouwerethere #thisparentlife #TBCsmiles #mynameismama #ohheymama #uniteinmotherhood #honestmotherhood #ohmama #ohmamamoment #oureverydaylife #rememberingthesedays #capturingthemoment #capturingtheday #motherhoodrising #motherhoodsimplified #lifecloseup #therealitiesofparenthood #joyfulmama #mamabear #normalisbrilliant #motherhoodalive #nothingisordinary #capturingtheday #littlestoriesofmylife #acupofmotherhood #motherhoodthroughig #motherhoodthroughinstagram

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Next up is another perfectly summery photo, this time from Emma at Ready, Freddie, Go.

How gorgeous is this?!

 

My last choice for this month is from Laura at Inside Laura’s life.

This is such a lovely father/daughter picture – just look at those smiles!

 

Thank you so much to everyone who tags their photos #ShowYouWereThere over on Instagram, it makes me so happy seeing people getting in front of the camera more.

 

Now my turn.

Me and my girl, accidentally twinning in our stripy outfits.  That’s all!

 

If you’d like to join in with my little community then all you need to do is share a photo over on Instagram that features you in some way and use #ShowYouWereThere with it.

Hope to see you over there soon!

#ShowYouWereThere round up

Show You Were There – July round up

It’s Sunday, it is (somehow!) almost the end of the month, and it’s time for another #ShowYouWereThere round up!

If you’ve not heard of it before it’s my little Instagram community for people to share photos that feature them (or their partners) in some way.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos, for both them and their children.

 

The first photo I’m sharing from this month is from Sabrina at The Mummy Stylist.

This photo just makes me want to turn the grey skies here to a lovely blue so we can also put on sunhats and head out for a picnic!

 

My next pick is this lovely smiley photo from Jaymee at The Mum Diaries.

It sounds like her family have got a fab summer planned, full of camping adventures!

 

Next up is this photo that I really love from Nicola at Mummy to Dex.

There’s just something about photos taken from behind that I really love, especially when it’s of little ones holding hands with people.

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S U N N Y D A Y S ☀️ Throwback to when we visited the beach at Morecambe a couple of weeks ago. I really missed taking the boys to the beach during lockdown, it really is our happy place. It's a work day today, so I'll be setting up at my desk shortly once the boys have left for nursery. I am gonna kinda miss rolling out of my bed and onto my computer once we go back to work. And to think, six months ago, I didn't think I could get ANY closer to my place of work 😂 Have any of you guys headed back to the office yet? (If you've been WFH during the pandemic) ☺️ #felixedward #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughig #nwbg #ukparentbloggers #mummyblogger #morecambebay #mamaofboys #boymama #makingmemories #rememberingthesedays #ukparentingblogger #kcacols #mummylife #instababy #lancashirelife #lancashireliving #under10k #parentslikemeandyou #mumdiaries #ukmummy #ukmums #tribeofinstaparents #mumsunite #mumssupportingmums #discoverunder10k #lancashiremummy #mymotherhoodjourney #snaphappybritmums #showyouwerethere

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Last but not least for this month is this photo that really made me smile from Kim at OddHogg.

I think her caption sums up how a lot of us parents have been feeling lately, that when our children go back to school/childcare we’ll miss having them around loads, but those moments when you realise you can go to the toilet in peace will be bliss!

 

Thank you so much to everyone who tags their photos #ShowYouWereThere over on Instagram, it makes me so happy seeing people getting in front of the camera more.

 

Now my turn.

Actually, it’s my husband and my father-in-law’s turn this month.

I took this photo of the two of them with Nerys in the woods this weekend, and I love it so much.  I told you I was a fan of photos taken from behind didn’t I!

 

If you’d like to join in with my little community then all you need to do is share a photo over on Instagram that features you in some way and use #ShowYouWereThere with it.

Hope to see you over there soon!

#ShowYouWereThere round up

Show You Were There – June round up

It’s Sunday, it’s the end of the month, and it’s time for another #ShowYouWereThere round up.

In case you’ve not heard of it before, Show You Were There is my little Instagram community all about getting more parents in more photos, both with and for their children.  If you want to get involved then all you need to do is use #ShowYouWereThere on any photos that feature you in some way, I’d love to see more people joining in!

This month I’ve chosen some gorgeous photos that people have shared celebrating Father’s day.

 

My first choice for this month’s round up is from Maria at Suburban Mum.

I love the fun and smiles in this photo, it’s a lovely moment she’s captured.

 

The second photo that I’ve chosen for this month’s round up is this lovely photo from Katy at Katykicker.

I remember having shoulder rides with my dad when I was little, and would love to have a photo like this from those days!

 

Next up is this summery photo from Laura at Dear Bear and Beany.

It’s such a lovely photo and sounds like they had the perfect family day at the beach the day it was taken.

 

My final pick for this month’s round up is this gallery of photos from Kim at OddHogg.

I love all the different moments she chose to share to celebrate Father’s day.

Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

Now my turn.

Well, in keeping with the theme this month, it’s actually my husband’s turn.

I have so many photos of him and our children taken from behind, and I love this recent addition to my collection, taken on a gloriously sunny day at the beach.

 

If you’d like to join in with my little community then all you need to do is share a photo over on Instagram that features you in some way and use #ShowYouWereThere with it.

It’s all about getting more parents in more photos and I’d love to see as many people as possible jumping in front of the camera more.

#ShowYouWereThere round up

Show You Were There – May round up

It’s Sunday, it’s the end of the month, and it’s time for another #ShowYouWereThere round up.

In case you’ve not heard of it before, Show You Were There is my little Instagram community all about getting more parents in more photos, both with and for their children.  If you want to get involved then all you need to do is use #ShowYouWereThere on any photos that feature you in some way, I’d love to see more people joining in!

 

My first choice for this month’s round up is from Laura at Laura’s lovely blog.

It’s a gorgeous photo of Laura, and I love how her family managed to make her birthday so special during lockdown.

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Today is my 40th birthday. I was a bit gutted I was going to have to spend it in lockdown, we were meant to be away this week and I had also hoped to have a karaoke box party photo with my girl friends. Alas those plans have had to be delayed. But today I have been really touched my everyone's kindness. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ I woke up to a video message from my parents, my Dad had learned to play happy birthday on the guitar and recorded it. My husband got some lovely gifts for me including an amazing ring and Emma Bridgewater Alexa enabled radio. I've had so many lovely messages several friends turn up on my doorstep for a socially distanced catch up. A gorgeous afternoon tea from @robynsnestcafe some amazingly thoughtful gifts. My brother-in-law hand made me a table lamp and it's gorgeous. A lovely lady I chat to on Twitter sent me a 40th birthday helium balloon (thank you so much Rachel). You can see pics in my stories. Feeling blessed to have so many thoughtful friends and family. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ No it's not the 40th birthday I had planned, but it was lovely in a different way. Now I'm off to have a Mexican takeaway, more Prosecco and get my husband to watch a film he never would normally!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #40thbirthday #lockdownbirthday #birthdaygirl #grateful #parentsinthepicture #showyouwerethere #ukparentbloggers #thismamaloves #rememberthesedays #lifeupclose #thisparentlife #lifeinlockdown

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The second photo that I’ve chosen for this month’s round up is from Nicola at Mummy to Dex.

It’s such a lovely summery photo, and the news that Nicola shared with it about being able to change her hours at work sounds brilliant for her and her family.

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Next week it'll be six months since I returned to work full time after my maternity leave with the little one. It's been hard. Even more so thanks to lockdown. Working from home with two kids is bloody difficult and for that reason I honestly cannot wait to get back to some normality. I made the decision last week to reduce my time in work and from next week I will become a part time working Mum. I'm so excited that we are in a financial position where I can afford to drop my hours as well as looking forward to all the extra 'free' time I'll have. I can't wait for weekday playdates, trips to see our families, one on one time with Felix again, time to work more on my blog and time to cook and bake more. My Fridays off won't be a 'day off' by any stretch of the imagination, but still, I can't wait! (Would be helpful if the pandemic would do one now too😂) #showyouwerethere #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughig #nwbg #ukparentbloggers #mummyblogger #instapalparents #mamaofboys #boymama #makingmemories #rememberingthesedays #beautifulbaby #ukparentingblogger #kcacols #mummylife #dexterjames #toddleryears #toddlersofinstagram #toddlerstyle #toddlersofig #mumlife #lifewithkids #lifecaptured #mylifeinsquares #happinessishere #myfirstborn #myfirstlove #parttimeworkingmummy #workingmum #workingmama

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Next up is this lovely picture from Sabrina at The Mummy Stylist.

The light in this photo is just gorgeous, and I love Sabrina’s caption that talks about how lockdown has given her extra time with her family, and a bit of a new perspective on how much the little things in life matter.

 

My final pick for this month’s round up is from Sue at Life starts after coffee.

This mother/daughter photo just really made me smile, what more can I say?!

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Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

Now my turn.

We went down to the beach a few days ago for a walk and the first paddle in the sea of the year.  It was so warm and sunny, it just felt amazing to have our feet in the water, and it made me so grateful that we live where we do.

 

If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos and I’d love to see as many people as possible jumping in front of the camera more

#ShowYouWereThere round up

Show You Were There – April round up

It’s Sunday, it’s almost the end of the month, and it’s time for another #ShowYouWereThere round up.

In case you’ve not heard of it before, Show You Were There is my little Instagram community all about getting more parents in more photos, both with and for their children.  If you want to get involved then all you need to do is use #ShowYouWereThere on any photos that feature you in some way, I’d love to see more people joining in!

 

My first choice for this month’s round up is from Kirsty.

I just love how bright and light this photo is, along with the caption that is so simple and sweet.

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The second photo that I’ve chosen for this month’s round up is from Mary at Over 40 and Mum to One.

I really love photos like this that have a creative slant on getting in front of the camera!

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Me and my shadow. He’s been a great help these last few days as my back still isn’t a whole lot better. Ouch. A blog trip to France in May that we were really excited about was cancelled yesterday. We knew it was inevitable given the current pandemic but we were still gutted. Hopefully we will get to go next year instead. Who knows really, but fingers crossed. Anyway, it’s Wednesday. The highlight of today …… potting on our pumpkins which have outgrown our propagator and checking on our caterpillar chrysalis’s which changed yesterday. How about you? #meandmyshadow #wanderlustkids #awanderfulchildhood #littlefamiliesofig #kidsoftheoutdoors #documentyourdays #standstillmychild #letthemexplore #myfamilyadventures #outdoorsfamily #countrykidsfun #outsidewithkids #snaphappybritmums #outdoorsfamilylife #themagicofchildhood #watchthemgrow #celebrate_childhood #my_magical_moments #storiesoftheeveryday #theoutdoorchild #parentsinthepicture #ShowYouWereThere #motherhood_magic #project_faceless #beinthepicture #mummyandme #motherandsontime #motherandsonlove

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Next up is this gorgeous family photo from Laura at Dear Bear and Beany.

Laura’s girls always have such big, beautiful smiles in her photos, they always make me smile too!

 

My final pick for this month’s round up is from Chloe at Just the Three of Us, it sort of sums up some of the craziness of the situation we’re all in at the moment to me!

 

Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

Now my turn.

We went out for a walk/scoot round the park for Rhys’ birthday, and I got Steve to take this photo for me part way round.  It’s only just hitting me that the children are 6 and 9 now, it feels like it’s crept up on me!

 

If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos and I’d love to see as many people as possible jumping in front of the camera more

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Show You Were There – February round up

I know February is a short month, but this just feels a bit ridiculous.  Thanks to the way the days and weeks have fallen today is the last Sunday of the month so I’m posting my round up for Show You Were There, and it just feels so soon after writing January’s.

In case you’ve not heard of it before, Show You Were There is my little Instagram community all about getting more parents in more photos, both with and for their children.  If you want to get involved then all you need to do is use #ShowYouWereThere on any photos that feature you in some way, I’d love to see more people joining in!

 

My first choice for this month’s round up is from Lauren at Scrapbook Blog.

Some of my favourite photos of my husband and our children are ones like this, taken from behind with them walking away, so this one from Lauren just jumped out at me in my Insta feed.

 

The second photo that I’ve chosen for this month’s round up is from Donna at What the Redhead Said.

It’s just such a lovely photo, taken on what sounded like a really lovely day out.  And how amazing are the children’s hats?!

 

Next up is this beautifully coordinated family photo from Leah at Home Family Life.

I just love how all her boys look in their matching outfits!

 

My final pick for this month’s round up is from Mary at Over 50 and a Mum to One.

I love that Mary and her son have this special spot, and that they made a point of taking a photo together there!

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Me and my sidekick besides ‘his’ tree. Our happy spot in our happy place. There were lots of smiles in our household last night as we got to bring Brewster home. He looks a little battle weary with a few shaved areas and his front leg shows the results of him being very unhappy about having his IV line taken out 😱😱 But fingers crossed we can keep his kidneys working properly and he’ll have some more tests in a fortnight to check that nothings changed. Now if I could have no more pet dramas for a while, I can concentrate on the adult ones! Never a dull moment here. #happylittlebuttons #littlefamiliesofig #funseekingkids #kidsoftheoutdoors #myfamilyadventures #tbcsmiles #outdoorsfamily #countrykidsfun #outsidewithkids #snaphappybritmums #tinybigadventure #wheremywelliestakeme #outdoorsfamilylife #themagicofchildhood #littlewanderingwellies #storiesoftheeveryday #theoutdoorchild #parentsinthepicture #ShowYouWereThere #motherhood_magic #beinthepicture #mummyandme #wishes_and_wanderlust #domorewithourkids #takeyourkidsoutside #outdoorsykids #ourchildreninwonderland

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Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

Now my turn.

A few weeks ago we took a very windy walk along the beach with the children.

While we were there I got Steve to take quite a few photos of me, so that I could use them for my photography business.  What I love is that along with the photos I specifically asked for, he took lots of other shots too, so I had a big selection to choose from and great photos like this one just to make me smile.

 

If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos and I’d love to see as many people as possible jumping in front of the camera more.

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Show You Were There – January round up

I know a lot of people feel that January seems to go on forever, but it feels like it’s flown by to me.  I can’t quite believe that we’re already at the last Sunday of the month and that it’s time for my first round up of #ShowYouWereThere for the year.

In case you’ve not come across it before, #ShowYouWereThere is all about getting more parents in more photos, both with and for our children.

If you’d like to join in then just use that hashtag on any photo that features you (or another grown up who’s important to your child) in some way.

 

My first pick for this round up is this gorgeous photo from Wendy at Naptime Natter.

Firstly because that smile on her daughter’s face is just beautiful, and secondly because it’s a great example of how you don’t always have to show your face to be present in photos with your children!

 

Next up is this chilly-looking photo from Maria at Suburban Mum.

It’s made me feel like I need to get out to some more picturesque places this year!

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Hello – it’s been a while since I’ve posted on the grid! I’ve been a busy bee getting back into the swing of work after the Christmas break. (it feels like a long time ago now doesn’t it?) We spent Christmas at a converted chapel in North Wales, went down into disused mines and went on a rollercoaster in the woods. (you can see my stories in my highlights) We also attempted to see Snowdon but it was too overcast. It was a lovely break and we’ve decided we want to head back in the summer to try Snowdon again. I then spent the last week of the break poorly with an awful cough that didn’t seem to want to go away. One of my aims this year is to try and post more on the grid, I don’t know why, but I’ve really gotten out of the habit of doing it. I’m also excited to see what adventures 2020 will have for us. I’d love to explore more of Great Britain as there are still so many places we’ve not been to. Where would you recommend?

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My third pick this time is from Kim at OddHogg.

I love this photo of Kim and her son, but also feel her pain about how tricky it can be to take children places like the dentist!

 

My last choice for this round up is from Nicola at Mummy to Dex.

It’s such a lovely photo, with the colour-coordinated outfits!  And if anyone has any advice for Nicola on helping little ones nap when they’re at nursery pop over and leave her a comment!

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Drop offs at nursery are starting to get easier for this one and he's back to sleeping through the night which makes this mama's life sooo much better. The hardest thing is barely seeing them monday-friday except for an hour or so in the morning and an hour at night. Felix still isn't sleeping well at nursery (he didn't sleep AT ALL yesterday) so as soon as we get home he's usually ready for bed immediately. I'm hoping he starts getting used to sleeping at nursery because he still clearly needs the daytime sleep. How did you cope when your little one went to nursery? Were they the same with sleep or is it just my little guy?! #felixedward #baby #babyboy #babyboyclothes #babysleep #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughig #13months #babyyears #nwbg #ukparentbloggers #mummyblogger #ukblogcreators #instapalparents #mamaofboys #boymama #showyouwerethere #mummyshot #makingmemories #rememberingthesedays #beautifulbaby #babyphotography #ukparentingblogger #kcacols #mummylife #instababy #babiesofinstagram

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Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on Instagram, they always make me smile so much.

Now my turn.

Steve took this photo of me when we were in Bluestone recently, and I love it in all its imperfections.  The sun is too bright on my face and I’m almost make-up free and dishevelled from being out in the wind and it’s a wonderful reminder of a day spent simply having fun with my family.

 

If you’d like to join in with my little community and possibly be featured in my next round up (with a nice link back to your blog!) then just share a photo of yourself over on instagram using #ShowYouWereThere.  It’s all about getting more parents in more photos and I’d love to see as many people as possible jumping in front of the camera more.