#ShowYouWereThere round up

Show you were there round up

We’ve come to the end of November, and it’s Sunday, so that means it’s time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

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.

 

My first pick for this round up is from Laura at Dear Bear and Beany.

I love this photo of Laura and her girls, and hope they’re all feeling well again!

 

Next up is this lovely photo of Lucy from Mrs H’s favourite things.

Lucy is such a beautiful person and I really love the message she’s shared in this caption about taking time to really look at ourselves and appreciate our own beauty, rather than always looking out for our perceived flaws.

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*BEAUTIFUL* _______ I've always struggled with the way I look. As a teenager, I was convinced that I was ugly. And even remember, a "best friend" ranking all our girl friends in order of looks. I came last. She even ranked herself higher than me. It wasn't great for helping the way I saw myself. _______ But gradually over the years the way I see myself has changed. Being over 40 has really helped me see myself differently. I've learned to look for the beauty and see myself as beautiful. _______ Sure, I still think my nose is too big (I will never get over that one). But I can now see the beauty in my face. I have lovely eyes and I have always loved my hair. _______ Even now saying this I feel like I am being egotistical. But it is not that. It is just seeing the beauty in my face and it is an important exercise to do. _______ So next time you look at yourself in the mirror. Really look at yourself. See the things about yourself that are beautiful and be grateful for them. Because you are beautiful. You just need to see yourself as I see you. _______ #ig_bbcc #ukparentbloggers #parentblogs #ohheymama #uniteinmotherhood #bodypositive #bodypositivity #beinthepicture #showyouwerethere #spooniesister #bemorewitwitwoo #mentalhealthspoonie #mama_pals #uniteinmotherhood #honestmotherhood #ohmama #ohmamamoment #motherhoodrising #motherhoodsimplified #mentalhealthmatters #mumlife #motherhoodalive #itsokaynottobeokay #mentalmutha #sharewithnoshame #spooniewarrior #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthawareness #thespooniesisterhood #mentalhealth

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My third pick this time is from Laura at Laura’s lovely blog.

This is such a lovely photo of Laura, and a lovely reminder in the caption that it’s ok to have hard days as parents, especially at this time of year when everyone seems to be falling ill.

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Well, first of all let me tell you that I don't look like this today. Today has been not been the best of days, after being in denial all week I finally got to the doctors and have been diagnosed with an acute UTI. This is my 3rd in 5 months which also means I am going to need some tests to find out why. But it all went a bit wrong with the prescription getting sent to the wrong place and me not being able to get it. The doctor's surgery then being closed and having to call 111 in the end to get them to sort out my prescription for me. Which I have just noticed is still wrong, but it's enough to get me started tonight, as I really don't want the infection traveling up to my kidneys. Fingers crossed. ⁠ ⁠ This combined with Bo being ill last week is making me feel like I am falling behind on life. I have a to-do list as long as my arm and all I really want to do is curl up on the sofa. This is the part of motherhood I never really appreciated until I had children, that no matter how poorly you are, you often still have to keep going and look after children. I so miss the days when I could just call in sick and have a much needed duvet day. ⁠ ⁠ Thankfully my husband is home this evening after a night away on business. So he's here to help and tomorrow is a new day. But I do think it's ok to admit sometimes that today, today was hard. Because motherhood it can be hard and it doesn't make you a failure to admit it. ⁠ ⁠ #thisparentlife #lifeupclose #parentsinthepicture #motherhood #thismamloves #mumsthatslay #coolmumsclub #ukparentbloggers #mumlife #showyouwerethere #beinthepicture #littlestoriesofmylife #odcumentyourdays #oureverydaymoments #documentyourday

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My last choice for this round up is from Jules at Pondering Parenthood.

This is such a joyful family photo, taken by Beth Moseley.  I would absolutely be framing this one if I were Jules!

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📷 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 Special Family Moments {AD} 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 📷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you ever manage to get decent photos of yourself with your children? I know I don’t! My phone is full of pretty terrible selfies with the girls. So, I thought it was time for another family photo shoot. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We had such a wonderful time with @bethmoseleyphotography during half term, and now that I’ve FINALLY chosen the images I want to keep (there were so many brilliant ones it was almost impossible to narrow them down!), I’ve written a blog post all about our experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ AND Beth is offering 30% off her longer family packages for Pondering Parenthood readers, so if you’re local to Norwich and are looking for a fantastic local photographer, then do pop over to ponderingparenthood dot com and have a read of my review (or you can follow the link in my profile!). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷 photo by the fabulous @bethmoseleyphotography. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #parentsinthepicture #showyouwerethere #beinthepicture #Norfolk #norfolkfamilyphotographer #norwich #norwichplantationgardens #plantationgardens #plantationgardensnorwich #familyphotographer #mama_pals #stylintinyhumans #dresskids_likekids #whatmykidwore #ootdkids #dressthemlittle #whatthecoolkidswear #whatthekidswore #norwichfamilyphotographer #familyshoot

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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.

I had the camera out with us on our walk in Clyne Woods yesterday, to take our family photos for the me and mine project.  So I made a point of handing it over to Steve at one point for him to take a few photos of me.

I always love the photos that he takes of me, mainly because he knows just how to make me laugh and then smile naturally as he snaps away!

 

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.

#ShowYouWereThere round up

Show you were there round up

It’s almost the end of the month, and it’s Sunday so that means it’s time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

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.

 

My first pick for this round up is from Nicola at Mummy to Dex.

I love this picture, and it made me smile even more when I read at the bottom of the caption that it was taken on a different day to the one that Nicola was writing about.  Something about that just sums up life as a busy parent to me!

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I’ve had an amazing day out with this one exploring @bolton_library_museum before stopping off for a late lunch at @thehighfieldcroston on the way home. I loved how family friendly @bolton_library_museum was with tons to do including a where’s wally hunt, colouring stations, a stand with lots of interesting exhibits to manhandle (including an eagle’s wing and pig’s skull) and loads of history for geeky Mummy who loved learning all about the cotton mills of Bolton and Ancient Egypt! Literally had zero chance for decent photos so am sharing this one of me and my babe from a few weeks ago when we visited @ntspekehall 😍 #dexterjames #mummyandson #showyouwerethere #toddlerexplorer #spekehall #familyfriendlymuseum #toddlerdayout #northwestdaysout #ukparentingblogger #ukparentblogger #ukblogcreators #mummyblogger #nwbg #instapalparents #northwestmummy #ohheymama #motherhoodunplugged #makingmemories #mummyshot #toddlerfun #toddlerlife

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Next up is this lovely photo from Kim at Odd Hogg.

We’re on half term next week and I’m really looking forward to the break from routine, so it’s interesting to hear the other side of that from the point of view of someone who really needs to keep some sort of structure and routine.

Also, how amazing is Kim’s hoodie!

 

My third pick this time is this gorgeous photo from Sabrina at The mummy stylist.

I love this moment that’s been captured, I think it’s a pretty familiar one to us parents!

 

My last choice for this round up is from Chloe at just the three of us.

This is just such a lovely photo of Chloe and her children, and the location is beautiful!

 

 

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.

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.

#ShowYouWereThere round up

Show you were there round up

It’s almost the end of the month, and it’s Sunday so that means it’s time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

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.

 

My first pick for this round up is from the lovely Alex at bump to baby.

The tones in this photo are just gorgeous and the country park looks like an amazing place to go for a walk and spend some time out in nature.

 

 

Next up is this sunny photo from Laura at dear bear and beany.

It’s such a lovely photo of Laura and her girls, and almost hard to believe it was taken so recently when it’s been so chilly and wet here this week!

 

My third pick this time is from Lauren at scrapbook blog.

I just love this throwback to the summer, with its camping vibes, sandals and water pistols!

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The summer seems so long ago already 🤷‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We didn't go 'away' away on a proper holiday abroad… but we still managed to pack a lot in to the school break… I am SO ready for routine, cooler weather and darker evenings though… Anyone else? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ParentsinthePicture #Showyouwerethere #hellododo #ourcandiddays #motherhood_magic #watchthemgrow #worldoflittles #Chilledinafield #glamping #our_everyday_moments #adventuresofchildren #motherhoodsimplified #theirwonderfulworld #thehappynow #childhoodunplugged⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #outdoorsandfree #exploreoutdoors #campinglife

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My last choice for this round up is from Laura at dinky pix.

It’s another gorgeously summery photo, but with a caption that got me quite emotional with Laura writing about her son heading off to big school for the first time.

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My side kick…… Nearly 5 years ago I brought this boy in to the world during a planned home birth. It was the best thing ever and I would encourage anyone who has the ability to, to give birth in the comfort of your own home. I’ve always been more of a girlie girl, so I was at first a little panicked as to what to do with a boy!!!! I’ve enjoyed watching & encouraging him to grow & learn. Together we have taught one another so many things and had so many giggles along the way. He was the one that showed me what fun we could have with a camera! I have thoroughly enjoyed his company and I can honestly say he’s become my side kick. Gonna miss our week days together as he starts school today. Gonna miss you big guy. Can’t wait to hear all about your day at school! 💙 • • • • • #dinky1711 #backtoschool #mysidekick #myboy #myson #mumandson #norwich #norfolk #discoverunder10k #illuminatedchildhood #norwichbloggers #norfolkblogger #norfolkbloggers #mumblogger #eagrammers #familylife #daysoutwithkids #momentsofmine #everydaymoments #lovelylittlesquares #lifewellcaptured #parentsinthepicture #mummyandme #showyouwerethere #wishes_and_wanderlust #thephotographerwithin #nikon_photography #tribenorfolk #snaphappybritmums #cameramama

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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.

At the end of the summer holidays we went for a walk round Penllergare valley woods and I got Steve to take a few photos of me with the children when we stopped for a little sit down.

I love this one of the three of us giggling at who knows what, most likely Steve saying something silly from behind the camera to get us laughing!

 

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.

#ShowYouWereThere round up

Show you were there round up

It’s almost the end of the month, and it’s Sunday so that means it’s time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

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.

 

My first pick for this round up is from Lucy at Mrs H’s favourite things.

I absolutely love the joy in these photos, and am so happy for Lucy to have these of her with her two children when it’s something that doesn’t happy all that often!

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*RARE* ________ It is so rare for me to be in a photograph with both my children. Let alone 3 photos. I love these photos because we are all so happy. It comes from having a lovely day in the sunshine and shouting the word "macarena" at the top of our voices. ________ It has been a great weekend. Yesterday was a rare productive day. We managed to deep clean and tidy most of our house. It is so nice to be starting the summer holidays with a pristine house. ________ And today we've had a lovely family day. We visited the @nationaltrust property Smallhythe Place. We had a picnic, played croquet, danced the Macarena and ate ice cream. ________ It has been a perfect weekend. ________ #ig_bbcc #ukparentbloggers #beinthepicture #thisparentlife #mama_pals #uniteinmotherhood #honestmotherhood #ohmama #ohmamamoment #oureverydaylife #rememberingthesedays #capturingthemoment #capturingtheday #lifecloseup #mamabear #nothingisordinary #littlestoriesofmylife #acupofmotherhood #motherhoodthroughig #ponderingparenthood #lovelifeoutside #highlightsofhappy #liveinbrightcolour #myhappycapture #themagicineveryday #snaphappybritmums #showyouwerethere #ourweekendhappy #joyfulmama #ohmama

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Next up is this brilliant family photo from Vicky at Team Triffic.

I just love all the different expressions on their faces, especially the very serious look her daughter is going for!

 

My third pick this time is from Leah at Home Family Life.

There were 2 lovely photos I was trying to choose between from Leah, and I hope she doesn’t mind that I picked this one which isn’t as polished as the other one.  This photo is just perfect to me.

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No make up, comfy clothes, hair needs some serious attention and I feel as tired as I look. But do you know what I don’t care, I’m out with my boys having fun and making memories. . . . I was solo with them today as Keith was working an extra shift, so we headed to the @ncmme_miningmuseum We didn’t see much of the museum, but did enjoy the little train, outdoor play area, seeing the horses and the nature trail. And for only £5 per car it’s a very affordable day out. If I’d had the energy there was more we could have seen and done. . . . . Linking up with @andbreathe_challenges for her July challenge #julyideasandinspo for cheap days out. And linking up with @themrsproject for #getintheframemama . . . Photo edited with @littlepaperswanpresets Spring Pastels

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My last choice for this round up is from Wendy at Naptime Natter.

It’s just such a gorgeous photo of her with her beautiful Tilly.

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My beautiful Tilly Mae turned one whole week old today.💕 It's been an exhausting but wonderful week. Here's a little update of what the first week with a new baby has been like for us.. We are co sleeping as it is the only way i get to have any sleep! I love waking up to Tillys gorgeous face every morning and I can't be bothered to try and get her in her bed – she hates it! Having a few teething problems with breastfeeding. Tilly has a good latch but I've somehow managed to get a blocked milk duct and oh my god the pain! Feeding through it but I won't pretend it's easy, I'm in a lot of pain and my boobs just seem to be constantly leaking and engorged – bras are not my friend right now! As far as postpartum recovery is concerned, I'm doing well. The cowboy walk appears to have eased and I'm walking almost like a normal person now! My belly feels like a wrinkly half deflated balloon and is still quite tender after labour. I did manage to pick Alex up for the first time today though so there's still a core somewhere in there. After 9 months of no periods I am not exactly loving wearing maternity pads the size of pillows but I know the bleeding doesn't last forever. On the whole though I am feeling good, although still a little bit run overy 😅. I had been worrying about how I would feel mentally after baby arrived but I am pleased to report I am feeling really well. I don't feel anxious, I've cried a bit but totally hormone related and I'm not constantly worrying that Tilly is going to stop breathing (something I obsessed about with Alex). I am feeling so full of love and so happy. Oli is takong amazing care of the house, the boys and me so I am feeling very relaxed. I know it's only early days but, so far, I'm feeling well and hopeful a pnd storm isn't waiting for me. So that's been week one with a newborn. It has been tiring, wonderful, hard, amazing, exhausting and magical. 💕💕💕 #newmum #newborn #newbornbaby #ig_motherhood #honestmothering #coolmumclub #showyouwerethere #myhappycapture #mydarlingmemory #rememberingthesedays #myeverydaymagic #littlestoriesofmylife #snaphappybritmums #emmasdiary #postpartum #thefourthtrimester

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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 went for our standard walk/play on the beach at Swansea bay.  I asked Steve to take a few photos of me and this one is one of my favourites.

I think I’m laughing at the children playing behind the camera, but honestly I could just be laughing at Steve telling me to pretend to be laughing at the children playing behind the camera.

Either way, the smile is genuine and I love it!

 

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.

#ShowYouWereThere round up

Show you were there round up

The end of the month has flown around, and that means it’s time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

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.

 

My first pick for this round up is from Alex at bump to baby and beyond.

I’ve always loved how light and bright Alex’s photos are, and this summery shot is no exception!

 

Next up is this gorgeous beach photo from Laura at dear bear and beany.

The happy faces, rainbow colours and blue sea just make me smile so much!

 

My third pick this time is from Mary at over 40 and a mum to one.

I love this photo from Mary, and the reminder in the caption about how lovely one on one time with our children can be.

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There's a lot of readjusting going on at home. A lot is changing and it's not all plain sailing. My son has always been used to spending our Saturdays together, just the two of us and as much as it's great to suddenly have some flexibility to what we can do at the weekend, it's taking some getting used to. We've been a double act for so long, and have so many places that have always been 'our places', adjusting to having Daddy P around more isn't always as easy as you might think. It's definitely work in progress and my son has asked if he can have some Mummy and Me days in the future as well as one on one days with his Dad. We'll figure it out eventually and the summer holidays will give us a couple of days each week just for us.  #takeyourkidsoutside #standstillmychild #wishes_and_wanderlust #countrykidsfun #domorewithourkids #takeyourkidsoutside #outdoorsykids #ourchildreninwonderland #snaphappybritmums #tbcsmiles #littlefamiliesofig #kidsoftheoutdoors #documentyourdays #myfamilyadventures #outdoorsfamily #ukparentbloggers #outdoorsfamilylife #themagicofchildhood #watchthemgrow #my_magical_moments #beinthepicture #mummyandme #storiesoftheeveryday #theoutdoorchild #nurturenaturekidswinter #parentsinthepicture #ShowYouWereThere #motherhood_magic #freerangelittles

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My last choice for this round up is from Donna at what the redhead said.

I absolutely love this ‘before’ photo where you can see quite how long Donna’s hair was before she had it cut so she could donate it to the little princess trust.  If you’ve not seen how amazing she looks with the new short hair then go check out her stories where you should be able to catch a glimpse!

 

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.

I am so aware at the moment that I’m not really present enough on my social media channels, so I made a point of taking a few photos of myself while we were out and about recently.  Nerys was watching me take a few pictures and I could tell she was itching to jump in with me.

And who am I to turn down the chance to have a few photos with my girl!

 

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.

#ShowYouWereThere round up

Show you were there round up

It’s almost the end of the month, and it’s Sunday so that means it’s time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

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.

 

My first pick for this round up is from Lauren at Scrapbook blog.  It’s such a lovely family photo, and makes me want to head down to our local woods for a good stomp around!

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We spent an hour in the woods stomping about after voting and school pick up today. My brain is set to burst with work and logistical things going on (like finding child care after school and car insurance and so on and so forth) but some fresh air, some bluebells and some family time was a welcome distraction! Roll on the 3 day weekend! What's your favourite way to distract yourself from things? . . . #ParentsinthePicture #Showyouwerethere #myeverydaymagic #developinglife #ourcandiddays #motherhood_magic #watchthemgrow #worldoflittles #mycolourfulkids #raisingthoserascals #our_everyday_moments #adventuresofchildren #motherhoodsimplified #theirwonderfulworld #thehappynow #childhoodunplugged #familyphoto

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Next up is this gorgeously floral photo from Sabrina at The Mummy Stylist.  I love the happy faces in this picture, and the absolutely beautiful setting.

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It’s another coat photo for #whatmamaworemonday with @heyitsromeca @stylemotherbeat – I promise there’s a pretty dress underneath 😂 It’s one from the weekend when it bucketed it down with rain as we arrived at this beautiful garden. Rain, sun, rain, hailstones, sun – what a crazy Saturday it was! But what I absolutely love about this photo is that I will always remember this as the day the kids CHOSE to have a day out with me. . . . You see, the plan was actually for me to sneak out while they were at Nana’s and go to Eastcote House Gardens to practice some photography. Then they were like “I wanna come too!” I told them “I’m only going to take photos of flowers, it’s going to be sooooo boring for you.” Nope, they still wanted to come, Lily had her coat and boots on in a flash. When we got there, Tyler was pointing out flowers for me, Lily woke in the buggy and was excited to be somewhere new. We had cake in the cafe but the rain really wasn’t stopping, so we went out and took some photos in the rain, my hair drenched. They were running and giggling through this wisteria tunnel and around again, having so much fun. It was such a surprise – they liked hanging out with me to take photos of flowers! The rain was not stopping so we headed back to my car. Typical of course, the sun came out as we reached the car! So I took them to the miniature railway on the way back as they had been so good. A fun day can be had – whatever the weather! ☀️ ☔️ 🌧 Did you get caught in the rain on Saturday?

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My third pick this time is another brilliantly joyful family photo from Emma at Sophie Ella and Me.   I just love photos like this one that are so full of smiles that you can’t help but smile too.

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“Your little family is the best team you could ever have”. I can’t wait to spend some quality time together over half term 😍❤️ – 📸 @heathercapturephotography • • • #themagicineveryday #besttimescaptured #letthembelittle #littlefierceones #candidchildhood #uniteinmotherhood #theordinarymoments #childhoodunplugged #lifecloseup #developinglife #myhappycapture #littlelivelaughlove #ourcandiddays #momswithcameras #raisinggirls #girlmama #dailyparenting #candidchildhood #momswithcameras #littleandbrave #letthembelittle #oureverydaymoments #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #childofig #pixel_kids #showyouwerethere #parentsinthepicture #motherhood_magic

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My last choice for this round up is from Kim at OddHogg.  This is such a lovely photo, and a really nice tribute to her little birthday boy in the caption.

 

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.

I’m testing the waters in a new niche for my photography business – personal brand photography for entrepreneurs, small businesses and creatives.  And I needed some photos of me to use as I start to talk about it.

So I grabbed my tripod and remote and took a few self portraits.  This is one of my favourites, that really feels like 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 if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.


 

show you were there round up

Show you were there round up

We’re at the start of a new month, it’s Sunday, and it’s time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

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.

 

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

There is so much more to this than just a lovely bump photo.  Wendy has spoken openly and beautifully about her experiences with depression and has been so honest throughout this pregnancy about her fears.

I think it’s such an important issue that she’s bringing out into the open, and this photo’s caption says it’s all perfectly.  Please do go and take a look at her feed, especially if you’re experiencing any of these feelings yourself.

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Pregnancy after postnatal depression… * * * I’m scared, a baby is coming that we did not plan. I love her but she terrifies me, I’m terrified of what might happen when she is born. I see the midwife hand her to me in my mind, Sometimes I just feel nothing. In my darkest thoughts I don’t even look at her, I place her back in the midwives arms and want nothing to do with my baby. I cry at my antenatal check when my midwife hands me leaflets for local support groups. Tears flow because I want to be thinking about the baby cuddles that are to come, Instead we sit and talk and plan for the worst. 11 weeks to go before she’s here. I want to be excited but I’m drowning in fear. Do I only have 11 weeks left? Do I only have 11 weeks left to live without the dark cloud hanging over me? I love her but she scares me. I want her to arrive but I don’t. I want to believe things will be ok but I struggle. There are small glimmers of hope shining through this darkness. I’ve beaten PND before. I know what to expect. Family and professionals are aware of my struggles. I take a pill every night that helps the chemicals in my brain balance out. I know there’s strength inside me somewhere. It’s ok not to love every second of pregnancy. Depression during pregnancy is real. Fear during pregnancy is real. Anxiety during pregnancy is real. Trepidation of reoccurring postnatal mental illness is real. I’m not weak. You’re not weak. We’re human. We’re real. We’re real women and women are strong. 💕 #maternalmhmatters #maternalmentalhealthawarenessweek #maternalmentalhealthmatters #antenataldepression #postnataldepression #postpartumdepression #emmasdiary #mumsmatter #coolmumub #29weekspregnant #pregnancy #thirdtrimester #babybump #gurglebumpgallery @pandas_uk @perinatalmhpartnership #pregnantanddepressed #showyouwerethere #honestmltherhood #honestmothering #myhonestmotherhood

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Next up is this fairytale-esque photo from Katy at Hot Pink Wellingtons.

I love that Katy decided to get in this photo herself when her boys didn’t cooperate and create the fairytale image for her!

 

My third pick this time is from Donna at What the Redhead Said, and it just really made me smile.  I do love a good reflection-in-sunglasses shot!

 

My last choice for this round up is from Jules at Pondering Parenthood.

I love seeing Jules’ photos every week as we both join in with the Living Arrows linky, and even though we’re past the potty training stage I’ve been enjoying reading her honest posts about how it’s all going with her oldest.  If you’re potty training at the moment then head over to her feed for some moral support!

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🚽💩Potty Training Day Day 6 💩🚽⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yesterday started with a pretty frank conversation with M. I asked her if she wanted to keep trying with potty training, or go back to nappies for a little while, and try again with the potty in a few weeks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At first, she wanted to wear a nappy because she wanted to go out somewhere. So I explained that we couldn’t just swap between nappies and the potty, and that if she was going to wear nappies for the day, then that would mean wearing a nappy to start nursery on Friday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At which point, she was adamant that she wanted to wear knickers. I explained that if she wanted to keep wearing knickers, then she needed to use the potty, rather than going wherever she liked, as she had the day before (that was fun 😬). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well, that chat seemed to do the trick yesterday as she only had two accidents all day, and both of them were en route to the potty. Of course I piled on the praise and M delighted in emptying her potty into the toilet herself, and competing with me to see who could make the most bubbles when we washed our hands. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let’s hope the good progress continues today! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ P.S. if you like the look of my @sylish_mum1 breastfeeding hoodie, then pop over to ponderingparenthood.com to read my review and nab yourself a discount code! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pottytraining #gentlepottytraining #pottytrainingtips #pottytraininggirls #pottytrainingtime #pottytrainingproblems #pottytrainingsuccess #mama_pals #parentsinthepicture #showyouwerethere #beinthepicture #getoutside #150hoursoutside #outdoorplay #takeyourkidsoutside

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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.

Last weekend we went for a little walk along the beach, and stopped along the way to take a few family photos for the me and mine project for April.

We only took a few and I think this one is possibly my favourite of the bunch.

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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 if you’d like to take part in my guest post series ‘The photo I’m thankful for’ then take a look at this post or email me at thisgloriouslife@gmail.com for more information.