#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?!



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

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