#ShowYouWereThere round up

‘Show you were there’ round up

Is it just me or are the weeks starting to speed by a bit this year?

I blinked and it was the weekend again, and time for another round up from my little instagram community, #ShowYouWereThere.

My first pick for this week is this gorgeous collage of photos from Lyndsay at Fizzy Peaches.

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Annnnd just like that, my maternity leave was over. Like a giant countdown clock ticking in the sky, my time is up as I'm back to work TOMORROW. Can you believe it? Its fair to say getting used to the idea hasn't been easy, there have been tears… Many. Having to be away from my baby that I've cared for 24/7 for over a year feels so unnatural, like I'm fighting my own maternal instinct that I've been nurturing for so long. It is a bizarre feeling, but tomorrow is a new day and I'm willing to make the most of the situation we are in and embrace change to the best of my ability. I can't promise a small person won't be in the back of my mind all day (and an even smaller person kicking in my belly) but all we can do is try. Once a mother, always a mother. Here goes 🙌🏼. P.s – I have written a full round up of my maternity leave over on the blog… Have a nosey 💕 . . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . . #Littlefierceones #Happylittlebuttons #Mydarlingmemory #WorldofLittles  #Rememberingthesedays #Capturingtheday #Lionessmama #Myhappycapture #Mummyshot #Perfectandproud #Thismamaloves #DevelopingLife #Lifecloseup #Curiouslittleexplorers #Whatevertheweatherkids #UKExplore #Wanderlustkids #Playfreemylove #Awanderfulchildhood #Beinthepicture #Showyouwerethere #Themeinmummy #Livingarrows #violetpeaches #samesexfamily #Brighton #1yearold #12monthsold #maternityleave

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I hope that Lyndsay’s return to work has gone as smoothly as possible; it can be such a huge adjustment after being on maternity leave.


My second choice for this week is from Jax at Jax and Joseph.  While this picture might not show her face, it does show a lot of who Jax is and what she’s up to!

Jax has started up a business baking biscuits which is so exiting, and they look absolutely amazing!


Next up is this bright and colourful photo from Fiona at Dolly Dowsie.  I love how Fiona’s coat matches the flowers so perfectly, and the words in her caption echo my feelings perfectly too – be brave and get in those pictures mamas!

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Pink is my favourite 💖 I don’t mind being in front of the camera anymore (although I’ll always prefer being behind it). I think it’s important to document my memories as well as the kids, because when I’m old and grey I don’t want to look back and think – “where was I?” So be brave and get in those pictures mamas 🌸 . . . #pinkismyfavoritecolor #pinkismyfavorite #camellia #camellias #beinthepicture #dresslikeamum #mumfashion #mumsthatslay #littlestoriesofmylife #realmumstyle #ipbig #acupofmotherhood #pinkflowers #themagicineveryday #adventurelikebeatrixpotter #ourwhimsicaldays #exploringireland #showyouwerethere #springhassprung #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #weightlossdiary #bloomsandblossom #onestonedown

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My last pick for this week is from Ruth at Mummy and the Mexicans.  Visiting an aquarium like this is on my ‘would-love-to-do’ list, and this one in particular looks fab!


Thank you so much to everyone who is using #ShowYouWereThere, I love seeing your photos popping up over on instagram, they always bring a huge smile to my face!


Now, my turn.

I’m into my second week of taking a photo every day for a month and, as I find every year, it is a bit of a challenge.  But I love doing it because I end up with photos like this one, me and my girl laughing away together, playing with a kinder egg toy I think!

mother and daughter 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.  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.


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