‘Show you were there’ round up

Sunday morning has rolled around again, and that can only mean one thing.

Time for another round up from my little Instagram community #ShowYouWereThere.

My first pick is from Alex at That Butterfly Effect.  I think the new short hair really suits Alex, and she looks amazing!  I used to have quite short hair when I was younger, but I’m not sure I’m brave enough to go for it again now.  I always think it looks great on other people though!


Next up is this gorgeous photo from Lucy at Mrs H’s favourite things.

I always love seeing Lucy’s photos and reading her honest and open words, and this post was no exception.  For me beauty is so much more than the way someone looks and the features they happen to have been born with.

So much of it comes down to the person inside shining through.  And in every way possible I think Lucy really is beautiful.

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*BEAUTIFUL* __________________ I don’t often think of myself as beautiful. For years I thought of myself as ugly and I would cry myself to sleep because I hated how I looked. It didn’t help that I was every boy’s best friend but no one wanted to go out with me (but that’s a story for another time). And I was convinced it was because of the way I looked. _________________________ At university (although I was almost 5 stone lighter than I am now), I became convinced I was fat. And I developed a very unhealthy relationship with food. I would alternate between starving myself for a week and then gorging on all the bad food and making myself sick. I also began to self harm when I was at uni. Which only led to me hating my appearance even more. __________________ And ever since then I have continuously struggled with my fluctuating weight and the way I look. I know I’m not ugly but I don’t think I’m a beauty either. I’m just average looking. __________________ But now as I approach 40, I’m beginning to become comfortable in my own skin. And sometimes, dare I say it, I actually feel beautiful. __________________ Saturday was one of those occasions. The day I had a photo shoot for a newspaper. One of the most surreal days of my life. But also one of the days when I felt my most beautiful. And i’m so grateful to the very talented @juliabowdenmakeup (hair and makeup) and @polskey (photography) for helping me to feel that way. __________________ #ig_bbcc #ukparentbloggers #parentblogs #mynameismama #ohheymama #uniteinmotherhood #honestmotherhood #ohmama #ohmamamoment #motherhoodrising #motherhoodsimplified #mentalhealthmatters #lifecloseup #therealitiesofparenthood #mamabear #mumlife #motherhoodalive #nothingisordinary #capturingtheday #itsokaynottobeokay #mentalmutha #sharewithnoshame #imdepressed #anditsokay #youokhun #mentalhealth #highlightsofhappy #showyouwerethere #bodypositivity #seethebeautyinyou

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My third choice is this lovely photo with an important message from Rhi at Mummy of Four.

I’m so happy to see Rhi using #ShowYouWereThere and sharing her message about how important it is that we lead by example for our children and love and celebrate who we are.

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Hi, I’m Rhi & I’m the Mummy behind the Mummy Of Four blog, where I help busy Mums get organised and make their lives easier with parenting tips, tricks hacks and advice. I’m the one that made all of those beautiful children that you always see in my feed. They are super gorgeous and photogenic, but I’ve been told that I am never seen in my Insta feed and that this needs to change. 🌸 If I’m honest, I’m not a fan of having my photograph taken. Yes, I do Facebook Live and Instagram stories in the form of video, but there is something about seeing a still photo of myself that has always made me a little uncomfortable. I always seem to pull an odd face, plus I get hung up on the shape of my nose, or my eyes not looking very symmetrical or one of a million other things. 🌸 The thing is, I need to get over myself. Why? Because I have 4 children looking up to me and if I can’t be comfortable with myself, how can I ever expect them to be comfortable with themselves? 🌸 So, as @thiswelshmother says, I shan’t apologise for my own face, I will even try not to be so critical of it. 🌸 #ThisIsMe #mummyblogger #pblogger #pbloggeruk #beingokwithme #showyouwerethere

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My last pick for this week is from Lyndsay at Fizzy Peaches.

I just think this is such a sweet moment that Lyndsay has captured, and I always love a good bump photo!


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 spent a lovely sunny morning at the beach and I took the camera along to get some family photos for the me and mine project.

While we were there I got Steve to take a few photos of me, and he got some like this one that I really like.  I tend to live in jeans and t shirts so it’s quite nice to have some photos of me actually wearing a skirt!

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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.


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