#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.

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