Wednesday 14 August 2019

Be in the Picture - Weekly Favourites 11

Welcome back to the Be in the Picture weekly roundup. Once again there were lots of wonderful pictures shared on instagram and I struggled to pick just a few favourites. I could have featured so many. If you missed the last roundup you can catch up with it here, Be in the Picture 10.

For those of you that haven't heard of #beinthepicture, it is an instagram hashtag that myself and Alana from Baby Holiday created. It is designed to encourage you to get in-front of the camera as opposed to behind it. I used to always be the one taking the pictures and I was never in them myself.

You can use the hashtag on any pictures that feature you, whether that be fashion, parenting, travel, with your partner etc. You name it, we want to see it.

This week I haven't chosen a theme. I've just picked some of the pictures that made me smile.

I'm challenging myself to something: BE PRESENT in the pictures. I was looking at photos of my kids to do an album and I sadly realised I'm not in them! Why, oh why, am I so critical of myself? I used to look at this photo and notice that my face was smashed, my arm looked too fat, my clothes were boring, my hair was dirty and I had no make up. Now I'm training myself to forget these things and look at the expression on my face and my child's. I was smelling his neck, giving him a kiss that would make him laugh. I was FEELING him and the immense love I have for him. And he? He was feeling loved. Why don't we remember that after we are gone our kids and grandkids will not care if we looked gorgeous, if we were fit, if the hair was done and the make up fresh, they will only care that they have this memories of us and they will see much they were loved.
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When I started skating in my teens I would go for months (sometimes years) without seeing another girl skater, it was such a rarity. It wasn’t easy learning on my own & also the occasional mean words being thrown at me when your a girl in a male dominated sport & the only girl in the skate park. Things were starting to change when I sustained a knee injury (which sidelined me for a decade) in 2007 & needed two lots of surgery. Fast forward 12yrs and wow what a change, more and more girls are skating, being seen, we even have ladies only nights once a week were there will easily be 20+ girls πŸ™ŒπŸΌ which is incredible. Social media has allowed so many to connect, meet up and support each other. I’m so glad I decided to pick my board up again after a such a long hiatus, it’s been so good for my mental and physical wellbeing. Also while I couldn’t be more excited about the ever growing movement we are still the majority, even more so when your over 30, so I like to think I’m doing a small part in bringing visibility to the older ladies in the skateparks who enjoy riding around on four wheels ✌🏻✌🏻along with some fantastic friends I’ve made over the past year #mamaskater #ladieswhoshred #getonyourboard #womendoskate #getoutdoors #feelfreefeed #girlskaters #cardiffmums #momskater
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One of my top tips for photographing your everyday family life is to make sure YOU get in some photos too.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Set the camera up on a tripod (or balanced on a rock like we did for this picture) and use the timer or a remote to take some photos of you and your family together. Chat, joke, laugh, whatever. Just be with your family, and capture those moments in a photo.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #photographytips #familyphotographytips #meandmine #meandmineproject #showyouwerethere #beinthepicture #mumsinthepicture #littleloves #capturingtheday #candidmoments #documentyourdays #capturingtheday #mytinymoments #momentsoverposes #motherslove #nothingisordinary #clickinmoms #mummyblogger #amomentinmotherhood #motherhoodrising #lionessmama #motherhoodalive #acupofmotherhood #beautyinmotherhood #humansofjoy #ukparentbloggers #igerswales #mumsnetparents #themeinmummy
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WEAR • THE • SWIMSUIT • don't worry about what you think you look like , or what other people think ! It's what your kids think ! All they are going to think is Mummy played with us in the pool and we had so much fun ! They will remember those summer memories not what swimsuit you were wearing or how you looked in it ! We had so much fun at @andrewshayes_holiday_park (review stay) last week and I have been looking back through all the pictures and videos thinking about the amazing memories we made and how my little ones will treasure them in years to come. So I'm urging you to get in that pool) the sea and have fun with them all summer long ♥️🌻 #freespiritedchildhood #myfamilyadventures, #Lifecloseup, #LittleFierceOne #happylittlebuttons, #WorldofLittles, #rememberingthesedays #littleandbrave #momentsoverposes, #thatsdarling #cherishthesemoments, #myhappycapture, #momswithcameras, #clickinmoms, #pixel_kids, #candidchildhood #our_everyday_moments, #littlestoriesofmylife #themagicineveryday, #whatevertheweatherkids #awanderfulchildhood #beinthepicture #perfectandproud #childhoodunplugged #capturingtheday #wildandfreechildren #showyouwerethere #motherhoodintheraw #beautifulmama #youarebeautiful
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Two adorable Bo Peeps stopping Forky from running to the trash. (Hopefully you’ve seen Toy Story 4 to understand this pic lol). Seeing the joy on my girls faces as they watched me pretend to be Forky around Disneyland Paris this weekend was awesome. They laughed and played as they pulled me from the bins or chased me whilst I was running around like an idiot. It’s an incredible feeling experiencing the magic of Disney through the eyes of a child. I just hope they’ll still think I’m cool when I’m still disneybounding in 10 years time lol. #disneyfamily #disneybounding #disneymemories #disneymagic #disneyblogger #disneybloggers #disneyboundinguk #whatiworeindisney #disneyday #disneystyle #dressedinmagic #styledbymagic #disneydreams #sharemydisney #igersdisney #disneylandparis #disneylove
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