Photography for Mums: Best of the Web 19-08-16


Hope you’re enjoying your summer holidays with your kiddos! I love spending time with my gang, but it’s so much harder to get everything done with all four of my helpers at home!

It’s Friday and oh yes it’s time for another roundup of brilliant posts and photos from around the world wide web. As always, you can click through to the original post to read more.

Hope for Harmonie

What a heart warming story shared by Taylor Pittman on the Huffington Post! Little Harmonie was diagnosed with meningitis B when she was only 11 months old. As a result, she had to have her arms and legs amputated.

Harmonie is now a toddler, and recently received an American Girl doll that has been modified to look like her. With the help of A Step Ahead Prosthetics,  Harmonie now has a special friend she can treasure forever.

You can learn more about Harmonie and her progress over on the Facebook Page Hope for Harmonie.

Photo credit: Hope for Harmonie
Photo credit: Hope for Harmonie

The Downsides of Using Your Smartphone Around Your Kids

Oh the smartphone, the beloved smartphone. It keeps us connected to the world around us, allows me to work on my business on the go, and is so very useful (and addictive!!).

But new studies are finding that these phones cause parents to be more cranky with their kids (I’m not sure whether I can really just blame my crankiness on the phone – ha!). Alice Park shares all the details in this post on Time. I have to admit, I am definitely guilty of getting engrossed in my phone in front of the children, and far too often than I’d like to admit 🙁 Have you? Definitely something to be aware of and be more purposeful in having time with kids and time for the phone.

Connecting Emotionally with Our Kids

I learned a lot from our experience with 3 Day Nanny and there is so much more I need to understand about raising my gang of mini-humans!!

This post from Hand in Hand really spoke to me, and provided some talking points for helping kids deal with their emotions. Though it can be hard when I’m struggling with my patience and own fears and emotions, it’s so important. Another post that I’ll be reading again!

Photo credit: Christopher Eriksen

A Mum’s Body

We’ve talked about self-conscious mums and our body image here on the blog before. This post by Joanna at A Cup of Joe is fabulous. She shares a reminder that our kids don’t see our wrinkles and stretch marks when they look at us.

They just see their mum. They see love.

Let’s try to love ourselves no matter our imperfections.

Thanks for checking out my favourite posts this week. Have you found any great posts on the web lately? Be sure to tag me on Twitter  @rosieparsons or send me the link on Facebook. I love reading your fab recommendations!