“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”

Fred Rogers


“And so the adventure begins . . . . . .” how adorable is this card and this perfect little baby! This gorgeous #mummyshot was shared by the lovely @treasureeverym.

I recently wrote a post in which I spoke about the tragedies in our world and what we can do to make a difference in these really difficult times. In that post I quoted Fred Rogers and how he spoke about ‘looking for the helpers”.  I also came across the quote above about childhood and I thought it was just such a wonderful quote! In these times when we can sometimes question whether we should even bring a child into the world, and we wonder what sort of world they are going to grow up in, it is so nice to remember just how wonderful childhood really can be. And through play we see them learn, we see them wonder, and embrace new experiences. We watch them explore, and discover, and through watching them we remember all the wonderful things our world truly has to offer.

They are the future, our children, and as parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, we have to teach them, and gently guide them. We can inspire them to love and care for others, and support them in becoming great people.

 This gorgeous image above was shared with #mummyshot by@adevonmum.

I absolutely love these precious childhood photographs shared this week on Instagram through #mummyshot and I am sure you will too!

Top Left was shared by @emma_ology.

Top Right was shared by @clambering_jo.

Bottom Left was shared by @mummuddlingthrough.

Bottom Right,and post feature photo,  was shared by @amumreviews.


Thank you to everyone who continues to share their precious photographs with us.

If you would like a chance to be featured on my own, or Catie’s blog, just tag any photo’s of your children/grandchildren with #mummyshot. The only rule is you can not show their full face in the photo. It is about capturing emotion without showing your child’s full  face.


Click to Tweet: Come join @macglanville and @imperfectmumx for our IG community #mummyshot. Celebrate our children in photos without showing their full faces. 

My favourite from Catie’s and my own mummy shots are ….



and my own 


Thank you so much for all of you who have shared your images with us! You can see Catie’s favourites over on her blog too. 

Hope you can join us again this week, and we would love to see some new people join in too.

If you would like more information about what #MummyShot is you can read “Introducing Mummy Shot”

It is really all about capturing emotion, or a story without seeing your child’s full face in the photograph.


Thanks for joining me, love Mac xx