#PointShoot Week #20

Do you love making photos of your family? Do you like to record the everyday memories you are making? Then this could be the linky for you. Come and share your photo story posts with me. You can share your days out snaps or any fun, special, touching moments from your week. It can be one photo (including Instagram posts) or a series of shots with words or without. 


Welcome to #PointShoot Week #20

This week's featured post comes from @Memeandharri




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A photograph is the pause button of life.

We are open from Tuesday 6 a.m. until Friday 6 a.m. (so there is plenty of time to link up.)


Link up your weekend pictures!

Rules:

  • You can link up to 1 post per week! Be sure to paste the Point + Shoot badge on the post you would like to link up 
  • Comment on my post to say hi! 
  • Comment on at least 2 other links – share the love, it is what linky's are all about. 
  • It would also be great if you could share your post and the linky party (using the hashtag #PointShoot) on your social media channels to help grow the community. I will also retweet all your posts via Twitter if you mention me in your tweets! (@imperfectmumx
  • Finally, if you could please follow me on (Twitter, Facebook Instagram and Pinterest) that would be fantastic!





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Point Shoot: Holiday in Tenerife

Dear friend,

Welcome to my Photo series #PointShoot. I love capturing the ordinary moments and special times with my camera, looking at our life through a lens gives me a clearer focus.

This weeks point shoot is a look at our holiday in Costa Adeje, Tenerife. We had a brilliant time as there was something for everyone. Whilst I relaxed, enjoyed the sun and read lots of books the boys played in the pool, got involved with the kids club, and went crazy at the water park. The best part was meeting some lovely new friends, we all enjoyed the entertainment (and the cocktails) perhaps a bit too much πŸ˜‰ 











Happy Days!






Why don't you join me on #PointShoot link party? We are open from Tuesday 6 a.m. until Friday 6 a.m. so there is plenty of time to link up. You can share your days out snaps or any fun, special, touching moments from your week. It can be one photo (including Instagram posts) or a series of shots with words or without.

My Sunday Photo





Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. - Carl Jung

#MummyShot Week 30

Dear friends,

Welcome to #MummyShot Roundup, hosted by myself and the amazing MacKenzie Granville. I always seem to end up walking behind the boys playing catch up as they are running along in front of me, chatting away. A few years ago I snapped a shot of my boys walking at the beach. I loved this shot as for me it captured their relationship, hand in hand, mirrored walking steps, little man turned towards his brother... I've been recreating this MummyShot  even since.

Photography is about capturing souls not smiles.   Dragan Tapshanov.

Featured posts:



This weeks shots are all about amazing sea views, you can feel the sense of wonder and amazement in these photos. Thank you to @ponderingparenthood @rainbowsaretoobeautiful @oh_maxwell @welshcakeswellies. 


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If you aren't following these brilliant Instagramers then pop over and show them some love.
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#MummyShot is an IG community for faceless shots that capture emotion or tell a story. 

Blogger Recognition Award

Dear friend,

I am a massive fan of Blogger Tags and Awards and was really honoured to receive this from one of my newer blogging buddies the brilliant Mom of two girls. I have loved getting to know her and I am pleased to see she embraces her imperfections as do I.

I am not a perfect wife or mother but I will never stop trying to be better for them.

Her blog contains a little bit of everything parent and family related, including healthy eating, baking with kids, DIY around the home, and lots of fun family ‘Days Out’ experiences and travel. I love her family motto: “Never backwards … Always Forwards” How inspiring.

Mom of two girls is based in South Africa. One of the things I love about blogging is how it can cross continents and connect us with friends all around the world!






How Diary of an Imperfect Mum started

Diary of an Imperfect Mum was born in a waiting room. I was spending a large amount of my time each week waiting for my son, sitting on those horrid plastic chairs that make your bum itch and smiling through gritted teeth at other equally stressed parents. I was struggling to come to terms with my sons autism diagnosis and felt incredibly lonely,  as an EXPAT in a new country.

I started writing things down in the notes on my phone when my son was in therapy. They were brief thoughts or ideas only. But I shared them with a friend and he told me that I should start a blog. Then I wrote an article for In Culture Parent magazine and it ignited the spark. On here I could say whatever I thought and not feel judged. I could get everything out in the open and not worry about hurting people's feelings. I could be imperfect!

I did not tell anyone about my blogging for quite a while but now everyone knows. Diary of an imperfect mum is my small way of campaigning for acceptance so that my son can grow up in a more understanding world.

Two pieces of advice for new bloggers


The secret to being a brilliant blogger is simple. Write the blog that you want to write and be the blogger that you want to be! 


Find your voice: I am unapologetically me! I write with passion and honesty. Keep that. It is easy to get caught up in the blogging mechanics...the schedules, the tips and tricks to increase followers, the Klout scores, the back follows, the blogging charts etc But remember why you started and be you!

Engage Your Audience/Find your tribe: I always put effort into my linky comments and into the replies to comments left on diaryofanimperfectmum.com. It is also important to engage on social media and not just auto-tweet. You will find that some of your blogging buddies become your good friends!


I Would Like to Dedicate this Award to:


Feel free to join in or not but I want you all to know you are doing a brilliant job!



Now for The Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog. 
  • Write a post to show your award. 
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.  
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers. 
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to. 
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

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