Welcome to our brand spanking new community on Instagram! I am super excited about this because I love Instagram and I love seeing all of your photos!
The #rawchildhood community on Instagram is for you to link up any child related photos!
We have amazingly got over 850 link ups so far!
I am looking for those raw childhood moments; with or without filters; children enjoying the rain and mud; exploring with food and colours.. I am also looking for those raw moments when you think “should I really post this?” YES! post that picture of your child on the floor in Tesco because you wouldn’t buy a surprise egg or when your child is pulling the death stare.. I love those photos! It’s your child’s personality, let’s celebrate it!
I guess what I am trying to say is let’s get back to basics. The raw childhood!
Let’s all try to be a great little community! Follow each other, make friends and share! #rawchildhood
I have already seen lots of you linking up which is amazing and I thank you guys so much! At the moment I am trialing a monthly roundup but with looking at how many posts are linking up already I may have to change this to weekly very soon!
I will be picking my favourite posts for the month and doing my roundup; these will then get shared across my social media accounts!
Here are my favourites from last month.
This is a lovely photo by Fivelittlestars05 of their little one doing a spot of gardening! I love photos like this where the children are getting involved in day to day things around the home, giving them a spot of creativity and responsibility works wonders for a child’s self esteem!
These two… it’s been a hell of a day, they’ve been stubborn and defiant and downright annoying at times ? There’s been arguments, full on fights and lots of sticking tongues out at each other ? but then bedtime came and they refused to sleep apart, so they are tucked up together in Theo’s bed all lovey dovey again ? the best bit? When I closed the bedroom door they both shouted my name and said ‘your the greatest Mummy ever, your our queen’ ?? My hair may be going grey, I may have wine in my hand and chocolate in my lap, but my heart is so full ❤️
This picture is just brilliant by theadventuresofanallergymummy and it resonates with a lot of us. It can be tiring as hell having children that are at each other all the time but moments like this just make your heart melt. “You’re our queen” just beautiful!
My eldest wasn’t a huge fan of the farm the first time that we went but we are wanting to go again over summer this year! The farm is a great place for learning and Annie at mamawillmot reminds us that children also lose interest quite easily. Lovely picture though isn’t it!
That one day Mommy left Daddy in charge…? @jmr5027 • • • #daddysboy #dadsarethebest #likefatherlikeson #playallday #playinthedirt #getdirty #curiouslittle #wildchild #outdoorkid #littlehelper #outdoorexplorer #momswithcameras #boymom #mumofboys #boymum #happiness #happykid #childhood #rawchildhood #toddlertude #toddlerhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodthroughinstagram #uniteinmotherhood #youneedabath #growsomething #familytime #dads #teachthemyoung #littlefarmer #earthday
Now this is what childhood is all about! Getting muddy and not having a care in the world. I love this little clip by Megan at megs1575 because it is these raw moments that children learn the most from.. not forgetting have the most fun with!
When you want to be just like Mummy and Daddy with your baby in the @connecta_baby carrier… Think I’m going to need to attempt to make a doll’s one for his second birthday! Anyone tried to do this before?! #babywearing #Connecta #connectababycarrier #connectamoments #connectalives #babywearingtoddler #bestseatinthehouse #imaginativeplay #letthembelittle #lettoysbetoys #genderneutral #toddler #toddlersofinstagram #happylittlebuttons #rawchildhood #pinklinker #coolmumclub #mbloggers #pbloggers #ukparentbloggers #BabyLighty #AllThingsSpliced
This is a great example of why gender stereotyping should be a thing of the past. Nicola at mrslighty1504 shows that it isn’t just little girls who like to play with dolls.. I can tell that he will be a great daddy when he grows up! My eldest went through a phase of loving dolls when we were expecting Mylo but soon became disinterested when there was a real life baby in the house!
Today’s creative kids art fun is brought to you by the use of a stick, some glue and some poms. The libs loved decorating this branch that was part of our easter tree and i think it looks pretty fun… might incorporate it into their playroom decor some how… Maybe hang photos from it or something? #creativefun #creatingmemories #creativekids #rawchildhood #childhoodunplugged #artsandcrafts #artistickids #masterpiece #poms #stickart #natureart #artfun #creative #keepthemcreating #fun
Now this is fantastic, I love the creativity in this photo it is just amazing! Shantenei let her little one decorate a random nature item, bringing the outside in and continuing with the learning from the outdoors. This is a great extension of making links to understanding the world and incorporating some creativity to make this lovely piece! I also love the fact that she will be using it in the house and will serve as a reminder of their artwork, this is great for a child’s self esteem.
I would love for you to join my community and help it grow even more!
Let’s celebrate our children whilst they are still children!
I will see you all again next month.