Celebrating Generations of Family

I was inspired to write this post as the result of a tweet from Tots 100. The item calls for you to post your favourite baby photo. BB is 100% cute so I thought I would be sure to find a gorgeous photo of him, probably making mischief - but when I searched through the album, this is the one that jumped out.

Great Grandma, BB, Grandma, and Great Great Aunt Bette

The photograph features my Nana (BB's Great Grandma) who was just 2 days from her 96th birthday when BB was born. Then of course we have BB. BB is being held by my mum who has been the most amazing support to me throughout my life, and who is just amazing with BB - he has a special love for her and responds to her in such a beautiful way which shows me that he also know how special she is. If I can be half as good a mum as her I will be proud. Next to my mum is her aunt, my great aunt, and BB's great great aunt!!! She is my late grandfather's sister who had no children of her own but has excelled in the role of aunt (with however many greats) and Godmother.

I love this photo because not only does it picture people that I love dearly, but also it shows the importance of family. Regular readers will know that I returned to the UK so that my child(ren?) could have the opportunity to know extended family, and also to support my mum, an only child caring for her parents (now just her mum).

My Nan is old, in pain, her vision is poor, her mobility minimal - but BB brings her so much joy. We visit every week and she gets younger the second he walks through the door.

I am so happy to be able to raise BB with these folk around. They all bring so much to each other's lives, and to mine.

For the 100% cute pic though - this is one of my recent favourites

“This blog post has been written as an entry into the Tots100 competition in association with Boots Mother and Baby

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, teacher, coach and mentor. I am passionate about eating real food, learning, travel and health. I get to spend my days with my amazing son who has chosen to learn from the world rather than at school. We write to share the life we love and to help others create a life they love too.


  1. Beautiful photos and post. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Love the first picture with the story of the women in it with BB. And that second picture? Makes my heart melt!