This is a sponsored post.  Although paid, Katie was asked to honestly review the PowerShot G9 X Mark II.

Treasure those baby milestones

If you are a parent you will be acutely aware of one major thing. Quite simply that is, how quickly time goes. There’s that saying, something along the lines of ‘The days are long but the years are short’ and that’s such a true statement when it comes to parenting.

“The days are long but the years are short”

Sometimes it seems like these moments—and the organised chaos of our everyday life—will go on forever, an endless blur of snotty noses, kisses and cuddles, tantrums over who wants to have the blue bowl that morning at breakfast. But they won’t. Someday my children won’t run into our room in the morning so excited to see their Mummy and Daddy. Some day I won’t have to tell my little girl to stop jumping around like a flea when we are out and she is holding my hand because she is just such a ball of energy that she can’t walk sensibly. Someday I won’t lie feeding our baby boy his last feed at night time, I won’t stroke his head or watch the way his beautifully long eyelashes flutter as he drops off to sleep.

Even though some days can feel relentless, there are times when I want to grab it with both hands and tell it to just slow down. Those milestones happen so quickly – first steps, first words, first day at school… and while it is wonderful to watch your children reach them, at the same time it is so bittersweet too. They pass us as by all too quickly.

“I love to take photos of these mundane, ordinary, yet completely precious parts of motherhood”

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Capture the everyday moments

I think that’s why I love photography so much. I think it’s so important to document what we can. Sure the holidays and those aforementioned milestones are lovely to record and treasure, but I can guarantee it will be the most ordinary moments that I will miss when they are grown up. The sitting around the table as a family chatting about our day, the endless trips to the park and the squeals when we push them on the swings. I love to take photos of these mundane, ordinary, yet completely precious parts of motherhood.

I use my phone 90% of the time to take photos. I have my DSLR, which I adore, but nowadays you can’t beat a phone for just snapping the odd photo while you go about your daily business. And funnily enough, some of my most favourite photos have been ones I have taken on my phone. They seem so much more ‘in the moment’ and candid somehow, less posed. That’s why I was really interested to try out the brand new PowerShot G9 X Mark II to see if it measured up to my phone.