dairy of a mama: joy

 In this photographic series “diary of a mama” I want to simply share inspiration and captures from my days with my children. Honouring the sacred work of homemaking and child caring. You’ve all heard the saying, “a picture speaks a thousand words”. My intention is for these images to fill your soul with nourishment and a deep knowing that the work you do in your home + raising your children is sacred.






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  1. Vanessa on January 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    What beautiful pics Natalie. Really beautiful. Please can I come round to yours one day for tea and cake and sit in that armchair? Oh and I will reply to your email first thing tomorrow. Haven't forgotten. xxxx

  2. Nic on January 3, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    You know, I forget to follow up on things too. Maybe that should be my intention for the year- finishing things 😉 the picture of the jam biscuits makes me feel like turning on the oven. Happy New Year x

  3. ashley on January 3, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    if it wasn't for the slow passing of time while 39 weeks pregnant, i couldn't agree more. this year has flown by. i think it is because life is good. makes it easier to speed by. your photos are beautiful, love those beach shots. happy new year. 2013 is full of goodness.
    xx ashley

  4. little sleep on January 3, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Ohh, such beautiful pictures. Wow. Love your photography, Jude xx

  5. Vicki @ dover and madden on January 3, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    I have to agree with Vanessa above, the photos are magnificent. Lovely post. Vic x

  6. Sara on January 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I love all the windows in your living space! Looks so inviting. And your children are just too cute! Happy New Year to you.

  7. jo on January 5, 2013 at 10:32 am

    happy new year! i feel a real excitement for 2013, i can't explain it but i am sure great things will happen. love your photos, they are always so beautiful x

  8. little wild moose on January 6, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Such beautiful photos as always! Those jam biscuits and that apple cake – yum, you're making me want to turn on the oven, even in this horrible heat! Your girls are stunning. x

  9. Jodi on January 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    a gorgeous collection of still scenes N (standing 6-month-old – oh my!) xxx

  10. Brenda @ Mira Narnie on January 7, 2013 at 7:18 am

    what a wonderful collection! i love that you made your own mince tarts! xx

  11. look see on January 8, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Beautiful photos! 🙂

  12. ::The Beetle Shack:: on January 8, 2013 at 3:16 am

    ooh those BEAUTIFUL babies of yours. so lovely.

    and are they your AMAZING legs? i'm jealous.

    Thanks for joining in m'lady. thats lovely of you

    xo em

  13. Bron on January 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Beautiful and all that Christmas/summer baking looks delicious. x

  14. Alison @ BaysideVintage on January 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Beautiful bubs and I love your vintage pieces and home! Alison

  15. Sarah on January 13, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    These images are so beautiful. I always find your blog so inspiring, thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the internet and leaving your sweet words, you made my day!

  16. dear olive on January 16, 2013 at 11:56 am

    What an absolutely glorious collection of photos, babies, food and good times! So much summery loveliness in there. Kellie xx

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I teach mothers to hand-sew treasures for a magical childhood while delighting their own creative spirit!

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