Instagram Public Photos with #enchantedchildhood

I wasn't going to do a "letty and her basket" picture so close to the other two but after the disaster that was the pictures i took over the weekend and the hours spent editing and then re-editing a further gazillion times only to have to admit defeat and resign myself to the fact that both pictures looked like a pile of t**d and not the magical whimsical picture series i'd had in mind i needed to create something that i knew i would love and would make me smile. after all that's why i started this. i wanted to create images that when i looked at them i smiled.
most of you know why i started this account and the past few days have been really hard and i realised that the outlet i was using to help me was suddenly the reason why i was feeling so low.
i never thought i'd start worrying about engagement, i didn't even know what it blinkin was when i first started i never even expected to grow a following if i'm honest (after all i'm not that interesting who on earth is going to be bothered about me) but as my account started to grow i found i wanted to grow it further reaching new people and having thousands validate your existence on here is a real boost, especially when you spend so much time questioning it. but as that all dropped off with the new changes it was hard not to take it all personally. was i doing something wrong? am i no longer any good? oh look something else i'm failing at and so on... and as i desperately tried to get back to where i was i lost sight of why i was on here and i stopped enjoying it. the past few weeks posting has been a chore something i had to do at a certain time and on certain days and to be honest i began to loathe posting.
so i'm going back to my roots so to speak. i'm going to post stuff that i love and makes me smile and if others love it to then that's great.
but if they don't love it then that's great to, we can't all like the same things.
anyway for someone who wasn't going to write much this eve i've certainly rambled on 🤦🏻‍♀️ x

2 days ago comment 84 star 778

I had no idea that today was the international day of happiness until i opened instagram. but it makes sense that it would be the first day of spring, the most joyful season of all (although i appreciate that half the world is heading into autumn, my second favourite season...)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
here is one of the things that brings me joy in my life - baby alexander. he is holding a paper rose made out of a newspaper (i can’t remember which one, but one of my friends carried a bouquet of newspaper roses at her wedding).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Yesterday comment 92 star 573

This girl is always climbing on everything and jumping and flipping! i’m really wanting to get her into a gymnastics class. if you’ve had a 2 year old in a class how did they do?

Yesterday comment 11 star 661

Mom tees ✨ because without them what else would my child wipe his runny nose and sticky hands on 🙄

5 hours ago comment 23 star 252

‘keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable’ 🧡~ mary oliver ~ back to the beautiful wild horses at the new forest. i had a life with horses all mapped out if my dream of having children wasn’t to be, so very blessed that it was. perhaps the horses may still come in the future 🧡 i hope everyone is having a good week..........🧡#runwildmychild #wildandbravelittles #pixel_kids #theartofchildhood #themagicofchildhood #infinity_children #celebrate_childhood #childhoodunolugged #simplychildren #enchantedchildhood #shared_joy #hoto_19 #dearestviewfinder #dearphotographer #cameramama #clickinmoms #momswithcameras #childhoodwonders #let_there_be_delight #aportraitcollective #the_sugar_jar #thehairmemoirs #project_faceless #thiswildlingsoul #letthekids #ourwhimsicaldays #atdiff_kids

8 hours ago comment 55 star 113

Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our best friend this week. she was 12. i took photos of the kids saying goodbye before taking her to the vet. we miss her. it’s not the same without her. cooper asked who would be there to comfort him when he was sad. and lydia said her favourite memory with red was playing dress ups and pretending she was the teacher and red was the student. she was so patient with the kids. 🖤 our black & white life downunder loop
i’ve teamed up with some incredible artists to share a glimpse of life in australia & new zealand through a b&w lens #blackandwhitedownunderloop
next up the hugely talented: @vida_images

4 hours ago comment 59 star 276