Anybody Out There




I kinda feel like I’m talking to myself, which is ok, it’s something I do a lot. Actually, I’m pretty sure I am always having an internal dialogue. That’s normal, right? This space has obviously gone very quiet. I miss it and I don’t. Two years ago I was making huge efforts, new design, new features, I felt great about the direction. Then things started to slow down, and now it’s stagnant. Real life became real hard. I even stopped reading other blogs. My attention span became limited to a quick scroll thru instagram.

As a mom, who works a full time job, from home, while momming, plus additional freelance work, and being a mediocre wife, friend, cook, maid, laundress, etc. I have to ask myself, where the hell does blogger fit in. And why. If I wanted this to be something, a career, a way to help support my family, a path to something else, I would need to give 100%, but what takes the backseat, my actual income? my family? eating? Um, nope. So I had to decide that is not the goal. The goal is to get the words in my head out of my head and narcissistically share them, and to document my family, because it is seriously fun looking back at Dear Oskar posts. So that’s what I’m going to do. And it’s going to be inconsistent and probably infrequent. And that’s fine. For now…

photo: Dianna Martin





  • Karissa Tucker

    I’m glad you’re still here. I think you have the right attitude as a mom – I’m in the same boat. I blog when I can because I need the outlet and it’s fulfilling on some level and I’m still trying to figure out my career options, but in the mean time, duty calls! 🙂

    At any rate, glad to see this post.

  • Pam

    You do you. Don’t worry or stress about the quantity of posts, it doesn’t matter. Whatever you feel like sharing is lovely and appreciated 🙂

  • Alicia

    I check your blog frequently to see if there is a new post! It makes me happy when you have something new up and can’t even comprehend how you have the time or energy when you have everything else on your plate! Good work juggling everything and prioritizing!

  • natalie

    Thank you Pam!

  • natalie

    Thanks Karissa! p.s. I LOVE your Fall post. So good.

  • Joan

    Hello! I’m here, I’m always here. (That’s going to sound rull creeps to some)

  • chelsea

    love you so much momma. dear oskar posts are my favorite but also so is your sanity. <3

  • Diana

    I don’t know if I’ve ever left a comment… but I like your blog and check often for a new post (e.g. I got bangs a few weeks ago).

  • Erin

    i’ve never left a comment, but check your blog often and wanted to say hi. it’s impossible to do it all. i’m a new mom and constantly feel a pull in every direction. coming up with new, creative content takes time. i love seeing new posts on your site whenever you have time.

  • joana

    hi! i frequently pass by, but have never commented. i like the way you write, the things you write about, the pictures, everything.
    i’m not a mom, but i can understand that prioritizing becomes even more important when you are! and be sure that whenever you do come to this little space of yours we will be here too 🙂

  • Dana

    I stop in and enjoy your online space! Keep doing what feels right!

  • natalie

    all these comments got me major heart eyes emoji. Thank you!

  • Kim

    Natalie, you’re amazing. Keep writing!

  • Steph

    I’ve been checking your blog once a week since I read your post about how you met your husband. I was studying abroad in Madrid at the time I found your blog and I was hungry for American writing. Your posts comforted me when I was as homesick as possible. Sorry I haven’t commented until now, but I have to let you know that you aren’t shouting into the void and I have enjoyed seeing oskar grow up.

  • natalie

    Steph, thank you so much for commenting. It really means a lot! So glad I could bring you some comfort.

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