Nathalie Hardy

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Nathalie Hardy started keeping a journal in 1983 and hasn’t stopped since. Sometimes those chronicles make her cringe, but mostly she’s grateful to be on record as a work in progress. Hardy is an award-winning columnist and writes several columns about mothering and life behind the picket fence. Currently she enjoys writing in the margins of the day while raising her own set of Hardy boys. She loves talking to strangers, taking notes and writing about the things we talk about on the way home from the party, but don’t put in the scrapbook.




“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”


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Who has inspired you, personally or professionally, to be who you are?

So many come to mind, but some favorites include writers like Anne Lamott and Anna Quindlen who write the truth which then allows others to speak it. And also scrapbooking industry leaders like Stacy, Ali, Becky and Cathy (and many others) who have created opportunities like this to connect people with passion.

What do you believe with all of your heart?

That the story we tell ourselves about a thing is far more important than the thing itself. And, of course, that our stories matter.

When did you know that this was your path?

AI don’t remember not knowing. I just stayed the course even though sometimes I couldn’t see more than a few feet in front of me.

Where is your favorite place on earth?

Snuggling my kids at bedtime, but the favorite place is the sweet moment when you feel the give between awake and asleep.

Why do you love your life?

Because it’s the one I’ve been given and I am thankful to have more blessings than burdens.

How do you do everything you do?

One thing at a time, one day at a time. Also, I keep the faith. Always.