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Welcome to Artefact Motherhood. This is a collaboration of artists from around the world who have come together to share our stories of the joys and struggles in our journeys. Through our writings and photographs, we want to create memories that are more than photographs with dates written on the back. These are the artefacts we are leaving behind for our children and for generations to come.

It was such an amazing day. We got up early in the morning and your father made you half-boiled eggs for breakfast. You asked for the soy sauce and a little bit of pepper to sprinkle on it. It is one of your favourite breakfast and you commented to your father that it was the best you have ever tasted. Every time before we eat you will say your prayers and you will remind us to say our prayers too.

After breakfast, we head out for your first art class with Teacher Jaja Yusof. It took us about 20 minutes to reach Studio Yusof Gajah. You were eagerly excited and asked me a lot of questions about the class. When we arrived at the art gallery, you were at first a bit shy but deep down I know you were eager to start drawing. Teacher Jaja welcome us and invited you to look around the art gallery. You said it was beautiful and you love the cosy atmosphere. You love all the little plants and kept asking your father about the drawing utensils. You are very fond of drawing at this stage and I have the feeling that you will enjoy the class.

We left you there at the art gallery and when to have our second breakfast (yes, not kidding!) and came back after two hours later. You greeted us with a big smile and told me that you extremely enjoyed the class. You even said it out loud to Teacher Jaya.

In the car on our way home, you kept asking when will the next class going to be. You thanked both of us and it melted my heart. I hope you will always be grateful for everything in your life no matter how big or small it is. Always say your thanks and God will reward you abundantly. Insyallah.

Continue next to my dear friend, Diana Hagues, Cambridge Documentary Family Photographer, to read her post in our blog circle.

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I simply adore how you captured a simple outing with such detail and beauty. Your son seems like such a lovely soul. <3

thus made me so happy toread, it’s the greatest feeling in the world when our little ones find so much joy in new things, what a beautiful boy you have with such a sweet heart. As always gorgeous images. Xx

These pictures are a peek into your everyday life and I love it!

This reminds me of going along to art classes when I was still living in Hong Kong! I wished there was something like this near where I live. What a nice group of new friends to do the class with and makes me happy that he enjoys making art. He is creative just like his mama.

I love the way you capture your everyday. I love this story and the way you captured it!

Oh, your little one has such a tender and pure heart. It is very apparent in your words and your storytelling. Beautifully documented, Min.

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