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Raising little ones is all consuming. We worry if we are doing enough… we worry if we are doing too much… We find ourselves concentrating so hard on our littles & wonder what is left of the person we were before their arrival. Mama, we all feel it. Let’s journey together, lift each other up & be a village for one another…



This post contains affiliate links. As always, I only link products I fully love and use for myself, my littles or my business. Phew – where did the last month go? Between all of our traveling, I feel like 4 weeks passed in a blur and here we are in mid July already! I guess […]

Lately I’ve been getting the same message over and over: unplug… reset… recharge… It’s come in many forms – a tree cutter grinding our cable and internet lines along with the stump he was hired to grind. A squirrel gnawing the replacement line before the new landscaping was done and buried the line. A holiday […]

Summer is in full swing at the DeFrehn house & that means lots of time in the pool… which leads to mama pulling out the camera water gear for my 5th baby, my Nikon… I have been a big fan of under & in the water photos dating all the way back to those awesome […]

Every summer starts the same – feeling like there are endless days ahead to relax, soak in the sun and slowly create so many memories for my little ones to look back on… but if my years as a mom have taught me anything, it’s that each season seems to pass faster than the last… […]

I’ll be totally honest and say that I think one of the things I miss most not having a baby in the house right now is the excuse to buy swaddle blankets from Aden + Anais… Now, I know that while these blankets were the newest & latest when my first was born, they are […]

There is about nothing that tosses up the week for a mama like a sick little one. Everything, every.thing. has to be refigured from grocery shopping to school pick ups, not to mention out of the home commitments. It all just gets paused to care for your munchkin.  And then there is the debate of […]