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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…



Summer mode means a lot of braids and natural waves around here… but friends, back to school it looming which means back to morning routine and back to styling the hair… And really, I don’t mind – something about fixing my hair slows me down and calms me. Maybe it’s my zen. Or maybe I’m […]

Sometimes when I am planning my Friday Favorites posts, I need a minute to think about what I am really loving right now… other times, like today, it’s just beyond easy because I love something just that much. Alice + Ames girls dresses simply cannot be beat in my eyes. I first stumbled upon these […]

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… […]