Inspiring Earth Mama Kelci Potter Invites Us Over

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
2:00 pm
08/05/16

Photographed by Maria Del Rio

Ever dream of leaving your home in the city or ‘burbs and living the rustic country life? We certainly have, which is how we initially fell in love with the Instagram feed of Kelci Potter, the single mother of two and founder of gold-centric jewelry brand Shepherdess. Filled with baby goats, rainbows, and children (Taj, 7, and Sparrow, 4) scampering through fields, we knew we had to track down the Santa Cruz-based mama and check out her life in the flesh. Clearly, it didn’t disappoint, resulting in our biggest slideshow ever (67 images!), below. Keep clicking to take it all in, plus hear about her unique and earthy take on motherhood, style, and the pros and cons of going off grid.

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6 comments

Joanna

Beautiful photos Maria!

Lila

This was the sweetest, thanks for sharing! So beautiful and dreamy. And I spied the book I Like You, one of the best kids books ever. As for the pillow in picture 38, maybe it’s medicinal and she needs it? That would make it PC, right?

mimi

that must have been on of the most beautiful and peace-inducing portraits if seen in a long time. Kelci seems so true and strong and soft at the same time….truly beautiful. Thank you for real life stories like this – and the bright pictures to go with of the sacred space she found and built with her lovely kids.. that was something my heart really needed – light, love, family, strength, self-determination, softness and beauty.

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Rachel Starrett

Just beautiful. The photos, her kids, her strength, her quest for balance and to find her true north, everything. This really, really resonated with me and where I am in my life right now with my two kids. Wonderful, thanks to everyone involved.

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