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Africa: Giraffe Manor and DSWT Elephant Orphanage

You know that feeling you get when you’re traveling. It’s that “this is what life is really about” feeling. Everything in perspective, everything slowed down, clear, simple, obvious. And then you return home and soon you’re back to the grind, back to reality. If you’re lucky, some of those feelings and perspectives will stick with you, if even in the background.

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Ellie Turns Five at a Disco Dive

Yep, we do the half birthday celebration thing. Why not? In true Leo fashion, I don’t feel like you can celebrate your birthday too much. We do half cupcakes for the girls, and they get as excited as they do on their actual birthdays. Ellie’s half birthday is today which means it’s been 6 months since we celebrated her turning FIVE at her Disco Dive. 

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2018 Reflections: Foundation before Flight

At the end of last year there was a meme going around about 2017 being the year of the cocoon and 2018 the year of the butterfly. I was stoked. This was the year I had been waiting for. I‘ve been feeling for years that “big things” were coming but hadn’t seen much momentum. I was so ready for things to take flight, so ready to be a butterfly 😉

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Holistic Ear Infection Support

The Dreaded Ear Infection 

Earlier this year, I took Layla to the doctor because she had been sick for a couple days. I was most concerned about the lethargy (and the full day of puking she had had). Apparently she been hit with 2 viruses at the same time and her little body was working overtime. The doctor determined that her cold virus had led to a respiratory infection, one ear infection and the start of a second ear infection. 

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Dear Diary: Owning who I am

It was the silliest and simplest of quotes that was my ah-ha moment earlier this year. 

“I’m the girl who listens to gangster rap … on her way to the farmer’s market after yoga” 

It spoke to me. Not only because it’s 100% true for me but because it’s showing that we can be both things, or all things, at the same time. We don’t have to be just one “type” of person.

This is obvious (and automatic) to some, but not to me. It’s becoming much clearer but shit, it’s taken a long time to get here. 

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