words by latonya

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meet latonya

I have been a follower and fan of stylist, blogger, madre and overall beautiful human Latonya Staubs for the past few years. She wrote this piece “The Personal is Political” last month and it resonated with me on many levels. I asked her if I could share it here in an effort to spread these thoughts about addressing the real world that we live in and the responsibility of people who choose to project their lives have in projecting their honest reality. We shouldn’t only be painting beautiful pictures with our words or with our photographs. We need to uncover what is real, human, raw and uncomfortable. Continue reading “words by latonya”

Thanksgiving words

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Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday and this year did not disappoint. It was simple and perfect making memories with best friends and of course family.

As I wrote before the past few weeks were kind of funky for me but things turned around Wednesday in the best way. I went back to one of my favorite workouts, Burncycle, after realizing that I had put it on the back burner for the past couple weeks. My favorite instructor, and friend, Jessi was teaching and she kicked me back into shape- mentally. She always puts things into perspective and I realized how reliant I am on her classes, her coaching and her mindfulness. I do not consider myself a ‘hokey’ yogi type, and her classes are not for the faint of heart. But they do kind of wake me up mentally and allow for some reflecting and personal time to work through my own thoughts and feelings. I was really missing that the past few weeks and she put me back into a really good place.

With that, I woke up Thanksgiving morning and scrolled through my instagram feed and found a post from one of my #momcrushes Latonya. She is a beautiful writer, photographer, wife, mother, being and I paused on her image and words in honor of Thanksgiving: Continue reading “Thanksgiving words”