As a Mamma, I’m not sure there is anything more inspiring than a fellow Mamma who has lost a child and gone on from that darkness to change the world. Even more inspiring is when this is done so humbly, generously and honestly. Catherine Hughes lost her precious little Riley (pictured) to a vaccine preventable disease, whooping cough. Catherine and her husband have made it their mission, and Riley’s legacy, to raise awareness about whooping cough and vaccine preventable disease. I hope that by sharing a little of their story we can all help them with this mission.
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Leigh and I share one of those life events you wish you never had to share with anyone .. losing your Mother to cancer tends to connect women in a way that nothing else can. Leigh has been able to connect Mothers like us from all over the world, through her book ‘Without My Mum’. I have to confess that I am still working my way through it, there is so much similarity that at times I need to put it down. For me this is the measure of a book, how much emotion it can stir. Leigh has honestly, sensitively and so generously opened her own broken heart so that others can heal. I hope she realises just how many hearts she has helped healed ..
Vanessa is the essence of effortless style .. and at the same time humility. I am lucky to have called her my friend for roughly 20 years now (yikes, feeling old much?) Since moving her family to Bali in 2012 she has embraced the lifestyle, the customs and the uniqueness of this magical island. Vanessa has also made lifelong friends and explored her creativity, which is only natural when immersed in the beauty of Bali! Her beautiful business is called Los Luna Home which was inspired by their life in Bali and the significance of the moon.