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Elle Cole  Speaker, #DC #MD Blogger & #Ambassador| #Homeschool twins | #Vegetarian 🥗| Parenting a child w/ #SickleCell & #T1D | 💜 nature & 📚| Real #locs |👇🏾

Wow! Life’s a journey. Today the word “perspective” has been on my mind. .
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September is Sickle Cell Awareness month and when you’re parenting a child with Sickle Cell it’s the month where you’re reminded that this disorder is completely unpredictable. Here’s a full transparent moment for me, 2018 has been a difficult year for me 4 people I knew with Sickle Cell lost their battles. Without warning I woke up and they were gone. Instead of focusing on the grief and disbelief I decided to change my perspective and look at the lives they lived. They were intellectuals, advocates, men of honor, dads, husbands, and fighters. They cared about others and their families immensely. Although they are gone the legacy of love and advocacy they left is not forgotten. .
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#30fosicklecell

Fun times. Legoland is the perfect destination for kids 12 and younger. It was also the most reasonably priced amusement park we’ve ever been to. You definitely get your money’s worth, and you have a fantastic experience! .
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#funtimes

One part of homeschooling is finding out or kids dreams and working together to fulfill them. At the beginning of last year my kids completed their vision boards and one of the places on the list was Legoland. At the time I New about the amusement part in FL, but I did my research and found out there was also one in San Diego. .
The @legolandcalifornia amusement park is an amazing place for young #LEGO enthusiasts. The hugs and kisses from my girls was well worth the 5 hour plane ride it took for us to get there.
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#parenting #homeschooling #sandiego #visitca #dcblogger #365blackhomeschool #clevertravels #homeschooling #dmvblogger #momblogger #homeschoolfamily #homeschooladventures #homeschoolperks #handsonlearning #childhoodunplugged #wonderkid #nikonusa #nikon

Chinese Proverb “ A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. .
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One face I remember about the Blue and yellow macaws is that they use their beak to climb which makes it useful like an extra foot. .
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#homeschoolingmom #homeschooling #nature #fieldtrips #handsonlearning #learningbydoing #theworldisaclassroom

There was so much to see and learn about. This proverb came to mind while we were there “Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much better in every way.” - John Muir
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#homeschooling #nature #fieldtrips #flamingo #learningbydoing

Tomorrow’s post is going to be about one of the field trips we went on this summer. Can you guess where this picture was taken? .
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#homeschooling #nature #fieldtrips #flamingo #learningbydoing

My birthday is soon and I’m excited about planning something to do for myself and by myself. I cherish moments of quiet time, complete silence, and times when I can reflect and laugh. Sometimes people want to celebrate with tons of people, I’m just the opposite let my husband watch our kids and give me time to myself. Over the years I haven’t changed too much still smiling big and staying busy. I can’t wait to see what blessings are in store for this new year! .
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#melaninmomsofmultiples #melaninmoms

During the The National Pan-Hellenic Council Organizations Call to Service The Links Foundation, Incorporated announced its fifth $1 million grantee – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The grant will help fight #SickleCellDisease. .
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Sickle Cell Disease is the most common genetic blood disorder in the world. In America, it mostly affects African Americans and Hispanics but other nationalities can inherit sickled red blood cells.
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@thelinksinc is the oldest (established in 1946) and largest professional organization for African American women with over 288 chapters across 41 states and more than 15,000 members.
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Remember, it costs over $2.4 million to operate @stjude per day. You can easily donate $10 by texting “HOPE” to the number 50333.
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#stjude #nph #linksinc #30forsicklecell #divine9 #divinenine #giving #sicklecell #sicklecellresearch #sicklecellawareness #siclecellawarenessmonth #stjudeambassador #sicklecellanemia #sicklecelldisease #sicklecelldisorder #sicklecellmatters #sicklecelleducation

Congressman John Lewis is an icon. He made an appearance at the @healthplanusa launch event in DC.
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#GirlsNightOut #healthplanusa #healthplanusalaunch #girlsnightoutcbc #cbcalc #cbcalc18

Congratulations!!! 🎊 Today is the 14th day of the #CleverlyFitMoms fitness challenge. For those of you who have stayed the course and followed your goals, congratulations! Together we did it. The 14th day doesn’t symbolize completion per se but the beginning of new healthy habits. .
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For me this challenge has helped me stay accountable so I could make real life challenges to accomplish my goals.
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For me, I will continue to complete the challenge until these habits become second nature to me. .
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Thank you for joining the journey and for the support. If this challenge has been special in anyway to you send me a PM or email (CleverlyChanging@gmail.com) and let me know . . .
#yougotthis

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