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Welcome! I'm Gypsy Mama, a free-spirited, tree-hugging, humanitarian who loves to travel and be in new places, to lose myself in a good book and a hot bath and to have a good laugh. I'm happiest when I'm out for a walk in nature with my family - my husband Andino, my daughter Paloma and my two dogs. 

Over the last few years, I've experienced some of the happiest moments of my life and also faced my greatest challenges. It all started when I left my home and family on the East Coast to start a new life on the Prairies with Andino. Shortly thereafter, my dream to work in international development came true, when I spent 6 months working with orphans & vulnerable children in Mozambique. Then, I faced heartbreaks that rocked me to my core during my 3 year journey to motherhood which took me through failed adoption plans and IVF treatments. Finally, I became pregnant and my daughter was born in May, 2014. Most recently, I started a non-profit initiative, Mamas 4 Mamas which supports maternal and infant health projects globally.

I've come to learn that joy and sadness are often interwoven with each other and in pursuing your dreams, you are bound to encounter many highs and lows along the way. Even during my most challenging of days, there were still moments - however fleeting - every day, which were magical.

My mission in life is to keep pursuing my dreams and passions, to keep learning and growing and to be the best Mama my daughter could ask for. I want to make my family proud of me and I want to be able to look back on my life, many years in the future and feel like I didn't turn away from a dream just because it seemed too hard or too time-consuming. I want to notice the magic moments in each day.

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