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Kara Lofthouse (Cont.)
What are your tips for juggling it all?

KL: I write everything down in about ten places, try to keep calm, and hardly sleep. This past week, I flat out forgot my first meeting for soccer coaching and it had me distraught, and still does! I am the ultimate juggler between being a mom, my family, work, photography, coaching soccer, a full home renovation, and plenty of other responsibilities, I have become very adaptable, flexible, go with the flow, and believe it or not more calm.

My kids have always been the best photo assistants, since before they were born! My oldest will take the other two to the park, or stay behind and make the kids I am photographing to smile. I have been known to breastfeed my crying infant while doing a photo shoot and the only one who ever knew was my partner (for Middle One Photography), or have the baby in my Tula on the soccer field.

I have piles of laundry to put away and an amazing husband who does a lot of the cooking in the house. I wouldn't necessarily call it juggling, but more like balancing... and leaving some of the less important things behind.

Our motto at Livingly is “Live Life Beautifully,” what does living life beautifully mean to you?

KL: "In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." - Buddha

"Live Life Beautifully" is a perfect motto. Beautiful is different for every person, and what is so amazing in photography is that I am able to capture the beauty in everyone's life! For my life, we focus on love and grace, we honor those around us, say yes more often, and live to inspire! Living life beautifully is watching my daughters grow, thrive and love those around them!