Health & Wellness, Parenting

Managing COVID Anxiety As Parents

Never did I imagine this as my first two years as a mother. On the contrary, I pictured cupcakes and rainbows sprinkled with monthly family excursions and the occasional trip to the country to visit relatives. Pure and total bliss.  Instead, the world has been practically locked down or semi-restricted due to the raging pandemic.… Continue reading Managing COVID Anxiety As Parents

Parenting

The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Parenthood

Parenting - one day you're worried about the colour of your wall and how that fits in with your decor, the other you're worried about how to out get those crayon marks your tiny human made on said wall, while channeling his/her inner artist. There are certainly some high points that leave you beaming from… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Parenthood

Parenting

How to prepare for Christmas early

It’s Christmas! Well, almost; but if you’re like me, you started thinking about the festive season from as early as October.   Though Christmas is AWESOME, and the season can be quite joyous, it is also stressful if you try to do it all at once. So here’s the first pro tip for preparing ―… Continue reading How to prepare for Christmas early

Health & Wellness, Parenting

Let’s Talk about Mommy’s Mental Health

Photo by Liza Summer on Pexels.com In the past two weeks I've encountered three social media posts about mothers who were feeling overwhelmed. I get it, motherhood can be hard and we don't speak about it enough sometimes. But what I didn't expect was the level of vitriol, unsupportiveness and backlash these women received in… Continue reading Let’s Talk about Mommy’s Mental Health

Health & Wellness, Parenting

10 Ways to Support Loved Ones Who Have Lost a Child

October is observed as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month worldwide. And while it is a notable period for parents who have lost a child, to reflect on their pain and remember their little angels, it is also a period for persons who may not have experienced the pain firsthand to support loved ones. As… Continue reading 10 Ways to Support Loved Ones Who Have Lost a Child

Child Development, Parenting, Working Parent

6 Ways Companies Can Support Working Parents During COVID-19

In a few months, Jamaica will have been affected by the pandemic for two years. That is two years of curfews, two years of working remotely (for some), two years of online schooling, two years of lockdown periods.  Despite this some companies have not adjusted their culture to support employees during this period, especially those… Continue reading 6 Ways Companies Can Support Working Parents During COVID-19

Child Development, Parenting

5 Back-to-School Tips for Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Photo by August de Richelieu on Pexels.com It is the first week of the school year for many students in Jamaica, and along with the regular jitters about starting a new school year and what that brings, students, teachers, and parents alike, have the added pressure of navigating online schooling.  Below, Sophia Sykers, Senior Teacher… Continue reading 5 Back-to-School Tips for Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Village Voices

Pregnancy: Sometimes there are sacrifices

The ups and downs of pregnancy can be a sure ticket to giving yourself or anyone around you whiplash; one moment you’re overwhelmingly happy, the other you’re so frustrated, you can barely think. And while pregnancy is different for each person, ultimately, the journey sees women sacrificing something for a peaceable few months. For this… Continue reading Pregnancy: Sometimes there are sacrifices

Village Voices

Pregnancy: A Journey to Total Bliss

Kimara Caballero-Morris carries her baby girl with grace. For each woman it is different. It is one of life's mysteries if you ask me. The result or destination is usually the same but that journey to getting there, is quite literally another story. For instance, if her pregnancy was anything to go by, Kimara Caballero-Morris should… Continue reading Pregnancy: A Journey to Total Bliss