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Child Development, Parenting

30 Bucket List Ideas for Families

New Year, new me! That’s usually what people say, but outside of maybe a few Christmas pounds (don’t stress, I’m working on it) and the consideration for a new hair colour, this is the same mama from last year. Though we’re two weeks into the new year, I’m still reflective about the areas I want… Continue reading 30 Bucket List Ideas for Families

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Child Development, Parenting, Working Parent

5 New Year’s Resolutions For Parents 

Photo by Polina Kovaleva on Pexels.com A New Year is often a time many look forward to and hinge their personal growth and betterment on. For some people it is a clean slate to revise what went wrong in the past year and upgrade themselves or hack their lives.  This is often realised through reflection… Continue reading 5 New Year’s Resolutions For Parents 

Parenting, Village Voices

Happy New Year; Thanks for your Support 

Photo by Darlene Alderson on Pexels.com Happy New Year, Villagers! Thank you for rocking it with me in my first few months as a blogger. Your support meant alot to me and was truly appreciated.  Next month will mark 1 year as a blogger and though I am new to this, and still have much… Continue reading Happy New Year; Thanks for your Support 

cheerful black family enjoying xmas decorations
Blogmas 2021

Coping Mechanisms for a peaceful Christmas with family (Blogmas Day 12)

As much as we all want Christmas Day to be merry and full of nothing but joy, it can also be a stressful time for some who attend family gatherings. If you're worried about a relative saying the wrong, controversial thing, or the perfect seating chart that will cause fewer disagreements at the table, you're… Continue reading Coping Mechanisms for a peaceful Christmas with family (Blogmas Day 12)

close up of christmas decorations
Blogmas 2021

Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for the Family (Blogmas Day 11)

Let’s be honest, no matter how well we plan ahead for the holidays, there is always something left off the to-do list until the eleventh hour. It’s Christmas Eve, and in addition to the bustle of preparing for dinner tomorrow, there are some of us who today are finalizing a few gift items.   Maybe you… Continue reading Last-Minute Christmas Gifts for the Family (Blogmas Day 11)

dad and daughter having fun while reading a fairy tale book
Blogmas 2021, Child Development, Parenting

10 Christmas stories to read to your children (Blogmas Day 10)

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com It’s Christmas Eve’s eve; which means by this time in the Christmas movies, the parents are getting ready to read an aptly themed story to their children and highlight the wonders of Christmas.  If like me, you want to start such a tradition in your household this year and have… Continue reading 10 Christmas stories to read to your children (Blogmas Day 10)

christmas tree with baubles
Blogmas 2021

Jamaican Christmas Customs (Blogmas Day 9)

It’s t-minus 3 days till Christmas and I am over the moon excited. I can’t wait to see all my relatives and enjoy the joyous day with them, reminiscing on the good times and being happy. But as the anticipation for Christmas Day builds, I want to share some of the reasons I love Christmas as… Continue reading Jamaican Christmas Customs (Blogmas Day 9)

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Blogmas 2021

How to Avoid Christmas Holiday Burnout (Blogmas Day 8)

As Christmas Day draws nigh, and the season gets more hectic for most, this is your reminder to take it easy and avoid burnout this season. Although it's coming down to the wire, and this is a stressful period filled with mountain-high to-do lists and prep work, here are five tips of how you can… Continue reading How to Avoid Christmas Holiday Burnout (Blogmas Day 8)

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Blogmas 2021, Health & Wellness

Dealing with grief at Christmas (Blogmas Day 7)

So I missed Blogmas Day 7 yesterday but I am determined to catch up. Great news! You’ll therefore get two new posts today.  Now the reason I missed the day was that I was finalizing preparations for the burial of a loved one, whose spot at the Christmas table will go unoccupied this year.  As… Continue reading Dealing with grief at Christmas (Blogmas Day 7)

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Blogmas 2021

Cleaning Hacks for a Merry Jamaican Christmas (Blogmas Day 6)

A big part of Jamaican Christmas is ensuring that your home is spanking clean on Christmas morning. New curtains? Check. New bed set? Check. Spotless floors? Check. And the list goes on and on. There is nothing about Christmas in Ja that involves clutter and disorganization.  In fact, it is probably the single most important… Continue reading Cleaning Hacks for a Merry Jamaican Christmas (Blogmas Day 6)