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)
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
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
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
Postpartum is tough.
There a so many opinions on becoming a parent but none prepare you for your inevitable need for a break from it all. And if you're like me, sometimes you just need the silence to recharge, spend some uninterrupted time with your thoughts or just be a bum for a day. That is completely okay...… Continue reading ‘Me Time’ – Is it a selfish ask for parents?