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

Child Development, Parenting, Working Parent

5 Activities to Entertain Children This Summer

School is out and it is time for the kiddies to TURN UP!  I’m playing, we are still in a pandemic, so this is turn up lite – kids edition. We know as parents it can be challenging switching from the schedule of school to seeing the kids laze around, watching TV all day, so… Continue reading 5 Activities to Entertain Children This Summer

Parenting, Working Parent

How to Work From Home with a Toddler

Ahhh, the serenity of working from home. No bustling to get ready for work, or missing breakfast to beat the traffic to be able to clock in on time. It's one some may call a slow morning, peaceful even, with a few moments to yourself just before you fire up the laptop and calmly settle… Continue reading How to Work From Home with a Toddler

Health & Wellness, Parenting

‘Me Time’ – Is it a selfish ask for parents?

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?

Child Development, Parenting

What do kids watch anyway? 5 Educational Shows to Watch

When we were growing up, it was Nick Jr and Disney Channel, but for this upcoming generation, nothing beats the convenience of a YouTube channel that has a limited number of advertisements (on YouTube Kids) and an unlimited supply of videos to watch. Looking for something to occupy your little one's time while you work?… Continue reading What do kids watch anyway? 5 Educational Shows to Watch

Parenting

Get in Formation

The first night home with my daughter, my husband and I rushed her back to the hospital because she started crying in the middle of the night and the whole breastfeeding thing was NOT working for me... Yes, they showed me what to do at the hospital before I left but with a wailing child in my ear, all that training went out the window.