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Parenting, Village Voices

4 Reasons Why You Need A Family Photoshoot

There is just something about a picture that makes it an instant time machine. When you look at it, you’re immediately brought back to the moment captured, remembering everything - the emotion(s) you felt, what you did that day, who you were with and the list goes on.   It’s true what they say - "a… Continue reading 4 Reasons Why You Need A Family Photoshoot

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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

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 

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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)

Blogmas 2021

Welcome to My First Blogmas! (Blogmas Day 1)

Welcome to #12DaysofBlogmas on The Village Ja! I’m so excited to be part of this amazing writing challenge. I’m also anxious about whether I’ll be able to keep up, but I know you’ll certainly keep me accountable - we can do this!  I learned about this last year (wasn’t blogging then) when Jamaican lifestyle blogger,… Continue reading Welcome to My First Blogmas! (Blogmas Day 1)

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