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 - 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
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
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
Having a baby in the NICU is scary.
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
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
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
Let’s help our children create unforgettable memories this summer.
In my first trimester, my stomach was my alarm clock. I vomited bile almost every morning before getting ready for work. The toilet bowl and I had a standing appointment. By the time I got to the office, I would feel like myself again until I got hungry. She (spoiler alert, it’s a girl!) was not pleased when she was hungry.