Dealing with tantrums

Toddlers and preschoolers are in a league of their own! I mean these little beings who are just about putting sentences together, can’t wipe their own backsides, nor feed or fully dress themselves can bring a grown person to their knees. If you have ever encountered a toddler or preschooler meltdown then you know whatContinue reading “Dealing with tantrums”

The snapback

The ‘snapback’. Something I was blissfully unaware of and thought was a type of hat but quickly realised after having a baby this is an actual trend. An unwelcomed phrase about how fast a woman ‘snaps back’ to her pre-pregnancy state. Like who really coined this superficial term, give me their number! Disappointedly, this termContinue reading “The snapback”

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly side of motherhood

From as long as I can remember, I always knew I wanted to be a mum. Most probably because of the close bond I share with my mum. However, one of things I realised early on into motherhood, is it is nothing like what we’re led to believe. All the books, TV and films doContinue reading “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly side of motherhood”

When working from home is no longer fun

Nearing the end of my maternity leave, I had hoped to return to work with the option to work from home a couple of days a week to help with work life balance.  At the time, this was not meant to be. However, when corona made an appearance, and the news broke of the countryContinue reading “When working from home is no longer fun”

Menu for romance

February, the month of love and for us parents can sometimes just be another day at the office. Finding time for yourself is hard enough, let alone finding time to spend with your partner. (These babies can really steal our groove). Nevertheless, we have to put in the work. Relationships require constant effort,but also some spice and all things nice- if you know what I mean?! Everyone has their own views on Valentine’sContinue reading “Menu for romance”

WORKING TOWARD FINANCIAL FREEDOM

From a young age, when it came to finances, my dad taught me the importance of being good with money. His two favourite lines were and still are “save up yuh money” and “yuh carn spen wah yuh nuh have” (don’t try and Google translate, its Jamaica Patois). He was adamant on saving and notContinue reading “WORKING TOWARD FINANCIAL FREEDOM”

Year of You

OK, 2021 is here. Whilst I’m not one to jump on the hype of unrealistic new year’s resolutions, I think after last year, we all need something else to focus on. With that said, mummas, let’s make 2021 the Year of You. This year, commit to putting yourself first. From the moment we find outContinue reading “Year of You”

Motherhood: To all the mothers

To the mother whose little girl used the potty for the first time whilst she was on a conference call. To the mother who decided not to send her child to school because she was frightened that her child would pass the infection on to her mother. To the mother that sadly, had to sayContinue reading “Motherhood: To all the mothers”

TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR TIME: The 5 P’s !

It always seems like there is never enough time in the day or even the week. It’s a constant juggle of feeding, emails, nappy changing, video calls, school appointments, housework and don’t get me started on trying to keep up with all the whatsapp group messages- that’s a full job in itself. It’s like aContinue reading “TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR TIME: The 5 P’s !”

Lockdown with a toddler

A mother’s love is second to none but, that love and patience is tested when you’re in lockdown. I love spending time with my little girl, it gives me joy and really lifts my spirits but having to manage a new full-time job, and, a toddler in lockdown proved to not be so joyful.  BeingContinue reading “Lockdown with a toddler”