Hope

I have had so much time to think about this, each time he screams for no apparent reason, each time she climbs on my shoulder when I’m tired and all I want to do is close my eyes. This parenting thing is no game nor is it in even in the most remote way funny….

Work from home. Take the plunge into the remote job market

The what if’s kill more dreams and visions than the actuality of venturing into the unknown and truly failing could ever do. I decided a few months into my maternity leave that the ordinary world of 9-5 just would not cut it anymore for me. I pondered greatly about what options were available to me….

The Lesson

& then the little girl sees my sweet Leila in her pretty dress, with her pretty headband on and her cute little ears pierced and her darling face and asks, “yuh have wan girrl or wan bwoy?”Β πŸ˜πŸ€”πŸ€¨πŸ˜‘πŸ˜ΆπŸ™„πŸ€ We raise our children, beloved and innocent as they are under the premise that there is no silly…

A mother’s pain.

You threaten me, for what? Hopes of instant compliance? I would do anything, fight any battle to protect the ones that I love. There is a real and true difference between reality and the version you created. When will you people quit with your selfish self-interest?   He is but a boy. Charming, sweet and…

Open letter, penned over coffee

Would you like to hear the most crippling truth about my last few days? Well if you didn’t you wouldn’t be reading now would you? That aside, I have had the most emotionally draining couple of days. Same story, different day really, stupid scum trying new methods of making my once peaceful seemingly functional life…

Simple Livity

They will appear to wish you well but speak ill words of you. People will always have something to say about your mothering skills. Heck they will have something to say about the way you breathe. But guess what, you are your child’s mother and you do what you can to provide for them and…

A salute to you.

Father you are, not for the glory nor the hype. Father you are, caring for these children with all your might. Father you are, checking in every moment you can. Father you are, some wouldn’t even begin to understand. Guiding him in every way you can. Protecting her with your very large hands. Playtime feels…

The Dark side of delivery thereafter.

The dark side of delivery is way beyond the labour, way beyond the pushing, way beyond the actual delivery. It’s in fact in the months to come when the baby is there and you are tired but haven’t slept. There are some people who think only weak people suffer post-partum or even some dark moments…

Through it all, breastfeed regardless.

The breast is best, that’s what they all say. Yes we know the amazing qualities that come from exclusive breastfeeding but let us take some time to truly acknowledge the moms that have great difficulty in their trying to do so. I mean, persistence is the name of the game when you’re trying to breastfeed…

An ode to the breast! Feeding of course!

Oh how you nurture that life that clings to the nip, your nipple, your peak. Squirting nourishment so divine, the longer they feed , in life- the more they’ll shine. Truly a blessing from the Lord, he knows just what is right! The little ones, oh how they bask in its delight.   The breast…