Breastfeeding week- An Ode

It will be amazing they said. It will be a great bonding experience. You will connect with the baby in an amazing way. Breast is best. Keep trying. The latch will come. It’s okay if they keep crying. The battle will soon be won. Breast is best. But what they never said, The tip that…

Have you been feeling like an impostor?

“The feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something,” is a general definition of confidence. This time we’re in is so unique. It’ll have your mind playing tricks on itself. Have you heard the discussion around impostor syndrome? “The persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved…

Struggling to find the way Ramblings of a heart on fire   There comes a time when you run low, the E becomes bolder and brighter. She always spoke so much, so fast, with so much gusto, so strong. Now she blunders, she can’t think straight, there is a lump in her throat and she…

The backup boi

I’m not entirely certain if it’s just a Jamaican people thing or it’s all over the world but seeing the beam in other people’s eyes is easier than seeing and taking the beam out of their own. Truthfully we all create opinions on others though we may not all share it. But Lord knows, I…

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….

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…