Offer yourself grace

We are now in day 5 million of the COVID pandemonium. A bit dramatic I’ll admit but that is certainly what it feels like. Now mind you, I am a home body so I am not complaining. I get to protect my space and my peace for the most part. On the other hand, there…

We are multifaceted beings

As we take each step towards our goals and plans for our lives and the lives of those around us, it is important to do so with intention. My mother blessed me in so many ways that I am just now coming to grips with all the sacrifices she made and developing a clear understanding…

Parenting during COVID

It has been over a year and a half since the whirlwind of COVID hit the shores of Jamaica and life as we know it would change so drastically. On a wider scale I believe this is something that we can all relate to ; just how sudden of a shift life has had on…

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…

She will reappear

As I sit here in my living room, children blissfully asleep, with the sounds of World Cup fever on the television, I have come to the realization that I haven’t just been a woman in so long.  You must be wondering, what, have you lost your breasts or something (in no way was that a…

Mind going a million miles per minute, wondering how bad, how deep down in the well is it? Crazy thing is, I thought I had it all together, spot on, created neatly into a wonderful chic bun. How do you measure how far you have come. They look well, but look at you, what have…

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…

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…

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…