Opening scene: It is after 7 pm, the day is Sunday March 10th, 2019 and L is getting dressed in his Pajamas after having his shower. As he pulls up his pants he asks, 'Mommy, was I in your belly before I was born?" I answer, 'Yes, honey', thinking this would be the end of… Continue reading How did I get here?
Carnival in my country is officially over and everyone who took part is in full recovery. It was L's first year taking part in Carnival festivities in Primary school and of course we were tasked with the job of making his costume. The theme sent home by the teachers was 'Flora and Fauna of Trinidad… Continue reading Costume making- Carnival 2019
...make more than one meal at lunchtime. There, I confess! Yes, and here come the mommies all around the world looking at me with arched eyebrows and shaking their heads. Yes, I make a different meal sometimes for my son and I confess to this horrendous crime. Lock me up! But before you put me… Continue reading I admit it, sometimes I…
Yes, I said it. You may be thinking it, but I said it. I know we see some of those oh so picture perfect bloggers posting about how blessed they are to be around their children 24/7, and how that makes them a better person, but I am going to say that the slight opposite… Continue reading 5 reasons why time away from my son makes me a better mother
This is officially blog post number 50 and I am super proud that I have reached this milestone! It has not always been an easy time juggling real life and trying to stay on track (and frankly there were weeks at a time when I fell off the tracks), but I do the best I… Continue reading Number 50!
I recently decided that I should do what writers are supposed to do; put myself out there. I have not been pushing my work as I should, but since I have officially finished my MFA (yay I graduated!!), and I had an entire book just waiting to be read, I decided that I need to… Continue reading Anxiety and Writing; this thing called Publishing
I have always been a stickler when it comes to my son's bedtime routine and I don't plan to let up anytime soon. You see, he has always had what I see as an 'early' bedtime from since birth. Of course, taking into account the fact that newborns sleep when they want, I took the… Continue reading Why my child has a set bedtime (and why I don’t care if your child sleeps late)