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How did I get here?

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?

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Costume making- Carnival 2019

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

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5 reasons why time away from my son makes me a better mother

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

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Why my child has a set bedtime (and why I don’t care if your child sleeps late)

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)

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The Schoolwork hurdle- How I got over the resistance (Part 2)

In the last post I spoke about the homework hurdle that we encountered and in this post, I will tell you how I actually have been working through the resistance. Every single time we presented work to L he groaned and whined and it was always a fight to get him to do anything. Honestly,… Continue reading The Schoolwork hurdle- How I got over the resistance (Part 2)

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The schoolwork hurdle- Homework edition (Part 1)

This is the sixth week of school and wow, have there been a lot of adjustments! For one, L had to navigate his way through the longer day and the fact that while some things stayed the same, a lot of things changed. One of the main things was the workload.  In preschool, things were… Continue reading The schoolwork hurdle- Homework edition (Part 1)

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An ode to screen time

So if you are a parent you have either read or heard what the experts have to say when it comes to small children and screen time. Most experts say a big fat NO to screen time for children under 2 because the research shows that an early introduction to electronic devices is linked to… Continue reading An ode to screen time