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Year: 2014

The #BeforeIam30Ja Challenge

A little off our regular programming, but being a momma is preceded by being a person. The adventurous bit in me prompted this post and the affiliated challenge. Do note, this challenge in no way erases the need for more solid and serious life plans, but this is my very fun on the way  to […]

Protecting your family against the Chikungunya Virus

Many moons ago, in late August I believe, I started this blog post on protecting your family against the Chikungunya Virus.  This coincided with a time when I also became an anti-mosquito ninja.  I knew from the newscasts and word on every street that the disease was supposedly transmitted via mosquito bites and I went […]

It’s World Food Day: Let’s celebrate our Jamaican farmers

Last year we blogged about World Food Day and because Food is so important to all our lives, well we just had to do it again!! This year World Food Day is being celebrated under the theme: Family Farmers: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth and so appropriate too right? as this theme plays […]

#IheartBoobs Jamaican Male celebs show support for Breast Cancer Awareness

Over here, we love our boobs!!! After all, who knows better how functional and well ahmmm ever other al boobies can be than mommies who have had to bless the earth with their boobily functions and then in a snap we revert to boobies as solace, home and fort for our partners? 🙂 So believe […]

A little cultural Infusion: Confucius Institute Day Celebrations in Jamaica

As far as cultures go, the Chinese culture is colourful as it is interesting. Admittedly, much of this culture has been experienced through my toddler’s eyes via the many episodes of Nai Hao Kai-Lan that she often pulls me on the couch to view with her. But even from those, I have learnt a lot […]

Why we Love Flair’s Mommy Corner & a familiar face

Accesseed via the web A few months ago, The Gleaner’s Flair Magazine started a series called “Mommy Corner”. The mommy corner instead of doing a personality feature on mums took a very welcomed approach and zoomed in on parental advice on a wide variety of topics. In fact its introduction reads: Unlike buying a new […]

The Homeschooling alternative in Jamaica & Why we chose that route

Many moons ago when I sat down for a chat with Jamilah Blythe of High Flyer Tutoring Service, little did I know I’d be doing a post that delved into Homeschooling as a viable educational alternative in Jamaica. Moreso, never would I have imagined that I would be taking such a big leap of faith […]

The Education Minister and Jamaica’s Water woes

Just today, Education Minister the Hon. Ronald Thwaites announced that given the current water crisis, parents may be called upon to provide their children with sufficient water for drinking and for sanitary purposes when schools reopen in September. He goes on to state that “We have to put some responsibility on parents and students to […]

10 things Parents need to know to keep their sanity

Jamaican Mommies contributed to Flair’s Mommy Corner recently and a modified  version of this post appeared in the Gleaner’s Flair Magazine Mommy corner with the title 10 things parents should know.  We’ve posted the extended version here for your benefit.  In this information age, it’s easy to be bombarded by countless tips and tricks everywhere about […]

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