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Year: 2015

Jamaican team Launches Globally Respected Early Childhood Parenting Programme

For a long time, Jamaica’s outstanding feats have been linked to successes on the track and musical accomplishments. It is therefore super refreshing when my fellow country men and women excel at academics, politics, international competitions, fashionable showcases, culinary delights and more recently start up companies and ICT inventions. With the recent heart swelling Man […]

Youth Money Talk Hackathon & the case for Respect in Jamaica

Just yesterday, August 26, 2015, I was a part of an audience of some 500 plus youth leaders at a Forum hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Culture with the main presenter being Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Phillips. The event promised to provide a platform for the involvement of our youth at […]

Jamaican Mommies launches ExtraHandsJA.com- FREE Listing Website Connecting Jamaican Service Providers and Customers

Have you ever had challenges locating a local carpenter? Electrician? Household worker? IT Technician? plumber? Ever wondered where to find a good makeup artist? Photographer or even a band? Do you offer these and other services and need a FREE online platform to advertise your services? Thanks to Jamaican Mommies and www.EXTRAHANDSJA.com this challenge will soon […]

Jamaica Emancipation to Independence- Calender of Events

As a child, I vaguely remember Emancipation and Independence celebrations, yet I do recall my parents making a big enough deal about same.  My mother would reference Mello go round (I believe it was still called that then) and over the period my father would make the yearly trek to the Denbigh Agriculture Show in Clarendon. […]

So We Had a Cat (Part 2): Is a cat right for you?!

When last we spoke, Blossom our beautiful blue-grey eyed kitten had posed so intimidating that she entered and left our home in less than a month. It was not easy for sure and as I continue, I hope to appease those Facebook followers who after reading part 1 scolded “Why did you scheme to give […]

So we HAD a cat: Is a cat right for you?

Yes you read that right.. we HAD a cat and no she didn’t die. We (two grown folks) clearly overwhelmed by one tiny kitten, agonized then recalculated, then reassessed then simply gave her away. Yes I know “but cats are so soft and cuddly and cushy and friendly”, but before you hurl all those anti-cat […]

5 Simple Activities Kids Thoroughly Enjoy WITH YOU!!!

We’re all about Guest Bloggers and have a special place for #DadsWhoBlog As such Jamaican Mommies welcomes guest blogger George Schalter from Educational Kids Games. His post below embodies much of what Jamaican Mommies have been championing as it relates to spending quality time with your kids through practical tips for keeping the family together . […]

JAMAICA SUMMER ACTIVITIES LISTING 2015

Since we launched our 2014 Summer Activities Listing, I am happy to report that there was an overwhelming demand and after the unavoidable delays, our 2015 Jamaica Summer Activities Listing is now ready!!! Special Thanks as well to the many organizations, other parenting networks, friends and all of you in the webosphere who shared activities […]

Practical tips for keeping the family together with author Melanie Schwapp

A few weeks ago, I was a part of an audience with bubbly moms and dads at a local parenting event. While the night featured hilarious, laugh out loud moments, what stuck the most were the very impactful presentations. With the theme Paving the path from diapers to diplomas” flowing throughout the series of activities, the […]

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