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New Year; New You! Party Over Here

If you’ve been following Jamaican Mommies on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you would have been seeing some tiny teasers promising a “Party over here”/ #JamaicanMommiesParty and encouraging you to “Get Excited”    and worry not because these are not empty handed teasers.  Essentially, while I reflected on all the many wondrous things that “New Year, New […]

Moms Say: Stem the Negative Child Abuse trend

Our Moms Say series has been on hold for a bit, but as mothers, we always have things to say and so recently in our Jamaican Mommies Facebook group, we took on a more serious tone and asked  “With the increased incidences of Child sexual abuse, child abductions and murders, What do you believe can […]

Garvey the Musical and your Invitation to a Special Screening!

Andre Bernard as Marcus Garvey faces off with Jean-Paul Menou as J. Edgar Hoover. Photos: Corve Dacosta “Educate Yourself, keep learning Educate yourself for you Educate yourself keep reading Educate yourself be true Educate yourself keep searching Educate yourself be free” -Garvey,  The Musical On Monday,  October 17, my 7 year old accompanied me to […]

Forget the hashtags, Here’s how you can LEGITIMATELY #HelpHaitiForReal

Forget the Hashtags! Want to make a REAL impact and ACTUALLY #HelpHaitiForReal?  here’s a serious tip, Be a DOER and Not a POSTER! and the first step is to move beyond just posting #PrayForHaiti to one where you actually SUPPORT via some of the many entities in Jamaica that are seeking to get immediate aid into […]

Irish for a Day-St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Jamaica 2016

“Irish Town in Jamaica is linked to the Irish from Ireland?” like duh right? Looking back, it now seems so obvious but for some reason I have never quite made the connection, that is until a member of Jamaica’s Irish expatriate community shared details about the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Irish Town, Jamaica. As […]

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. […]

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