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MenCare Partner in Jamaica starts with boys: Engages Mothers to change parenting dynamics

In well over 45 countries, MenCare: A global fatherhood campaign promotes men’s active, equitable and non violent involvement as fathers and caregivers around the world. Freshly minted Jamaican based partner, ParentGoodJa/Jamaican Mommies has partnered with Compass LLC on an interesting approach by targeting Mothers with sons at an engaging and interactive session under the title […]

Quick Tips for dating as a single mother

  First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a carriage? Reality check! with the changing dynamics in the relationship space that order may or may not be the norm. Moreover as relationships end and new ones begin, inevitably, there is a growing segment of “single mothers who want to remain single” “Singular […]

Jamaican Mommies coordinates moms in need charitable drive

Jamaican Mommies in collaboration with its sisterhood of Jamaican Moms at home and in the diaspora are on a mission to be our sister’s keeper by providing needy moms with clothing, toys and other back to school items. The drive is a collaborative action between Jamaican Moms in the diaspora and the local Jamaican Mommies […]

#JustTry 10 Actionable Tips for being a better Parent

Parenting, as we know, can be the most complex, yet rewarding path in this life.  Unfortunately, with all the other high stress factors in our daily lives, as parents we do get overwhelmed, we do ignore our kids, our spouses and even the things we once loved.  Some days the gravity of it all may […]

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 […]

Single with Kids on Valentine’s Day? Tips to ensure you never feel left out!

It’s just about Valentine’s Day and when you think of it, What really comes to mind? Likely, you conjure images of candlelight dinners, chocolates, roses, scented massages, romantic days and nights and essentially everything R-O-M-A-N-T-I-C. But what happens when you a. A Single Parent with Kids b. Have a partner AND Kids (with no sitter)? […]

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 […]

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 […]

Being the Single parent (Mother)

Ever noticed those Television commercials that showcase families? Yes those ones that always have a nuclear family (ideally one boy, one girl) with perfectly white teeth and the endless smiles? yes, even as one such nuclear family, I’ve been bombarded by those, which has got me thinking about varied family structures and how they affect […]

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