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#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 […]

The right attitude to rain: making the most of the “not so ideal”

A few weeks ago, it all seemed set to be a perfect beach day. The sun was out (in too full a force actually), the lemonade was icy, the beach and bikini were getting whatever body I chose to give it , then voila, without warning, there came the rain.  As my mood sank, I […]

#MomsSay : 10 Things Parents will Regret in 10 years

As parents, we all have those days when we experience some levels of parenting regrets.  It can range from Not listening to your child’s birthday party requests to more serious issues such as not taking the necessary steps to limit your child’s exposure to child abuse .  Whatever the level of regret, the very word indicates that […]

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 […]

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