How toxic work environments nurtured my dependency on alcohol

Hi. My name is Jairo, and I was an alcoholic. (Now you say: “Hi Jairo”.) I was a functioning one but an alcoholic nonetheless.Not that it was out of control, it was just… on the tipping scale. Let me tell you how this all started. The year was 2015. I had just graduated with my […]

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Stop comparing pregnancies – My Experience

I’ve been holding back on sharing this story, but recently a celebrity I follow who’s pregnant posted about being on bed rest and someone in the comments shared that she carried four children and nothing happened to her and that celebrities are just looking for attention. Let me just say that NO one, not even […]

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Hey Mother … Take Care of Yourself

I recently saw a post about motherhood being lonely, and mamas not finding time for themselves and friendships. What gave me pause, were the comments in support. Essentially, the post and caption to go with it highlighted a women’s struggle to maintain friendships and care for herself. She was so consumed with being there for […]

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Parenting & Keeping the Spark Alive

Being a parent (not just a mother) in a relationship can be hard, between all the diaper changes, feedings, tidying up,  and other “parent” things,  your partner can be forgotten. However, if you and your partner share responsibilities and communicate effectively, this can really help with keeping the spark alive.  I’m still in the honeymoon […]

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Invest in your Mental Health

Today, October 10, is World Mental Health Day. The day, observed globally, provides a platform for raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The World Health Organisation notes that World Mental Health Day, also “provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues […]

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Two Pregnancies; Two Totally different Experiences

Finding out you’re successfully pregnant for the second time brings a lot of excitement; just as the first, even though you have a better understanding of what to expect. However, do keep in mind that every pregnancy is different. This is also why we shouldn’t compare the way women handle their pregnancies (I will talk […]

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PCOS and Cysterhood Support -Guyana

PCOS, have you heard about it? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, maybe you’ve heard about this? Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS, according to PCOS Challenge, “is a serious genetic, hormone, metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects women and girls. It is the leading cause of female infertility and a precursor for other serious conditions including obesity, type […]

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THINGS THAT SURPRISED ME A LOT THIS WEEK

Happy Friday! How was your week? Mine was filled with quite a few WTF moments. Let me tell you about them. FIRST IMPRESSIONS – I attended a virtual meeting for a new group I’ve joined. The meeting featured a “Speed Networking” session. For those of you who don’t know, like speed dating that allows you […]

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