5 Natural Ways to Detox After The Holidays

5 Natural Ways to Detox After The Holidays

I thought my family and I might benefit from a detox after the holidays, seeing as how much food we ate in a short space of time. Babe, let’s skip meat for two weeks...” If you’re thinking my husband’s face drained of colour, you’re absolutely right. My husband loves him some chicken. As anticipated, we [...]

3 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

3 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

What would you tell your younger self? That is the question of centuries old. The hashtag #By23 had me thinking about all the ways I struggled as a young adult, particularly during University. https://twitter.com/ShandeanReid/status/1307069155049435148?s=20 A few months ago there was a #By23 hashtag trending on Twitter. The origin of the trend was political, nevertheless, the [...]

My Family’s Jamaican Christmas Dinner Menu

My Family’s Jamaican Christmas Dinner Menu

So, even though COVID is rampant, the one thing my family can still look forward to is Christmas. I will have Christmas, dammit! The nice clean house, the Christmas beats, the movies, and most importantly, the food. Of course, as Jamaicans, one of the bigger aspects of our culture is food. Christmas dinner to us [...]

4 Tips for Fresher, Brighter Laundry

4 Tips for Fresher, Brighter Laundry

Who does want fresher, brighter laundry? It’s the holidays and we know as Jamaicans, Christmas cyah keep inna dutty house.Translation: We can’t celebrate Christmas in a dirty house. One of the consequences of ‘spring’ cleaning is a throng of laundry, stemming from changing curtains, tablecloths, coverings and whatever else you can name. It comes as [...]

What It’s Really Like Being Married to a Doctor

What It’s Really Like Being Married to a Doctor

Being married to a doctor is brutal. Even more so when said doctor is a resident. From the time my husband and I started dating, his professional path was something that I took honest consideration about, among other things. Not to be a brat, but as someone who was a student nurse myself once upon [...]

3 Benefits of Sunflower🌻 Oil as a Moisturiser

3 Benefits of Sunflower🌻 Oil as a Moisturiser

You won’t believe this, but I bought the first bottle of sunflower oil based on a tweet that said something about oil lifting boobs. I’m not gonna lie, I had barely B-Cup boobs pre-pregnancy, and during breastfeeding found myself busting out of a D-Cup. Now I am back to a barely B-Cup after breastfeeding for [...]

Virtual Social

Virtual Social

Hey, WordPress clan. I thought we might try having a social tonight. If you are among the members of my blog’s community, I’d like to get to know you better. I’m Shandean. I’m a toddler mom, the wife of perpetually tired resident, writer and entrepreneur trying to figure it all out. Follow me on Instagram [...]

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa Review

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa Review

I celebrated my birthday this past weekend at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa. When the shit hit the fan in March and everything recreational went into lockdown, I wondered if it would carry through until August. Common sense said most likely it would, and though my birthdays are usually spent pretty low-key and [...]

What It’s Really Like Working From Home With a Toddler

What It’s Really Like Working From Home With a Toddler

I have been working from home with a toddler since 2017. For most people, Covid 19 and the resulting work from home order sent parents into a tailspin. Even for people who work from home with older children, they're used to being able to send that child off to school or daycare, even if it's [...]