3 Tips for a Better 2021 Vision Board

3 Tips for a Better 2021 Vision Board

Vision boards are amazing! Let's start there. They are freaking amazing and after the year we've all had, a 2021 vision board is definitely what we all need. I made my first vision board back in 2018 with a group of friends and family having a whole party. I have never been extrinsically motivated. So [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hubby Guest Post: Spilt Milk on the Coronavirus

Hubby Guest Post: Spilt Milk on the Coronavirus

One Sunday in January 2020 I spilled milk.  Let pause here for a second. You are probably wondering what the fuck does milk have to do with anything? (I’ve put a strike through the word ‘fuck’ just in-case it offended anyone. You don’t have to read that word. Just skip over it as you won’t [...]

5 Things I Took For Granted Before COVID

5 Things I Took For Granted Before COVID

Apart, from the obvious things, COVID19 has pretty much redefined life as we know it. Notwithstanding the big things, there are so many every day, mundane activities that you're not able do or suddenly notice and it's quite sobering. Not that I make a habit of takin things for granted. I actively try not to. [...]

How I Ended Up 18 and Nameless: My Position on a Mandatory ID System for Jamaica

How I Ended Up 18 and Nameless: My Position on a Mandatory ID System for Jamaica

The conversation surrounding the fact that Jamaica needs a proper universal identification system has been long and rife with politics. All of that aside, I fully support this position. I'm even more convinced it should be mandatory and sooner rather than later. As far as I am concerned, I have given my biometric data to [...]

Own Who You Are

Last night, for the longest time in 'I don't know how long' I spent about three hours on Skype with two girlfriends. We talked. A lot. About many, many things including social media and perception. As the conversation grew wings and took on varying subject matters, I listened to how they felt about perception, online [...]

Death Is So… Final

Death Is So… Final

A few days before the holidays, my husband's maternal family lost its matriarch. While the family is close and usually jovial, there was a hanging presence over the holidays. Last Sunday, she was laid to rest. I dislike funerals, and blessed as I am, I've only ever lost one person close to me, my great [...]

I Won’t Go Natural

I Won’t Go Natural

Over the past few years, the natural hair movement has dominated quite a bit. I am here for it. As ever, my little country, Jamaica has been pushing boundaries on the international stage regarding what's acceptable as beautiful hair. I am here for it! Davina Bennett - Miss Jamaica Universe 2017 A few shining examples [...]