5 powerful ways to practice self care

5 powerful ways to practice self care

The past two weeks have been pretty hectic for me. Work is finally picking up, which I’m extremely grateful for. But I’m presently in a position where I’m struggling fiercely to balance being a stay at home mom and an entrepreneur. I remember thinking to myself that I’m going to have a burn out if things continued the way they were. My experience has inspired me to write this post. Although we don’t all have the same challenges, we typically have one thing in common. We all need some time out to recharge our batteries. Easier said than done right? Mom guilt always gets the best of us, but...

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Why I don’t spank my kids

Why I don’t spank my kids

I don’t spank my kids. And before you promptly tell me about how you were spanked as a kid and how great you turned out. Or how some kids need to be spanked to keep them in line. Please continue reading. I grew up in a home where spanking was naturally a popular form of discipline, but just because I was raised that way doesn’t mean I need to continue with that trend. My mother spanked and shouted, and my father would engage with us in a composed manner. And to be honest with you, my father’s method was more effective. I sincerely believe I qualify as one those people that turned out okay...

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4 things I’ve stopped doing to be a better mom

4 things I’ve stopped doing to be a better mom

In the past, I’ve spoken a lot about my sincere desire to be the best mom I can be. But over time I’ve realised that I was just putting unnecessary pressure on myself. I just want to be a good mom and raise good kids. As much as I can’t control how my kids will turn out, I am in control of how I parent. Motherhood is an incredible journey. We are constantly evolving and learning, I believe that it’s important to carefully evaluate the way that we parent over time. Figure out what’s working and change whatever is no longer serving our families and us. Today I would like to share with you...

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How to find balance as a mother

How to find balance as a mother

I’ve always battled with an unreasonable fear of “losing myself” once I became a mom. Although I knew that motherhood would instantly change everything, I desperately wanted to continue doing things that make me happy. Like occasionally listening to loud hip hop in my car, yeah I’m that mom. But once I stopped operating from a point of fear, I quickly realised I just need to learn how to find balance. But how does one balance it all? Is it even possible? Although I’m not quite there yet, today I would like to share with you how to find balance as a mother. Make Time for yourself I’m going...

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How I stopped yelling at my kids

How I stopped yelling at my kids

I used to hate it whenever I yelled at my kids. I would feel guilty and completely out of control. We are human, we all lose our cool especially when our little one push our buttons. But we need to demonstrate to our kids that we are able to control our emotions. It is critical for us to remain calm even in the most stressful conditions. Once I had established the reasons why I wanted to stop yelling at my kids, it was time to make a change. Change is never easy but I knew that it needed to happen, the bad behaviour needed to stop. As much as this may seem far-fetched, I’ve learnt that it...

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