Parenting habits I’ve had to unlearn

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Now that I’m a parent, I can’t help but look back at the way I was raised. I’ll admit, there was a stage in my life where I found myself judging my parents for some of the parenting choices they made. But I know that they did the best they could. The way that I was raised will ultimately affect the way that I parent. I don’t want to parent on autopilot, so it was vital for me to actively unlearn any toxic parenting habits that I was conditioned to believe are correct. Here are some parenting habits I've had to unlearn. Don’t compare, ever! My mom used to compare us with our cousins, her...

5 TV Shows to Binge Watch Right Now

Binge-watching my favourite shows on Netflix over the holidays is my version of self-care. There's nothing better than switching off from the rest of the world for a few hours. So I'm always on the lookout for funny, witty and relatable shows. I've discovered a few gems that I would love to share with you. If you're looking for good quality series or movies to watch over the holidays, I've got you covered. Here are 5 TV shows to binge-watch right now. Working Moms Working Moms is by far the best series I've watched on Netflix. This show tells the story of 4 different...

5 Tips to help you get ready for the holidays

The holiday season is finally upon us. But the question is, are you ready? There are a few things that we can do now to prepare for the holidays. That way, you won’t miss out on enjoying time spent with your loved ones because you’ll get a head start on all your tasks. Shopping If you plan to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends, I would highly recommend that you don’t wait until the 24th of December to make your trip to the mall. I will go as far as suggesting that you get that done by the end of November, preferably during black Friday. I avoid malls like the plague during the...

5 Powerful ways to get ready for 2020

The new year is upon us, and I’m so excited about what the future holds. 2020 is going to be a year filled with tremendous milestones in my household— my eldest starts high school, and my youngest starts grade R. Where did time go? With that said, it also means that it’s time to wrap things up and start preparing for the new year. And if you want 2020 to be a prosperous year for you, it's time to start planning. In this blog post, I would like to share 5 powerful ways to get ready for 2020. Reflect Create a list of your significant highs or accomplishments in 2019, and celebrate them! I...

4 Rituals that help me keep my sanity

There’s no doubt being a mom is a great honour and privilege. Knowing that God chose me to raise my kids blows my mind. With that said, the vast responsibilities that come with motherhood can sometimes be overwhelming. Not only do you have to manage your own life, but there are suddenly little people that are fully dependent on you. It’s essential to find ways to maintain your sanity amid all the craziness. Here are 4 rituals that help me keep my sanity. Deep Breathing Yesterday Asante had one of her meltdowns. She had the flu, so I decided to keep her at home for the day, and she seemed...