The Anticipation of Change

Any day now, I will be embarking on a massive change to my life - the birth of my third daughter. Tomorrow, I would've reached the stage of pregnancy where I gave birth to my second daughter; and I am suddenly so overwhelmed with emotion. While my hubby worked a night shift and I cleaned up after … [Read more...]

The Strength of a Parent

People often say that you can be your own worst enemy, and I think this statement can sometimes ring so true. As a parent, you can find yourself pointing out only your faults, whilst neglecting all that is positive. For the past week, my two girls have been sick on and off. They got better after … [Read more...]

More Than Four Letters

I remember not so long ago, I believed I would never find "The One". It wasn't so much that I wasn't given the opportunity to find it, I just don't think I had yet. Then I met my husband and found exactly what I'd been looking for my whole life. Thirty minutes ago, I waved goodbye to my husband as … [Read more...]

The Appreciation of All Things

It's often difficult to find the positive things in life when there appears to be so much negative. You question why everything is the way it is and struggle to see what is right in your life. But sometimes we need to look beyond all the negativity and appreciate the things that we DO … [Read more...]

Giving the World a Chance

Sometimes it takes the small things in life to remind you that there is good in the world. With all the wars going on and the terrible things you see on the news, you often forget that there are people out there who are genuine, thoughtful and kind. Today, I had to drive my oldest daughter Alisha … [Read more...]

Hopes and Fears

Often when we look to the future, we not only feel the excitement but also the fear. The mystery of what is to come can leave us anxious as to whether we're capable to withstand what is about to be bestowed upon us. Today I am 37 weeks pregnant with my third daughter and I am so excited about the … [Read more...]

Let There Be Hope

Even the most positive of people can have days where they question where they are in life and why their life can't be better. Just like anyone else, our family has experienced day-to-day struggles and wondered: "How could this happen to us?" When you're going through a difficult phase in your … [Read more...]

The Importance of Believing in Yourself

I never quite comprehended the importance of self-esteem until I was at the lowest point in my life. Before I met my husband, I went through some experiences that made me look at life differently and question the way in which I saw myself. I began to believe that I wasn't worth anything, without … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Love for Her Children

I never thought that anybody could make me so proud that my eyes filled up with tears. But my oldest daughter did just that today. Alisha, as you may have read in my advice, is a bit delayed in her speech and has been attending a Kindergarten especially targeted towards these needs. All the … [Read more...]

Change: For Better or For Worse?

I remember when I was younger; I used to recount all my experiences, note down all my emotions and express all my feelings through writing. By the time I was 19, I had accumulated at least 10 diaries, whose entries were reflective of all the things I was going through at the time. Why might someone … [Read more...]