Oh boy. If someone told me what the fourth quarter of 2020 would have looked like when I wrote this list, I wouldn’t have believed them. It’s been nine months since Covid-19 impacted our lives on this little island. And as we all know…a lot can happen in nine months. March honestly feels like a lifetime ago. Or rather, a different lifetime altogether. I forgot … Continue reading Enough is Enough: My Mental Health In 2020
We’re back! Sorry that took so long. Clearly, adjusting to life with a toddler during a pandemic required more of my energy than I thought it would. I didn’t plan to stop writing initially, but I did welcome the pause with open arms when I realised it’d be a relatively long one. I do, however, feel that the absence was important. For the past few … Continue reading Emerging From The (literal & figurative) Cave
Overwhelmed is an understatement. We’re on the third month of 2020 and I wake up each day hoping that this is all just a bad dream. 2020 was supposed to be THE year. The previous decade wiped clean. Onwards and upwards! Isn’t that what we all cheered about as we welcomed in the new year, champagne flutes in hand, less than 3 months ago? (Metaphorically … Continue reading Making It Work: Handling Social Isolation As A Parent
It is a sweeping statement to end all sweeping statements. One that, in the 500+ days that I have been a parent, I have come across more often than any other. I have seen it typed in Facebook groups, I’ve received it as texts over Whatsapp and have even discussed it verbally with many mothers currently parenting children between the ages of 0 and 18: … Continue reading Is Parenting Harder Than It Used To Be?
I am often asked what I think the most difficult part of being a new mum is. Each time, I reply in the same way. First, I set the disclaimer that it’s all pretty darn challenging (think breastfeeding, post-partum uterine contractions, sleepless nights, colic etc… or do yourself a favour and don’t think about any of that stuff at all). Then, I talk about loneliness. … Continue reading The L Word
I’ve finally taken the plunge. Those closest to me know that I’ve been toying with the idea of writing a blog for a long time. The motivation behind this has changed over the years – as have I – but whatever the inspiration at the time, I’ve just always wanted a little space on the internet to call my own. It will come as no … Continue reading About Kate’s Cradle