Dear High School RnR…

With the school year coming to an end and teachers running to their freedom, it got us thinking about our high school years, especially as recently, it was announced that our high school-Riverdale High, would be closing its doors and a few weeks ago it was officially closed for good. Naturally, this got us thinking…

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How R2 Will Live 2019 With Intention

Oh my! Who knew that it would be so difficult for a person to talk about themselves…let alone come up with a plan for their year. Oh wait! That’s life. I wish that I could tell you that I had a laid out plan of my intentions for the year. My goals, my reality and…

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My Silent Body Battle

In the interest of being more open and transparent with myself, the anonymous online world, our blogging community and to our nosy family members, I’ve shared on a small scale about my body woes (How R1 Will Live 2019 With Intention), but I figured it was a topic I should explore deeper because on some…

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How R1 Will Live 2019 With Intention

Before all the flurry of a new year, new attitude begins to fade, I decided I wanted to write down my goals and set clear intentions for how I’d like my 2019 to unfold. I am fully aware that life happens and there are a lot of things out of our control, but what it…

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Why I Am No Longer Ashamed of Being A Divorcee

I realise upon writing this blog post, that the title might come as a shock to some of my close friends and some family members- that’s mainly because it’s been one of the biggest secrets I have held on to in my life. I wish I could say it wasn’t a highly kept secret or…

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My Journey Back To Me…

I begin this blog post, not as a congratulation or even as a signpost to mark where I am at, but more as a push for me to examine and motivate myself that I am still here and still persevering. Especially when it often feels like I am drowning in a sea of uncertainty and…

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What I Know So Far About Parenting

Five years in and I feel like an expert! Ha! Who am I kidding?! Every day, Neveah says something to me that either nearly makes me choke on my drink or my jaw hits the floor because of her clap backs. Trust me, I have been burnt far too many times by her cheekiness and…

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Why Braiding My Daughter’s Hair Has Become Important To Me

In Black culture, hair is legit life! There is huge symbolism and importance to hair, it’s almost ritualistic. We know this isn’t central to solely in Black culture, but also many other cultures. Many of us can recount the hours we spent in our mother’s laps having our hair braided, we have previously blogged about…

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My Mommy Group Anxiety

By the time this blog post will go live, my daughter will have already began school. While part of me is sad because it officially marks her entering the world and will now be subjected to teachings from “the establishment”- sounds sombre, I know…it also means she won’t be attending mother and toddler playgroups, which…

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