Oh Motherhood!

Oh Motherhood,Such a simple, three syllable word, Yet, it holds such weight,An anchor,Not only the weight of childbirth,But the communal weight of child rearing,The countless women and men who do a parent’s job,The aunts, uncles, grandparents, whether by blood or proximity,All of the grit,Without all of the physical link,The teachings they provide, The valuable lessons…

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Motherhood: Letting Go

They don’t tell you that all in all, motherhood a series of letting gos. You carry another human being within you, do everything within your power to keep them inside, warm, safe and impenetrable. Little do you know that it is all out of your hands. Soon enough you’re being told they are to be…

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Thirteen Chapters

We all have our roles within life’s story,It just so happens that yours took up thirteen chapters in my book,Thirteen chapters of dreams, hope, laughter and most of all love,We were there for each other, Through distance, age and other partners,For me, you were always my destination,We took the leap and made the plunge,We meant…

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RnR Interview: Rachel Pellat

Effervescent, full of life, honest and straightforward, this beautiful spirit is beyond magic! Always sharing topics and posts about subjects close to her heart, mixed with humour and wit. I first met this Comiccon geek in high school 🏫 as her bestie is one of my oldest friends and we have continued to keep in…

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The Importance of Black History Month, From My 6 Year Old

February. The shortest month of the year and yet within the Black community, such a pivotal month; celebrating, embracing and raising awareness of people who made/make an impact on our history. I think we can all accept the importance of Black History Month and Black history in general, but how do we broach the subject…

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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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Why I Won’t Be Having A 2nd Child

Everyone’s got an idea of what their “perfect” family is, from the gender, possibly their names and most certainly the number of children they’d like to have…well I (R1) wasn’t that person. I admit that at around 12 or 13, I might have dedicated a couple pages in a scrapbook to my potential family, but…

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Why We Need To Watch Our Language

Words. Words. Words. They can be funny, inspirational and life-changing, but they can also be negative, harmful and judgy. I think most of us can recall a moment or two when someone has said something that has stuck to us to this day. We hear it all the time the impact language can have and…

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