Ethnicity – I am biracial

So here’s some tea, I am a product of a biracial couple; my mother is Canadian with Irish descent and my father was born and raised in Jamaica. I resemble my mother but have a lot of my father’s features. Such as the caramel complexion, curly hair and dermatosis papulosa nigra (small black or brown moles on the neck and face) Growing up in Toronto, ethnicity was never brought it. Maybe because no one cared but when we moved out […]

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Mom Fail Fridays – Give me boobie NOW!

So here’s some tea, Oops I did it again…. another fail. With a million things on my mind and trying to get everything done, I didn’t realize we’ve been out of the house for more than three hours. Olessia was yelling at me and to be honest it was making me more anxious to hurry up and finish. The yelling started to get a bit much, so I just assumed her teeth were bugging her and she needed comfort. As […]

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Judgement free zone – Mommy shame

So here’s some tea, We’ve all dealt with some sort of mommy shade or shame, from the day we found out we were pregnant to the rearing of our little ones. It’s enviable, it will happen if you like it or not. Trust me I wish it wouldn’t happen. It would be nice if as parents, grandparents and damn well as human beings we can refrain from sticking our judgey nose in other people’s life choices. I’ve experienced shade throughout […]

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Heaven sent (basic) activities for a busy baby

So here’s some tea, Keeping your bubs entertained is task all on its own. If your little one is like mine who is very active and constantly needs to be occupied, you can understand. With the 1 year mark just around the corner, Olessia is discovering something new everyday. I made it my mission to find things to tickle her fancy and to give momma’s arms a break. I actually found a few toys and activities that worked for us. […]

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Mom fail Fridays – I’m a sweary mom

So here’s some tea, Mom fail Fridays are here again and it’s my second favourite ‘F word’. I didn’t realize how often I use my first favourite F word. Cursing has been apart of my vocabulary for years and in its own twisted way mixed in with sarcasm is my form of expression. If anyone is offended by that comment they can bite me. From casual cursing in dialogues with friends to the days I lived in Ireland. It was […]

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Babies & their milestones

So here’s some tea, The years you spend focusing on yourself are long gone and the main event is the creature you created. Being a mom isn’t for the faint hearted, It’s more than just making sure everyone is clean and fed. You constantly worry about if your child is hitting their development milestones required for his or her age group. Trust me since the day Olessia was born, it has been on my mind constantly. Luckily Olessia was one […]

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Letter to my daughter- He’s the father I never had

Dear Olessia, One day you’ll be big enough to realize that your father would give you nothing less than the world. Since the day you were born a light has been lit in him that I’ve never seen before. I watched a man become a father. He fell in love with a girl and that girl was you. When you’re three, pull out a chair and invite him for tea parties. He’s been waiting for them ever since he found […]

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Mom fail Fridays – they feed off our reactions

So here’s some tea, It’s mom fail Friday! You know what that means another little story or tidbit of a fail of mine. Children feed off of our reactions, if they hurt themselves they look to you to either cry more or stop entirely. We are our own worst enemies though, as parents we are on edge at all times. We’re keeping an eye out for any dangers lurking ahead. What we don’t realize is that our children mimic our […]

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Cooking one handed

So here’s some tea, I know I’m not the only mother that sometimes (well I mean most the time) cooks with their hands full. You can try put your baby down all you want but if your little one is upset or your significant other isn’t home yet; in your arms they go. Maybe I’m too laid back but she’s only this small once. I’ll hold her till the day she’s becomes a teenager and is grossed out by my […]

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Baby number two?

So here’s some tea, In the past few months I’ve had a serious fever, baby fever. It could be the fact my little one is growing up so fast and I want her to have a sibling. Or many of my mommy friends are about to pop out another one. Baby fomo, is that a thing? Many of them were trying and some came as a sweet surprise. It makes me wonder when it’s the right time for us to […]

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