{FAMILY} Epic Quotes From My Angsty Teen Years

My closest friends and family roll their eyes at me whenever I share a story and say that it ‘happened in grade 9’. They claim that everything I talk about ‘happened in grade 9’. They mock me, but it really was a monumental time in my teen years. Grade 9 was the year that I fell into a full-blown […]

Adoption: Telling My Kids That I’m An Adoptee

I’ve been very open about my experiences as an adoptee. I’ve shared my story of how an ad in a newspaper led to my adoption. I’ve shared the story of my unexpected reunion with my biological father, and what happened when I discussed adoption with my eldest when she was five. But while I’ve been candid with my friends and followers […]

Mixed Babies: What Will Baby #3 Look Like?

Between my husband and I, we cover 6 nationalities – Trinidadian and English (him), and Macedonian, Irish, African, and German (me). With so many ethnicities under our skin, the possibilities are endless when it comes to what our babies will look like. When I was pregnant with my first, I assumed that our darker genes would […]

I Just Blogged A Little In My Mouth

I’ve been thinking about my journey as a writer a lot lately. Where my journey began, why I love it, what motivates me to write, and where I want my writing to take me. Before The Blog When I was six years old, I wrote my first book. I remember stapling together a stack of lined paper, […]

When The Heart Stops: My Experience With Pregnancy Loss

FINDING OUT… I woke up with butterflies in my stomach. After 15 weeks of pregnancy, I was going to find out the gender of baby #3. I’m lucky enough to have a friend who works as a sonographer, and as with my previous two pregnancies, she had agreed to sneak me in for a peek […]

Coming Out

ON COMING OUT (AS A BLOGGER) It’s been just over a year since my very first blog post. When I first made the decision to start a blog, I was a bit (ok, a lot) shy about it. Everything associated with my blog – the name, the associated Twitter and Instagram accounts, and even the email […]

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

I have to confess that I have a bit of a problem. I change my hair, love it, and then get bored of that hairstyle and drastically change it up again. I can walk into the office with long straight hair one day, and then stroll in the next day with an inch-long cropped do. The […]

Adoption: How I Met My Father

“I’m here and available if you can forgive me enough to communicate.” It was a fluke that I had even received the email. It had automatically gone to my junk mail folder, which I usually delete without looking at its contents. But on that day, something made me look, and there it was. At 32, […]

Death By Chocolate

When I was in grade  8, I started to get sick. Daily. It would start with blurred vision, which would blind me to the point of not being able to see faces, or words on pages. Then it would evolve into a state of unbearable nausea, followed by vomiting and a pouding headache – both […]

The Story Behind The Picture

I remember the day so clearly. I was a new mommy basking in the warm sun in my backyard with my 4-month-old baby girl. We were lying together on a blanket, and I snapped photo after photo of her latest milestone – holding her head up while lying on her tummy. I mimicked her position, […]