Embracing the pump at work as a new mom

Last night the almost 3 yo finally managed to throw up most of his cold phlegm at 11.30 pm when he was almost falling asleep. This, was on the bed. In the process of cleaning up the sheets and washing vomit off the clothes and changing everything up, I lost what little sleep may have reached out to me, and so I reached for the phone. Have you watched ‘Workin’ Moms’ on Netflix? The first thing I connected with was ALL.THE.PUMPING. If you are /were a working woman when you had your kids you probably will connect with it too. … Continue reading Embracing the pump at work as a new mom

10 Things no one tells you about having a second child

Oh Hi! Did you just have your second kid? Or maybe you are thinking of having one. I did, about 2 years ago and I’m still standing to tell the story! No, like literally, I’m standing. Here are 10 things no one will tell you about having your second child. No lady, you will not be spouting an extra pair of hands – Yes dear woman it is true….you may have just birthed another little thing that’s going to turn your world upside down. Your body though expects you to cope with the same two hands and maybe once in … Continue reading 10 Things no one tells you about having a second child

Patriarchy is dead, Let’s bury Patriarchy

A man was once famously asked. ‘ Who really wears the trousers in your house?’ To which he replied ‘ I do. I wear the trousers and I wash and iron them too.’ All our lives not only have been told that what’s important is to be the dominant partner in a relationship but we’ve also been taught to look down upon the ‘weaker’ partner. Non valuable work that does not pay is the woman’s job, raising children, making food, keeping home. The more pay, wealth and riches are the mans domain, they have to come through him. Although we … Continue reading Patriarchy is dead, Let’s bury Patriarchy

Dear Moms, Invest for Yourself

I’m not really ashamed to declare that in some cases I am the epitome of what men love to make jokes on women for. I dislike paperwork, cannot compute important things like taxes, my bank details, I barely survive as far as my bills go, just about manage to pay them on time. So its no surprise that I’ve never really paid much attention to money for as long as I was making it – it came, it went. The only time I thought of investing was when at 25 I realised I could save some of my hard earned … Continue reading Dear Moms, Invest for Yourself

How we weaned from nursing to sleep at 2 years

Once you are a mom, there’s two milestones to everything – there is the first time you do everything and there’s the last time you do it. The beautiful thing about the first time is that you usually know it, you savour it, you linger on it, you cherish it, you make it last, you carefully file it away under memories for life that you will always look back upon as magical and miraculous. The first time you gave birth, the first time you held those tiny little fingers and toes in our hands and looked into those big, trusting … Continue reading How we weaned from nursing to sleep at 2 years