Are You the Flea in the Lidded Jar? Am I?

“You have to aspire to something so great that you have to have God’s help.” ~ Steve Harvey I am planning for 2019 and in so doing, I have heeded to oft-repeated call to set goals so big that they frighten me. The trouble is this… they frighten me. I am genuinely afraid. Afraid of…

A Love Letter To My Body

Within my body are all the sacred places of the world, and the most profound pilgrimage I can ever make is within my own body.      To My Darling Body, I looked at you in the mirror this morning and I realised that tomorrow will be too late for me to tell you how I feel…

Women@Work Wednesday: Your Personal Brand

“The question is no longer IF you have a personal brand, but if you choose to guide and cultivate the brand or to let it be defined on your behalf.” ~ this is quoted on so many websites that I can’t even tell who said it first.  The premise of a personal brand is simple…

Women@Work: “Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder”

“Careers are a jungle gym not a ladder” ~ Sheryl Sandberg I love reading and I am currently re-reading “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg. I rushed through it last year or so and there is only so much justice you can do to a book when you are pregnant and tired. One of the things…

Postpartum Surprises Wrapped in Change

Things never go the way you expect them to. That’s both the joy and frustration in life. I’m finding as I get older that I don’t mind, though. It’s the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don’t see coming ~ Michael Stuhlbarg Doesn’t this boy look all kinds of surprised? I think…

Dear Fellow Novice Mum: It Gets Better

“Sometimes life gets weird. Hang in there, it gets better.” ~ Tanner Patrick I often freely state that my first 3 months postpartum were a traumatic haze of pain, sleep deprivation and a baby who screamed seemingly incessantly. It was hard. I was absolutely convinced that Nate would be my one and only baby. After all,…

The Smart Money Woman By Arese Ugwu

“Broke means, if you lost your primary source of income today, you wouldn’t be able to maintain the lifestyle you have become accustomed to because you have no assets to rely on.” – The Smart Money Woman, Arese Ugwu.  I have really been working hard to become financially literate. According to Wikipedia, “Financial literacy is the…

Mom Guilt. It’s the “B” Word

“Motherhood often feels like a game of guilt management. Sometimes the guilt is overwhelming and debilitating. Sometimes just a low simmer, but it always feels right there. There is never any shortage of fuel to feed the beast, so the whole mechanism is constantly nourished to administer shame and a general feeling of incompetency. Add…

Future To Do: Teach the Children About Money

  “It’s never too early to teach your children about the tool of money. Teach them how to work for it and they learn pride and self-respect. Teach them how to save it and they learn security and self-worth. Teach them how to be generous with it and they learn love.” ~ Judith Jameson Living…

You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

“…I think we are well-advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed…