When food ran low before our next voucher, I sat with my older girls (then about 7 and 6 yrs old) and apologized to them for our struggles, I held them and cried and made them promise not to make my mistakes - I told them they would only go hungry with me a few times but if they concentrate on their education then when they become women like mommy they will never be hungry again and they had the opportunity to learn from my mistakes and never have to make them. I gave God thanks that my life was the sacrifice for them to see what happens if you dont take your future seriously and commit to walking right...
In order to make waist training work for me I had to get used to it. The first 4 weeks are the toughest because waist trainers force you to stand or sit up right, keep an arched back, pick up the boobies and really pull in the waist while making the hips and buttocks look broader and wider respectively - let's just say the waist trainer has got you covered in all the right places. I usually waist train 6 days a week and take Sundays off (yeah, I actually have a waist train schedule). Having a waist train schedule helps you to keep on track and stay committed because you have a goal to wear your waist trainer on whatever day from when to whenever. Knowing exactly when and for how long you expect yourself to wear the waist trainer will ensure you have clear expectations for your waist training. Waist training is a method that I recommend to women I know all the time because I know what it did for me, my body, my confidence and my postpartum recovery journey.
When my beautiful babies are grown and moving out to find their own lives and families I pray to be in a little rocking chair on the front porch looking at the quiet yard and remembering those care-free giggles and crazy screams that I never thought would transform so quickly in to the adult voices that call from university or wherever the future and my great God leads my little ones.
I guess it should be expected that after seven pregnancies in fourteen years I would have some form of failing ligaments - but nothing could have prepared me for the pain and discomfort that round ligament pain caused me during six of those seven pregnancies. My first experience with this nuisance was at 18 years… Continue reading HOW TO COPE WITH SEVERE ROUND LIGAMENT PAIN DURING PREGNANCY
I learnt about sex at an early age, not intercourse itself, but masturbation, relations with boys, fondling, etc I don't think the fact I got pregnant at 17 years old surprised many people; but it did shock them when I became pregnant at 17 (pic below) only 3 months after winning the coveted title of "Miss Teen Cayman Islands". I was heartbroken, damn well distraught.
I guess I am hoping we can learn something from each other. Blogs have been one of the most amazing and useful (and FREE) information resources I have had in my life. As a super busy mom of 7 I do not get to be social out of the house much these days so the… Continue reading WHY I DECIDED TO START A BLOG