Hope & Happiness

MAKING HAPPINESS A HABIT: FINDING YOUR SMILE DURING DEPRESSION

I get sad, I cry and I certainly have faced depression many more times than once; it is fricking horrible to say the very least! It comes and goes; usually triggered when balancing bills with a budget that can never seem to stretch far enough and because I am nuts about tidyness and I never… Continue reading MAKING HAPPINESS A HABIT: FINDING YOUR SMILE DURING DEPRESSION

Pageant Life, Teaching your kids...

7 INTERVIEW TIPS EVERY PAGEANT CONTESTANT SHOULD KNOW

If you have ever entered a pageant you would have been coached on interview etiquette and taught how important the interview aspect of a beauty pageant is to your overall score. The interview is your only moment to speak directly with the judges and to give them an opportunity to get to know you a… Continue reading 7 INTERVIEW TIPS EVERY PAGEANT CONTESTANT SHOULD KNOW

Fitness for Fun

RANDOM JOGGING: THE PERFECT WAY TO START GETTING FIT

Accepting the fact that I could not commit to a particular time to exercise or jog, I found random ways throughout my day to stretch and strengthen my body while doing what I have to do, whether it be working at my desk, washing the dishes, rocking the baby to sleep, reading stories, doing laundry, combing my hair, putting on my make-up or mopping the floor - random exercising has been the key to my success of reducing weight after pregnancy, keeping it off and getting stronger and fitter as the weeks pass after each baby.

Hope & Happiness

PRACTICING PATIENCE: REDUCING STRESS A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME

Ever notice how the words "anxiety" and "depression" are almost always together? Being anxious can be very stressful, and consistent stress often leads to depression; and depression is not a cool place to be. Depression can happen to anyone no matter how happy they may appear; I know first-hand the hopeless, dark feeling that is… Continue reading PRACTICING PATIENCE: REDUCING STRESS A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME

My Story

MY FIRST PREGNANCY: THE CHALLENGES OF BEING A TEEN MOTHER

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.

Hope & Happiness

YES, YOU ARE A STRONG MOM: SO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT

Let's face it, life can be tough. We ofteb have to do quite a bit of maneuvering to get through it and there is no single formula to ensure you do not mess it up; but there are a lot of hacks to make it a bit easier. One of life's great hacks is to… Continue reading YES, YOU ARE A STRONG MOM: SO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT

Fitness for Fun

4 WAYS TO GET FIT, LOSE WEIGHT & STAY HEALTHY WITHOUT AN EXERCISE ROUTINE

Mommy self-neglect is real; and we all know this. Whether it is skipping meals, skipping #exercise or holding the urge to use the bathroom until we don’t even need to use it anymore so that we can attend to our family. Everyday is a juggling act - work, school, projects, laundry, homework, daddy, cooking, sewing – whatever activities fill our daily schedule we know at least 95% of them are directly related in some way to having children.

Fitness for Fun, Mind & Body

4 GREAT WAYS TO EXERCISE AT YOUR OFFICE DESK

Not being able to stick to an exercise routine because of my fast-paced mommy life made me decide that exercise would simply have to be done whenever and wherever I could do it. Even if it would simply be some squats here or leg lifts there – I knew it was better to get some form of exercise in than to tell myself it was entirely impossible and skip it altogether. This is when I decided that even during my office job I could work on firming and strengthening my body to achieve the energy and figure that makes me feel most confident.

Baby 2 Toddler, Teaching your kids..., The Mom Zone

POTTY-TRAINING TALE: MY EXPERIENCE WITH TODDLER DAUGHTER #6

Potty-training my first daughter was an absolute breeze, I sometimes feel she potty-trained herself. We went to the kiddie store one day, bought cute princess underwear and started from there. The first day, I removed her diaper and she went about her day coloring and playing as usual until nature called...