As the years go by, you will learn
that the beautiful thing about growing up
isn’t just the candles blown,
but the way you light up into someone new,
the way you’ll learn about the traits you never knew you had,
the way they flicker not just in the dark,
the way they c...
Sometimes maybe the best thing about being a woman
is the way you can hide your worries
behind a facial mask
and the way you can label your bad days as
until you start wondering
if maybe all these hiding
have made you
not heard enough -
when you raise your...
The thing about being a woman
is that you will always be bombarded
with rows of fashion and beauty items
the marketers will want you to own,
you are spoiled for choice
and while that isn’t in any way a catastrophe,
you will soon realize that the outfits you choose
I didn’t always enjoy motherhood as much as I do this way, under the sun. As I plant my smile somewhere in between my children’s cartwheeling shadows on the sunlit grass today, I am brought back to six years ago when motherhood first greeted me like a rush of huge wave...
Motherhood, as it turned out, isn’t as straightforward as looking into
while bearing a sparkle in mine
while cradling you with a familiar lullaby
as I rest my cheeks against this warm headrest on the family’s old rocking chair.
No, it isn’t as straightforwa...
There are days when I would run out of words to say
because poetry would have cartwheeled its way
in between our sweaty palms
as we rush down our favourite sunlit fields
in fits of laughter
hand in hand,
or in between your tangled curly hair I couldn’t braid in betwe...
We are all each other’s lessons and teachers. While I’m busy telling you to not go so high and to be mindful of these edges, you are constantly showing me the best way to live my life - big smiles, soaring high and not caring what people think.
When I first entered motherhood, my life revolved around my child. I would feed my child first before feeding myself, filled my social media pages with photos of her and every little thing she did, created hashtags under her name, and changed my playlist from ‘George H...