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March 13, 2020

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...

March 8, 2020

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
“hormones”
until you start wondering 
if maybe all these hiding
have made you
not heard enough -
when you raise your...

March 3, 2020

You hear the name Supermum being thrown around
in many odd places in between conversations
as if she exists,
and maybe she does,
but not in the way that she’s able to do it all.

You will cry,
you will scream,
you will doubt yourself,
you will break,
you may occasional...

February 28, 2020

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
may...

February 24, 2020

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...

February 18, 2020

Motherhood, as it turned out, isn’t as straightforward as looking into 
your eyes 
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...

February 9, 2020

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...

December 26, 2019

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. 

I hope we’ll always gras...

August 2, 2019

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...