Monday’s Muse: Wild World

Certain sounds, or sights will bring back memories so strong that I’ll remember how I felt, how things smelt…. Almost as if I’ve literally been transported back to a different time. When I was pregnant with my second boy, my husband got Dengue Fever and had to be admitted to hospital for days. His platelet […]

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Monday’s Muse – Moko Jumbies

When I was a child, I was exposed to a myriad of traditional local characters that were part of the culture of Carnival here. Born of circumstances where slaves mocked their “owners” and yet deeply associated with the idea of religion vs spiritual temptation, the masks and disguises of these characters could range from comical […]

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Monday's Muse – Perspective

Inspired by Mama Kat’s interview of her own kids and based on Scary Mommy’s contest, I thought I’d see what kind of response I’d get from mine.Boy was I surprised…. Boy, the younger (1st pass)Is mummy a scary mummy?Yes.Why?No, you’re not scary I was just playing. (Giggle.)Mummy doesn’t do anything scary?No! Do you? I dunno! (Giggle.)Boy, the olderIs […]

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Monday's Muse – I'll be there

I woke up this morning and looked at my three sleeping children. I studied their little faces before they woke up and got involved in the issues of the day. Little princess. You have already brought so much positive change and joy to our lives. They do say that good things come in small packages. […]

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Monday’s Muse – Progress

This song has been playing in my head for the past few days. I thought I’d use it for Flashback Friday this week, but the truth is that it’s not a flashback for most of you. This is a calypso performed by King Austin in 1980 but it is timeless. And the lyrics seem hauntingly […]

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Monday's Muse – Reflections

With your sister’s first birthday just 2 weeks away, you’d probably expect this to be about her. But this is about you, my oldest child. And me, struggling to be the best mother to you that I can. You amaze me. You are so generous with your kindness and your smile lights up a room. […]

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