The power of an emotional man

The power of an emotional man

"As soon as our son reached a particular age, we just stopped holding his hand as much and would discourage him from sitting on his mother's lap. It's funny, we never thought to do the same with our daughter..." The discussion was around the fact that many men struggle to understand their emotions, as they aren't often encouraged to explore their emotions from an early age in the same way that young girls are...

Hello identity crisis

Hello identity crisis

Let's talk about what life is really like as a new parent. I remember looking down at my daughter days after she was born and feeling overwhelmed with the fact that I was now responsible for this tiny little human. The first time I took her out by myself, I made sure I had absolutely everything that she might need (and then some!) but still felt anxious as I pushed her along the road while she slept soundly in her pram...

The fear of falling

The fear of falling

My daughter Inaya was yet to take her first steps, and instead chose to hold onto whatever piece of furniture or available hand to help keep her upright as she learned to find her balance. I wish I could say that I was patient with her progress as time passed and she seemed in no hurry to step out on her own, but as she grew towards the later stages of when babies are expected to walk, I was eager for her to reach that milestone...

I’ll pay for your debt

I’ll pay for your debt

I felt so embarrassed to be telling my husband (boyfriend at the time) that I was in debt... Let's be real, there are certain conversations that we'd just rather not have for fear of exposing our vulnerabilities and ruining the perception that this person has of us. The newness of a relationship is like buying a new car - we notice all the beautiful things about it and we can't wait to take to the road! But as soon as a warning light comes on that signals an issue, then we have to find out what is causing the problem. This is usually a hidden issue, and one that we wouldn't have seen just by looking at the car...