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How to conquer mum guilt: A guide to self-compassion and balance

“Mum guilt” usually stems from the belief that they are not doing enough for their children. It can be emotionally exhausting, impacting not only their mental health but also their overall well-being. Fortunately, with the right strategies, it is possible to help mothers eventually overcome this guilt and embrace a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Navigating higher education alongside motherhood

Navigating motherhood amidst academics poses immense challenges, demanding resilience and support.

Of true grit and a mother’s love from 6,000km away

As the sun sets every evening in the Mauritian capital of Port Louis, Monoara reaches her workplace, a tuna processing company, and disconnects from the world by switching off her phone’s internet.

POETRY / A building, a tree, and a kid

Buckets of water I pour on my head; my vision gets blurry./ "The blurrier, the merrier", my mother said.

POETRY / palestine is my grieving mother

rise, rise—now evening dies: sun-born in valleys with burning olive trees—where  women like me plod one day at a time,

FICTION / Them two dogs

I am asked where I am headed. The expression in the lady’s eyes suggests this is not the first time I was asked the question. I stand there, wondering if the pits around her eyes—white as the sun—are caused by the likes of me, and I tell her where I’m headed.

for my weeping mother

her heart was a two seater unfit for a family so big i grew to be a woman mirrored in her shadow when she was younger

The economic contribution of a stay-at-home mother

Stay-at-home mothers are the unsung heroes who enable our smooth functioning as working individuals.

Mother's Day / On mothers and reading

I wonder at how these frugal, accessible pleasures define her daily existence and get elated with the fact that reading takes up a significant space on the shelf

June 30, 2024
June 30, 2024

How to conquer mum guilt: A guide to self-compassion and balance

“Mum guilt” usually stems from the belief that they are not doing enough for their children. It can be emotionally exhausting, impacting not only their mental health but also their overall well-being. Fortunately, with the right strategies, it is possible to help mothers eventually overcome this guilt and embrace a more balanced and fulfilling life.

May 12, 2024
May 12, 2024

Navigating higher education alongside motherhood

Navigating motherhood amidst academics poses immense challenges, demanding resilience and support.

May 12, 2024
May 12, 2024

Of true grit and a mother’s love from 6,000km away

As the sun sets every evening in the Mauritian capital of Port Louis, Monoara reaches her workplace, a tuna processing company, and disconnects from the world by switching off her phone’s internet.

May 10, 2024
May 10, 2024

A building, a tree, and a kid

Buckets of water I pour on my head; my vision gets blurry./ "The blurrier, the merrier", my mother said.

February 10, 2024
February 10, 2024

palestine is my grieving mother

rise, rise—now evening dies: sun-born in valleys with burning olive trees—where  women like me plod one day at a time,

July 22, 2023
July 22, 2023

Them two dogs

I am asked where I am headed. The expression in the lady’s eyes suggests this is not the first time I was asked the question. I stand there, wondering if the pits around her eyes—white as the sun—are caused by the likes of me, and I tell her where I’m headed.

July 8, 2023
July 8, 2023

for my weeping mother

her heart was a two seater unfit for a family so big i grew to be a woman mirrored in her shadow when she was younger

May 14, 2023
May 14, 2023

The economic contribution of a stay-at-home mother

Stay-at-home mothers are the unsung heroes who enable our smooth functioning as working individuals.

May 14, 2023
May 14, 2023

On mothers and reading

I wonder at how these frugal, accessible pleasures define her daily existence and get elated with the fact that reading takes up a significant space on the shelf

October 12, 2022
October 12, 2022

Parenting: Mothers open up sharing their biggest regrets

It is not uncommon for parents of young children to wish their children would grow up faster and not need their parents quite as much, especially after his fourth public meltdown, or on her third consecutive nightmare interruption in a night. However, here’s presenting the biggest contradiction of them all: parents miss this connection when it’s gone. Mothers, especially those whose children have hit puberty or flown out of the nest, often feel the absence of this kind of connection much more acutely than others because they have understood how fleeting it is.

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