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By Vanessa Waithera

How Social Media Can Ruin Your Motherhood Experience

I didn’t want to share my bump photos on social media, partly because I knew my mother’s distant relatives followed me (and everyone knew I wasn’t married), but I remember feeling remote and lonely every time I saw boisterous photos of mothers holding their baby bumps high with pride, I felt sorry for myself. I […]

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By William Robinson

We all have our demons we are fighting every day: Jason David Frank death


Mental health is a conversation that has always been talked about. There are so many organizations, institutions and movements trying their best to address it. What I’ve come to learn however is that as human beings, we all have our demons whether we show them or not. The assumption made unfortunately is always that if […]

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By Vanessa Waithera

Why Biological Parents Must Draw Clear Boundaries for Step-Parents

Stacy’s mum got married when she was 13, to a guy from Spain and she and her family came from South Africa. Her parents divorced when she was 5 and her sister was only 3 so for most of their life they knew no one else apart from her aunties, mother and granny. The first […]

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By Vanessa Waithera

It is Scary but You Need to Tell Your Child about Their Absent Dad

Sooner or later the question comes up and it comes up when you least expect it. It will come up when you’re in the middle of folding laundry while watching Oprah or Top Gear and your child will ask “can I ask you something?” you’ll think that they’d like another fruity loop but instead the […]

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By Vanessa Waithera

How Disney Parents Contribute to Indiscipline in Children

A friend of mine recently separated from her husband; she has three kids and adjusting for her and the kids have been difficult. There are many things parents have to figure out when they no longer live under one roof and the hardest being the visitation schedule. Creating a schedule without involving the court is […]

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By Vanessa Waithera

Maternal Instincts Are Not Real

Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the best mummy of them all? This is the question most mothers ask themselves but are too afraid to ask out loud because there’s a magical instinct all mothers have, an instinct known as the maternal instinct. While mummy may know best, a lot of the time, she […]

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By Vanessa Waithera

The Decline Of The Traditional Family Will Eventually Mess Our Society Up

I grew up in a matriarchal home so obviously, I grew up knowing that women make the rules and that men were bad people who wanted to dim our light. Many years later as a single mother and a daughter to divorced parents, I long for a traditional family. As a woman, I am grateful […]

Is Co-Parenting With A Narcissist Possible?

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By Vanessa Waithera

Is Co-Parenting With A Narcissist Possible?

    Is Co-Parenting With A Narcissist Possible? A narcissist doesn’t walk around with a sign that says “all I care about is my ego” instead, they are charming, they listen keenly as you bare your soul to them. They convince you that everything you want they can provide and that your happy ever after […]

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By Jay Knight

The Happy Class – Let’s get started

By definition, being happy should be fun, not work. So let’s go have some fun… It is good to understand that there are two kinds of happiness. They are so similar, it can be hard to tell them apart at times. One type of happiness I call Situational Happiness. Like a first kiss with a […]