THE STORY BEFORE THE STORY: If you had told me a year ago, that I’d give birth to our son at home, I probably would have laughed in your face! I was always so sure that when I gave birth, it’d be like how it is on TV - in the hospital, laying on my … Continue reading AMARI’S HOME BIRTH STORY
WELCOME 2 DA HOOD
Gang Gang, Trap Trap Trap! Nah I’m not talking about ‘endz’ ‘mans’ ‘manor’, where I reside! I’m talking about the only hood that matters and that’s FATHERHOOD! I was welcomed into this fraternity of brothers on 10/12/2018 at 03:14am. Wow - what an experience. As a man, there is nothing that can prepare you for the … Continue reading WELCOME 2 DA HOOD
THIRD TRIMESTER TALES: THE TRIUMPHS, TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS
I really thought that I’d get this blog posted up before the baby arrived; it was there and ready to go but I was too busy napping! Hey, better late than never, right?This blog was me, on my due date and 40 weeks pregnant... 5/12/18 The third trimester has brought about so many changes: some … Continue reading THIRD TRIMESTER TALES: THE TRIUMPHS, TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS
The title of this post is potentially misleading, but then again, is it? A few weeks ago, I allowed an individual who I had never met a day in my life, complete access to my conscious and subconscious mind. Allowed. So yes, the title is misleading, but once again I find the spells contained within … Continue reading THE RAPIST
FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD
I used to literally day-dream about being a dad. I used to imagine having children and what that would be like. As I went through different relationships and started to get older, I began to worry that this dream would never become a reality. So, you all can probably imagine, when Jasmine told me she … Continue reading FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD
PREGNANCY DIARIES: DEALING WITH BODY DYSMORPHIA
We’ve all been there right? You try on that new dress and all your friends tell you how amazing you look. Except you’re so focused on that imaginary bit of back fat or some other imaginary imperfection that it blocks you from seeing the true beauty that is you. I’m here to tell you that … Continue reading PREGNANCY DIARIES: DEALING WITH BODY DYSMORPHIA
First Trimester Feels: I’m not FAT, I’m PREGNANT!
IT’S NOT CAKE: Yep, that was me for pretty much the whole of the last month of my first trimester. I was stuck in that weird phase between not really having a bump yet and looking like I just went harddd at the buffet. My stomach muscles completely relaxed to make space to accommodate my … Continue reading First Trimester Feels: I’m not FAT, I’m PREGNANT!