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The other day as we went to celebrate a birthday, my family and I saw the condom machine at the Mount Lavinia beach.

You’ve put your foot down and decided, you are done for the day! Everyone agrees to go out for dinner. While you and your spouse try to decide on what...

What is vision? Vision is the general word used to describe the coordination of the eye and brain in ensuring that a person sees clearly. The word ‘vision’ has multiple...

Every time I see a rainbow the inner child in me jumps in joy and sheer fascination. Maybe I am strange but despite seeing the rainbow many times over, the...

Mothers, we have a job to do! As our children go back to school this week, you are no doubt anxious and worried about the safety of your child as...

My dearest momma, My thoughts are scattered all over and I want to put them in to words. But I am fidgeting in front of the keyboard unable to form...

We train our children meticulously to be careful of strangers, making them aware of the difference between a good touch and a bad touch. Fast forward to adulthood, where we...

Recently for my child’s birthday, I bought some orbeez. Buying in bulk I thought I should make sure they work and so removed 2 and inserted them into a glass...

It’s that time of the year again. You can hear music in the air and there is excitement, laughter and merriment in every corner of the island. Garlands of bright...

My husband and I are observing our 15th Valentines Day this year. Observing? You may think that’s a weird choice of a word for the most romantic day of the...

Independence Day is fast approaching and the familiar scenes play out again. Over the years I have gone from watching starry eyed to taking down notes (because the teacher said...

A new school year has begun. Do you silently groan, cheer or just hold your breath? Having 3 children I don’t know which I should do. My kids are into...

Last week an interesting discussion happened on our forum. My children attend local schools. Having attended a local school, my memories are precious and so I have been rather dogmatic in...

So the end of year wedding season is in full swing. With masses of couples, around the world saying “I Do!” magazines and social media carry oodles of the wedding...

It was a long and exhausting day as I sat in an overcrowded waiting room at Nawaloka Hospital recently waiting for a friend to come out of her MRI session.

I am not a political activist nor am I active on Facebook, but since October 26th my actions prove me otherwise. I took my daughter and nephew to visit the...

Last Friday evening many of us were shocked to our very core. A hasty decision, an unexpected sacking and swearing in - no one expected and no one, not even me...

Sitting in the waiting room bidding my time to meet Consultant Paediatrician Dr. Hashir Ariff (MBBS(Lond) DCH(UK) CCST(UK) FRCPCH(UK)), I could clearly see he is swamped with tiny patients. Some...

At the beginning of this year, I decided that I would write a series of letters. As it turns out, this has proved to be a rather unreliable process, with...

Jogging on a Monday morning after dropping the kids to school, I overheard two moms talking about head lice and the menace it has caused in their day to day...

Muslims around the world are eagerly awaiting the sighting of the moon to welcome Ramadan again. For many, Ramadan is a critical month for spiritual growth, a time to focus...

Ahhh mothers’ day, the only day of the year us mothers get our praises sung, get acknowledged, felicitated, recognized and basically be treated as the Queens that we are. You...