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10 Signs You’re An Amazing Mom



By  Krystal Kleidon

1 – The Fact You Even Care About Whether You’re A Good Mom Or Not

Straight up, the fact that you even care about whether you’re a good mom or not immediately puts you into the category of ‘good mom’.

If you didn’t care about your children, didn’t care if what you were doing was beneficial or harmful, or didn’t care about motherhood in general, then it would be a very different point.

But, you do care. Even reading this article shows you do care.

2 – You Take Time For Yourself

Long gone are the days when women martyred themselves in order to prove their worthiness as a mother. We now know that this is not good for anyone and only contributes to poor mental health outcomes for mothers.

Instead, an amazing mom will take time for herself, take time to fill her own cup and take time to do what it is she loves. Even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day (but preferably a bit more than this!).

3 – Your Child Has Meltdowns In Front Of You

While in the midst of a meltdown you may feel as though you are the worst mom in the world and failing at your job, what this meltdown actually shows is that your child is comfortable enough to show their emotions in front of you.

This might not bring you comfort mid meltdown, especially one that is done in a public place. But, a child who releases their emotions, shows how they are feeling and essentially melts down when you are near is showing that you are their comfortable place, you are the person they can just release to, you are the one they feel safe with.

4 – You Say No To Your Kids

While it may feel like you say ‘no’ more often than any other word, setting boundaries for your kids is part of being a good parent. Kids need boundaries and respond well to them.

Part of parenting is raising your children to be normal, functioning and contributing members to society, and in the ‘real world’ there are boundaries too. Saying no to them is preparing them for the realities of life and teaching them that they don’t always get their own way.

5 – You Say No To Other People

While it’s important to say no to your kids, it’s also important to say no to other people. Saying no to others often means you’re saying yes to yourself and to your family.

Saying no to other people may be in the form of saying no to events on the weekends, afternoon play dates or invites to parties that just eat into your family time or could disrupt your routine.

As an amazing mom, you know you have to protect your families space, and you do so by saying no to others when needed.

6 – You Can Admit When You’ve Made Mistakes

Wouldn’t it be great to be a perfect mom? But the reality is, no one is. There’s no ‘right’ way to do this whole motherhood thing.

Which is why it’s so important to admit when you’ve made mistakes. Because this is when you learn and grow.

Admitting mistakes also teaches your children that it’s okay to be wrong. It’s okay to make mistakes. It’s okay to try something and admit that it doesn’t work.

7 – You Have ‘Bad’ Days

Everyone has bad days at some point. As mothers, it can seem like these bad days pile up, and then you scroll through social media and feel even more alone because everything on there is just Insta-perfect…

But that’s not reality.

Having a bad day as a mom means that you’re human. It means that you care. It means that you have a limit and it’s about to be reached. It means that you love. It means that you know things can be hard.

It means that you’re an amazing mom because in order to have great days, you also have bad days, and it makes you appreciate the great days even more.

8 – You Are More Than ‘Just Mom’

Before you became a mom you were an independent, self-sufficient, functioning woman who had interests, cares, loves and hobbies. You had a life before you had kids and you are still you – you’ve just added ‘mom’ to your list of titles.

Losing yourself in motherhood is so easy to do, but as an awesome mom, you know that you are more than ‘just mom’. You are still you.

9 – You Know You Don’t Have To Do It All

Even though it feels like you have to do it all, you don’t. Whether you get help from others, outsource things, or if you just put it off to another day, you absolutely do not need to get everything done to be a good mom.

10 – Your Kids Get Bored

There are some moms who thrive on planning out activities for their kids each day. Which is amazing. But you don’t have to be Pinterest perfect to be a good mom. In fact, allowing your kids to get bored is good for their creativity, for their mental health and for their development.

While hearing your child say to you “I’m bored” over and over may be irritating as all get up, rest assured you’re not ruining them for not keeping them entertained for every moment of the day.

Maybe it’s time you give yourself a break, focus on all the wonderful things you do and stop being so hard on yourself. You’re an amazing mom, and I bet you have more than a few of these signs to prove it too.

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Over 68,000 STAYED HOME in Bahamas Elections; We have BEST and WORST for Voter Participation



#TheBahamas, September 21, 2021 – The just-concluded General Election in Bahamas has presented a new shift in governance.  The former ruling part, Free National Movement, lost nearly all the electoral seats it secured in the 2017 general elections.  However, this seems a swap of the Progressive Liberal party’s score in the 2017 general elections in which the former ruling party (FNM) won nearly all the parliamentary seats.


While the FNM secured 35 out of 39 seats in the 2017 ballot, leaving only four slots for the Opposition, the 2021 elections presented “new day” with the Opposition clinching 32 parliamentary seats, leaving the former ruling party FNM with only seven slots.

However, the election results showed a significant drop in voter turnout compared to the 2017 election results. Out of 194,494 registered voters in The Bahamas, only 126,414 voted, translating to 65 per cent voter turnout.


This was different from the previous election in which 160,407 out of 181,543 registered voters cast their ballots, translating to a remarkable 88.36 per cent voter turnout.

Being the first election in the island nation since the Covid-19 struck the Caribbean; the dismal voter turnout could be attributed to the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in The Bahamas and the current countermeasures taken by individuals to avoid contracting the deadly virus.

It could also be voter apathy.


Despite coronavirus prevalence in the country, North Andros & Berry Islands, Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador, and Mangrove Cay & South Andros constituencies recorded an impressive voter turnout of 77.99 per cent, 76.11 per cent and 73.06 per cent respectively.

North Andros & Berry Islands had 2,126 out of 2,569 registered voters cast their ballots, followed by 1,255 out of 1,622 in Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador, and 1,706 out of 2,164 registered voters in Mangrove Cay & South Andros.


The bottom three constituencies in terms of voter turnout include Bamboo Town, which had 3,436 out of 5,838 (58.63 per cent) registered voters cast their ballot, followed by Garden Hills with 3,033 out of 5,287 (57.09 per cent), and   Central & South Abaco falling at the bottom of the list with 1,844 out of 3,271 (55.96 per cent).

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COVID Works programme launched by Ministry of Physical Planning & Infrastructure Development



#TurksandCaicos, September 21, 2021 – The Minister of Physical Planning and Infrastructure Development, the Honourable Akierra Mary Deanne Missick and the Physical Planning & Infrastructure Development team are pleased to announce the launch of the COVID WORKS Programme, that went live on September 1, 2021.

The Programme seeks to support many who have lost jobs and livelihoods, while providing labour intensive work for economic exchange opportunities for persons to be engaged.

Works are set out in three (3) levels and comprise a variety of categories example, cleaning, road works, demolition and general construction to name a few.

Level 1 – value $1,500 – $9,999

Level 2 – value $10,000 – $39,999

Level 3 – value $40,000 – $70,000

Turks and Caicos Islanders with valid business licenses are also being encouraged to submit proposals to the Public Works Department for consideration for works throughout the islands. 

Commenting on the launch of the programme, Hon. Missick said, “We are very much mindful of the impact that restrictions introduced by Government in an effort to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, has had on the islands, many continue to experience financial hardship. Whilst, the hospitality and construction sectors in Providenciales have rebounded well, as an Administration, we cannot rest knowing that other industries are still limping along.

As a result, during the remainder of this financial year, the Turks & Caicos Islands Government has now launched the COVID Works Programme to provide an opportunity for Petty and Small Contractors to assist the Government in the enhancement of our communities, through programmed works, to the benefit of all of us as residents”.

The Minister went on to note, “This Programme is set to the tune of US$5,000,000.00, and works will be rolled out across the Islands in batches, as we have to ensure that we do not go beyond the allotted expenditure and that financial oversight and transparency are maintained.”

The initial batch of works for South Caicos, which comprised the following, was returned and evaluated on Monday, September 13, 2021 and included:

South Caicos 

Demolition- Queen’s Shed

Demolition- Distribution Concrete Tank

Demolition- Old Clinic Building

Demolition- DECR Building

Demolition- Library Building

Repair of Water Cistern

Works for Grand Turk included:

Grand Turk 

Demolition- Blood Bank Building

Demolition- Geriatric Ward Building

Demolition- Kitchen Building

Demolition- X-ray Building

All returning bids must be sent to the COVID Works email at

Kindly note that as of Monday, September 20, 2021, the following works are planned to be released:

Grand Turk: 

Beach Cleaning (Eastern portion of Grand Turk)

Street Cleaning (All areas)


Beach cleaning (Areas of Shore Club and Five Cays)

Street Cleaning (All areas)

A number of other works for Middle & North Caicos, as well as Salt Cay will be released shortly. This is a six month program that will spread throughout the TCI and we encourage persons to continue to register via or the local Public Works Department and District Commissioners’ offices, to be eligible for this opportunity.

These works will continue on a monthly basis and the programme will come to an end in March 2022.

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BAHAMAS: Nine new Cabinet ministers sworn-in



#TheBahamas, September 21, 2021 – Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis today introduced the first set of new Cabinet ministers with portfolios covering the Attorney General, Foreign Affairs, Education, Works and Public Utilities, Health and Wellness, Government Affairs, Agriculture, National Security and Legal Affairs.

The nine ministers were sworn-in on Monday 20 September 2021 by Governor-General the Most Hon. Sir Cornelius A. Smith during ceremonies held at the Baha Mar Convention Center.

“They are the initial members of a Cabinet which will reflect the breadth and depth of the competencies and characteristics of our team: experience combined with innovation; expertise combined with a willingness to see things anew; integrity and a strong sense of purpose,” said Prime Minister Davis.

“They are receiving these appointments because of their determination to get things done.”

Among the new Ministers sworn-in on Monday were:

  • Senator the Hon. L. Ryan Pinder, Attorney General;
  • Hon. Fred Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Public Service;
  • Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Education, and Technical and Vocational Training;
  • Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Works and Utilities;
  • Dr. Hon. Michael Darville, Minister of Health and Wellness;
  • Senator the Hon. Michael Halkitis, Minister of Government Affairs and Leader of Government Business in the Senate;
  • Hon. Clay Sweeting, Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs;
  • Hon. Wayne Munroe, Minister of National Security; and
  • Hon. Jomo Campbell, Minister of State for Legal Affairs.

“I am confident that these first-appointed members of our Cabinet team are ready to deliver on the promise of a New Day for our Bahamas,” said the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Davis pledged to move with urgency to address the economic and health crises that are faced by The Bahamas.

Many thousands of Bahamians are out of work, people are losing too many loved ones to the COVID-19 virus and Bahamian schoolchildren are falling behind, said Prime Minister Davis.

“I want to be clear: we are not here to tinker at the edges of these problems,” said the Prime Minister.

“We are here to meet them head on.”

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