My name is Lynnette but you can call me Lyly or Lana. Never call me Lynn. I only tolerate it from very close family members.
I was born on the beautiful Island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.
I’m what you call a Crucian also known as a Virgin Islander.
I’m a Stay at home mom at the moment, I used to work as a baker with my mother. We had a home bakery where we would sell all kinds of pastry and tarts to stores and customers. I do not miss it at all. Right now I write about my days, feelings, review products, talk about my many projects (Genealogy based mainly).
I met my French husband online in December 2009. Blackplanet yo!
He came to visit me in the Virgin Islands in 2012 and bought me a birthday trip to France in 2013.
I started this blog in 2013 when I was pregnant with my son Naveen, he’s my first child and I was diagnosed with extreme nausea a.k.a. Hyperemesis Gravidarum. It was a rough time and being that none of my sisters or my mother had it I never knew what hit me. I was in the hospital left and right, dehydrated, malnourished, I was afraid and very much alone. I love to write so I decided to write to keep myself occupied, it was not easy but I made it!
I keep writing every here and there as Naveen got older. Things were especially rough after his father had to go back to France in Jan 2014 and had visa trouble (he overstayed by 2 days). His father couldn’t come back to the Island which meant he’d probably have to watch his son grow up from afar. I was thrust into the role of Single mother but I wasn’t truly alone. His father sent money whenever he could and I had my entire family around us.
In 2015, Naveen and I left our Caribbean home and flew to France so our tiny family could be reunited.
Here’s a nice update for 2019, I’m currently pregnant with my second baby and dealing with HG again. I know people mean well when they say you survived it once you can again, when I went through this the first time I had all my family around me now I have no one. I’m literally trying to keep myself up and some days I fail miserably. I miss my family.
My daughter Oyanie was born in February via C-section.