Showing posts with label parenting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parenting. Show all posts

26 April 2016

Am I Racist For Calling A Bag Ghana Must Go?

My kids like to judge me like they are my God. This morning while getting their lunch boxes ready for school, my 8 year old, (the one that made that sandwich dinner I shared) entered the kitchen. She is the oldest child at home now. I immediately asked to  get me a strainer from the pantry, she couldn't find it and came out to ask where exactly?  So, I quickly said "check in the GHANA MUST GO bag. Then, come and see my daughter. .. rushed out, came

23 April 2016

When To Stop Wearing Diapers On Your Baby


There is no set time to stop using diapers on babies because you know what? they are all different. However, while some show signs of readiness and stop as early as two, others may not be ready until they are three. For instance,   my girls stopped wearing diapers earlier than their brother. At two they were no longer padded, could say when they wanted to use the potty and stayed dry the

19 April 2016

Kudos As The Ministry of Education Moves to merge Christian and Islamic studies in schools. I Love It

Merging Christian and Islamic Studies Is  A Welcome Development

As I mother, I love this development by the Ministry of Education because you know what? If kids are given the freedom to know something about other Religions, there will definitely be less Religious Crisis in future. Tolerance for other Religions begin right there in the classroom where a Christian and an Islamic child sit together to listen to lessons about God. If they grow up learning Religion together at School, there will be more understanding and acceptance of others. After all, in our days we were taught that way. I learnt about  other world Religions in Primary and Secondary School, that made me realize that the whole world is not just filled with us Christians alone, there are people who believe in other supreme beings and that there are also people (Atheist)  who do not believe in the existence of any God; School taught me about Hindu, Budhism, Islam and so on. 

Although I grew up in the south not knowing what a mosque looked like, I was still taught and made to understand that Muslims pray in a place called a Mosque. The very first time I saw a mosque, it wasn't that strange because already I knew a little something about it. As a teacher, honestly, I never really liked the method of taking kids to separate classrooms when it's time for Religious Studies.Teaching these kids together doesn't mean they'll be converted into different Religions, No, Let's not forget that NO KNOWLEDGE IS WASTED. I support this move wholeheartedly, let the kids begin to sit under one roof when God is being mentioned and to ask questions and laugh together and know that the whole world is not just populated by Christians and Muslims alone. Read the article below and please let's hear if you are in support or against, leave your reason/s on the comment box...

16 April 2016

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Had Kids

African American baby crying
Baby photoBanana Stock/ Jupiter.

  1. You'll never sleep soundly again. From the moment you leave the delivery room with your baby into the post natal ward, you start to worry about what to do next and what to do after that and after that. Doctor visits, going early for immunizations, checking tiny heartbeats, checking even while baby is sleeping soundly, worrying bath water might choke baby, soap might hurt  baby's tender eyes and so on. Sleep is gone out the window, even if the baby is a deep sleeper, I still cannot sleep. All through the years of my raising these kids, sleep deprivation has really dealt with me I won't lie. The sign is clearly written on my dark eye circles, but now, thanks to good Foundations and concealers, una for run when una see my dark eye pishures.
  2. Mummy brain, I don't know if this too is caused by

12 April 2016

10 things you must do as a first time mom

    Breastfeeding position
     Image courtesy: Pinterest.

  1. Breastfeeding isn't easy in the first few days of life: Your baby will fuss and cry a lot because he is not latching properly. If you have a kitchen stool, sit on it, a chair that has firm back and bum rest, sit on it to breastfeed. Avoid sitting on cushions and your soft bed to nurse. Sit and hold the baby like shown on the image above. If your baby has a great appetite and can suck for hours "Foodious baby" try changing positions to avoid back ache. You can start with Cradle hold, then change to cross-cradle hold, lying on your side to breastfeed or doing the laid back method. These are the best breastfeeding methods taught at antenatal and post natal clinics. When you lie by your side to breastfeed, ensure that you do not fall asleep o. Your newborn can choke on the freshly loaded boobies. If you wake up at night to feed and still feeling sleepy, try your best to sit.

    ALSO READ: How to give bath to new born baby
  2. You need some new mom breastfeeding essentials like breast pads to keep the loaded milk from soiling your clothes, ask for either disposable or washable breast pads at the baby items shop. There's so much in the disposable packs that you may not exhaust all before your breast milk stops leaking. Remember that stale milk has an odour and as you breast feed, deodorants are

07 April 2016

No male Child For My Husband; I'm Guilty Too

Hello Eya, ever since I read that post about the lady that is so depressed and suicidal because she cannot give her husband a male child, I have been feeling some guilt. May I be forgiven. I have three girls. When I gave birth to my first

06 April 2016

mum claims SMA formula milk 'made her baby violently ill' following change to ingredients

Catt Taylor from Workington wants to ban SMA
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Her baby was sick for over a month, she didn't know what was actually wrong, then, the Doctor asked her to stop the milk immediately. Now she wants the milk banned:

04 April 2016

Expecting a baby boy, what are the essential things to buy?

Hello wives connection,  this is my first pregnancy. am expecting a baby but not sure about the essential baby needs to buy.  Kindly help suggest.

01 April 2016

Please Read: Johnson Baby Powder Has A Problem

More than 1,000 women are suing Johnson & Johnson company for covering up cancer risk. Just this week I shopped Johnson Baby products for my baby including

03 March 2016

This Father Needs Psychiatric Checks. Something Is Definitely Wrong

If you were this boy's mom, what would you do?

A father brutalizes his son this way? physical tears just dropped from my eyes while looking at this pics on LIB. What would an 8 year old do to warrant this kind of brutality?

8 years old Chukwuma Okafor is presently on admission at the Kubwa General Hospital

29 February 2016

Parents As Teachers Versus Internet

Hello, please help me ask blog readers their opinion on this. My kids these days, though in Primary school, primary 4 and 6, do not rely on me for homework supervision or help with other school assignments. They just go online and home work is done. They

02 February 2016

Husband Does Not Want This Pregnancy Yet Wants Me To Inform Our Older Children

Good morning madam wives connection, I need help not to die from this shock please. Yesterday,  I went to the hospital  with my husband as I haven't been feeling right for the past 2 weeks. Severe Pain in my stomach every day. And also cos I have noticed my periods irregular and spotting between periods and bleeding during and after the sumting with him. The Doctor carried out series of tests and a pregnancy test and it came back positive. I asked her to do it again as it was a faint line so she repeated the test. Same again only that in the

31 January 2016

When Your Child Desires To become a Gadget

A Primary School teacher asked her pupils to write an essay on ”A wish you want from God?" At the end of the day, the teacher collected all the essays given by her pupils. She took them to her house, sat down and started marking.

Whilst marking the essays, she sees a strange essay written by one of her pupils. That essay made her very emotional. Her husband came and sat beside her and saw her crying. The husband asked her, "What happened?" "What's making you cry"

She answered "Read this. It is one of my pupil's essay."

"Oh God, Make me a Television.  I want to live like the TV in my house.

In my house, the TV is very valuable. All of my family

14 January 2016

8 Sure Things That Happen To Your Body After You Birth A Baby

Image result for My sex life took a turn for the better after childbirth but that only happened after i stopped giving my babies breast milk
No surprise, new mothers have gigantic knockers. That's partially because they're constantly filling up with milk, but also because they're engorged from all the extra blood flow needed to transform your chest into a 24-7 dairy. What's shocking is that sometimes, when you produce more milk than what you can expel, the excess milk and blood flow can cause serious discomfort. This shouldn't last long, though

04 December 2015

Where To Buy Affordable Maternity Wears In Lagos. Anyone Knows?

Hello aunty Eya,
I've been a silent ‎reader of your blog for a while now and I must say that you are doing a great job helping others. Go bless you real good. Please, I need some ideas on maternity styles one

27 October 2015

10 Baby Items You Can Do Without If You Live In Nigeria PLUS The Essentials

Baby Shoes
First time pregnant moms are those who really need this post to enable them save a little something. A lot of women

I Do Not Like My Abnormal Family

Good morning Aunty Eya, Discovered your blog in March 2014 and became addicted. A day doesn't pass by me not refreshing and feeling disappointed when you have not posted. Your blog and the way you let us know why posting

26 October 2015

How To Start A Weekend Home Daycare In Nigeria, Make Quick Cash

First of all, let's talk about why you need a weekend daycare before looking at how to start one and make cool cash from desperate owambe mothers seeking where to drop kids off and enjoy Saturday events. The time to start opening weekend daycare centers in Nigeria is NOW, you know why? Life generally ha become very busy and stressful especially for single moms.

Last week Saturday , I needed to go gym for at least one hour and because O don't have anyone to leave my baby with, it didn't work out. Canceling the gym appointment made me feel bad that there's no where in this country where one can just drop their kids and run a few errands that might not need taking baby along.

The season of weddings and other events is here, after a

07 July 2015

Depressed About This Pregnancy Result, I Regret Ultrasound

Aunty Eya thanks for all the work u re doing.  I'm depressed Please help! I'm married with 2 beautiful girls, I love them so much and their daddy too! We agreed to have 3 kids, after my 2nd baby (4yrs), I started researching on how to conceive a boy. I took in early this year(18weeks +4) went for an ultrasound on Saturday and the Doctor. told me I'm expecting a girl and the baby is healthy.

 I was shocked from the clinic because all the symptoms I have