Showing posts with label parenting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parenting. Show all posts
Sunday, August 21, 2016

WHAT'S THE BEST AGE TO GET YOUR CHILD A MOBILE PHONE?



The reason most parents give young children phones is to keep in touch at all times. Some parents give phones to kids from when they are 8 years old, others wait until these kids are teenagers. For my family, we wait until Secondary School. In Primary School, you use mummy's phone for all communications with friends and classmates. For some families, the child has to get to Senior Secondary School before owning a phone, for some families, getting University Admission or any
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Tinsel' Florence Uwaleke and Iyke Okechukwu welcome second child



It's a baby boy for Tinsel stars Florence and Iyke Okechukwu. The couple got married in 2013, had their first in 2014. God just blessed them with a second baby. Congratulation!

WHAT DO YOU THINK?



The finished job is beautiful the way it's packed but isn't this hair too tight for a child?
Or You think mum did a great job? Do babies really need hair extensions?
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

MUM WHO DELIVERED HER OWN BABY IN THAT CAR BIRTH VIDEO INTRODUCES HIM TO THE WORLD



A video posted in July showed a Texas woman deliver her own baby in the passenger seat of a car while her husband drove and recorded birth with a camera on their way to a Houston Birthing centre. This "car birth" baby is their third following 2 girls aged 2 and 1.
Lesia Pettijohn, 22, of Lake Jackson told her husband to record her giving birth once she realized the baby would arrive before they could make it to a Houston birthing center.
'I was probably freaking out way more than I should have. But I

Wow! Watch This Video: If all deliveries were this sweet, the world would be so over populated...




Baby couldn't wait to get to a hospital. Woman giving birth on the passenger seat while her husband drives and catches it all on camera. Incredible and sweet! If all child deliveries were like hers, no woman will panic and fast oh...
Nothing graphic, Neat Video: Just awesome.
This video was shared in July. See it below...
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

STEP PARENTING: WHAT CAN I DO TO MIND MY BUSINESS WITHOUT FEELING GUILTY?



Hello Aunty Eya, plese help me post on the blog. I am writing you this early because I need help with step parenting. My husband has a 16 year old daughter who just moved in with us last year just before Christmas. She is supposed to have left secondary school but it seems her mum  couldn't afford further education and could not register her for WAEC or NECO. Now, Hubby cares only about himself and, me seeing the type of man that my husband is, I stopped after two children so that in case push comes to shove, I'll be able to sponsor my two kids without having to crawl and beg.

So, both my boys are still in Primary school but when my step daughter moved in, I asked her to go back to school so she can be useful to herself instead of just cleaning and watching TV, I have a house help so her cleaning is basically her own wears and dishes. Tried to discuss with my husband about her Education but he doesn't seem too interested, I quietly told myself that I'll do the best I can to help her. With my civil servant salary, I managed to buy school supplies and got her Registered while hubby only managed to pay her School fees after many reminders from me. She started school
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I'VE NURSED MY 19 MONTH OLD FROM BIRTH WITH NO PLANS TO STOP SOON - BLACKTAVIST


In 5 months he'll be 2 years and mum has no plans of stopping soon. Breast milk is the best any day, anytime. Kudos mum, he looks very healthy and fit.
Below is Another photo by Blacktavist:
Saturday, June 04, 2016
Friday, June 03, 2016

My First Daughter Won A Beauty Pageant At School, I'm Worried


Now I'm beginning to understand what patents go through when they have teenage children. I have always been outspoken about parents trying to like "chose" career paths for their kids and will always say " let them decide what they want to do" but now it's my turn to "let them" and it's a bit difficult.
This my first girl is the one I turn to when I can't decide on something. To me she is gifted in that area. Her friends and we  her family know and trust her judgement so well, to me she has never failed when it comes to judging her siblings, saying who is at fault or who is right and wrong. We so love that aspect of her. Intelligence in that area? God just dashed her.

Ok, I won't even be ashamed to say here that once, she observed that even though me and their dad were talking in their presence and acting normal, she called me aside and whispered that she is not a
Friday, May 27, 2016

MY WIFE WANTS TO GET PAID FOR HOUSEWORK

Hello wives connection and Madame Eya, I started following the blog in 2014 and have benefitted immensely. Please advise me on how to go about this new drama from my wife. We have been married for 8 years and live in a 4 bedroom here in Lagos  with 2 kids. We are not rich but comfortable enough to thank God. I am a  business owner and I pay for everything, children School fees, food, cars, insurances, groceries, maintenance, medical bills, building a home at my village and all expenses which is well over say ten thousand Naira straight.  I also pay for my wife's part time schooling. She became a teacher after our second child was born, to enable her create more time for the kids while earning a little something for herself.  My wife doesn't really work that much at home and does only a few dishes sometimes, laundry pretty much most of the chores for
Monday, May 16, 2016

40 weeks pregnant and weight lifting

@emilybreeze.

Round applause for Emily Breeze.There are pregnancies and there are pregnancies. While ordinary sweeping the floor gave mild contractions with my last pregnancy, she is lifting heavy weight at 40 weeks, cleared by her Doctor. Wow! Only do this if your Doctor has cleared you biko. 
See more after the jump...
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

10 Items To Have In A Diaper Bag Before Leaving The House

Diaper bag photo: Supermommie.
For new moms. Have you ever gone out and realized in the middle of a meeting that you needed an extra diaper or wipes for the baby? The baby's dress is soiled and you don't know what to do. The weight of the bag depends on how long you intend to be out with the baby. Here are 10 essential items to have in a baby diaper bag that you need for a whole day before returning home:


  1. An extra outfit or 2 just in case
  2. 4 extra bibs

Should We stop Trusting Private Drivers? Driver kidnaps employer's 4 year old son and demands N20 million


 


These  kinds of stories are the reason my small chairman is schooling right behind my backyard. We really want him to school where all his sisters did but then the school is about 10Km away and the devil is a liar sha. My driver has been with us for over a decade,  after we suffered so much in the hands of inefficient drivers,  God sent him our way and he started driving my girls some right from Pre-Nursery. He drove them daily to and fro without stress, like a father and we all love him so much and would have just handed Chairman over to him like the rest but the "driver Kidnapping" stories these days are just too many.We now have
Tuesday, April 26, 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
Saturday, April 23, 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
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hairstyle



Awesome talent.

From LikedHirstyles
Tuesday, April 19, 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...

Saturday, April 16, 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
Tuesday, April 12, 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
Thursday, April 07, 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

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