Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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
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
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
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
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
|Diaper bag photo: Supermommie.|
- An extra outfit or 2 just in case
- 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
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
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
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
Baby photo: Banana Stock/ Jupiter.
- 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.
- Mummy brain, I don't know if this too is caused by
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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
- 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
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Thursday, April 07, 2016
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
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Photo Credit: Change.org.
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:
Monday, April 04, 2016
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.
Friday, April 01, 2016
Thursday, March 03, 2016
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
Monday, February 29, 2016
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