Showing posts with label parenting tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parenting tips. Show all posts
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet 37-year-old mum of 38 children, she got married, started giving birth at 13 (Photos)

Miriam in a black dress with some of her 38 biological children.

Miriam the mother of 38 biological children says her father had 45 kids that came in quintuplets, quadruplets etc. Wow! They need a reality Television show so we all can see what happens daily in her large family and how the identical ones react to others and so on. A 37-year-old mother in Kabimbiri village, Mukono District in Uganda has given birth to 38 children.
In what must be some sort of record, Mariam has six sets of
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Read This and learn!

Parents please don't relent be watchful!
This story shared on Social media is a waje up call to parents trying to raise kids in these difficult times. Parents working so hard to put food on the table while sometimes unconsciously ignoring the area of our lives that's most important.

I received a long mail from an unknown elderly woman yesterday night and it was so touching. She requested I put it up here for everyone to read and learn from.

Kindly read it below.

Hello madam,

I wake up in pain everyday and wish everyday and I pray the next time I open my eyes,  I should find myself in the world beyond and not here on earth.

I came across your different posts yesterday and felt I could share my secret with you and may be if I did,  my story may help one or two parents who read your posts.

I got married at the age of 24years to my
Friday, April 14, 2017

Though I didn't agree to sleepovers, I still allowed their regular visits. Little did I know my son's heart was being poisoned towards his mom - Naija mum

From my parenting mind: Read below. ..

"I'm sick and tired of how you control my life, I have a brain. I have a right to anything I want to do, leave me alone and stop controlling my life! Xxxxx's mom doesn't treat her children like you do, they do anything they want, whenever. She's a better mom than you".

Those were words I received from my first child and son precisely 8years and 9months ago. He was barely 8years old

Whenever I'm confronted with discussions on challenges of raising kids in foreign cultures, those words above always reverberated through my mind.  Now, I smile over it.

Please come down memory lane with me

We had recently relocated to Rio de Janeiro and the rudest shock we received on arrival was language barrier. Those
Monday, March 27, 2017

Stop giving palm oil to induce vomiting, it can kill your child - Doctor

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Below is what a pediatrician wrote to Nigerian parents fond of rushing to give palm oil as first aid whenever a child ingests poisonous substances. Do you know that giving ordinary water or milk is better than palm oil? Read below...
I received a call on Thursday from an ATP member.....that's not unusual......"We are being referred to LUTH from General Hospital....a little boy".....As usual my response "Yes bring the child...straight to our CHER.....I am not in CHER but let me know when you get there" I usually will try and pass through to know what is going on!
Thursday was extremely busy....our final year medical students were doing their clinical exams.....We did not finish until 6pm! Tired and worn out....then had to briefly attend the wake-keeping ceremony of one of my friends and colleague Paediatrician's mother.....I completely forgot about the child till today.
When I remembered, I called to know how far.....I knew she did not end up in LUTH because
Friday, March 03, 2017

Face of apprentice who was paid N60k to kidnap her boss' children, one been sold to 4 different families already

Tobiloba Adebiyi, heartbroken mother of 3-year-old Oluwasemilore, who was kidnapped by her mum's apprentice, Mary John, a mother of one from Cross River State, who specializes in stealing children and selling to families without kids, has narrated how the suspect was arrested.

According to Tobilola, Mary John whose real name is  Gladys Austin, barely spent one week as an apprentice at Alagbado in Lagos State, before she kidnapped her daughter, who was sold to 4 different buyers before being rescued by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad. After she was arrested in Badagry, she said she had been paid N60,000 for the job before coming to my house and she had planned to kidnap two of my children. But she couldn’t because I had

said if she didn’t come with a guarantor by Monday, she should not come to work.

After she kidnapped Oluwasemilore, she left for Anambra by a bus the same day, and she
Friday, February 10, 2017

The best way to prevent teen pregnancy is to educate them on the use of condoms.Telling the youth to abstain is a failed strategy, as they will have it anyway - Church Leader argued

A counselor and elder of the church of Pentecost, New Achimota District in Ghana, Mr Nii Armah Hammond, has admonished stakeholders to allow teenagers who can’t control their libido to be allowed to practice safe s*x.

The respectable church leader, was speaking on Ahotor fm during a program aimed at educating the youth.

Hammond believes that the best means of preventing teenage pregnancy and its associated complications is through protected s*x. As he puts it, the stigma associated with teenage pregnancy affect the family concern long after the act and in most cases making the products of such pregnancy liabilities for the nation.

Telling the youth to abstain is a failed strategy, as they will have it anyway, he argued, so the best way to prevent teen pregnancy is to educate them on the use of condoms.

*Hmmm, do you agree? 
For me, I can't imagine myself teaching my child how to practice safe sex or how to wear a condom. I know I taught the girls how to wear sanitary pads, demonstrated with underpants and some pads, also taught how to properly dispose used pads. I did that happily and
Monday, January 30, 2017

Can a woman get aroused, reach orgasm while breastfeeding her baby?

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Yes! many women feel sexually aroused while nursing their babies, some even to the point of orgasm. Sexual feeling when breastfeeding sounds weird right? but it's natural for some women. It happens and they have no control.

“In a 2000 study of breastfeeding women, 40.5% of the participants reported feeling sexually aroused at some point during infant suckling. 16.7% reported being aroused frequently during breastfeeding. In a more recent paper that reviewed several studies between 33-50% of women described breastfeeding as erotic (and 25% of those women said they felt guilty about it).

If you’ve experienced or are experiencing this sexual stimulation during nursing, and you’re
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016


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
Monday, August 08, 2016


Good day ma...thanks for coming up with such a beautiful blog,it's a saviour for my likes.this is my first pregnancy and am 11 weeks gone. I have numerous questions and worries..
*How soon should i book an appointment with a doctor?
*When do i start antenatal?
*For pregnacare and folic acid,when do i start taking them and do i need to see
Thursday, August 04, 2016


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, July 12, 2016


Kids are insatiable, they are just being kids and will want to have everything beautiful if they could. Never be deceived into thinking that you can give children everything they want. YOU CAN'T. They want the shoe their friend is wearing, they want the bag other kids at the birthday party are wearing, they want they type of sneakers a girl at church is wearing. They also know how to make parents feel inadequate and guilty. 
Don't allow any child  or anyone to make you feel that way. It may be their opinion, that you are too strict, too protective and all but it doesn't make it true.

You are the responsible one.  Firmness, correction, discipline is not easy especially in these days, but it is needed!

I told my children that I wasn't here to be their friend only, that I am their support system, their care taker, their parent. I am the one that will supply your needs, and sometimes your wants, the one that


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
Saturday, July 09, 2016


Image credits; My brown baby.
When I was a little kid growing up in the North, my mom didn’t work outside of the home. Instead, she stayed home with me and my sisters, playing with us and cooking every meal we ever wanted to eat, teaching us things, reading the yellow hard cover "my book of bible stories' with us and prying along, caring for us, and when we got older she dusted her certificate and went back to work as a staff nurse at a hospital. She would “go back to work” eventually, but while we were small, she was a full-time parent. When I was preparing to have my own child, I wasn’t sure if that was something that I wanted or not. Ultimately, the financial realities of my working class family meant that it wasn’t really a decision I had to make, because my family needed me to be working to sustain us in this economy. And to be honest, being with my son 24/7 and having nothing else that I had to do during the lengthy postpartum period made me feel antsy and weird. When I started working, and especially when I started working on a  schedule, it
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:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016


  1. Prepare, plan and pack ahed of time but don't over pack.
  2. Have your own medicines, supplies ready; cough syrup,paracetamol, flagyl etc. Be your pharmacy.
  3. If you are travelling with a private car, get a car seat for the baby even if he's under 2, you don't want to lap a baby the whole time.
  4. Prepare for the worst, your baby might get car sick and throw up.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016


Hello my able wives connecion tribe and Aunty Eya, I feel like the whole world is collapsing, coming right down on me. When I met my husband, I knew he was the one. I married him after two years and promised him I would stay with him as long as he never cheated or hit me, this I said to him because I was in an abusive relationship before I met him. I knew he was lazy when I married him but I never thought it would get this bad. We have two beautiful daughters  who I love with every bit of my being, and I am now seven months pregnant. This pregnancy was a surprise. I was not happy when I found out and it took me a long time to get used to the fact that I was going to have another baby again in this tough, no tomatoes, no fuel economy. My husband has never helped with either child. Since he got fired from his job, He is too busy searching for another job in all the wrong places or sleeping on the couch with Super sports or Africa Magic Yoruba.
 l work 5 days a week, cook, clean, laundry, do the grocery shopping, Saturday
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

How Getting Married, Becoming a mum has made me lose friends

Good day aunty, I'm a new reader who got introduced to wives connection this year by my cousin. please I need help from wives connection. I need to know how wives and mothers manage to keep their friendships alive. I got married almost immediately after graduation in 2014. My family got blessed with twin boys in 2015 and life has been kind of "it is well" Joggling wifey duties, babies, my job etc, it  has not been easy. No one told me it's this hard, not even my mother. I am not complaining but this phase of my life is really hard.
Where I need help is with keeping my friends around. I am fast losing friends. I can't find time to visit even those in the same town with me, I can't find time to just chat and relax with those far away.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Hello Aunty Eya, good morning, I need urgent help from wives connection. My baby is just 5 months old and exclusively breastfed. I haven't yet introduced him to solid food or cereal and wanted to wait till he is 6 months but there is a little challenge. My husband has been on my neck to let him suck too,

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