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4 YEAR OLD SON SNEAKS OUT OF NURSERY CLASSROOM, CLIMBS DOWN THE WINDOW AND WALKS HOME ALONE

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This type of thing shouldn't ever happen! It's avoidable...
If the teacher was busy and didn't notice, there should at least be some people paid to just be at the school gate just incase. If anyone was stationed at that gate, they would have returned the child back to his class with no one even knowing anything like that happened. 
Shocked mum couldn't believe her ears when she heard her 4 year

IN PREPARATION FOR OLD AGE: I shudder when I see some situations - especially absentee fathers who are barely present for their children - and absentee mothers"

Parents, you the primary caregivers for your children. Build and invest in your children so that when you are old, apart from every other reason, they will take care of you. I have spoken to, and seen

WHERE IN NIGERIA CAN I GIVE UP MY BABY FOR ADOPTION?

There was a time I accepted these adoption posts and shared them here but then someone left a comment on one post that it's better to hand over the babies to orphanages and let interested families go there to adopt, than just single handedly give a baby up on your own as if it's a piece of furniture. Sometimes people adopt with other intentions, sometimes things are done so codedly there are no legal document backing it up and that's not ok.

 I'll share the poster's mail down there but would also like to add

HOW TO HAVE A STRESS FREE MORNING WITH LEFTOVERS (FOR BUSY MOMS)

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Here is to parents who get very busy in the mornings, especially moms, many mothers wake up really early to start the day, why wake up at 5am when you can resume work at 8-9am? The reason

LOOK OUT FOR THIS CHILDREN'S BOOK FILLED WITH SEXUAL INNUENDOS

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Awesome Parents. We need to start checking very well all the books meant for kids as some children book authors are taking it too far. A children’s book filled with sexual innuendos, has gone viral on social media with many calling out the author. While the children’s book looks normal at first glance, when the kid’s conversations are read carefully, the sexual innuendos are easily pointed out. See some below:

HOW I MAKE NUTRITIOUS PAP FOR MY 3 MONTH OLD BABY

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Feeding new born babies with cereals like Nigerian pap is what some moms will never imagine but I did it. I have said it again and again on this blog that all my kids except my first daughter, were

GAS CYLINDER EMPTIES IN TWO WEEKS WITHOUT BAKING; WHO IS TO BLAME?

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When I turned on the gas burner to make spaghetti for my boy's lunch box, the way it slowly came up, I just knew something was wrong but didn't expect the pretty cylinder to be empty just two

HOW TO FRY (TOAST) SOYA BEANS TO MAKE PLAIN POWDER FOR ADDING TO BABY PAP/OGI/AKAMU

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There are different methods of making soybeans good for baby's consumption. There is a post on the blog by Peach, where she made the complete Nigerian soya bean cereal for weaning babies and it got great reviews as many mums are still using it after years of the post. In her post, Peach included dried plantain, crayfish, groundnut and other safe ingredients to make the powder for infants. On this

FEEDING BABIES WITH SOLID FOOD FROM 3 MONTHS OLD HELPS THEM SLEEP BETTER

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I have a witness now. A recent research carried out by King's College London and The St George's University London has come to confirm what I always told mothers on this blog and outside. About a thousand babies were monitored over a period of time and the results show that babies who were fed solid foods as early as three months slept better and longer than babies who fed exclusively on breastmilk. Some babies have really suffered in

A LIST OF YOUR FAVORITE POSTS ON WIVES CONNECTION LAST MONTH

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The year 2018 is coming to an end, just 2 months to go. Christmas is drawing near. October is here and It's time to sit back and take a look at the blog posts that you all read the most on wives connection in September. Enjoy.

WHEN THE KIDS STARTED TO ARRIVE, MY MARRIAGE BEGAN TO WITHER

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Three months into our marriage, Laura was the best woman I had ever met!
Talk of who spoke my love language the best, it was Laura!
Planning surprises, pulling up loving pranks, praying for me, tickling and pecking me out of the blues, sending my heart some quakings, making me love God more and climbing higher and higher spiritually, making me laugh more and making me more healthy were all Laura’s handiwork in those three months!

I got home on the 23rd of July, 2016 to meet Laura looking sullen in the couch. Her body was hotter than the hottest boiling ring. I

SHOULD A PREGNANT WOMAN CONTROL WEIGHT GAIN?

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Hello Aunty Eya. Am a pregnant mom who got married in December last year. My pregnancy is still in it's first trimester and my friends married and unmarried already trying their best to give advice on what to eat. What to drink, what to wear, what to shop, where to shop not minding the pregnancy is still early and the list goes on and on. I can't start visiting hospitals now until I'm ready for antenatal clinics at the right time. My mums wants me to eat for two like even force feed myself so I can be energized, she keeps

WHO SHOULD COME FIRST FOR AFTER-BIRTH-CARE (OMUGWO)?

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Hello Anty Eya, I have been following your blog for a long time and still use your recipes to cook all the time even though you stopped sharing those lovely mails on your blog. I wish that you bring it back for some of us. I miss madam Ahdaisy, Lizzy, Debora, Bonario, Ezenwanyi, Creamberry and all other noise makers, it was fun then. I so got addicted but am delivered now for sure.

Why am writing is to get help from you and others on the blog. My brain is crammed and frozen on this matter. I just gave birth to my first baby, we are still at the hospital because my baby was

YAM PEPPER SOUP FOR NURSING MOMS

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Yam pepper soup for new mothers is cooked without oil, can be cooked with any meat of choice. It goes well with chicken (local chicken not broilers). You can use goat meat, ram, beef, dried fish, fresh fish and so on but I think fish and chicken are healthier options. Different parts of Nigeria serve this meal to women who just gave birth to babies but, there are slight variations with ingredients and consistency. The name says it's great for nursing moms. I am not nursing any baby right now but made it because it's good for everyone. Very nutritious. Yam pepper soup is one of Nigeria's many delicacies prepared especially for postpartum moms, to help

100 BABY NAMES PARENTS HAVE STOPPED USING

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Check if your name is included, Lol. If you are upto 20 years and above, check your name, it has gone obsolete already. These names used to be loved. They were very popular and as the bearers grow older, their names seem to go with them as babies no longer bear those names. Times have changed. Internet gadget babies now bear names that either sound sweet or have beautiful meanings. These days, even if the meaning is great, parents won't use it if it doesn't sound Funky, English or posh. The sound of a name has a way of making Nigerian parents love it. Pregnant moms go Online before their babies are born, Asking Google for "Nigerian names that

HOW TO KEEP BABY SKIN SMOOTH, HEALTHY AND GLOWING

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PARENTING: BABY SKIN CARE TIPS BY AHDAISY If you read or searched this blog, then you must have seen posts by Ahdaisy Jayde (@royaldaisycakes).What you may not know is that she is now a blessed mom of 2 lovely kids. Looking at these pics, you don't need anyone to convince you that her kids have a perfect, flawless skin free of even diaper rash. They are so smooth when I saw her post, I could not resist but share what works for her so that other moms can benefit too. These pretty cuties just

BENEFITS OF GIVING BIRTH THROUGH CESAREAN SECTION (CS)

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Hmmm! Ignorance is a bad bad bad! There is an urgent need to post this because of the way that some Nigerian women still feel bad about Cesarean Delivery in 2018. Many Nigerian women, especially in some cultures, would rather suffer prolonged delivery, sweating and yelling in the labour room, shit and pee in pain than accept Delivery by Cesarean. Some look down on those who give birth by this method and others are too shy to admit it when they do. Thinking other women will see them as weak, they keep it to themselves. Words like 'Natural Birth' are used to describe delivery whereby a baby is pushed out through the birth canal, as if CS is unnatural birth. Shuo! Delivering your baby through Cesarean or

THE GOD IS NOT TO BLAME; ARGUE WITH YOUR HUSBAND

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Truly, we have ourselves to blame for all that is happening to us in our different families, this country and the whole of Africa. We need to change some things about the way that we think and act daily. Read the post below by First Baba Isa and tell me if you still think what is happening to us is God's will for us or you still think that God himself will send another Jesus to come, get crucified again to change things for us?...
THE GOD IS NOT TO BLAME.When I went to South Korea for a short course in 2016, the deplorable condition of my country hit me hard in the face.

We are teaching our children to

BABY SKIN-BLEACHING IN NIGERIA; WHAT TO DO

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With so many Google searches on how to make baby's skin fairer in Nigeria; What to use to make my baby fair; How do I maintain my baby's fair skin? Can Funbact-A bleach baby skin? Can I mix shea butter and Funbact-A to lighten my baby's skin? What cream can I use in Nigeria to make my baby skin fair and smooth?
So many searches I can't even type everything here. As a mom and Nigerian mom at that, I would say that this recent trend is growing fast among young moms. The blog post on 'baby skin care products' is one of the most read right now because searches land there as a

HOW TO USE BABY DIAPERS AS SANITARY PAD

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The importance of  disposable baby diapers to our generation cannot be overemphasized. Aside taking care of baby's poop and pee and all that kind of stuff, baby diapers have saved lives since the day women discovered ways to do more with these pads aside wrapping on baby's cute little bum. There are also adult disposable diapers in the market, for those who need them at night, sick on hospital beds or just for comfort. Apart from the pampers baby diapers and Huggies that are common with Nigerian families, there

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