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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

NIGERIAN SCHOOL LUNCH BOX TIMETABLE (MEAL PLAN) FOR 4 WEEKS

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SCHOOL LUNCHBOX MENU PLAN FOR 4 WEEKS
This Nigerian lunch box organizer covers one month of school lunch box packaging with photos taken taken daily, that's 20 lunch box meals to serve as a guide when we rush in the mornings for the

Ese Walter Ark reveals how PPD pushed her to abandon new born baby and flee to another city for months, with thoughts of smashing baby

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In an open post which she shared on Facebook, blogger, Author, Ese Walter-Ark, revealed her battle with postpartum depression. Ese narrated how she abandoned her 9 months 3 weeks old baby with her mother in Abuja and ran down to Lagos, in November 2015, when she became depressed after childbirth. She says the depression was so heavy that a certain day, she thought of smashing her baby on the wall. Read below...

53-year-old Nigerian woman who got married at 50, welcomes baby boy

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Leticia got married at 50 for the first time in 2014 and has now welcomed a bouncing baby boy at 53 in 2017. Her makeup artist couldn't hold back the good news as she shared on Instagram writing...

Bbaby sitters arrested for shutting crying baby in fridge and posting video to Snapchat

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Just incredible! and to think that the baby sitter is a blood relative of this child... For those blaming the parents, teenagers in my opinion are old enough to babysit. Most mums leave babies at one point or the other with teenage siblings to run errands and they do a good job. A teenage that shoves a crying baby inside the fridge should pray s/he is not from hell. 
Two babysitters have been arrested after shocking Snapchat footage emerged of them putting a baby in a fridge while laughing.
During the short clip a crying baby is picked up from the floor and put in the fridge, before the door is slammed shut.
A girl is heard saying: "Bye!" as she leaves the child, who is wearing just a nappy, in the

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

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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…

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

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

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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

FIRST TIME MUM-TO-BE NEEDS TIPS

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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

TIP: HOW TO MANAGE DEMANDING YOUNG CHILDREN

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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

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

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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 …

HONESTLY, I WISH I WASN'T A WORKING MUM

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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 hadto do during the lengthy postpartum period made me feel antsy and weird. When I started working, and especiall…

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

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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:

TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH A BABY

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Prepare, plan and pack ahed of time but don't over pack.Have your own medicines, supplies ready; cough syrup,paracetamol, flagyl etc. Be your pharmacy.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.Prepare for the worst, your baby might get car sick and throw up.

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