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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.

SHOULD I BREASTFEED MY HUSBAND WHILE STILL NURSING OUR BABY?

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,

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

Inefficient Gynaecologist at Crystal Hospital Dopemu, What Can I Do?

Hello aunt Eya, I want to use this medium to report what happened at the above mentioned hospital located in Dopemu area close to Egbede. Eight months ago,I had a baby there through CS.I later found out that the gynaecologist didn't do well.when I arrived there,he checked me and I was 2cm dilated and afterward referred me for cervical ripening but he wasn't the one that did the ripening for me .
another doctor came along and performed the ripening even while I was not in labour and there was no issue with me nor the pregnancy ,the baby wass doing well in the womb so I don't know why cervical ripening that lead to rupturing my

MY WIFE HAS NEVER SAID "I AM SORRY" TO ME, WHAT DO I DO?

Good evening madam Eya, please I am a male reader on this your blog , help me post my case so that I could get help from you ladies, I am a father of four kids,I've always taken care of my family but my wife attitudes have changed that as the economy of the country is high and she is doing well in her business,

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

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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:


An extra outfit or 2 just in case
4 extra bibs

When To Stop Wearing Diapers On Your Baby

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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

Love Generously. If God Didn't Have A Purpose For Us, We Couldn't Be Here

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At the prodding of my friends I am writing this story.  My name is Mildred Honor. I am a former elementary school Music Teacher from Des Moines, Iowa.

I have always supplemented my income by Teaching Piano Lessons...Something I have done for over 30 years. During those years, I found that Children have many levels of musical ability, and even though I have never had the prodigy, I have taught some very talented students. However, I have also had my share of what I call 'Musically Challenged Pupils.

One such Pupil being Robby. Robby was 11 years old when his Mother (a Single Mom) dropped him off for his first Piano Lesson.

I prefer that Students (especially Boys) begin at  an earlier age, which I explained to Robby.  But Robby said that it had always been his Mother's Dream to hear him play the Piano, so I took him as a Student.

At the end of each weekly Lesson he would always say 'My

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