How do you handle interruptions to stay productive? Have you ever tried to get a word in and every time you tried, someone kept interrupting you? That’s what happens when you’re trying to get stuff done and a million and one things keep getting in the way. A phone call, an app notification, a friendly visit…the list is endless. I can tell you for free that nothing will get done if you don’t ensure you […]
I was just thinking about the series I wrote on Abuse a while back and especially the one on sexual abuse. And as I do sometimes, I was reading over those posts again. And I thought to myself, how are you supposed to report something if you don’t even understand what the thing looks like? In Nigeria here, I challenge you to take a survey about cases of sexual harassment, abuse or molestation. You’re likely […]
A Brand New Week is here again! I wrote a short poem a few days ago about Leaving the storms of life on the outside. I was going to write an article at that time, but for some reason, as soon as I sat to do that, a poem flowed out instead. I started writing that post about a month ago, but I left it in the draft with only the title written. [See Leave […]
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
A lot has happened to me between the last post on #Inspired Series and now. It’s amazing how much can happen in one week. As usual, there’s always a lesson to glean from all that life brings our way. Today, stay with me as I share my #LifeLessons with you. Today’s lessons will be centered around Diligence and Consistency. This quote by William Penn sums it all up: Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains […]
Reading through the story of the ten virgins in the Bible [found in Matthew 25], something caught my attention. The wise virgins had their lamps full of oil at the time the bridegroom came in the dead of the night. The foolish ones had no oil left. I thought, how wicked of the wise virgins, could they not even have spared just a little oil for their friends? “That’s not fair at all”, I thought. […]
While doing some research last week about some random thing, I stumbled on this post on how to become a Huffington Post writer. I had never actually given it any thought before I saw that post. I read through and I said, “why not?” So, I just sent an email to the Editor-In-Chief [Arianna] herself. According to that article, it usually takes about 2 weeks for them to respond to you if they will respond, […]
I couldn’t believe my ears! “Mummy, why is it that mummies do all the work while daddies just rest in the room?” That came from my daughter (almost 7 year old) as she stood in the kitchen just this morning, as we were getting breakfast before school. I was so shocked by that question! I could never for the life of me imagine why a child in my home will have such an impression. More […]
Do you see a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. – Proverbs 22:29 That’s the story of this Nigerian Oresegun Olumide who got featured on CNN. Looking at his work, one can almost find it impossible to believe that they were paintings. This story has been making the rounds on social media for some time. I was not surprised when I then saw […]
That ‘Aha’ moment when your child has caught you red-handed. “Mommy Now… you said all liars will go to hell and you’re lying…”
Our #Inspired Series is a time where I share some of my #LifeLessons. These are things I glean from others, book I come across, some random quote somewhere, practical life issues, and even from my friends and family members. This past week was a journey of Discovery for me on many fronts. I learnt quite a lot about my fears and how to handle them. I’d like to share some of those lessons about fear […]
If you ever think that working yourself to total exhaustion all the time is a sign that you’re a great mom, then you are mistaken. Total exhaustion is a sign that you have refused to take a pause and make time for yourself. There’s only one of you, and it becomes important that you preserve that one. There will be days when things around your home are not in impeccable condition. There will be many […]
“Step Out of Your Comfort zone”, everyone seems to be saying to you. We often think it’s in the big things – not at all. Stepping out of your comfort zone is doing anything that makes you uncomfortable, even in the slightest way. Your comfort zone is the place where you can do things without thinking about it! It’s normal for you, it’s routine and you’re just very comfortable. Your anxiety level is steady, and […]
Everyone can be a part of this #PledgeforParity campaign. In your area of influence, no matter how small, you can decide to take deliberate and concrete steps to help this agenda of gender parity. You can choose to be a leader in your circle of influence and take action in this regard. You can choose to help girls and women achieve their dreams and desires, ensure that the advancement of women is important to you. […]
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“Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.” – Psalm 127: 3-5 I was reading this scripture again a few days ago. I just felt the need […]
A few days ago, a report was made of gunmen who gained entrance into a school (Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary) Ikorodu in Lagos, Nigeria, and three students of the school were abducted. I was quite disturbed about the news when I heard. I was just trying to imagine the kind of trauma those kids must be going through. My thoughts were also on the fact that it’s only the Lord than can keep. I mean it could […]
According to an Online Dictionary: A sleepover is an occasion of spending the night away from home, or of having a guest or guests spend the night in one’s home, especially as a party for children. On the question of whether to allow kids to have a sleep over, people have differing opinions. There are those who will tell you sleepovers can never happen for them. In his Book “Raising Girls”, James Dobson, was very […]
This is Inspired Series where I share my Life Lessons in the past week. I am glad that I get blessed by others and by events around me. Sometimes, we need to Pay attention to learn. If we’re ever in a hurry, and never pause to listen, we will miss out on learning opportunities. These are my Life Lessons in the Past week: Thanks to Jacqueline for inspiring me always. Keep Getting Inspired!
Are you in the habit of waiting for work to pile up before you attack it? Do you usually wait for one ‘Big Day’ before you do your cleaning? I find that piling up work doesn’t work for me. In fact, it just makes the task seem more daunting! When you hear the word ‘Maintain’ or ‘Maintenance’, your mind may immediately register on a car or some other heavy duty equipment or tool. Car owners […]
I was just pondering on the past two months of this year. As I sit pondering on what the next month is going to be like, I just wanted a word from God. Anytime I ask God for a word and He answers like He’s been waiting for me to ask, it’s always a word I will not forget in a hurry! So, here goes God’s word for us for Striving Nigerian Mom for the […]
It’s a brand new week! A New week is always another opportunity for new things. The greatest tragedy in life is to put in effort in the things that do not really matter. I don’t know if you’ve ever had to work on a document that needed editing. You labor so much to edit, and you’re so glad to be done with your work, only to find out that you had been editing the wrong […]
If you’re reading this post right now, I am glad you are. I believe you are here because you are interested in helping your child develop in their journey towards spiritual maturity. The place of the Holy Spirit cannot be over emphasized in the life of a child of God. When it comes to our kids, we definitely want to equip them for life. Knowing that we cannot always be there with them, we want […]
Sometimes, some things happen to our children or they have some issues, or ask some questions, and we’re just at a loss. “How On Earth am I to handle this?” The truth is that living is an act and it requires wisdom. So does Motherhood. Why will I keep moving around in circles to sort issues out when I can simply look to the One who has the manual for life? If you’ve ever had […]
I got this out of the Blues from a lovely Sister! She nominated me for A Lovely Blog Award, and I am humbled by this. The whole point of this Award is to keep our Blogging community buzzing. Here are the Rules: Award Rules Thank the person that nominated you and provide a link to their blog – Buki is appreciated. List the rules – That’s what I am doing right now. Display the award […]
Conflicts are bound to happen whenever you have more than one person! Learning to handle the conflicts in marriage will ease off quite a lot of the tension we deal with.
Humbled by this Nomination. I’m working on it. You are appreciated.
I don’t know if you had some friends that would always move around with a book when you were growing up? I was one of those kind of friends. Even at parties, I was sure to always have a book to read in my bag. And it wasn’t until I was older that I realized that I just did that to avoid conversations with people. I’d rather read than speak with people. A lot of […]
Hubby Dearest threw me a Surprise ‘Party’ over the weekend as it was my birthday! I didn’t believe he had it in him, I couldn’t believe I could be surprised. You see, I see myself as a ‘Detective’ – seeing things and hearing things others won’t pick out easily. I didn’t think anyone could pull that off so easily. I didn’t have the foggiest idea. Hmmmm, I was thoroughly, pleasantly surprised. In fact, I haven’t […]