I particularly hate to look for things! And as a matter of fact, looking for things slows you down and wastes considerable time that can be used to accomplish a whole lot. Are you always looking for one leg of socks in the morning, pencils during homework time, water bottles…? How can you cut down the time you spend looking for things? Have A PLACE For Everything and Put Everything In Its PLACE. I even […]
He gives the childless woman a family, making her a happy mother. Praise the Lord ! Psalms 113:9 NLT Our God is a faithful God. Today is Our Scheduled Prayer Day on Our Striving Nigerian Mom Facebook Group We will be praying for those Moms waiting on God for their children today. If you fall into this category or know anyone who does, kindly pray trusting God that you will testify, and very soon too in […]
I have a dear friend that once said to me: “It’s because of my input that my husband can be comfortable be a Pastor”. She probably may not remember, but I do. And I remember all the time. A lot of us women are so quick to look down on ourselves and even allow others to look down on us. I often hear a lot of mothers, especially the stay at home mothers, say: ” […]
At the brink of A New Year, everyone expects the Incoming Year to bring in a New Beginning. When the Clock strikes at midnight, will everything indeed become New? Will all our old problems suddenly evaporate? Will all our old debts suddenly get paid off? Will we automatically achieve all our old desires?
Before having kids, we all imagined having the picture perfect moments of motherhood. At least, I did. I, for one, believed that I could schedule everything and everybody. I love schedules! Alas, this was only in my dreams. I particularly remember all the precious Bible Study moments I had before I got married. I could spend hours praying and reading my bible without a single moment of interruption. I would read and study with various […]
Now that you have Confronted your spouse about the affair, and you have given him some time to go and ponder on his decision about whether he wants to fight for the marriage or not, what are the next steps to take?
Other than loosing a spouse to death, one of the most trying moments of any marriage is when there is an issue of infidelity. It’s true that trust has been betrayed, and the human in us wants to take revenge, or at least hurt back in the way we’ve been hurt, we must just stay strong and behave like the children of God that we are. Now that the facts have been established concerning your […]
The News no one ever wants to hear in a marriage – The News of Infidelity. Hearing that a spouse cheated can be heart breaking and mind shattering. The first reaction of anyone will be: “How Will I survive this?”
I remember this post at times like this…
I remember when we were much younger, when a woman is pregnant, she’s told not to let people know until she starts to ‘show’.
I remember when I wrote the Thesis for my Undergraduate Degree. The Topic of this Thesis was Occupational Hazards. We tried to examine the relationship between causes of Death and Occupation.
“…Seeing you always had me in mind, I can’t stop wishing you left for my sake. If you did, I’d have still had you here with me…”
“Help!!!” She Screamed as loud as her 13 year old voice could carry. “Scream all you want. We’re all alone baby”, he said with a snicker, his breath a stink of stale tobacco. She quickly realised he was right. They were alone. All alone. she wearily resigned herself to him as he tore her clothes and shoved her to the ground. She was brutalised. And forever so. He was her uncle too. Did You Know? […]
It’s amazing how a precious family, in spite of the devastation of a loss, can offer strength to numerous unknown people. This is the story of Natalie & Brian Morgan, whose daughter was born sleeping. As I read through the story, I just couldn’t help remembering them in my prayers. They’ve been on my mind since that time. I can’t pretend to understand this sort of pain of seeing your beautiful treasure taken away from […]
It’s natural for anyone to be anxious about change. Change of any kind comes with its fears and share of ‘what ifs’. This post will give you seven tips to help your child adjust well in a new school. Here is another post that will also help to ease your child back into school after the long summer break – How To Help Your Child Ease Into The New School Year. In addition to all […]
Really, What If Tomorrow Never Shows Up?
“Yes. It’s All Rubbish!” We all are often quick to make this statement about things going on around us. Some of the events of my life in the last few weeks have really got me thinking very wide. I was having a discussion with a friend about the current economic situation in Nigeria. This discussion bordered on the issue of School Fees for Primary and Secondary schools in Lagos. And if you ask the average […]
I love a beautiful bedroom and I also love colors and anyone who is close to me will know this. Colors are beautiful, they can make a statement as to the kind of person you are. In this series on Making The Right Choice of Bedding, I’d just like start in this post by sharing a few tips with you about how to do up your bedroom just by using your Bedding right. TIP 1: […]
I’ve Got The Best Daddy in The World… I don’t even know who wrote this song, but it is by far one of my husband’s favorite songs ever… Here’s a Happy Father’s Day To all our ‘Striving Dads’ – you know you’re simply the best. To all Men waiting for the opportunity to show their ‘Fathering’ skills, Happy Father’s Day! Soon, you’ll carry your bundle of Joy. And to all moms who play both Roles […]
Do you want to create an Internet safer home for your children? Using The Internet is like riding a bike. You need to support your child through that journey, helping them to do it right. If you leave them on their own too early, they can definitely sustain serious injuries. In our last two vlogs in our Internet Safety series we talked about the risk factors on the internet and the Apps that […]
Most companies run an annual appraisal for their staff where their work output is reviewed. The most anticipated outcome of appraisals is an upward review of the salary package and promotion and In fact some people already make plans for the expected increase. I had my appraisals at the office recently and it was quite an experience. Appraisals are ‘Office Judgement day’, in split seconds your mind runs through your performance over the year, the […]
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” – Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10 It’s true that two should be better than one. What happens when one is better than two? We all desire the perfect family. A family where everything works, where there’s love and […]
We marked The International Day of The Girl Child a Few Days Ago. I Stand With Girls as we celebrate this very important day. To commemorate this celebration, here is a video on How To Raise A Confident Girl Child. “I’m a Girl I’m Smart I’m Strong I Can Do Anything” Click To Watch. I’m sure you know someone who will need this. Share With them also. Love, Oluseye Ashiru
Our Monthly Prayer Session for our Moms Achieving Purpose Community holds every first Thursday of the month. For July, we are holding a Special Edition for WAITING MOMS and everyone who is trusting God for fruitfulness all round. This Prayer Session for the Month of July comes up tonight, July 6th, 2017 at 9pm (WAT) / 4PM (EST). God’s word for us this Month of July is to Dig Deep and Stretch Out. “Sing, O […]
“In Laws Are Generally Bad People!” I hear this a lot. But is it only In-Laws that are bad? I have seen certain situations where even family members treat you worse than your in-laws. What then should be your mind set? Your mindset can make a huge difference in giving you peace of mind with In Law relationships. In Laws – A Necessary Evil?.
“Hot Mama, Sexy Mama!
This is a common phrase nowadays. Everyone, especially Moms, trying their best to remain ‘hot’ and ‘on the market’…”
“Child Abuse casts a shadow the length of a Lifetime” – Herbert Ward
More often than not, Abuse is usually carried out by those closest to children. It is very unlikely that a stranger will be able to get so close to a child to abuse such a child except in cases of Rape. This fact gives us more responsibility as parents to be on our guards as regards our children…
As Nigerian Moms, I am aware of the fact that we are firm believers in spanking. But, where do we draw the line between discipline and physical abuse? When does physical punishment become physical abuse? Continue Reading… Physical Punishment or Not?…A Series on Abuse 3.