From Summer To Class: How To Ease Your Child Back Into School

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The holidays are winding down – at least in my part of the world! And it is back to school and to reality for you and the children too. Did I hear a sigh of relief from a Mom? The end of summer is usually a bitter sweet time. Sweet because you no longer have to spend all your time trying to ensure the kids are comfortable and having a nice time. And bitter because […]

#MomsPray Friday

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Thank God for the end of another work week. It’s Friday and it’s time to pray! Do you often feel like there’s more to this our present way of life? Do you sometimes feel like your life should count for more? Living the abundant life is more than driving the latest car or wearing the latest designer clothes. It’s been kingdom minded, bearing an unquenchable thirst and passion for God’s kingdom. If you are ready for […]

Mom Tips – How A Daily Routine Can Help You Save Time

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Are you the mom, chauffeur, dress mender, cook, steward, teacher, business mogul, slay queen, hot wife…?     With the endless list of things you need to do on your plate, how do you get through the numerous things you need to do as a mom? Recently, I realized that the Tip I am about to share with you has had tremendous impact on getting things done for me. Gone are the days of trying […]

Back To School Prayer Session For Moms

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For some of our children, schools are back in session. They have resumed for the last term of this school year. Where did all the time go? Thank God for keeping us. I’d like to invite you to a Session tonight for us to PRAY FOR OUR CHILDREN for the New School Term. The session begins at 9PM (Nigerian Time) for just one hour and I’ll like to implore you to avail yourself of this […]

#Monday Motivation

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Look, the Lord your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the Lord God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged.’ “Nevertheless you would not go up, but rebelled against the command of the Lord your God; “Then I said to you, ‘Do not be terrified, or afraid of them. The Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, […]

Mom Productivity Tips – Eat That Frog Now

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I have a habit of heading into the kitchen as soon as I finish dinner, drop my plates in the sink and start to wash up. My hubby dearest cannot for the life of him understand why I do things like that. “Why don’t you rest for a while first?” he would ask. I usually respond with:”If I would still be the one to do these dishes, I’d better get them done now”. I would […]

#Monday Motivation

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I saw these words somewhere and it stuck to me: “Don’t wish for it, work for it” It’s another Monday and the beginning of a new week; as a matter of fact, the first Monday in a new quarter. In my Hello April post, I tried to bring words of encouragement about perseverance even when you feel like giving up. The last quarter is gone and you can only work with what you have within […]

7 Tips for Getting Through The Holiday With Your Kids

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Every parent knows how tasking it can be to get kids engaged and to keep your cool during school holidays! Today’s Tip is centred around getting through the school holiday with your kids. How can you handle the holiday with the kids? Here are seven tips that should help you get through the days of ‘boredom’. By the way that’s a forbidden word in our home – once I hear you’re bored, you’re in for […]

"This Child Will Break Your Heart" – 5 Parenting Lessons From the Mother of Jesus

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“This Child will break your heart!” How about that for an opening line? As I was just pondering on the season of Easter, for some reason, my mind went away from Jesus for a bit, and I thought about Mary, His mom. And for some reason, my heart was heavy, just thinking about her. For a moment there, I tried to imagine if I were Mary. Right at my child’s christening, I am told that […]

Beyond The Eggs- Teaching Your Kids About Easter

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Unlike Christmas, Easter usually seems to be a little ‘under celebrated’. Maybe it’s because of the time of the year, maybe it’s because of the lack of the twinkling Christmas decor, maybe it’s because it’s a time that speaks of death, burial… It’s just usually not hyped like Christmas. If you live in Nigeria like I do, you know that, we are not such ‘egg-hunting’ and ‘bunny-bearing people’. Quite a number of us seem to […]

#Inspired Series #6

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Our #Inspired Series for today has been birthed out of the things I have experienced in the last few days. As usual, I share my thoughts and #LifeLessons with you with the hope that you will be encouraged, admonished and possibly moved to action in certain areas of your life. Today’s post will revolve around Speaking Up. In pondering on this, I have come to realize a profound truth. There are always voices around us […]

Mom Productivity Tips – How To Handle Interruptions

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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 […]

Sexual Abuse, Harassment and Molestation – What's Your Stand?

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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 […]

#MondayMotivation

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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 […]

#Inspired Series #5

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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 […]

#TipsTuesday – Thou Shall Not Burn Out

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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. […]

Huffington Post Here I Come – How I Became a Huffington Post Blogger and How You Can Too

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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, […]

The Things Kids Say – Words I Never Thought I'd Hear My Kids Say

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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 […]

This is What Happens When You are Diligent – The Story of Oresegun Olumide

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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 […]

#Inspired Series #4

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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 […]

#TipsTuesday – Make Yourself Priority

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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 […]

#MondayMotivation – Move Out of Your Comfortable Place

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“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 […]

#PledgeForParity – International Women's Day 2016

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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. […]

The Warrior, The Arrows Series #1 – The Essence of Motherhood

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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 […]

#Pray For The Kidnapped Kids in Nigeria

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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 […]