As the year 2014 was drawing to a Close, StrivingNigerianMom started, and the first post on this Blog ‘Will The Real Moms Please Stand Up?‘ was Published exactly two months ago on November 14, 2014. As short as our blogging journey has been, I must confess it’s been great! And this is thanks to everyone who has viewed this blog, read the posts, liked them, commented on them, taken our advice, shared the posts… So, […]
Good manners are expected to be seen in all areas of or lives. As discussed in our previous posts on Good Manners, it all starts with having respect for others.
“Hello…Who is Speaking?” And I wonder, “you are asking me who is speaking when you have called me on my phone!” This is a common scenario that plays out often in our phone conversations with people, and it just goes a long way to show how important it is to teach our kids how to use the telephone in a polite way.
“…Polite Children don’t just happen, they are taught to be polite…”
…The fact that a child grows older does not automatically mean that whining will stop…
Let Your Kids Catch Your Gratitude We don’t always get what we want in life. In a world that is rife with the entitlement mentality, having an attitude of gratitude takes a conscious effort. Even when things don’t go the way we would have wished them to, we can still maintain a grateful attitude. Let Your Kids Catch Your Gratitude Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the […]
…As a mom, there are many days when I am just craving for the time to put up my feet and just rest…
“…Raising kids even where the two parents are there can be quite tasking, not to consider adding the stress of being and doing it alone…”
“…Raising your child to be assertive teaches him to say No to whatever situation he does not feel comfortable with. If a child has not been taught to speak up for himself, he will grow up never changing situations, he will be just fine with whatever life hands him…”
“A lot of us feel like Super Woman, piling our plates high with so many activities, we feel bad whenever we have to say no to one more activity. Over commitment is dangerous to our primary responsibilities in life…”
Now that you are preparing for Nursery School for your child, it’s not just about preparing the kids academically that’s important … there are a whole lot more things your child should be learning at this crucial time, to gain some level of independence.
The awesome task of being a Mom can leave us drained for most of the time. In the first few weeks of your baby’s arrival, you may feel like your world has been turned upside down, everything seems to be happening all at once. Between trying to feed your baby, change diapers, giving the baby a bath, taking care of your husband… you may feel like you can’t take it for one more day.
“…As long as I know that I am striving towards being the best Mom that I can be, then I am just fine…”