I was once at a gathering of women where the speaker was giving an exhortation. Of all that she said, the line of thought that stayed with me and keeps me going even till now was: “What if Tomorrow never comes?” “What if you never marry?” “What if you never own a house?”
“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 […]
God’s word has the power to liberate, give joy, frame your life and mold your world. Listen to the podcast below and make declarations concerning your week, month and year. DOWNLOAD PRAYER CONFESSIONS PDF – I LEAP OVER WALLS Listen To Other Prayer Podcasts Keep the fire burning friend, Oluseye Ashiru
“Get the laundry! Get the laundry!” That’s the typical mom cry when the clouds gather. What do you then do, when it’s been raining non-stop for days, and you need to get the laundry dry because, well, the house is smelling of damp and the children need their uniforms? In this post, we share with you 10 Tips on doing your laundry and getting them dry even when the weather is really wet.
“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 […]
“I Love You, I Love You, I Love You! Don’t You Know?” “No, I don’t! How will I know? I don’t read minds!” True Talk. Love is to be expressed. You can’t claim to love your spouse if you don’t say or show it – in fact, you may even say it and they won’t believe because you don’t show it.
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 […]
Every plant needs to be nurtured to grow. This same way, every marriage needs nourishment to grow. The three-pronged nourishment that every marriage needs is Love, Affection and Desire. These three words may seem synonymous – and in reality they should be – but they often aren’t always present in the right doses in every marriage.
“I want to make my life better, fix my home, add value to myself, be an awesome parent, and SOMEONE IS FURIOUS?!”
“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.
Where do we draw the line between Correction, Discipline and Outright Abuse? Are you just throwing words at your kids regardless of the weight of those words? Stones and Sticks May be Better… Stones and Sticks May Be Better… A Series on Abuse 2.
Guilty By Passivity… A Series on Abuse 1.
Am I a Real Mom or What? That question is left for you to answer! Real Moms are not the Perfect Moms you know. In fact if you find a perfect Mom, can you please introduce us? I bet you may take forever before you find one. Will The Real Moms Please Stand Up..?.
So while we have the Strong Willed Child who is ready to insist on doing what he wants, we also have the Child who never seems to want to do anything at all! How do you know if your child is Laid Back or Just Plain Lazy? How Can You Help Your Child To be useful to herself and others? Check Out This Post… http://wp.me/p5l41f-4u Oluseye Ashiru www.strivingnigerianmom.com www.deardaughterofgod.com
“…It is often assumed that as we grow older, washing dishes will come naturally to us. Yes, it is true that anyone can do the dishes, but doing them well is another kettle of fish…”
Internet APPS and Their Risk Factors In the last Vlog in our Internet Safety Series, we looked at 4 Major Threats on The Internet for Our Kids. You can see that post here. In this post, we continue our Internet Safety series as we look at the APPS we use regularly,.and those our children are exposed to. We also look at what we can do to ensure that we safe guard our children […]
SUNDAY PLANNING + PREP Planning your week on Sunday can help make sure that you’re making the most of your time. When you plan for your week, you realise that, not only can you schedule items from your to-do list around important appointments and events, but you can make sure the most important things get done and that your priorities get done. Sunday is the day that works best for me. I usually sit down […]
“…The knowledge of Who God is and what He can do will bring you into liberation and total freedom….”
“If You don’t Move, You Can’t Make Impact!”
How Do They Speak? Speaking Your Child’s Love Language.
Don’t Be Discouraged… You’re Always Super Mom! So, you just Screamed at your Kids? Your kids had slept off before you got in from work? You missed yet another Parents’ Meeting because you weren’t able to get time off work? You weren’t able to afford that gift you’ve wanted to give your child..?