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..?
“Following from the Mother’s day Celebration on Sunday [in my part of the world], I felt a burden for some of my sisters who wish they could celebrate with Joy, but are not able to. For some of them, year in year out, they hope that by the Next Mother’s Day, they would have a cause to also be celebrated amongst mothers…”
To Every Super Mom Out There, You’re Appreciated Today As Always. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!! Love From A Fellow Super Mom, Oluseye Ashiru This Post was first published on www.strivingnigerianmom.com
I heard my son read out this poem below over the weekend, and I found it quite interesting, you know. All the more interesting is the fact that this certain ‘Mr Nobody’ poem was written by An Anonymous Writer – well by Mr Nobody himself! Wow!I don’t know if you have that certain Mr Nobody in your home too? The one who always seems to be guilty of all the ‘crimes’ around the house? Well, […]
“the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”
“Do you sometimes feel like you’re in between a rock and a hard place? Are you feeling overwhelmed at the mere thought of all you’re going through? Do you feel like it’s just too much for you to handle? Are you on the verge of letting it all go?”
Have you joined in the Halleluyah Challenge? Quite a number of us have joined the challenge by Nathaniel Bassey and we are half way gone now. This challenge is a time of worship where believers gather together on social media [Facebook & Instagram] and worship God together. Over 60,000 people and counting have been doing these worship sessions since June 1st and it will end on June 30th, 2017. To join, all you need to do […]
“This is the last in our series on Handling Misbehavior in Kids…How is Willful Misbehavior different from the initial two?”
“…What gives you value? What is your husband looking for in you as a woman?”
“And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.” – 1 Chronicles 4:10 Dear Daughter, God is Good. His ways are Good. He can change your circumstances. He is able to rewrite the story of your […]
From our previous post on Handling Misbehavior, we established the three groups of misbehavior in kids. We also discovered that not all misbehavior should be rewarded with punishment. In this post, we look at another type of misbehavior – misbehavior that stems out of selfishness.
“…Typically, parents often believe that once a child misbehaves, that child deserves to be punished.
But, should every misbehavior of a child be followed by punishment?”
“LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.” – Habakkuk 3:2 Dear Daughter, God’s reputation precedes Him. He’s a God that is Worthy of our trust. Our hearts can safely rest on His promises because He is still in the habit of performing miracles. As we pray today, let your heart be settled […]