How to ditch Mummy Guilt

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As busy women life can get tough, with motherhood in the mix it’s even tougher. However, we manage to balance it all and make it work. Despite our best efforts, a huge number of us still grapple with Mummy guilt. In fact, a survey on a popular parenting resource website shows that over 90 percent of mothers feel guilty on a range of issues from feeling they are not good enough parents, feeding their babies formula (rather than breast milk) to not being able to spend quality time with their children, and so on. The truth is that as parents it really is not easy to […]

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The Unstoppable Irene Ugbah

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Irene Ndidi Ugbah is an educationist and the executive director of Crestville Academy, founder of Crestville development foundation, a public speaker, gender advocate and an author. Her personal mantra is “Success is limitless, because opportunities abound”. This mantra is the inspiration behind her  books-” Limitless-Discover  and Maximise Opportunities” and “Unstoppable”. She has spoken at the World Literacy Summit, held at Oxford University and the Kaleidoscope Conference at the University of Cambridge, in the UK.  Irene is a recipient of the Goldman Sachs scholarship 10,000 women program and a member of British/Nigeria Educational trust. She is a wife, and mother of three  children. Irene, Pls […]

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Raising children as a single parent

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When we think of a nuclear family the image that springs to our consciousness is one of a group of people consisting of Mummy, Daddy and child or children. However in reality there are many times that life happens and we see a one parent family. Sadly, there is still some stigma attached to this which makes an already tough job even harder but many single parents have raised well -rounded individuals successfully. Think Barack Obama, T.Y Bello, Michael Phelps, Halle Berry and so many more. Here are a few tips that may help people raising children as a single […]

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Harriet Tubman : Lessons from her life

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Harriet is an upcoming American bio pic film directed by Kasi Lemmons. Kasi wrote the screenplay with Gregory Allen Howard and it is based on the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. This movie stars British- Nigerian actress Cynthia Erivo as Tubman,  Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Jennifer Nettles and Janelle Monáe . Harriet Tubman is one name that no one familiar with the African American history can ignore. She was born in 1820 escaped to freedom in 1849 to become the most famous “conductor” on what was called the Underground Railroad. the Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established […]

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Keeping your children occupied over the summer holidays!

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School is out and long vacation popularly referred to by many as “Summer” (especially in colder climes) is officially here . While for some it’s a relief from the drudgery of school drop-off  and pick-up and what to pack for lunch there is the prospect of a bored child to deal with it.  The saying “an idle mind is the devil’s workshop” is one that comes to mind and illustrates the need to ensure our children are productively and positively occupied over this long holiday. Here are a few activities that your child can engage in this holiday. Summer Camps […]

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10 tips to help us raise our “Little Geniuses”

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Albert Einstein’s  name is synonymous with genius and this man who was born in 1879 and passed on in 1955 at the age of 76 remains an Icon and Legend. He developed the theory of relativity (E=mc2), won the Noble Prize for Physics and wrote hundreds of books. He also lived a very interesting and colourful life and apart from being a scientist was also a social activist and humanitarian. Despite being known for his academic proficiency and prowess It may interest you to know that Albert was slow to speak. In fact he was given the name “dopey” as he didn’t start talking till […]

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Adesuwa Onyenokwe : Blazing the trail for Today’s Woman

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Adesuwa Onyenokwe is a woman who needs little or no introduction. She is an amazon in the media world where she continues to make impact on the screen and in print media. She started out as a reporter in NTA and from there produced and hosted different shows such as ” Today’s Woman with Adesuwa” and “One on One” where she was able to bring women and development issues to the fore. Under her company TW Media Development Concepts she is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of TW, a lifestyle and family magazine. Aunty Adesuwa as she is known by many of her mentees is a motivational […]

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