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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Modupe Idowu – the “Gingerlie” Lifestyle Blogger

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Modupe Idowu is the delectable lady behind Gingerlie Lifestyle Blog. In this piece she shares a little about herself and how she started her popular lifestyle blog. I knew I was privileged. In fact I’ve always felt privileged and I remember how at some point in my childhood I was convinced I would never be successful – because the only success stories I heard were of people who were less privileged or people who had a difficult childhood and overcame it all. For me I had it easy and to a large extent and based on all I had heard I did […]

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14 Tips on Hiring Nannies

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It’s another work week and for working Mums with young children one of the hot topics is getting the right help for their children.  I have a friend who resigned after she kept having issue with help and eventually opened a business, another decided she was done with help. I for the most part have been lucky in that department.  The truth is that while there is no formula to getting good help there are a few tips that could help. Here are 14 tips to help you hire and keep the best help for your home. Referrals rock: While […]

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