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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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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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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Creating Autism Awareness: Solape Azazi

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It’s Autism Awareness Month and more than ever there is a need to educate people on Autism and how to successfully raise a child on the spectrum. Today we speak to the lovely Solape Azazi as she gives some insight into raising a child with Autism Please tell us a little about yourself. My name is Solape Azazi and I’m the Executive Director & Founder of Cradle Lounge, a holiday club for children between the ages of 2 to 8, where they explore their creativity through arts and craft. Due to the dearth of adequate information and support services for Autism I […]

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Finding Yourself After Motherhood – Mine Ujam

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Mother’s Day  was celebrated in many parts of the world recently and I hope you all had a really special day! Well today we have a guest post from the pretty Mine Ujam. She speaks about learning how to find yourself after you become a mother. I am going to be brutally honest here. If you have not heard it before, you heard it first here! You will never ever be the same again the minute you bring a child into this world. I’m sorry to break this wonderful life changing news to you. So, should you be hopelessly in […]

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Helping your children set goals

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  Last week my 13 year old showed me a list he had drawn up of things he planned to achieve this term. I was impressed as I had not prompted it and it was a sign that he knew what he wanted…they were his goals not mine. What impressed me with his list of goals was that he had also written some of the ways he intended to achieve them and as a Mum I intend to encourage him and hold him accountable. Anyway it got me thinking about ways we can encourage our children to set goals without […]

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Dola Akinola : My Breastfeeding Story

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It was breast feeding week across the world recently and I got to speak to a Project Accountant who exclusively breastfed her son. Read her story and be inspired. Why did you choose to breastfeed?                                                                                                                                        I chose to breastfeed because I had done a lot of research into the benefits and I felt that it would be beneficial for my baby. Part of my research involved attending a breastfeeding workshop while I was pregnant and that taught me a lot about breastfeeding so I felt quite confident about breastfeeding my son when he was born. What would you say is […]

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