Breastfeeding tips for the working Mum

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For every Mum one of the most important issues is ensuring our children are happy and healthy that’s why I  write quite a few posts on children’s nutrition and parenting . There’s not point reaching the highest heights in your chosen field and having children who are not well nourished in body, spirit and soul. When it comes to our infants most mothers choose breast milk and it makes all the sense in the world. You see, mothers milk is tailor made for your infant and is simply the best nutrition your little one can get. However despite my strong […]

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Oluwatoyin Bode- Abass shares her story of overcoming infertility…”How love found me”

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Dr. Oluwatoyin ‘Bode-Abass is a wellness, nutrition, weight management and lifestyle consultant. She studied Medicine and Surgery at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, where she finished top ten of her graduating class. Passionate about health promotion and disease prevention, a career in Preventive Medicine is a fit. With encouragement from her husband and friends, she founded TBA Wellness Hub, a wellness and lifestyle consultancy where she empowers individuals to take a proactive approach to their health and nutrition. She also recently founded Erin’s Clean Kitchen to provide healthful meal options. Oluwatoyin got married to her college sweetheart, ‘Bode […]

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Gina Umoru of Noa Noa Foods: Making Baby food with heart!

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Gina is an Abuja based Mom of two and a trained chef. She is also the founder of NoaNoa, a local baby food company.  NoaNoa has a range of puréed food which are hygienically packed as well as Veggie Powders, thus making healthy baby nutrition easy.  She shares her inspiring story with us.  Hello Gina, please tell us about your self Well, I am currently a chef and recipe developer at NoaNoa Foods, before that, I did a brief stint at a bank. After I had my son, the idea dropped in my spirit to start making puréed food and […]

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Getting back your pre-baby tummy

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The rumors are true, once you start having babies your tummy may never be the same again. Infact immediately after delivery you may still look like your  four to six month pregnant. On top of that you may have to contend with stretch marks which are results from your tummy stretching during the duration of your pregnancy.  However dreary things may seem it’s not totally impossible to get your abs back to pre pregnancy mode. One must also bear in mind that loosing your big tummy or extra weight in general is a gradual process and nothing is going to happen overnight especially if you aren’t […]

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I love you too: Why you should not argue in front of your children

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“I love you too honey” read the message. I just woke up from an afternoon nap and was quite perplexed at the new message on my phone. The message was sent by my husband so it was not the sender that surprised me, but my confusion stemmed from the fact that he used the word “too”. I had no memory of sending him any messages that day…or so I thought. I checked the sent messages on my phone immediately, and indeed I had sent him a message thirty minutes earlier. “I love you so much honey and always want us […]

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9 ways to deal with Mum Guilt

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Every now and then, good mums deal with the Mummy guilt. In fact, a survey on a popular parenting resource website shows that about 94 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 find the balance between work and spending quality time with our children, so there are times when we may falter. What’s important is the will to keep trying […]

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Hidden Figures: Lessons I learnt from the movie

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Over the weekend I went to watch the movie “Hidden Figures” with some members of a book club I belong to and I enjoyed it thoroughly! Hidden Figures is a movie based on the historical novel by “Margot Lee Shetterly” (which I have to read!)  . It tells the amazing story of three African American women;  Katherine Goble Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson)  , Mary Jackson ( played by Janelle Monae) and Dorothy Vaughn (played by Octavia Spencer) who worked as mathematicians in NASA  in the 1960s and had to deal with the double bias of being women and being […]

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