2007! My Year of Power and Glory! …(and my year of no house-help issues)

Now I know this is long overdue, it’s been a while since I have had internet access so y’all should forgive me. I think this is going to be a great year for us all. Amen! The thing is, I don’t even know what to write about, now let me think …oh I know …MY HOUSE-HELP! You know how it is, once you have kids, house-help or nanny issues will always come up. I have heard so many horror stories, like one whose 3 year old son was being sexually abused by her 14 year old help or another one who […]

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Jesus Take the Wheel!

I almost had an accident recently. Anyone who knows Abuja, knows how wide and smooth our roads are. Anyone who knows Abuja, also knows how reckless and inexperienced our drivers are. I was driving to church and had the right of way when one silly man who thought he could make a fast one almost collided with me. I swerved to avoid him and almost hit a light pole. It was just God that stopped me from hitting that man or the pole. God literally took over because I had already braced myself for an accident. The jolt startled my kids, thankfully […]

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Gluttony!

I hardly slept last night! And no, it was not my because of my kids neither was it my husband. It was greed. Sheer greed! My husband and I went out for dinner and it was an all-you-can-eat buffet. I sure ate all… and more! I had fish, chicken, cow leg, pasta, potato salad, soup… as if that was not enough, for dessert, I had a plate full of creme caramel and several other sweets… too much! Well, I spent the night getting rid of all the deadly toxins I had accumulated over the course of the evening. I think […]

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Talking ’bout My Hair!

I can so relate to India Arie’s song about hair. Right now I have natchy (nappy) hair and I’m lovin’ it! (Sorry, my camcorder is acting up so I can’t show any pics at the moment) Growing up, I had so much hair! I was one of those children with big thick afro! I remember going to a school which was full of expat children (St Saviour’s, Ikoyi). One Christmas, I acted as one of the angels in the nativity play -actually, I was the only black angel and my co-angels were not too happy to have me as an angel. Why? […]

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Raising Boys!

My boys bring me a lot of joy, but they sure are a handful! The thing about having boys back to back is that they become partners in crime. They aid and abet each other in committing naughty crimes. Nonso is 3, Mel is 19 months and they love each other to bits. They jump off tables, and generally wreck havoc together. Yet it’s so wonderful to see them hug when they see each other after school. It is absolutely adorable! Right now my house-help is ill so I am doing it the “obodo oyibo” way (you know how it is […]

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Moving Wahala!

Remember in my last post I said I had fears of moving? Well, this is really the first time I have actively been involved in moving houses and it has been ROUGH! There’s just so much to do! So, my husband has this NGO called LILFELINE (they provide free emergency services for accident victims) and we had a charity walk today. The 6km walk went well but I couldn’t get anything appropriate to wear because my stuff is upside down. Who ever said moving was fun? Also, we have no internet yet in this new place… this means I can’t blog as […]

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Moving On Up!

Who remembers the sitcom “Moving On Up”? I think the theme song goes something like “…bought a big house in the city…” Well, our house ain’t exactly that big but it’s just been bought and we’re moving in this weekend! Yay!! I have been looking forward to moving in with excitement but with a bit of fear. Fear? Yep. I’m scared of the thought of all the work that comes with moving and the kids, of course, are always in the way. But hey, I thank God for his mercies because without him, we would be looking for another rented apartment […]

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