Christmas then and now : 4 Mums share their stories

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Its time to give and receive gifts and spend time with family and friends as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. In this post 4 Mums share how they spent Christmas growing up and how they spend it now…what are your Christmas traditions? Somachi Kachikwu is an educational consultant and mother of 4 amazing boys!  She blogs at Somachi speaks!   When I think of Christmas, I think of my village, new clothes, Bongo music, local cuisine, and, most importantly Family. To date, I smile at all the beautiful memories created […]

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Family love: Immediate and Beyond

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In this month of February, the emphasis is on romantic love – but one form of love that is often overlooked is “Phileo”, brotherly love. This is the kind of love that is common amongst families; kith and kin. Sadly, with the rural-urban drift and modernization, the bond and love that once existed within the extended family structure seems to be weakening, and this is having negative effects on the nuclear family as well. You hear of children who have never met some their aunts and uncles, and the traditional “going home for Christmas” has now faded away for many. There is, however, […]

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