Four things My Father Told Me

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My dad passed on ten years ago and I sure do miss him. While he was ill, he told my siblings and I quite a few things: some serious, some hilarious and some spiritual. Here are four of the many things he said during that period.   Language Skills If you and your spouse speak different languages, try to learn each other’s languages. While my parents were both Igbo, my mum and her sisters spent most of their formative years in Ibadan, so Yoruba was one of my mum’s first languages. Most of her friends were Yoruba, and she was […]

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The Journey

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“I’m Pregnant!” she announces triumphantly, and everyone rejoices. She goes to ante-natal classes to prepare for the birthing process… yet nothing and no one can prepare a woman for what will turn out to be a journey of a lifetime… the journey called parenting.I remember when I had my first child, it was surreal. I couldn’t believe that the baby lying on my chest was mine, my baby, my son, my child! I was a mother and I although I was excited, I was also a bit confused, and to be honest a little scared. I wondered what kind of […]

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