How to ditch Mummy Guilt

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As busy women life can get tough, with motherhood in the mix it’s even tougher. However, we manage to balance it all and make it work. Despite our best efforts, a huge number of us still grapple with Mummy guilt. In fact, a survey on a popular parenting resource website shows that over 90 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 […]

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The Unstoppable Irene Ugbah

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Irene Ndidi Ugbah is an educationist and the executive director of Crestville Academy, founder of Crestville development foundation, a public speaker, gender advocate and an author. Her personal mantra is “Success is limitless, because opportunities abound”. This mantra is the inspiration behind her  books-” Limitless-Discover  and Maximise Opportunities” and “Unstoppable”. She has spoken at the World Literacy Summit, held at Oxford University and the Kaleidoscope Conference at the University of Cambridge, in the UK.  Irene is a recipient of the Goldman Sachs scholarship 10,000 women program and a member of British/Nigeria Educational trust. She is a wife, and mother of three  children. Irene, Pls […]

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Raising children as a single parent

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When we think of a nuclear family the image that springs to our consciousness is one of a group of people consisting of Mummy, Daddy and child or children. However in reality there are many times that life happens and we see a one parent family. Sadly, there is still some stigma attached to this which makes an already tough job even harder but many single parents have raised well -rounded individuals successfully. Think Barack Obama, T.Y Bello, Michael Phelps, Halle Berry and so many more. Here are a few tips that may help people raising children as a single […]

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Nneamaka “Maknisy” Nwosisi : Bag Maker Extraordinaire

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Nneamaka Nwosisi is the founder of Maknisy Collections, an indigenous accessory brand. Her handbags and footwear are well sought after for their quality and style. She is also a mother of triplets, three adorable boys. Lets learn more about this very hardworking lady.   Amaka, please tell us a little about yourself I am the middle child in a family of five kids and we had a lovely and adventurous childhood growing up in Enugu. My Dad, God rest his soul, was a business man and my mum was a civil servant and they made sure we had the best […]

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Oluwatoyin Ogunkanmi : A passion for purposeful parenting

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Most children are back to school and some parents are heaving a sign of relief, the fact is that whether your children are at home in school your job as a parent is never quite done. Perhaps this is why Oluwatoyin Ogunkanmi the CEO of Gleekin school supply store decided to get more parenting skills and become a parenting coach. In this piece Toyin shares some of her tips for  working mothers, please read, share and leave your comments as well.  My name is Oluwatoyin Ogunkanmi, I am a Psychologist and a parenting coach, my mission is to equip parents with the necessary […]

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Helping your child adjust to financial changes

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We are in a recession and most people are finding ways to cut costs in everywhere. One sector that has felt the effect of cost cutting  is the education sector. Some Parents are having to remove their children from expensive schools and putting them in more affordable schools. In some cases, children who attend schools in the UK or else where in “the abroad” are having to come back to seek alternatives in Nigeria. While this may not seem like a big deal, it may be a big blow to some children’s  self esteem, if not well handled. Here are […]

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Spare the rod? Lessons on child discipline

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I was at a church meeting recently where a lady came out holding her toddler with one hand and a wire (cable) in the other. She was clearly exasperated and wanted to hit her son with the wire. Someone quickly took the wire away while the mum complained about her son’s behaviour ” eh this boy will not stay in one place, he has refused to allow me carry him and is just walking about”. I looked at the boy who was about 18 months and told her “madam its his age…its difficult for toddlers to sit still for such a long […]

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