Cultivating a good reading culture in your children

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Throughout this period of pandemic the Books and Desserts Book club  has been organising a great IG live series titled  “Stay home series”. The whole aim is to deliver great content from members while we are home.  I was honoured to speak on ” Cultivating a Reading Culture in Children ” and thought I would share some snippets of the IG live session here. Firstly you may ask why is it even necessary for my children to be readers ? are there any gains to being a reader ? and the answer is a resounding yes! Children who are readers […]

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Ifeoma Nzekwu – Popping Sweet Flavours with JC Pops

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Ifeoma Nzekwu is the beautiful lady behind JC pops. A lawyer by training and a former banker she started her ice pops business from her kitchen and her list of yummy flavours keeps expanding. Read on and get inspired Ify tell us about your growing up years? I grew up in a very close knit home with my mum and younger brother. When we got older we got some amazing foster siblings. My mum was a career lady and an amazing home maker. When she wasn’t at work, you would always find her in the kitchen. She loved baking cakes […]

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Mind the Gap: Bridging the Education sector divide during the Covid-19 lockdown

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With the Authorities trying to ensure Covid-19 does not spread schools were the first establishments to be closed. However, weeks into the lock down some schools are exploring online teaching  and some are even resuming for 3rd term online and this raises a lot of questions. On the part of the schools one realises they have bills and wages to pay but wonders if they are truly equipped  to conduct fully online learning. For a lot of parents there is the question of “why should I have to pay anything to receive what at best is a stop gap measure considering […]

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Keeping fit and healthy while at home

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For many families around the world everyone; except those who provide essential services like our awesome Medical Personnel, security agencies, shop attendants and a few others are on lock down. What this means for many is that the fridge and the kitchen are just a few steps away, and with more free time there is a tendency over indulge. That’s why we need to be careful that we don’t come out of this period a dress size or two bigger (unless you have actually been trying to add weight). Anyway I have been thinking of a few ways to ensure […]

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Easy treats to bake with the family: Cinnamon rolls

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Sometimes we just feel like a home made treat straight from the oven and with everyone on lock down it’s the perfect thing to do. Children especially love home made treats. Many times we see perfect looking cakes or pastries but the truth is that they do not need to look perfect they just need to be made with a lot of TLC and they will always come out right. Most times I am a Carrot Cake or Muffin Mama but this time I tried making Cinnamon Rolls for the first time ever , they were so good that I […]

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Easy treats to bake with the family : Meat pie

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Sometimes we just feel like a home made treat straight from the oven and with everyone on lock down it’s the perfect thing to do. Children especially love home made treats. Many times we see perfect looking cakes or pastries but the truth is that they do not need to look perfect they just need to be made with a lot of TLC and they will always come out right. Most times I am a Carrot Cake or Muffin Mama but this time I decided to make Meat pies which I make just a couple of times a year. I […]

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Celebrating the Phenomenal Oke at 50!

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Oke Chinye is a Psychologist, Consultant, Corporate Trainer and Author of two published books: “Living The Life” and  “Building The Dream”.She is also an Inspirational Teacher and Speaker who is passionate about equipping people to rise above their limitations and actualize their God ordained purpose. This happily married mother of grown children recently turned 50 so I decided to glean from her wisdom.    Please tell us about yourself (growing up) what you do, educational background etc: I am the fourth of six children and we were brought up in a close knit family. My father of blessed memory was […]

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