Creating a Parenting Plan : Guest Post by Kristin Buchtel

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Kristin Buchtel and her husband  live in Denver, Colorado . She is a mother of 4 adult children, and a grandma! She has a masters degree in elementary education. Her parenting career has included many colorful years including being a teacher and parenting note taker. Her parental note taking began on a road trip when her kids were young, as she shared her worries over the approaching teen years with her husband and issues such as dating, driving etc. That was how their parenting plan or road-map was birthed. Here she talks about the concept of a parenting plan and why […]

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How To Stay Productive While Working Remotely: Guest Post by Wunmi Adelusi

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Wunmi is an experienced finance specialist with outstanding academic and professional achievements. She is a mom of two boys. Currently, she works in the Financial Services Industry. Spurred by the desire to inspire young professionals, she started an online community of millennial employees where she shares relevant information aimed at building, empowering, inspiring, supporting and promoting employees to thrive in their careers. She writes from Abuja.   At the beginning of the lockdown, I, as a mum of two toddler boys, was excited to keep my children at home and experience home-schooling. The lockdown has lasted longer than anyone had […]

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Emem Molokwu : My Motherhood Story

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Today the amazing Emem Molokwu, who is one of the leading stylists in the FCT is sharing her motherhood story ! Sit back and enjoy as we get up close and personal with this beautiful mother of three.   Emem we know you have three beautiful children,  how old are they? I have three children. My two daughter’s are 10 and 1 while my son is 7 . Of all your experiences what prepared you the most for being a mother? I would love to say a situation beyond my control. I had my first child almost 2 years before […]

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COVID-19 COPING TIPS FOR TEENS

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Today we have a guest post on how we can help our teens cope during this pandemic.  It is authored by the amazing Nkiru Esin  who is a licensed Social Worker and the creator of NuMindz12v2 .  A blog that she created  to provide parents, including all primary caregivers, with the tools to raise and nurture adolescents into adults that are ready to take and own their space on the world stage. NuMindz12v2 represents nurturing young minds to become adults who create a better world by pursuing their purpose passionately.   Nikki, as she is fondly called, is passionate about ensuring […]

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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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