Lara Fatunbi : The Visionary Entrepreneur

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Lara is an exemplary example of the consummate entrepreneur. As the MD of Ashers she has consistently remained relevant in the world or retail fashion. Let’s read more about this amazing mum! Please tell us a bit about your educational background and growing up years? I went to Maryland convent private school Lagos for my primary school, Federal government girl’s college Sagamu for secondary school, thereafter, studied Law at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Finally obtained a BL from the Nigerian Law School Bwari in year 2000. I’m the third of five kids but the first girl. Two older brothers and […]

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Parental Watch on Prevention of Child Abuse, Molestation and Rape

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A few weeks ago I was invited to speak at the Basilica of Grace, Gudu on the topic above. I am so proud of how the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has decided to address this issue from the pulpit. No child (or even adult) should be subjected to any form of abuse, molestation or rape. Here are some excerpts from my talk. A person’s childhood is meant to be a beautiful part of life where an individual enjoys being nurtured and looked after by the adults in his or her life, however sadly many children are suffering due to […]

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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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