Guest Post: “I was once a girl child ” by Enene Ejembi

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I was once a girl child. A nurtured, loved, protected, girl child. I wish that were the norm. I remember my teacher in primary school taking a little bit too much of a liking — an inappropriate liking, to me. I remember the day he told me I had gotten several answers wrong in our end of term examinations and wouldn’t ‘come 1st’. He said because he loved me, he wanted me to ‘come 1st’. He gave me a list of the right answers and told me to erase my wrong ones, insert the right ones and I’d be ahead. […]

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Lessons from a Plantain/ Banana Tree

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So I harvested a bunch of plantains from my backyard yesterday and thought to share some lessons for parenting and life! Motherhood is no joke for the plantain or banana tree because once they bear a bunch of fruit then they die… however that’s not the end of the story. Before the plant dies you will notice that suckers which are baby plants, begin to grow from around the base of the parent plant. So although the parent tree dies , it is replaced by baby banana plants  almost immediately. I planted just a single plant 2 years ago and […]

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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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