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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A Glimpse into my Parenting Journey : Guest Post by Tara Fela Durotoye

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Tara Fela Durotoye is a woman who needs little or no introduction. One of brightest stars to come of the continent, she is known not only for being  a pioneer in the nations make up industry but also an inspiration to the her peers and the next generation. Born 43 years ago, Tara is a Nigerian beauty entrepreneur and lawyer. She is the founder and CEO of House of Tara International and passionate about sharing her experiences as well as coaching and mentoring other entrepreneurs. Tara has received multiple awards for the contribution to  Entrepreneurship and Empowerment and more . A few recent awards are  Business Woman of the […]

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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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Celebrating International Mother Language Day

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It’s International Mother Language Day ! This day was first announced by UNESCO on November 17, 1999 and is celebrated every year on the 21st of February. The main purpose of celebrating this day is to promote the awareness of language and cultural diversity all across the world. Why is it called Mother Language or Mother Tongue? Well because the mother usually spends more time with a child during their formative years and as a result it is the language a mother speaks that the child usually learns. You may be asking what’s the big deal about speaking one’s mother […]

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