Ashely Lori: On a Mission to Pad up Africa!

0 Shares

Lori Ashley is the MD of Pad-Up Africa  and is a woman on a mission to ensure young girls across Africa have access to menstrual hygiene products. She founded Paid-Up Africa in 2017 and has been able to provide menstrual hygiene products for lots of young girls. It has be found that one out of ten girls in sub-Sahara Africa misses school due to menstruation, which is why Pad-Up Africa through sanitary sensitization has continued to device practical ways to change the narrative within the shortest possible time. Let’s get to learn more about the beautiful woman behind Pad-Up Africa. Tell us about […]

0 Shares
Continue Reading

COVID-19 COPING TIPS FOR TEENS

0 Shares

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 […]

0 Shares
Continue Reading

Cultivating a good reading culture in your children

0 Shares

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 […]

0 Shares
Continue Reading

Ifeoma Nzekwu – Popping Sweet Flavours with JC Pops

0 Shares

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 […]

0 Shares
Continue Reading

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

0 Shares

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 […]

0 Shares
Continue Reading

Easy treats to bake with the family: Homemade Bread

0 Shares

Bread was what started my love affair with baking, when I was a little girl I found a book on the history of bread and I loved it. It went through time talking about bread though the ages and had a recipe at the end. I remember how I would mess up the kitchen baking different things (I had to clean up afterwards lol!) and I never stopped baking.  I have not baked bread in a while but with everyone on lock down this is the perfect time. Like I noted in my other baking recipes  I always use the […]

0 Shares
Continue Reading

Easy Treats for the family : Beef Suya

0 Shares

With everyone still on lockdown it’s time to think of more exciting things to make at home. Suya is a grilled savoury meat that originated in Northern Nigeria but is enjoyed all over the country. It is usually made with beef but can also be made with Chicken or other meats. I made it for the first time when I was studying for a Masters in Southern England and was seriously craving home food. My son reminded me about it a few days ago, so I gave it a go and it turned out great. Hope you enjoy trying this […]

0 Shares
Continue Reading