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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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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Nimi Akinkugbe : Because Money Matters Part 1

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Nimi Akinkugbe is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bestman Games Ltd, a leading African games company and the African distributor of customized Hasbro games including the world famous Monopoly Boardgame. Prior to this she enjoyed a successful banking career spanning 23 years first at Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc where she rose to the position of General Manager and Head, Private Banking and Director Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Ltd. Subsequently she joined Barclays Bank Plc as Regional Director (West Africa) for the Wealth & Investment Management Division and Chief Country Officer for Nigeria. Achieving financial security ranks as a […]

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Christmas then and now : 4 Mums share their stories

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Its time to give and receive gifts and spend time with family and friends as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. In this post 4 Mums share how they spent Christmas growing up and how they spend it now…what are your Christmas traditions? Somachi Kachikwu is an educational consultant and mother of 4 amazing boys!  She blogs at Somachi speaks!   When I think of Christmas, I think of my village, new clothes, Bongo music, local cuisine, and, most importantly Family. To date, I smile at all the beautiful memories created […]

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