With the recession in the country pinching hard, many Nigerians are finding ways to adjust and one of these is by being frugal. Here are 7 ways people are practicing frugality in these times.
I remember hearing a children’s church teacher say “Boxing Day is about unboxing your presents and putting the boxes away, not for boxing people” and thinking oh, is that why it’s called Boxing Day?
While that sounds like the perfect explanation, it turns out it may not be true. There’s simply been no agreement on one explanation of the origins of the term Boxing Day. It could have come from a number of practices.
“We don’t even talk anymore…”
So begins one of my favourite Boys II Men songs, ‘Water Runs Dry’.
When a marriage is headed downhill, talking is usually the next to die after kissing. You just don’t do it anymore. Continue reading…
Reading Hillary Clinton’s biography, A Woman in Charge by Carl Bernstein, I was astounded by the fuss Americans made over Hillary’s decision to keep using her maiden name, instead of taking on her husband’s surname. Her remaining Hillary Rodham not only caused her mother-in-law great distress, it actually affected her husband during his gubernatorial campaign. Read more…
I embrace Monday instead of resenting it because it always signals a fresh start for me, a chance to do better than I did last week; an opportunity to succeed where I failed last week.
The new week is like a clean slate to me. Now that I’ve recharged my batteries over the weekend, what can I accomplish? What will I do better? How can I be more fulfilled in life? How can I get closer to being the woman I want to be? Read more…
When it comes to creating an atmosphere in your life that invites God’s presence and facilitates His purpose for you, relationships are absolutely essential. The people around you should add to your life and multiply the good things God has put in you, not subtract from your life and divide your attention from destiny.
In order to properly audit your relationships, you must ask yourself these questions.
Have you ever wondered why this season is called Yuletide?
Deck the hall with boughs of holly, falalalalalalalala!
Why holly? Read more…
If you’re pressured to “just” marry someone, remember that a spouse isn’t someone to “cope with”; being stuck in a bad marriage is dreadful and even more so when you kind of knew you shouldn’t have done it; life is still challenging for two people who are a perfect fit, how much more facing these with someone who’s all wrong for you; sex-as-duty for the rest of your life is depressing… I could go on and on.
I recently had reason to be ashamed of myself. Very ashamed, in fact.
Uche Okonkwo’s first degree is a B.A. in Education/English from the University of Port Harcourt. After NYSC, she did a bit of volunteering, and then returned to Kachifo Limited, where she had briefly interned earlier. In 2012 she went back to school to study for an MA in Creative Writing at University of Manchester. In 2014, she returned to Kachifo, where she is now managing editor. We chatted about career decisions and the most important skills & qualities an aspiring editor should cultivate HERE.
For all the great work teachers do, the fact remains that the home is the first school, and parents are the first teachers. I consider the opportunity to pass on what I know to my offspring, a privilege. Here are 5 things I can’t wait to teach my little one.