Relationships, Social Media

50 Wonderful People: Idaraesit

On the last day of 2017, I tweeted:

In 2018 I want to meet 50 wonderful people I’ve been following here in real life, to hug and chat about our

Today I met my second Twitter friend: @flygurly_

I was not surprised to find she’s truly a yummy mummy! She managed to sneak out of the house and we met up at a Dominos in our neighbourhood.

We have so much in common, not least of which is our love for reading. We chatted about motherhood, business, faith, and our shared love for cake, amongst other things.

Idy’s Favourite Things

Favourite Food: Ekpang nkukwo

Favourite Colour: Black

Favourite Beverage: Hot Chocolate

Favourite Snack: Banana bread

Favourite Singer: Frank Edwards

Favourite Actor: None

Favourite Actress: Taraji P. Henson

Favourite Movie: Dream Girls

Favourite TV Show(s): The Blacklist, White Collar

Favourite Travel Destination: Accra, Ghana

Favourite Writer (Fiction): Leon Uris

Favourite Pastime/ Hobby: Games- Scrabble, Candy Crush Saga

Favourite Exercise: Skipping

Favourite Quote: Life is self-driven; we live and die by the choices we make. ~ Pastor Chris Ugoh

Favourite Songs: I Am ~ Cece Winans, Ebezina ~ Preye Odede, Bia Nule ~ Frank Edwards

I’m planning a party and she’s guest Number 1. I can’t wait to hang out with her again, so much fun to be had!

Family Life, Published Articles

5 Mistakes First Time Mothers Often Make

Few things are as overwhelming as being responsible for a tiny human being who is totally dependent on you: for food, clothing, shelter, warmth, companionship, everything except the air God gives for free. Even with a great support system, there are still certain things first time mums realize they could have done differently, although it didn’t occur to them at the time. Here are just 5 common mistakes newbie mummies make.

Family Life, Published Articles

Sweet Mother: Thoughts on the Religion of Mother-Love

In the end, a mum is a mum, and a dad is a dad, and each one should be special and adored because of that, not because one “suffered” more than the other. I hope that our children will not cherish mother over father simply because father was less invested, sacrificed less, or was less of a parent. And if we share the burden and sacrifice, let us also be ready to share the joys and honour. Read more…

Family Life, Published Articles

Does Anyone Miss Being a New Mum?

I have wanted another baby since my son turned 2, but this year I have looked forward to it more than ever before. At a baby shower, we played a game where we had limited time to write down 20 things that go into a baby outing bag. I couldn’t believe how hard it was for me to remember, and how easy it was for the mothers who actually stepped out with diaper bags that day. It’s really been long. Read more

 

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7 Things Women Should Know About Having Kids Later

There are many reasons why a woman may be having her first baby in her mid or late thirties. Many women would rather have children after marriage, and the wedding bells don’t always ring when we’d like. Others try to conceive for years and it doesn’t happen until later, due to fertility issues (their own or their partner’s).

Whatever the reason may be, the fact remains that a woman may find herself still trying to conceive later than desired, and there are certain things she should keep in mind so as to better understand what’s going on, what her options are, and how she can make the best of it all. The point is not to panic or feel pressured, but to be informed. Read more…

 

 

Family Life, Published Articles

12 Ways To Prepare Your Only Child For A Sibling

The story I’m about to share makes me chuckle every time I remember it. A few months ago, I had cause to take a pregnancy test and I didn’t want to go alone so I asked a friend to accompany me. We’re both mothers of one; I have a son and she has a daughter.

When we got to the health centre, I asked her to please just take a test too so I wouldn’t be the only one (you can tell I was really in need of that moral support, right?) and she graciously obliged. When the results came out, I wasn’t pregnant…but she was! Talk about a shocker! Whoop! Automatic godmother right here, people!

I’ve decided to start playing my role now by sharing some tips that can help prepare a toddler to be a big sister. This is for you, B! Read more…