Is your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

My Jewish friend Lisa Leshaw once shared this story about her father. “So where are we going to go today?” This was my Dad’s way of looking at his proverbial glass as half-full. In her words: My father had a cancer diagnosis and although he was confined to a hospital bed, he found a way …

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What Road Are You Currently On in Your Life?

On the road to Damascus A man was on a mission to kill and destroy. He walked gallantly on his journey to do his wicked master’s bidding. He was fearless and relentless in carrying out his mission. To persecute, to hound down, to arrest, to throw in prison, to destroy and kill men/women who had …

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5 Tips To Help You Become A Better Mother

What makes you a better mother? Is it about having well-mannered children, a clean and organised home or perhaps your great parenting skills earned you a spot in the league of extraordinary mothers. I am sure that you have stumbled upon conversations with other mothers, or even heard a close friend speak endlessly about her …

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And So What If It Is A New Year.

Does it not always almost come down to the same old routine year in year out? Fireworks, family time, church gatherings, clubbing, quiet times, goal setting, partying and endless chit chats with friends. Nothing new, nothing exciting and nothing seems different to you. But, it is a new year and also the start of a …

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DO FRIENDSHIPS LAST FOREVER?

  I digress again from my regular motherhood articles. Can you still remember those pranks you played alongside your friend as kids? Can you remember swinging, sliding and running around your school’s playground with your best friend? You were inseperable and always shared in the truimphs and mischief together while growing up. I can still …

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DO YOU REALLY VALUE THE RELATIONSHIPS IN YOUR LIFE?

If I called you my friend, there must be something about you that led me to accept you into my inner circle. I am not one given to the art of making friends. I am a very private person and my husband remains my best friend. I do have a few friends though, and something …

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How A Blind Woman Welcomed Her Child to The World

“My eyes dey open. I dey see my pikin” ~Pidgin English “I can see. Yes, I can see my child.”~ English Imagine a woman whose eyes are shut to the beauty and awesomeness of God’s creation. Imagine how much she wishes to see that ray of light that brings life to the whole world. Imagine …

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What My Iya Alata (Tomato/Pepper Seller) Taught Me

And this I will never forget……. Our relationship began about 7 years ago, a few years after I got married and relocated to another part of Lagos. Our first encounter obviously led to our long buyer-seller relationship. Iya ……….. was friendly and treated her customers nicely. Even when she was overwhelmed by the influx of …

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Let Your Child Be ( He/She Is Capable of More Than You Can Imagine)

Ever heard of the acronym SLO? Follow me closely. I only learnt about it recently while reading a book ‘ PARENTING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC’ recommended by Chinyere Obinna in her Whats app group. It has been an eye-opening experience for many of us in the group. We are unlearning, learning and relearning. So what …

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