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Book review... Evados children series 1&2

Book Review… Evados Children Series 1&2

I asked for an honest book review and this was as in-depth as it could come… Thank you for this!!!     REVIEW OF “EVADOS CHILDREN SERIES (ME AND MY SOUND MIND)” BOOK TITLE: EVADOS CHILDREN SERIES (ME AND MY SOUND MIND) VOLS. 1&2 AUTHOR: LOVE UFEDO ILLAH PUBLISHER: BEAUTIFUL FEET PUBLISHING YEAR: 2018 PAGES (VOLUME1&2): 65 REVIEWER: CHARLES ODINIYA, PONTIFICAL URBAN UNIVERSITY, ROME, ITALY     Title The title of this book is borne out of the ardent desire of a mother to teach her children lessons about God, life and etiquette.   Content The book is divided into […]

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New Beginings

After much procrastination and fear, I finally took the plunge and launched my blog. I have always loved writing but it felt so personal to put myself out there through my words. I know this is one of my talent (still trying to discover a new one). I always thought, maybe am too serious, maybe am not interesting enough but I think God saw differently because I have been having the leading to resume; as much as I try to ignore it and think up excuses. So this me leaping in head first and raising my glass of water to new […]

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Conversation with God 3

Speaking of conversations with God…I just remembered this instance… Two years ago, I traveled to interview people for my peace of mind( the interview was not meant to become a book then. Just something I went to do because I wanted ‘it’ and I didn’t know what ‘it’ was). Anyways, I left behind 3 babies (4, 2, and barely 1). I left with only my transport fare, hoping the money I need will drop before Monday… I was staying with my sister, so accommodation was sorted. The money did not drop and all my babies fell sick. Here I am […]

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Conversation with God 2

So I was having this conversation with God in my head… I don’t think I am the only one who does this, but I just imagine Him standing beside me while I talk and He answers. This has helped me a lot, especially in fighting depression. Depression knocks at everyone’s door… No matter who you are, it will come But Your fight determines your result. These are the things I do to shut the door firmly when depression comes knocking… I appreciate the little things… I don’t have money for tfare…? I am grateful I can trek, at least I […]

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Forward,Distractions and Lures

We recently moved to a new location… But around the time we were to move, I started noticing new and interesting things in the old location to the point I started second-guessing the move. I kept asking my husband, are you sure? Every day I go out, I saw people, places and things of interest that I haven’t seen in my eight years in this location. I mean, where have they been these years? This led me to an age-old discovery, something subtle that you will not realize it’s happening… For instance, in the beginning, why did the devil bother […]

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Relocation, Comfort zone and Fear of the unknown

Recently, my family changed location, we knew what we wanted for ourselves and the children. We also knew it was time for another phase in our lives. Before the change, we couldn’t put out the fear. Questions tumbled in and out of my mind. Are we sure? Did God say we should move? Can we adjust? What if…? We had misgivings about it. But as they say, the fear of losing shouldn’t stop you from playing the game. So we overcame the fear and moved. Now here I am in another state. I’m in a new office, in a new […]

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Motherhood, Marriage… Part of the Picture

At what point did motherhood and marriage become slavery? Who told you doing everything yourself aka martyring for your home is a quality of a good wife and mother? Most times you hear things like, “our mothers did it during our time.” We are quick to forget that some of these homes had cousins, uncles, aunties e.t.c who our parents trained that did most of the house chores. Recently a friend was complaining her younger sister looked older than her. The sister has five children, her husband has refused her getting a house help while she feels its “somehow” for […]

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Family,Tradition, Culture,Upbringing(Part 2)

#changingnaratives We heard things like… sex is dirty only wayward/bad girls and sinners have sex. If you allow a boy touch you, you will get pregnant Men cannot be trusted Don’t let your wife know everything you are doing, a woman only cares about herself and her children All men cheat, they are polygamous in nature Sex is not food…sex is food Marriage is a necessary evil to be endured The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach… E.t.c. These and more have been passed down for generations and now to you… But rules have been changing… How […]

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Family, Traditions and Culture and Upbringing(Part 1)

#changingnarrative I once lived with a family, where the husband loves to cook. It was therapeutic for him. His wife was a good cook and so were we. But when he’s at home, the kitchen was his, he didn’t allow us help (not even to slice onions). He always came out with new and exotic recipes. It was not a strange sight to come to the house and meet us reading or watching TV while the Mister cooked. One day his mother came and met mummy and children in the parlour while daddy was in the kitchen cooking for everyone… Mama […]

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There is a battle and it is fierce…

Yesterday I did a post on children and exposure, Mrs. Ugochi Obioha Nwanzekindly pointed I should brace myself and prepare them for a balanced view of life… A few minutes later I came across this post by Dale Partridge, almost echoing her comment. Enjoy and prepare for battle “…Our children will grow up in a world far more hostile than the one we did. We never had to concern ourselves with gender pronouns or the risk of pornography on our phones. We never had teachers who taught us to masturbate or openly called us to deny God and the Bible. […]

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Sensitivity and Self sabotage…

I have never been so glad I wrote a children storybook-like today. My first motivation for the book was my children and today was a case of physician heal thyself… There’s a program on Nickelodeon, NOObees. When it was coming out newly, 🤔 it didn’t sit well with me. But I felt I was being too rigid, ignored my misgivings and allowed my children to watch it. My first red flag was when my fours years old daughter asked, “Mummy why is David looking at Sylvia like that?” (the two teenage characters, in fact, all the characters are in relationships). I tried […]

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There is he that scatters but gains plenty…

I wrote an examination recently, it was a first for most of us. People came in from all over. Some of us had been reshuffled, placed in a new category. We had to individually find information on this new category. Initially, I studied alone and got little. One day, I voluntarily shared the information I had gotten with a colleague. She reciprocated by showing me what she had (something entirely different from mine). When I noticed that, I decided to share more with others and I learned more. On exam day, I overheard another colleague from out of town asking […]

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