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Oranges and Guavas

My mother is a very outspoken and industrious woman, she can market anything and sell it too. Little wonder she wants her children to be the same. Being the first, I derailed that dream. I preferred staying indoors,reading my novels to making friends, except you are family or close friends I hardly know what to say to you and she could not understand why. When my sister came, she mended my mother’s broken heart (LOL), she was everything and more; in fact, give her your waste to trash and she will sell it back to you at a very good price! […]

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Night Feeding

I envy those whose children sleep through the night… Oh! What a luxury. Though am grateful my children do not cry at night, they wake up, feed and go back to sleep. For my first child, as per JJC, i was advised to give her beverages or porridge whenever she woke, since I was stopping night breastfeeding. I kept all the ‘equipment’ beside the bed alongside feeding bottle, so I just wake up and mix(this could happen like three times before morning). It was another war, stopping this because she got use to it, also I couldn’t stop diaper since she […]

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Mothers Bullying Mothers

I have three children under the age of four and most times it’s overwhelming, especially as a young couple trying to find their feet with children up to their usual shenanigans; tagging along wherever you go, holding onto you, preferring to be on the particular chair where you are sitting. Whew! It’s a whole lot to take in and handle without help and believe me when I tell you I don’t get it right most times. Which takes me to the reason for this piece; some mothers got no chill, like seriously? Motherhood is not a competition; also children are […]

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Checks, Right and Wrong

My colleague told me a story that made me sit and rethink my laziness towards obeying the Holy Spirit through the inner check in my spirit. According to him a couple in his hometown on way to the market with their toddlers (twins, boy and girl) had an accident in the middle of the river and their boat capsized. The man and his wife were seasoned swimmers; each took a child and tried swimming the long distance to shore with one hand (the children being toddlers could not hold on to their parents, hence swimming with one hand). The man […]

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Mine…or not?

I wanted going to the office briefly, but didn’t want the hassle of driving, so decided to board a tricycle instead. I knew how much it costs to take a tricycle from the house to my destination, so I knew what I was waiting for. Within two to three minutes of standing there, about six to seven tricycles passed, some were full, those that were not full I flagged down and told them my destination with how much I was willing to pay to make sure we were on the same page. They were calling a price above the appropriate […]

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Good Job

Having little beings (children) to take care of and who look up to me ain’t easy because I don’t have all the answers, what I fail? What if I am too hard on them? What if…? What if…? These thoughts buzz through my head most times but I do not have the time to sit and let them weigh me down. I learnt early enough from books and speakers that criticism and negativity only fosters low self-esteem, so I try to encourage my children as much as I can, even when I am busy or tired and they are like: […]

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Chores…Laundry…More

My most dreaded house chore is spreading out clothes, I can manage to live through doing laundry but please don’t ask me to spread them. I counted the clothes these children wore in a week, because no matter how much I wash, they just keep multiplying and the number was a hundred and ten, in ONE week! I think I have some invisible visitors who put in their clothes when am not watching. My trusty washing machine knob tired of the incessant turning, has given up on me. I was flirting with stylishly throwing some clothes away, maybe I should […]

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Spilled

After clearing up for the night, I was already seeing my bed calling out to my weary bones. Samuel who had refused to sleep was hungry. I wearily went to pour out the remaining oat inwardly thanking God that I still have little already prepared. I added the milk, on lifting the cup to his lips it slipped and poured. This poem was what I wrote to cool my head as I went into automatic overdrive. I called it   SPILLED He sits down with a string of pearl Hitting the floor click clack Into his mouth it goes Down […]

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Basking in Mediocrity

I have been asking God some questions lately because I have been noticing an up and down movement in my life. Going through my Instagram, I came across Chinonso Ogbogu of The Incubators Africa’s post on mediocrity, according to him: “So many young entrepreneurs are feasting in the banquet of mediocrity. We dance in sheer mediocrity. While encouraged by the growing cheers of those who seem not to know any better. We get locked in people’s praises that eventually we stop growing-we simply plateau. That’s dangerous! Mediocrity can be a five-star prison that can comfortably keep us locked in nothingness…” […]

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Purpose

I heard of an argument why parents should/shouldn’t choose courses/career for their children…some children are fortunate enough to know what they want almost from birth, so a parent choosing may not be appropriate in that case but what of those who have no clue. I didn’t know what I wanted to study or be. Every time my father asks me I always said something different; I wanted international relations because it sounded exotic, to be a pilot because I always wanted to travel the world, business administration because my Aunty was studying it. English was the last course I called […]

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