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Fruits of the Affirmation…

I teach my children affirmation and they (even Samuel with his toddler talk) say it morning and evening (some times). I know they don’t get the meaning of some of the words but we still say it. Last night, it was assignment time. Toris’ had a passage where a series of questions were asked about her class. It was basically teaching the children not to answer in monosyllables. It had who is the tallest, shortest… In your class. We came to a number that said, who is the brightest in your class? She read the question, then she asked what […]

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Childhood thoughts… Adult Mentality

I was reading when Tori came into the room about to cry. I noticed her sad and teary countenance. So I asked, what is it? One thing with her is you have to keep prodding for her to open up. After cajoling her, she finally opened up and said, Nuggie doesn’t want to play with me. ” Why? I asked. She said I should go that she doesn’t want to play.  Is that why you are crying? Let me tell you something, I said. “There are times someone will not want to play with you, leave them and find something […]

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Addition, Sums and Addition

I was helping Nuggie with her sums. It’s a simple issue… Make strokes, count them all up and that is your answer… Right? Wrong! She preferred to freely give each of them an answer that felt good to her, not what the sums said. 4+3=7…she gets it correctly, but insists she will add one or two to it to make it 8 or 9. I calmly explained why that will not work. She argues a little, then agrees to write 7. We are still at number 1. You will think that will be the end of it right? You wish! […]

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Samuel the Explorer…

Samuel’s Corner… Samuel the explorer/engineer is at it. We have not seen the DSTV remote control in almost a week.  . . . When you ask him, he gives you an innocent look, hands spread out like he’s  saying… “if you the ask me, na who i go ask?then with his tiny voice he replies “I don’t know o.” He is even developing a mindset of his own… Mummy stop it, (when I’m playing with him and he’s not in the mood). Or he completely ignores me or pretend to be sleeping when I am asking him a question or […]

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Do it Afraid Lesson… A success.

Last night after eating, I shared the cleaning up duties amongst my girls. Nuggie clears the plate while Tori cleans. For now Samuel’s duty is his own plate. To clean, Tori has to get the broom and dust pan. Note, there is no light, and the generator is acting up, we were using a rechargeable lantern. Tori: Mummy, I am scared, it’s dark. Nuggie: Mummy let me go with her. Me: No, Tori go with my phone for extra light. Tori: Crying, she went out and ran back. “I can’t find the broom.” Me: if you check properly, you will […]

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Wife… Where are you in the equation?

Last quarter of 2017 I noticed I was feeling restless, not satisfied with myself. Like something was missing, what could be that you may ask, well that was the question I kept asking myself too. I am married, have a job, with children… so what could be the matter? That should be okay right? I got irritated easily at myself and everyone and I didn’t know what was missing. Nobody could understand even when I explained.   I started asking God questions, what is wrong God, why am I feeling this way? I read different books.   On social media, […]

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DIY… Doing it Yourself

My children were playing catch in the room with their teddy bear. While throwing the teddy bear it sailed right past their hands into the baby bed. It is high for them to get, the only way they could get it out was if they climbed or I helped.   Tori tried climbing but I sent her away from there. She tried sneaking there so she could climb again. I caught her and sent her away, thrice she went, and thrice I sent her back.   Finally, she abandoned the quest and looked for something else to play with. About […]

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Why We Pray for Our Children’s Future Spouse

I remember writing a post on praying for my children’s spouses… Carlie Kecheval breaks down why it’s important I keep at it. You can stay there are still little, why the hurry? But when I remember their spouses are growing too with life throwing both the good, bad and ugly at them… You cannot afford not to. Let me and my husband in old age be thanking God for his bounty around us because all foundation has been solidified spiritually and physically. rather than because of our laxity today allow someone who didn’t do their homework well pour stones in my rice… Should the other […]

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When Your Child Never Learns

 I have an adopted daughter, she’s eight and I find myself repeating myself over and over. She easily forgets things and I was getting frustrated of sounding like a broken record. At my wit’s end yesterday, I asked her: what do you want me to do, how can I reach you? She had no clue. So I turned to God: Father, I am tired. I don’t know what to do anymore and I am not making any headway with Favour… Please help me. I repeated the same prayer this morning because I was beginning to feel like a failure. While […]

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Different Shades Of Children And Parenting

In the journey of parenting, Just when I think I have gotten a hang of it, series of new phases come up. The children are growing and they are beginning to think they are too smart for us. Nuggie came to meet me to help her tie her shoe lace. I told her to do it herself and she said: “if it were Daddy, he will tie it for me. I looked up from what I was doing. “Who am I? I asked. “Mummy” she replied, Then why do you want me to behave like daddy? She picked up her […]

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