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MY MOTHER – My plantain story

This week began with a bang! I received a bag of goodies from my mum. The bag came all the way from my very own Akwa ‘Abasi’ Ibom State and was filled with different items ranging from our celebrated affang leave (for affang soup), pears, tapioka (shredded boiled cassava), crayfish and a bunch of plantain. I was particularly excited about the plantain as it was the big, strong and freshly looking specie. Two days later, this beautiful bunch became ripe…

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12 WAYS TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR A NEW BABY

The birth of a new baby comes with myriads of feeling. Feelings of excitement, anticipation, anxiety and some stress, tiredness and feeling overwhelmed. The excitement comes with the anticipation of finally getting to gaze at the face of the life that had begun as an upheaval of hormones and continued to become quick kicks, movements and stretches. These movements were only felt and seen through the stretched skin of the tommy. Preparing your home to welcome your newborn can be intense and demanding. Putting…

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12 THINGS KIDS SHOULD NEVER SAY TO A MUM

A piglet once asked her mother “mum, what are you always searching for in the mud’, the mother answered in her best voice “when you become a mother, you will find out”! As a mother, I am often reminded of the above Sow and piglet discussion, and it brings to mind a new understanding of the impact my actions, inactions and words had on my mum.  This understanding comes with some good hands-on experiences, with my nest filled with little…

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