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ALIGNING OBJECTIVES – Lessons from a 4 years old

How often do you clearly define the objective for a task, agreement, or business? This evening my 4 years came to me with a request – Seddie: Mummy, Didi (his sister aka Buddie) wants to take this toy from me, can you keep it safe for me and away from her? Me: oh yes! Please leave it by my bedside table and I will watch over it (I was already on the bed watching a favorite soap). Seddie: Okay mum.…

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ADMISSION WAHALA – Another life phase

It’s another major milestone season for our first daughter – transitioning from Primary to Secondary School. So last week, she wrote yet another secondary school entrance examination that lasted for 5 hours! Ordinarily, it should have been a stressful day for us all, but we turned it into a memorable one. I honestly think there should be a community of mothers with children sitting for entrance examinations into secondary schools to offer support and guidance through this process.  I did…

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THRIVING THROUGH LIFE PHASES

Loving a man and giving of myself to nurture our relationship is exciting yet challenging. Growing a career while staying relevant in my field is tasking, then add raising 3 young and very active children deliberately in this megacity to this mix is no ‘beans’! This is my life today! Plusssss I am focused on maintaining a fit, healthy, and trendy lifestyle. These roles are just three of the many others in my life that I daily strive to excitingly execute…

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LIVING WITHOUT LIMITS

The mind of a child is truly limitless! How else can I explain my kid’s quest to have their desired picnic without any input from me? It all began with this line, “Mummy can we have a picnic tomorrow?” I answered non-committally, “let’s see what tomorrow holds,” a reply which made my 11 years old make a snickering sound with an “it ain’t gonna happen” face. I listened in amazement as my 9 and 4 years old planned, conversed, and get all…

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THE SIMPLE JOYS OF LIFE

I was cornered into reading the kid’s devotional with my 4 years old son this morning and I enjoyed the experience! With the second term holidays in full swing, the girls are savoring the long and uninterrupted morning sleep; and waking up late is gradually becoming the norm. Seddie being an early riser is mostly on the lookout for activities to keep him engaged till the sisters’ are awake. In his bid to stay engaged this morning, he suggested ‘abi!’…

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JUDGE, JURY, AND THE ACCUSED

 “Seddie! your closet is scattered again?”  I heard Mimi reprimand her brother as she dug through the pile of clothing, searching for his cardigan.   “You will kneel down when you return from school”.   She sighed with a tinge of exasperation and a knowing that the cardigan must be dug out otherwise mum won’t let her be.  Judgment for the erring crew member came swiftly and firmly as pronounced by Chief Judge Mimi, the magistrate in charge of my home court.…

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DARE TO CELEBRATE

We had just finished dinner and were still seated, staring at our empty plates while relishing the delicious pasta, I had whipped up minutes after I came home. And then the song began… Hilarious and out of tune, however, the wordings communicated the intent, and I had a good laugh. “mummy, mummy, always giving us the best of meals, breakfast, lunch….. mummy, mummy oo… always the best…..” Daddy took the lead of the newly ensembled choir while the rest of…

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OMG conversations with my kids

Mummy, won’t you go and pick your husband from the airport? Didi, my 9years old asked with a smile as she struggled to sit her butt comfortably on my bed. “I will, but I am hungry” I replied with my eyes fixed on my phone trying to send out a message. “Are you choosing food over your husband?” she continued mischievously. I paused and stared hard at her in unbelief, “he is my husband, not yours! I will pick him…

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SURVIVING TO THRIVING – This motherhood journey

I recently rewrote my meal plan to accommodate my 4year old who can now eat a variety of meals with the rest of our family. The peace my brain has received from planning evening meals in a ‘jifi’ has been heavenly. Our initial food plan incorporated our toddler’s need for frequent feeding and selected meals Planning healthy meals from a tired mind is one job function you don’t want to battle when you come back dead tired from an 8…

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Mommy Monster

“No more Perfect Moms” devotional by Jill Savage is one every mother should read. It is conversational, relatable and the lessons are spot on. The link was shared by a good friend, I am recommending same to you and here is why. This extract from Day 3 says it all, read, learn and be better equipped to handle your “mommy monster” moments. “Does the Mommy Monster show up at your house on occasion? When the Mommy Monster yells, her anger…

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