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Intriguing Conversations with My 6-Year-Old

As a parent, there’s nothing as interesting as engaging in a deep and meaningful conversation with your child. The other day, I returned from grocery shopping and left the price list on the table. My six-year-old son, Seddie, picked it up and began reading out each item of purchase. This led to a fascinating exchange between us: Seddie: Mummy, what is feminine care? Me: That must be Tampax, I answered while washing the fruits. Seddie: What is Tampax? Me: Eeemmh,…

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Silencing your Fears

When you face a challenge – Do not FEAR! I repeat Do not FEAR!! I vividly recall a long meeting with my supervisor on a specific Key Performance Index (KPI) that needed improvement. The conversation ended with, “I will move you to a different unit if things do not change in the next 3 weeks.” For the first time in my adult life, I couldn’t sleep that night because I was afraid of failing. I remember vividly the scene and where…

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MOTIVATIONAL new perspective tips


These days, achieving a healthy work-life balance can seem like an impossibility. There always seem to be a thousand and one task seeking for urgent and important attention. Your career (work) is important, so is your personal life. You don’t want your work to overshadow your life and vice-versa. Attempting to find a balance between these two can be somewhat difficult.  The tips below have helped me achieve a bit of harmony in my work and personal life.  The first is…

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learning lessons living MOTIVATIONAL perception


A new driver was assigned to my unit years ago and today’s muse brings memories of my first encounter with him. He was neatly dressed in a white shirt and grey pants with a red tie, extremely polite, and was eager to please everyone. As we made our first ride together, he repeatedly asked if I was comfortable with the music, air conditioning temperature, the positioning of the front seat, the speed of the car, and everything else till I…

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CHILDREN life lessons light bulb moments Motherhood MOTIVATIONAL


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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joy living intentionally MOTIVATIONAL


I had just gained admission into school at the time. I was still a teenager, trying to figure out life on my own. I was sick often, I did not like my course of study, I was different in a lot of ways and many people did not like me. All of these, coupled with the fact that my family at the time was financially broke. My parents are civil servants and the government did not pay them for an…

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Circa 2015, I quit my job and was just content with not knowing what next and just taking it a day at a time. The job was so toxic I felt like I had just been released from prison and was basking in my newfound freedom. While what was ahead was quite uncertain and I had no clue what I wanted to do next. At that time, I was content and grateful to just be alive. You see, you never…

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Affirmation MOTIVATIONAL strength for each day


We all have those days when it feels too hard. Some days, you’re really triggered up and on others, nothing really happens.  It just feels overwhelming and hard to live by. Often times, this feeling could go past days into weeks, where no one gets you and you just want to run for cover. You question a lot of things, you question your identity, you even find yourself asking if you’re a good enough mum, good on your Job/business and…

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2015 essential tips focus fulfilled goal holiday MOTIVATIONAL positive successful year


Happy new year my beloved and supportive readers! It’s mid-January already and the world (at least in Nigeria) still looks and feels like we are just awakening to the New Year. The hazy weather has added its beauty to it – I love the cold though. The holidays were so beautiful and fun filled that I longed for it to continue. I had a lot of blog post on holiday and Christmas tips to share with you all but the…

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Last week I got a call from my good friend Tricia, she sounded so frantic and on the verge of tears. Her respond to my – “hello darlyn” was, ‘its three (3) days late! It is always on time! It’s never late! Am so scared! As the words rushed out I recalled having this same conversation with her two years ago and the result was – Joy (Tricia’s second child). What is late? I asked feigning ignorance. My cycle, Tricia answered…

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