Should you trust your kids with close relatives?

Part of our duties as mums entails being present to watch over our children at all times, this in reality is not possible you and I know that too well. But how can we protect our children from possible harm they might be exposed to when we have gone away to work, market, hospital, church or anywhere we need to go? A lot might be going on in our homes which we not aware of. Please read this mum’s experience. There is a lot to learn from it. ‘As I’m…

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Mums helping mums succeed

The gathering of mothers was not just an ordinary one as mothers trooped out their numbers all dressed in their colorful and absolutely beautiful t-shirts which boldly read “I’m a Super Mum” to a bi-monthly beauty, lifestyle and mentoring workshop tagged Super Mum Makeover, organized by a nongovernmental organization Mum To Mum Support Initiative which held in the Ikeja area of Lagos State. Such forums have become necessary at a time when the international community is seeking to bridge the gap in gender equality and women are encouraged to contribute…

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A call for family-friendly policies at work

In observance of the 2017 International Day of Families, the Director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Nigeria, Mr Ronald Kayanja, has called for Policies that encourage corporate responsibility and family-friendly work environments. “Family-friendly policies, he continued, “are essential and have already been proven to improve workers’ productivity and dependability.” Mr. Kayanja made this call today in his opening address at the Africa Family Life Delegate Conference organised by Centre for Sex Education and Family Life. Addressing over 600 delegates at the conference, Mr Kayanja noted that the…

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UNFPA: 39,000 child marriages hold everyday

…More than 140m girls will marry between 2011 and 2020   Between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, according to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). If current levels of child marriages hold, 14.2 million girls annually or 39,000 daily will marry too young. Furthermore, of the 140 million girls who will marry before the age of 18, 50 million will be under the age of 15. Despite the physical damage and the persistent discrimination to young girls, little progress has been made toward ending…

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Eight amazing things mums do to live happier

I made a post on why mums often make unhappiness a choice, and why we need to choose to be happy regardless of what everyone around is doing wrong – our spouses, the kids, and everyone else. A mum called to say, “Grace, I wish it was that easy!!!” …tell me about it! Sometimes making the choice for what is good for us isn’t always easy. But before we get to those BIG choices we need to make to be happy, let’s consider small, simple, smart choices that can help…

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Tackling upsurge of child sexual abuse

The prevalence of child sexual abuse perpetuated mostly by family members and the elderly in Nigerian society is generating growing concerns from individuals, and especially Non- Governmental Organisations, NGO. This is the reason ‘Child and Women Against Child Sexual Abuse Initiative,’ (CWACSAI) an NGO, recently organised a seminar for students in Senior Secondary Schools in Lagos. The thrust of the seminar aroused from the upsurge of rape that has become rampant in the society among young children and older men old enough to be their fathers and grandfathers. The main…

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The president working from home: What it means to working mothers

Last week the media space was awash with the report that President Muhammadu Buhari will henceforth work from home. He had missed the Federal Executive Council (FEC) which held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja thrice in a row. Explaining his absence, the minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed was reported to have said the President was still resting at home and will henceforth work from home. Following harsh criticisms from Nigerians, the minister said his statement was misrepresented, and that the president only worked from home that day, not…

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