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Simple Ways To Build An UNBREAKABLE Bond With Your Daughter

Simple Ways To Build An UNBREAKABLE Bond With Your Daughter

A strong mom-daughter bond is not a given. Just like every relationship, the mother-daughter relationship is vulnerable. So many things can come between a mom and her daughter, not the least of which is hormones! I have three daughters and my relationship with each has been different because they are different. Personality, temperaments, experiences – […]

LOUD WHISPERS: A Conversation With Mummy

LOUD WHISPERS: A  Conversation With Mummy

BAF: You look well mummy. Lovely as always Mummy: Thank you my dear. It is good to see you again. It has been a while. BAF: I am sorry it has taken me this long to visit. I have been busy. Mummy: It is alright. You always keep in touch so that makes up for […]

Be Your Child’s Parent, Not Their BFF

Be Your Child’s Parent, Not Their BFF

We see it all over social media, at the mall, and around town.  Moms and daughters arm-in-arm, shopping, gossiping, lunching … just like BFFs. The male counterpart can be just as alluring: the “cool” Dad, always the hit of the party, the lenient Dad who can be counted on to bend the rules. DON’T DO IT […]

Your Child Needs These 8 Things From You Everyday

Your Child Needs These 8 Things From You Everyday

There is nothing a parent wants more than to be their child’s role model. Having their little ones look to them for support, love and guidance provides parents with an overwhelming sense of joy and pride. Children need constant love and support from their parents. Sometimes they desire to be tucked into bed at night […]

Courtney B. Vance Relies On Faith, Family In Caring For Mother

Courtney B. Vance Relies On Faith, Family In Caring For Mother

“Do you need anything, Mom?” I asked. My mother lay in the hospital bed we’d set up when she moved into our guest house in Los Angeles three years before. She was motionless except for her eyes. She blinked to tell me no. Blinking her eyes and wiggling her foot to hit a bell have […]

This Is The Worst Way To Talk To Your Children About Weight

This Is The Worst Way To Talk To Your Children About Weight

A recent article about the link between parents’ weight comments and a child’s body dissatisfaction and weight gain sparked a major debate among The Huffington Post readers. Disagreement centered over the balance between concern for a child’s health and the psychological and physical damage that can result from cruel or clueless comments about weight. Readers wrote to […]

Mama O Yo Yo

Anyone who has seen the Peak Milk advert in Nigeria will agree with me that Mama O yo yo  is  a beautiful song for mothers. Hearing that song however got me thinking and it brought to mind some of the questions I have always asked myself- how many times in the year is Mother’s Day? […]

The Mother Who Was Also My Muse, By Niyi Osundare

The Mother Who Was Also My Muse, By Niyi Osundare

Although slightly lengthy but every second on this piece is very worth the time as Niyi Osundare eulogizes his late mother, Yeye Fasimia Osundare, who joined the ancestresses on November 9, 2015, and was committed to Mother Earth on January 8, 2016.   Extract from his 11th book of poems, ‘The World Is an Egg’…..Enjoy. […]