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Upping The Game Or Quitting Your Job – Tales Of A Career Woman

Upping The Game Or Quitting Your Job  – Tales Of A Career Woman

Going back to work after maternity leave is pretty much a drag. Depending on how much time you get, you could be leaving a two or six month old (or older) at home. You’re really just getting to know each other, after all. Leaving your baby with a care provider can feel very daunting and is quite different from leaving […]

The Marketing Code Of Breast Milk Substitute – What Our Mothers Do Not Know

The Marketing Code Of Breast Milk Substitute – What Our Mothers Do Not Know

The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has raised the alarm over the continued violation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, BMS and national regulations by manufacturers of BMS products even as the agency warned that violators of the Code would be jailed for a period of two years […]

The Pain Of Seeing Your Mother Beg To Feed

The Pain Of Seeing Your Mother Beg To Feed

“I don’t like to talk about it but I got into an accident when I was three years old… I remember we were still living on the streets…. My mother was drinking with her friends, and she didn’t watch out for me. I was running and playing and then I got hit by a car…. […]

If You Can’t Ask Him How He Manages To Be A Father, A Successful BusinessMan, Don’t Ask Her!

If You Can’t Ask Him How He Manages To Be A Father, A Successful BusinessMan, Don’t Ask Her!

As an entrepreneur, a mother and a member of the oft-discussed millennial generation, I feel I’m being positively pummeled with expectations, joys, demands, judgments and revelations. With too little time and more goals than I can count, I often feel overwhelmed. Yet, despite the dizzying whir of business and life, I feel absolutely certain about a […]

Meet The Unheralded Women Who Saved Mothers’ Lives And Delivered Babies Before Modern Medicine

Meet The Unheralded Women Who Saved Mothers’ Lives And Delivered Babies Before Modern Medicine

The first time Onnie Lee Logan witnessed a birth she was but nine years old, peering through a crack in the wall as her mother delivered her nephew. She said that her mother would have killed her if she’d known Onnie was watching, but Onnie couldn’t tear her gaze from the scene. “I didn’t actually […]

Career & Motherhood: Ways to Make It Work

Career & Motherhood: Ways to Make It Work

“I’m just afraid I’m not doing enough as a mother—and maybe I’m not even doing it right at all.” A young working mom, her eyes misty and tired from little sleep, quietly shared that with me. And I’ve had a version of this conversation with too many women recently. But I’ve been there, too. To […]

Motherhood Made Me An Entrepreneur

Motherhood Made Me An Entrepreneur

As a parent of younger children, I felt the intense pressures and emotions tied to keeping everything running smoothly both at home and in the office. Though I managed, it felt crazy. I tried every possible work schedule. There seemed to be no good solutions out there—until my co-founder Siva and I founded Kango, an […]

Five Extraordinary Mothers Of The Bible

Five Extraordinary Mothers Of The Bible

1. Sarah: The Mother Who Waited In Genesis 11:30 we learn, “Now Sarai was childless because she was not able to conceive.“ This would have grieved both Sarah and Abraham, and in Genesis 15 when the word of the LORD came to Abram he answered, what will you give me LORD since you have not given me an heir? […]

Low-cost Drug Could Save Thousands Of Mothers’ Lives Across Developing World

Low-cost Drug Could Save Thousands Of Mothers’ Lives Across Developing World

A low-cost and widely available drug could save the lives of 1 in 3 mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, according to a new study. Severe bleeding, known as postpartum hemorrhage, or PPH, is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide, killing more than 100,000 women every year. Even for mothers who […]

How pregnancy changes careers

How pregnancy changes careers

A COUPLE of weeks ago I attended a lunch for mothers who run their own businesses — so-called mumpreneurs — though I don’t particularly like that term. It sounds like a collective noun for a bunch of women who have nothing better to do than crochet baby blankets and sell them on Etsy. This couldn’t […]