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Becoming The Mother

Becoming The Mother

When you think of motherhood, what is the picture that comes to your head? For me, it’s not the image of me smiling, holding my baby in my lap and playing peekaboo or something. The picture that rushes to my head is that one time when I was sitting in my workstation at home, rocking my baby’s rocker with one foot, and guiding my team through a project via a call, with breast pumps attached to me going bzzz bzzz. On that day, it occurred to me that this is what motherhood is. For you, it may be vacuuming and prepping dinner with an infant strapped to your chest African mother style, singing a lullaby while you pack customers’ orders, or answering your kid’s questions about homework while writing code. Motherhood is not childbirth, it’s not breastfeeding, and it’s not changing diapers. It is a lifestyle. It’s who you become when one of these small humans comes into your life. It is hard, it is joyful, it is chaos and it is contentment; all at once. Unfortunately, being a mother comes

What Not to Gift an Average Nigerian Mother on Mother's Day

What Not to Gift an Average Nigerian Mother on Mother's Day

Mothers Day is a day to celebrate the woman's role as a mother. As much as mothers love their kids, motherhood is work. It'll be really bad if you, my good men, were to mess up mother's day. This is not to say that men are clueless about what to get women on mothers Day. But I just saw a gifting agency's mothers Day packages and my chest is paining me (I know I know). If they're confident selling those things, there's a reason and the reason is that some men think it's good. Women like nice things just like you do. Nice things include wigs, jewelry, bags, things that make us feel pretty, things that make us feel seen and appreciated, things that we can look at years later and smile. Nice things DO NOT include any of the things on this list. Utensils - I saw this in a gifting agency's mother's day box and what came to my mind right away was, as what? Am I a joke to you? Do y'all really think that women have nothing else in their lives

Self-Love and All That Good Stuff Also, Self-Love for The Average Nigerian Because I Couldn’t Decide On a Title

Self-Love and All That Good Stuff Also, Self-Love for The Average Nigerian Because I Couldn’t Decide On a Title

Uncharacteristically, this is going to be a really short article, because, well, because I’m tired. Also because my head is full of tasks that piled up over the week, but mostly because I’m tired. This year, I’ve been thinking a lot about showing myself some love for real. I’m always writing content for clients on self-love; articles, social media content and even books. It’s gotten to the point where it feels like the words I write are mocking me. Self-love is really just showing yourself love, there’s no deep definition for it. You know how you treat people you love? Practising self-love is doing the same for yourself. No, it’s not a spa day, yoga or your skincare routine; all good things, but not self-love. You see, self-love is not a thing you do, it’s how you treat yourself, at all times. Now, this next paragraph cannot be understood by single people, so maybe go ahead and skip this one, Mena. You know how you love your significant other so much you’d do anything for them?

Self-Motivation with a Little Help

Self-Motivation with a Little Help

One of my favorite Beatles songs is With a Little Help from my Friends , and one of the most prominent lines is “I get by with a little help from my friends.” It didn’t occur to me how clever that line is until I started writing this article. You see, when you find an article or a book on self-motivation, you’re not expecting to read about help from anywhere, friends or not. You expect, like anyone would, that an article on self-motivation would talk about doing it all by yourself. I’m sorry to disappoint you, but you’re going to be glad you read this. The truth is that every human, adult or not, needs to learn to motivate themselves because life demands it. There won’t always be someone to tell you that you can do it or to push you to try regardless. You won’t always have your mom, or your dad, or your sister, or your best friend around to talk you into taking action that you are afraid of. There are days that just plain suck, right? I mean everything is good, we’re all happy

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