Category Parenting

Sexualization of Children

As I waited in the departure lounge of a local airport, I noticed there were many children about but it was understandable since it was summer holiday. One other thing I noticed was the way most of the children were…

Paying Mum back in full

A son took his old mother to a restaurant for an evening dinner. His mother being very old and weak, while eating, dropped food on her skirt. Other diners watched her in disgust while her son was calm. After she…

Super Mum

Have you ever heard of Super Mum? Well, I have. I have heard so much about her. She has an immaculate, professionally decorated house because she works really hard to make sure the house is in order; she has smart,…

Alien by day, Mummy by night

When my son brought his coloring book home from school I knew I had to change my looks. The picture of mummy in the family was an orange faced caricature with red cheeks, green eyes and purple lips while everybody…

A Mother’s to-do list

I know an aunt who would not let her children run around in the house. Her chair was made of fine leather, her side tables are made of glass and she had a beautiful glass standing shelf in the sitting…

This is for the dads….

There was the story of a construction manager who went round to supervise his workers on a new church building site. He asked 3 of them what they were doing, the first said ‘I am mixing cement’, the second said…

You Know Your Mum is Nigerian

1. When she scolds you for using your left hand to collect money from the Atm machine. 2. If she warns you from chasing girls around. Instead of you facing your studies. 3. If she tells you to repay her…

Adults get it wrong sometimes..

One day my mum accused me of stealing her money. It was usually me but on this occasion it wasn’t. She left it carelessly on her dressing table but some how someone else got to it. I cried and cried…

Can women really have it all?

Let’s face it, many of us thought we would enjoy having children and taking care of them a lot more than we do. Let me clear this up early: my children mean the world to me. I love them deeply.…