Author: Ann Esievoadje

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Ann Esievoadje is a Writer, Editor and Content Creator who has been publishing articles since 2005 in different publications (both print and digital). Raised as a science student, she nursed her desire for the written arts until she graduated from Computer Engineering at the University of Benin, Benin City with both a diploma and a B.ENG degree. The Quilt is her first published book (a collection of short stories), and she’s currently working on multiple projects including her novel, Freakshow and her blog, Life, Love and Anything Goes (http://annesievoadje.blogspot.com). When she isn’t glued to her computer or scribbling in her notepads, she spends her time reading, watching movies, salivating over culinary programs and swimming. She lives in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria with her husband, Kite, and together they have two sons, Nathan and Jaden Esievoadje. You can contact her at annesievoadje@gmail.com or on Twitter at @annkite0.

LOVE LANGUAGE SERIES: Receiving Gifts

Who doesn’t like a freebie? Giving gifts is at the very heart of love. But for some people, receiving and giving gifts is the best way they show just how genuinely they love their partners; that is why it is a love language. Gifts are a symbol of love and visual expression of a loving […]

LOVE LANGUAGE SERIES: Receiving Gifts

LOVE LANGUAGE SERIES: Quality Time

In our previous article, we talked about on love language ideas involving words. There is another important love language that people crave, and it is Quality Time. Have you ever spent all day in a house with someone and the person still claim they didn’t get to spend time with you? That’s because this love […]

LOVE LANGUAGE SERIES: Quality Time

Five Love Languages Series: Words of Affirmation

There are five love languages that we need to speak fluently in our marriages and families. Today we start with the first, Words of Affirmation. What is Words of Affirmation as a Love Language? Words of affirmation as a love language is the use of positive words and the right tone of voice to express […]

 How I Kept Intimacy In My Marriage After Having Kids

After our honeymoon, my hubby and I definitely wanted to continue spending a lot of quality time with each other. Along came the kids and it was goodbye to our alone time. First, there was the waking-up-at-night cycle as babies. Then, there was the sleeping in our bed phase as toddlers.  Whenever we tried to […]

How I Kept Intimacy In My Marriage After Having Kids

5 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Benin City

Holidays should be a perfect blend of education and fun for children because, ‘all play with no work, makes Jill a hyper girl’. Keeping kids engaged during a long holiday is hard work in Benin City. Here are a few suggestions you could check out.  1. Ogba Zoo Children love animals especially toddlers; so take them […]

5 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Benin City

3 Ways To Store Expressed Breast Milk

You’ve pumped milk and baby aren’t quite ready for it yet. So what next? How do you store expressed milk? You have three options. At room temperature You can leave freshly expressed milk in a room where the temperature is between 16 -27 deg C, for 3 to 6 hours. Any warmer, then it’s best […]

3 Ways To Store Expressed Breast Milk

​Sleep Training 101 (Pt 2)

Last week, we started our series on sleep training 101. This is the second part. If you missed the first one, catch up here. Here are some practical ways to sleep train your child: 1. Bedtime routines Starts 30-40mins before your child goes to sleep. Should be predictable and relaxing. Should include baths, nappy changes, […]

​Sleep Training 101 (Pt 1)

​Sleep Training 101 (Pt 1)

It’s easy to lie to yourself that your baby’s poor sleeping habit is a norm. After all, every other mother around you has the same struggles. But the truth is, for the sake of your sanity, you need to find a way to get them to have the required amount of sleeping hours per day. […]

​Sleep Training 101 (Pt 1)

Pumping School 101: More on Breast Pumps

Should you get a manual pump or an electric pump? If electric, should you get battery-operated or plug-in breast pumps? Should you get single flange pumps (for expressing milk one breast at a time) or double flange pumps (for expressing both breasts at the same time)? Decisions, decisions. Manual breast pumps Pros Inexpensive. Good for expressing milk occasionally. Convenient and easy […]

Breast Pumps: A Working Mom’s Best Friend

You’ve probably heard the myths about breast pumps. Your breasts will get flat fast. The breast milk tastes different when expressed. The former is a myth. The latter is a function of how well the milk is stored. As a working mom, breast pumps are a life saver. They allow you to continue with exclusive breastfeeding, as […]

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