8 Things I Learnt As A 2nd Time Mother

1. Diapers are interchangeable. First time around, I was inundated with horror stories of how the wrong diaper would lead to diaper rash, raw peeling skin and a super cranky baby. I was so terrified that every time my relatives abroad asked me what I’d like, I’d always reply, “Diapers!” They would buy the diapers […]

My Husband, My Colleague: The Pros And Cons Of Working With My Husband

One morning, I rode up the elevator with a bunch of my work colleagues. The elevator stopped on the sixth floor, and one of them, a tall, light-skinned fella with an Afro, got off. As the doors closed, another of my colleagues asked, “Ah ah. Is that how you say good-bye? No good-bye kiss?” Yes, […]

My Husband, My Colleague: The Pros And Cons Of Working With My Husband

Giving Birth The Second Time : My Childbirth Story

I kept postponing writing this post and now so much time has passed that I don’t think I have enough space to write everything. Lol. So I’m just going to do it interview-style. If there are any questions you have that I don’t answer, you can type them in the comments’ section 🙂 What was […]

Giving Birth The Second Time : My Childbirth Story

I Went Hunting for a Preschool in Lekki. Here’s What I Found.

There comes a time in every child’s life when he must start school. The question is: which school, though? With so many options (and half as many scary stories!), I knew it would not be an easy search. Luckily, I referred to this article by my friend, Bim. I also asked people on Twitter to […]

I Went Hunting for a Preschool in Lekki. Here's What I Found Out (Part 1)

Vacations Are Great For Your Career. Here’s How.

I can imagine the look on my boss’s face as I make the argument for going on leave. Because this is Nigeria. We agree in principle that yes, vacations are good and workers need times for rest. On the other hand, the work pressures make it seem like there’s no good time to go on […]

4 Tips For Hosting Your Family During Christmas

Kody can’t wait to invite everyone to her house as usual for her annual Christmas family get together. She decides it would be best to send out the invites early enough.  Despite the fact that it’s a family ritual, she still adds a courteous touch of sending out invites well on time, so everyone can […]

4 Tips For Hosting Your Family During Christmas

5 Unusual Christmas Gifts Your Children Will Thank You For

It’s that time of the year again. ‘Tis the season to be jolly with jollof rice, chicken, new clothes, snappy hairdos and of course, gifts. As parents, it is our duty, it seems, to provide our children with a mandatory Christmas gift. And the toy companies are not missing out on the pressure. Everywhere I […]

5 Unusual Christmas Gifts Your Children Will Thank You For

12 Family Christmas Traditions You Should Totally Start

What do you remember most about Christmas as a child? I remember frying chin-chin and the mega cooking preparations we did on the 24th for Christmas lunch. And who can forget shopping for Christmas clothes, winding through the market with my mother looking for an outfit we both liked that the store had my size […]

12 Family Christmas Traditions You Should Totally Start

5 Things I Learned From Failing At Work 

The year I gave birth to my son was the year I got my worst performance ranking. To be fair, it wasn’t a bad ranking. It was average. But when you have a reputation as a high performer, average feels like a death blow to your career. To adjust to my new family circumstances, I […]

5 Things I Learned From Failing At Work

How My Long Distance Relationship Helped Me

A lot of people thought it was crazy to have a long-distance relationship. Was it a proper commitment? Shouldn’t we have made it an “open” relationship? How did we know the other person didn’t have a proper face-to-face relationship with another?