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 […]

Worth The Hype: 8 Skincare Must-Have For The Nigerian 30 Year Old

You’re 30. And after what seems like a lifetime of beach parties, too many cocktails and small chops, bridal and baby showers (yours included, perhaps) and a career full of highs and lows,  you’ve found yourself here with skin that looks a decade older. Don’t panic. Drink water. Life happens and your skin isn’t left out […]

Worth The Hype: 8 Skincare Must-Have For The Nigerian 30 Year Old

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

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?

Safety Tips At Home for Babies & Children

Ensuring your child’s safety means taking steps to prevent accidents & illnesses from happening. We can do this more in the case of accidents and to a somewhat less extent in the case of illnesses e.g. prevent exposure to triggers of seizures or asthma attacks but less so for congenital illnesses. “Accidents hurt – safety doesn’t” […]

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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Breast Milk vs. Formula? Must Read Part 2

We promised we’d bring you the second half of this debate and here it is. The pros and cons of formula for baby. Formula: Pros Convenient! Baby can be fed in public, and by anyone. This saves a lot of time for mama and she can easily get back to her pre-baby life. Freedom! Mama […]


Breast Milk vs. Formula? Must Read

Breast milk or formula? This debate is as old as…formula. In some hospitals, just before delivery, they make you indicate on a form which feeding philosophy you’ve chosen. Will you bottle-feed or breast-feed? Will you do both? For many women in our mothers’ generation, it was a no-brainer. They had seen their own mothers (our […]

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6 Goals You Should Set This Year

I just want to be good at what I do. I want to be a good engineer. A good wife. A good mama. A good writer/blogger. I want to be a good friend. A good child of God. A good daughter. A good sister. Cousin. I want to earn a decent income.   But “good” […]