Wednesday, 16 October 2013

THANK YOU GOD....

My son's bedtime prayer had us all in stitches last night.


 In Jesus name,
         thank you God for our food, because we are not hungry,
         thank you God that we wear our slippers so that we do not step on dirty floors,
         thank you God that we do not touch electricity,
         thank you God that we did not dig the sand with our hands,
         thank you God that we did not fight,
         thank you God for everything,
         in Jesus name I pray.



Children,God bless them.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

DOTI NO DEY KILL AFRICAN MAN....


He,hee,hee!!!

Excuse me jare.

Had to come here to laugh out loud as what  I just witnessed is too funny not to share.

Its this babe o, you know her type now; baffed to the teeth, nose in the air, veeery, veeery upitty, ehn now, the type that makes you feel like a housegirl even in your sunday best. You gorrit!! That's the type of girl am talking about.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

JUST LIKE ROAD-RUNNER AND COYOTE!!!


Who ever watched 'Roadrunner and Coyote'?

It is a cartoon that aired years ago. Pretty inane really.

Just about Coyote chasing Roadrunner in every episode and never catching it. In true cartoon style, there was dynamite blowups, heavy things falling from the sky, boobie traps and allsorts of other stuffs employed by Coyote to catch Roadrunner, but inspite of it all he never could catch Coyote.

My friend Andrea and I used to discuss what would happen if Coyote eventually got to catch Roadrunner.

Then ONE DAY.......

Friday, 13 September 2013

MISSING HOME

 I cant believe that I've actually spent this length of time away from my space. When I started this blog, I had the notion of carving out my own little corner in cyberspace where I can be me, where I can vent or percolate whenever I wanted to.

I really do enjoy blogging but sometimes life happens and one is left up a creek without a paddle. At such times what can one do?

I have faced a situation that seriously challenged my faith and left me clueless in the last couple of weeks. Not in my wildest nightmare have I ever entertained the possibility of homelessness but then it happened to me, inspite of all my attempt at 'having - it - together'.

How did I manage the nightmare?

I came apart complete...

Yup, you read that right, I totally unglued and fell apart. I didn't know what else to do, I couldn't figure anything to do except to mope and boy did I mope!

That's why I've been MIA. I really do miss my space and even though we are still living at the mercy of relatives, things are looking up and we'll soon be back in our own home and then I be back on the block big time!!!

I miss y'all and I tender my sincere  apologies for the break. Hope to be back soonest.

Love y'all.


AUNTY MO.

Monday, 29 July 2013

LETS TALK ABOUT SEX

Ehn???

Gulp.

Yes now, lets talk about sex.

OK..... Shoot!!!

Something I read on Eya Ayambem's blog this morning got me thinking about how as parents, we our children in relation to 'the birds and the bees'.

When I was growing up,

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

GUEST ETIQUETTE



The holidays are upon us again and it is not unusual for young people to go around spending part of their holidays for sleep overs at the home of friends and relatives.

We recently had the 'pleasure' of hosting my husband's nieces as they came for a short stay on their way home from boarding school. That was not the first time we have had to accommodate friends and family at our home but the experience got me reflecting about

Sunday, 21 July 2013

YES!!! CHILD, NOT BRIDE!!!

Still on the Nigerian senate and underage marriage issue. I am so glad to read of the public out cry against it.

In an article in one of the dailies,

Saturday, 20 July 2013

HOW DID WE GET HERE???

 Yeah,  yeah, I guess I must admit that I've been living under a rock in the last couple of days. Indeed I've been away on a personal retreat and you know how these things work, I was totally incommunicado - which also means that I was behind on some of the Major news and events happening in our country.

So you can imagine my shock and utter disgust when I read

MY BEANS AND PASTA SPECIAL

I had this meal at a friends place last week and I enjoyed it so much that I had to ask her for the recipe, however, she couldn't give it to me then because she was busy attending to other guests so I figured out the recipe myself. We had this for supper tonight and everyone had seconds!!!

Thursday, 11 July 2013

'ONE CHANCE'.


Who hasn't heard the phrase 'One Chance' - a term that refers to a situation where criminals take advantage of unsuspecting commuters by luring them into commuter buses only to rob them during the journey and dump them far from their planned destinations.

Once, several years ago - when I was still agile & fit, I boarded a 'One Chance' cab.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

EWAR'S ADENIKE OGUNGBE PASSES ON


WOW! I just came online a few minutes ago to check updates on  some of my favourite blogs when I read of the passing away of one of  Nigeria's foremost makeup artist on Linda Ikeji's blog.

While I cannot claim to know Adenike personally, I've met her on some occasion and

Sunday, 30 June 2013

MY WORRIES.

I have a lot of concern for the future of our world - serious concerns.

Today, I am particularly bothered about the apparent irresponsibility in the entertainment media. The media does a lot in shaping thinking, beliefs and behaviour of people and so it is imperative that media practitioners are alive to their responsibilities.

My rant today is about childrens' entertainment.

Friday, 28 June 2013

EVERYDAY IS FOR THE THIEF....


I recall a story my cousin once told me about how, when she was growing up, they lived in an apartment block where one of the tenants used to beat his wife regularly.

Nearly every evening, the neighbours would all be drawn to this man’s flat in a bid to rescue his poor wife before he caused her serious bodily harm. On a few occasion someone or the other had to rush the woman to the hospital to treat injuries inflicted on her by her husband.

Many wondered why she didn’t just leave him, but none voiced out these thoughts, as they didn’t want to risk being labelled as home-breakers.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

SERIAL MONOGAMING OR SERIAL MONOGAMY???

I heard a gist last night that left me rather disturbed - you know the type - the 'do not say you heard it from me' kinda gist.

As I am about to do 'amebo' by passing it on I guess I'll have to bind you to the same caveat - 'DO NOT SAY I TOLD YOU O'!!!

So as the story goes, there is this friend of a friend of a neighbour's sister in-law's cousin's wife, longtale abi? Anyho', this lady is about 35 years old, been married and divorced twice, in a common law relationship and separated and now involved with another man.

So what do you call someone that does that?

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

CHOOSING TO TRUST GOD


The Lord Is My Shepherd
Psalm 23.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever.
 

 Life happens and even the very best of men face situations that are waaay bigger than them.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Saturday, 15 June 2013

GETTING CHILDREN TO HELP WITH HOUSEWORK


When I was growing up, doing house chores was a normal part of being a child and a member of one’s family.

As soon as we were able to handle a broom, we were given ‘our own’ little brooms and assigned to a part of the house which we had the responsibility to keep clean.

The challenges of urban living may have contributed to the fact that children these days no longer have the ‘pleasure’ of learning to do chores at home.

I can relate to the statement above, as, once the children wake up in the morning, its all systems go – the commute to school, school, homework, afterschool activities etc., and the weekend schedules are not lighter – weddings, church, meetings and visitations.......

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

KITCHEN TIMESAVING TIPS


Who wouldn't like to find ways of saving time, particularly food preparation time?

Well am about to share some of my favourite kitchen time saving tips here.....

You can thank me later for it OK? *winks*.

First, let me say that if you have a medium to large family or you entertain a bit, then the deep/chest  freezer is your friend - that is if you live in an area where you have access to some electricity power supply. Hello??? Am not forgetting that we are in Nigeria here ;D.

Friday, 7 June 2013

WHY I BELIEVE SO MUCH IN NURTURING FAMILIES.



 
 
The family is the bedrock of any society or country.

Strong families make strong societies.

The society is nothing but a reflection of the condition of the families within it.

Where family values are lacking, where family structures are broken down, the society is affected adversely.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

WELCOME

 


Hello there!!! I am so glad you stopped by. Why don't you get yourself a drink and pull up a chair, I would really like for us to hangout for a while.

This is where you will find stories, tips, inspiration, news and more on family relationships, parenting, the christian walk and life generally.

You might even make a friend or two as more people join us here.

Your views, comments and contributions will always be welcome, I look forward to hearing from you.

I hope you will find time to visit again and again.

Once again, thank you for stopping by.

 Wunmi.