OUTSOURCING PARENTING

  I recently met a young lady who I got talking with. During our Get-to-Know-Each-Other-Session; she further spoke about a pet project she was working on and from the description; she was planning to start some sort of an executive Home Economics School targeting the Northern girls. That piqued my curiosity. She explained that she had been besieged by mothers complaining that their daughters were not domestic at all and this had prompted the idea to start the school. I commented that I hoped it was the mothers that were going to be her students! How can the mothers be complaining?? As the lady mused, she added that that was a major reason for men divorcing the girls they married because they just were totally lacking. Really how ridiculous. I didn’t find...

NOW IT’S NIGERIANS AND HALLOWEEN!

I got a broadcast offering a 30% discount on Halloween costumes and urging parents and adherents to take advantage of the sales before the D-day. I was a bit confused Two days later, a friend asked for locations where she could buy Halloween costumes. There is going to be a Halloween party in her son’s school so she needs him fully kitted for the do. Another put up a display picture of ghoulish outfits-Death, witches, grotesque looking outfits in anticipation of October 31st-1st November!! Then I got exasperated. What in heaven’s name is Halloween? Since when did it become a cornerstone of anything that schools have started including it in their activities for kids to learn about??? And of course our ever ready clueless market of parents don’t question...

TRUE STORY: WASTED YOUTH

TRUE STORY: WASTED YOUTH   A reader sent in this true story and has requested to remain anonymous.   A number of stories have been going around about men’s sexual cruelty to women. Seems this sort of inhuman treatment being meted out on women is becoming a trend. Personally, I do not like reading such stories because it does not bring pleasant memories to me at all; memories. I would love to put a lid on it. Maybe thanks to the power of the internet and the social media, we all now get to hear such stories, but the fact is that the occurrence of these incidents is not new. Way back in school then, we used to hear stories being whispered about. I know its natural that when males and females get to a certain age, their hormones tend to take control...

WHAT’S WRONG WITH ONE?

When a child is born it is the happiest day in the lives of a number of people; the mum, father, grandparents on both sides, close friends etc. This is especially true if the child is the first born of that family. As a brand new mother, I was ecstatic; I had finally had my first child. It was a whole new experience and I couldn’t wait to dive into it. Now, just as life didn’t come with instructions, neither did raising a tiny, fragile, totally dependant human being!!! I have finally conceded defeat. I have been asking the same question to who ever cares to listen; how do women deal with having more than child?? The whole experience-direct and indirect-made me firmly decide I wanted one child. My initial dream had been to have eleven boys! Yep, seriously I...

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