African respect culture

You know you’re African when you’re being given advice at every turn by any and everyone (even people who have no idea what they’re on about) but I suspect you really know for sure that you’re Nigerian when you feel like you MUST accept and act on the advice you’re given. Particularly when it’s coming from someone of an older generation than yourself. I’m West African. Not Nigerian but I have had the chance to observe Nigerian cultural interactions a lot over the past few years and it’s interesting to me that it really is just as it is in…

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Baby’s first solids: A Weaning Menu
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Baby’s first solids: A Weaning Menu

When I started Baby E on solids at 5 months old, I was sure she’d take to it easily and love everything she tried. I read up on everything weaning related and knew it was best practice to offer her everything for the first time in the daytime so that I could spot any allergic reactions. I also read about how it might be helpful to offer savoury before sweet so that your little one doesn’t cultivate a sweet tooth. Photo by life is fantastic on Unsplash Figuring it out I don’t know if those pieces of advice made any difference in my…

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9 Things I wish I knew before baby (Number 3 is key!)
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9 Things I wish I knew before baby (Number 3 is key!)

Heard the saying "experience is the best teacher"? It was never truer for me than when I had my baby. From the very first day she was born, a ton of things I'd like to have known and/or believed before I'd given birth. A ton. Number 3 will explain why there aren't more points in this list! The top 9 things i wish i knew before baby Your baby's cries will be the loudest and most painful sound you'll have heard thus far. They'll be very difficult to ignore and while others may think it's cute or not that loud,…

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15 Quick & Easy baby & toddler friendly family dinner ideas
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15 Quick & Easy baby & toddler friendly family dinner ideas

Getting anything done with a baby around can be challenging. That's why I'm always looking for mommy tips and hacks. I'm also always on the hunt for quick yummy recipes that work for us all. I turned to some real moms for quick and easy baby friendly family dinner ideas. These all look so good and I can't wait to try some of them out. Go through the photos and see what tickles your fancy. Click through the meal name links to see the full recipes. To start off, Bintu from suggests the following: Parmesan Air Fryer tenders These golden…

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13 First time mum tips and hacks for sanity
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13 First time mum tips and hacks for sanity

First time mum tips and hacks for sanity in the first three to six months especially I've written previously about some of the things that can put a mother down aka drive her crazy! I know I'm not alone in any of the points I expressed there and so I thought I'd put it to other moms to say how they dealt with different things that made them feel like they were losing it in the first few months of mommy life. Stop saying “sorry” unless you truly need to. We’re programed to say “sorry” all the time. We say…

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