Lola Komolafe’s Yesterday Left Us With Today Story Review

After reading Lola Komolafe’s Yesterday Left Us with Today, I got a mixed feeling. I felt sorry for the ladies, who are in disastrous relationships, who feel they have nowhere else to go, I felt disgust for parents who for one circumstance of the other leave their daughters in the hands of men who to them would cater for their daughters and also lighten the burden and of cause, how can I forget, the most irritating character to me in the story called “John” who like many men feel they own most women they are involved with, who render themselves as wives before marriage to men or even husbands who feel they have the right to use women as boxing mates. Don’t conclude at this point that you know the story based on my feeling because the story is awesome. It is a story of knowledge and suspicion and one I recommend many mothers to purchase for their daughters as unknown to many mothers, daughters keep things bottled up. You do not have to be a scolding mother to have a daughter that do not tell you things, don’t pock nose, just understand them and be smart in your conversations with them.  Yesterday Let Us with Today is a tale of two friends (Shalewa and Felicia) who met at a boarding school in Nigeria; they studied together, played together and graduated together. Like many friends they kept in touch but […]

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10 Things Your Daughter Should Know by the Time She Is 10 By Laura Usky

1. How adored she is. No matter what you disagree on and even though sometimes you may yell, she should know she is the center of your universe — always. 2. How to cook. She should be able to prepare small snacks such as eggs, pasta, toast, sandwiches etc. My daughter loves to cook and letting them experiment enforces this life skill. 3. Body changes are coming and what to expect. She needs to know that along with these hormonal changes will come some emotional changes as well. I have bought my daughter a great book by American Girl called The Care and Keeping of You that breaks down the physical and emotional changes in a very easy to understand way. I highly recommend it or a book like it to assist in explaining all that is going to happen to their bodies in the next few years. 4. The harm of drugs. Unfortunately, no matter where you live, drugs are a threat to your child and it starts as early as 10 in some cases. Explain to them in no uncertain terms that no drugs are safe to try even once. Make them understand the tragedy that results in the use of drugs and how dangerous and illegal they are. I have made it clear to my daughter that friends will try to convince you to experiment and that she has to be strong enough to walk away, even […]

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Parenting…

When parents think they do nothing in the lives of their children or that they do enough; it is then, that they should sit back to think, because everything a parent does in silence and in action goes a long way in a child’s life. Becoming a parent is more than bringing  a child into the world. It has nothing todo with breast feeding or sperm donations either because it takes more and even more to be called a parent and contrary to people’s beliefs, a parent can forget a child (Isaiah 49:15). In raising a child, parents often meet joy, unanswered questions and more unknown lessons which prove that generations later seem either easy or difficult to tame. Many parents see the grooming of their kids as joyful but others conclude on the worse and believe raising a child is never a thing of joy. The risk of raising a child has often been linked to the needs of the child. Parents irrespective of their status quo believe every child grows into the mother figure they have around them and this has led to a conclusion that mothers are the real parents. They believe that mother’s responsibility begins with child birth but comes to an end with their death. There has never been a child that ever existed without a parent; either he or she was raised by a single mum or widower. A child can never just appear […]

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