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BORN TO SHINE

BORN TO SHINE

Aug. 24 | These past weeks, no make that months I have been thinking a lot about image! Say what? Yes you heard me, Image! YOUNG AND HAPPY Image is everything I believe, especially if you take into consideration that God created us all in His awesome image as the...

KIDS TANTRUMS

KIDS TANTRUMS

Aug. 15 | You are in a supermarket  with your two-year-old and suddenly  he/she throws a tantrum,kicking and screaming uncontrollably. Toddler crying What do you do as a  parent? First it is good to know why kids throw tantrums. Kids temperaments vary dramatically,...

WATER SAFETY IN CHILDREN: WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW

WATER SAFETY IN CHILDREN: WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW

Aug. 10 | Imagine this: It is the morning after your best friend’s house warming party and you leave your child in the care of a baby sitter at the new house, with the friend’s child to drive your friend to the airport. FUN BUT DEADLY: Uncovered swimming...

MOMMY SHINE WITH MAVIS PROCTOR

MOMMY SHINE WITH MAVIS PROCTOR

Aug. 3 | Mommy Shine with Mavis ProctMy favourite trivial TV of all times is Kimora: Life on the fab Lane simply because I find a fabulous mom who takes their role as a mother seriously and seems to be getting the balance between motherhood and her career right...

OBESITY IN CHILDREN

OBESITY IN CHILDREN

Jul. 27 | WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW Parents born in village setup will agree with me that eating healthy is by “default”. By this I mean that there are no fast foods outlets at their door step.  So whether you like it or not you will have to prepare a meal...

WORK TRAVEL:  THE DILEMMA AND GUILT

WORK TRAVEL: THE DILEMMA AND GUILT

Jul. 20 | Ahhh the glamorous life of an editor! This past week it had me mixing business with pleasure at a luxurious boutique hotel in Jo’burg for an awesome three days of  conferencing on the rights of children which simply affirmed my choice of a career as...

PARENTING AND UNDERAGE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

PARENTING AND UNDERAGE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

Jul. 13 | Child drinking alcohol (pic from internet) Gone are the days when alcohol was consumed for celebrations on important occasions like marriages and child birth. These days basically 90 percent of alcohol consumption is for fun. It has come to an extent...

DIFFERENT FOLKS DIFFERENT STROKES

DIFFERENT FOLKS DIFFERENT STROKES

Jun. 29 | Dreams do come true! For some reason I have been hearing that statement a lot these days, especially from my friends who seem to have suddenly been hit by The Secret bug. For those who haven’t caught the bug yet, The Secret is a book which teaches...

HOW TO BULL-PROOF YOUR CHILD

HOW TO BULL-PROOF YOUR CHILD

Jun. 22 | Many parents are at loss as to how to deal with their children who are being bullied at school.  EDUCATING: Caroline Minju It pains a parent to learn that their child has undergone some form of bullying or the other at school. What parents should know...

IN THE NAME OF LOVE

IN THE NAME OF LOVE

Jun. 15 | Last week Mom@ Large asked these critical questions concerning raising teenagers: Wamaitha Waweru 1.Should a parent draw their line in the sand about issues they believe are right and those they believe are wrong such as Curfew Time and Dress code for...

PARENTING TEENAGERS

PARENTING TEENAGERS

Jun. 8 | My children are still small, lower primary and kindergarten, so when I met up with a fellow church mate who told me that his are in their teenage years and early 20′s I envied him. As I told him about how I long for  the freedom that him and his...

WOMEN LOSE SOME,GAIN MORE TO BE MOMS

WOMEN LOSE SOME,GAIN MORE TO BE MOMS

Jun. 4 | To raise a little special someone or someones is no doubt a challenge, but what I find absolutely fascinating is the extra energy  that God  seem to have reserved specially for mothers, which many women with no children just do not have. Caption: Unconditional...

BOY TO MEN

BOY TO MEN

May. 25 | Last week Caroline Minju of The Birds and The Bees, a youth programme which empowers young people and parents on issues of spirituality and socially enlightened us on how to deal with the onset of puberty in girls. This week in the name of fairness, we...

WHAT PARENTS AND GIRLS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MENSTURATION

WHAT PARENTS AND GIRLS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MENSTURATION

May. 18 | Most parents get stranded when it comes to talking to their girls about sex and sexuality issues, which include body and mental preparedness on tackling onset of menstruation and changes that come with it. Caroline Minju of  ‘The Birds and Bees’...

HOLIDAYING WITH KIDS BAD FOR HEALTH

HOLIDAYING WITH KIDS BAD FOR HEALTH

May. 11 | Before I had kids of my own I was 30 looking like a fresh faced 20- year- old  woman while friends my age who had children looked, I am sorry to say  tattered and torn. I chalked it up all to bad genes because I didn’t know better. I didn’t...

MOTHERS-IN-LAW AND DAUGHTERS- IN- LAW

MOTHERS-IN-LAW AND DAUGHTERS- IN- LAW

Apr. 27 | I want to believe that the way I have lived my life has been  to go with the flow and let the current of God’s love carry me where He wants me to go. Well most of the time anyhow!   I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wasn’t...

BEING A MOTHER

BEING A MOTHER

Apr. 19 | This week as the gravity of being a working mother weighed down on me heavily I share with  you this beautiful prose simply tittled: ‘Being a Mother” which was sent to my inbox with the hope that it will inspire someone, especially daughters...

KIDS’ PERCEPTIONS OF COLOUR AND CULTURE

KIDS’ PERCEPTIONS OF COLOUR AND CULTURE

Apr. 13 | My kids often crack me up. COVERED UP: Muslim women They are indeed a constant source of belly laughs for me, which I am grateful for because it definitely makes the difficult task of raising them up interesting and of course less stressful! Some time...

THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

Apr. 10 |   Talking to kids about sex and spirituality Tomorrow, Saturday the 7th a Gaborone based youth organisation will bring together children aged between 8-12 years old to talk about sex and spirituality among other issues. YOUNG PEOPLE: Carol Minju Speakers...

HOW TO RAISE A FIRST BORN LIKE THE THIRD

HOW TO RAISE A FIRST BORN LIKE THE THIRD

Mar. 23 | Last weekend I heard one of SA small screen celebrity dad talk about how he wished he had read a book on  how to raise a first child like a third born before he became a father. TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE: Parents tend to get more skillful with practice I...