Once during an interview, Dolly Parton said she always dresses up at home around her husband (including hair and makeup). Her reasoning was that if she goes to the trouble to dress up for strangers in public, why wouldn’t she get done up for her husband? Wow. That’s seriously dedicated. I’m not sure I’ll ever get to that … More What do you wear at home…and does your husband hate it?
Abraham Lincoln, the great American president, was giving a speech once when one of his fiercest opponents angrily interrupted him and accused him of being “two-faced.” Abe, unfazed by the man’s insult, calmly replied “If I had two faces, would I choose to wear this one?” 😂😂😂😂!!! Abe seamlessly diffused what was a serious and … More How laughter can transform your relationship and your life
I failed my first term of secondary school miserably. And back then in Nigeria, there was no hiding – students were ranked based on their performance! (I think I came 77th out of about 100 students.) But what my mother said to me, I will never forget: “Don’t worry, this is only the beginning.” You see, with those … More Why you must let your children FAIL
I heard an astonishing statistic (unverified) a while ago, that 70% of African American children are raised in homes without a father. This really bothered me and got me thinking for a long time. Then I realised that it’s easy to point fingers and deride those men for such irresponsibility but the truth is, men … More We shouldn’t really complain about men, if this is how we’re raising our sons
My family and I were on holiday recently. It was in one of those resorts where there are a hundred and one activities at your disposal. Literally. After two days of active and constant engagement from dawn to dusk, I was completely activity-ed out and desperately in need of some “me” time. When the rest of … More Life as an introverted wife in an extroverted home
Anger is actually not a bad word. It’s just an emotion. Nope, it was not invented by the devil. And heck no, it is not okay to blame it for every character flaw as a lot of people do. “I was angry so I…” is such a familiar and destructive tale. It takes maturity to understand and accept … More 2 ways to stop anger from destroying your home
This week is my first wedding anniversary. Yay! And whilst it’s been an awesome time overall, there have been lessons learnt and here are five “Ah-ha!” ones. Enjoy! 1. Your spouse will surprise you You don’t fully know someone until you are married to them. Regardless of how long you date, the sense of “permanence” … More 5 simple lessons from my first year of marriage
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Time magazine published an article recently on the benefits of forgiveness. It stated that according to research, forgiving yourself and other people significantly reduces the chance of mental illness. It was an enlightening article. But what I found to be conspicuously missing from it was the “how.” How do you actually forgive a person that … More A guaranteed cure for unforgiveness, guilt, depression and other emotional hellholes
My daughter and I visited a museum during a trip to America several years ago. It was very busy with barely enough space to explore, so when we found a room that was almost empty we were very happy. As we walked in, I noticed an elderly couple in the room. They were holding hands and clearly enjoying each … More Is the past still controlling your life?