Category Memoirs of a Mum

Chinwe Kalu on “Scars Motherhood Has Left Me With”

I was watching a Jessica Parker movie titled, ‘I don’t know how she does it.’ It was about an American working Mum and the struggles she had trying to balance family and work. She was working in a high profile

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” You are my Rock”-Michelle Obama Speaks About Her Mother In The Most Amazing Way

Michelle Obama paid tribute to her mother, Marian Robinson in honor of her 80th birthday. The proud daughter shared a beautiful childhood throwback photo of her with her mother on Instagram late Saturday. In the caption for the closeup photo, Obama praised her

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Beauty In Every Scar! Meet Beautiful Andrea’s Second Baby

Ever heard the saying, “a scar means I survived” or ” wear your scars with pride”. Meet Andrea Grant who is a living proof of these statements. Andrea Grant survived a third degree burn when she was trapped in a

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“I love my son…but nothing beats raising three girls!” – Chinwe Kalu

I got a BB message saying it was Daughters’ Week sometime ago. I was quick to put up a picture of my three daughters on my profile for the week. This got me watching them closely. They all look alike,

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Chinwe Kalu: My 5th Child Made Me Remember How I Played In The Rain Without A Raincoat

A few nights ago, I went into my daughters’ room to check up on them. They had been asleep for about an hour, and I was checking to see they were well tucked. We have been dealing with mosquitoes since

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Chinwe Kalu: The Many Reasons I’m One Thankful Mum

I remember when I conceived my son. He’s now my first-born but there was a girl before him. She died. It was such a grim time for my husband and I, but the Lord saw us through. The issue became,

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Memoirs of a mum: ‘Does the Mummy Role Ever End?’ – Chinwe Kalu

Chinwe Kalu In recent times, in one of my memoirs, I have asked myself, does the Mummy role ever end? If it does, when does it end? Just a rhetoric question, I should know that it never does. But I

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Memoirs of a Mum: My 16-Year Experience With School Run – Chinwe Kalu

I have heard many women try to describe motherhood.  They sum it up by saying, ‘Being a mother is not easy.’  A slight digression: I saw a picture of a set of twin sisters in their late forties recently. They

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Memoirs of a Mum: Are You Raising Disciplined Children? – Chinwe Kalu

Enforcing discipline is fast taking the back seat in most homes. Or am I old school? What is this I see all around me? Am I overreacting? Am I the only one seeing all the mess? I watch the way

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Just Once, I’d Like Someone to Take Care of Me

A mum shared this post that perhaps resonates with a lot of married mums on Babble. Read below… I knew when I married him, what kind of man he was. Strong, generous, kind. But also in many ways my complete opposite.

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MEMOIRS OF A MUM: My New Mummy Phase

By Chinwe Kalu I am entering into another phase of motherhood. It is that phase when as a Mum, you realise, ‘whatever I have not done up to this time, I probably can no longer do.’ It is a very

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Memoirs of a Mum: Teaching My Last Child to Do House Chores Like Her Older Siblings

Chinwe Kalu I remember when my first daughter went for common entrance oral interview a few years back, the interviewer asked her if she could do any house chores and she reeled off all the things she could do. ‘I

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Memoirs of a Mum: ‘Discovering My Middle Child’ – Chinwe Kalu

My third child and second daughter was born with a full mane of hair, the right complexion and I was so excited. She looked right. She was pretty. I loved her as soon as I set eyes on her. However, she

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Memoirs of a Mum: “How Does It Feel Watching Your Kids Grow?” – Chinwe Kalu

How do you feel when you look at your kids and they look nothing like the babies you once held and nursed? When I was having them, I used to pray that I would be the shortest person in the

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