Tag Chinwe Kalu

Chinwe Kalu: How I Discovered My Middle Child

With four kids, who are between the ages of 10 and 16, I must admit that though I mother with basic Christian principles, I am not always sure of what I am doing. If there is a mum who is

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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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Memoirs Of A Mum: Coping With My Empty Nest

By Chinwe Kalu Many years ago, my little sister, who is the last born, had finished secondary school. There was something peculiar about my family. My parents lived apart though they were not divorced. My sister had lived with my

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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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Chinwe Kalu: “WOW! I finally had the birds and the bees talk with my 11-year-old daughter.”

By Chinwe Kalu I was at a parents’ forum recently for the final year students of my children’s primary school. My oldest daughter is in the sixth year.  She’ll be eleven in July and will be off to secondary school

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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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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: How I Finally Got To Teach My Daughters About Sex!

Chinwe Kalu I was at a parents’ forum recently for the final year pupils of my children’s primary school. My eldest daughter is in the sixth grade. She’ll be eleven in July and will be off to secondary school in

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Memoirs Of A Mum: As I Begin To Empty My Nest

I woke up this morning to a very quiet house. Recently, my family moved to East Africa, Tanzania to be precise. My husband was moving on to greener pastures and we all decided to take this huge gamble. We shut

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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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Memoirs of a Mum: ‘My Son Is Now A Man’ – Chinwe Kalu

My son came home from school with his sister and she kept going on that he had something to share with me, something to tell me. He would just give me a huge smile, saying, ‘Mummy, I will tell you, just

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