Boost Your Child’s Confidence in the F Word – These 10 Ways

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Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska I had my share of struggles with the F word. Fortunately, time and experience open your eyes. I have come to understand the hidden beauty and necessity of this very little understood expression. But what if your child too is struggling with talk of the F word? F for FAILURE. As a parent, that raises my concern. “Argh! Mummy! I can’t tie my shoelaces! I can’t!” “Mum, I hate Maths!. I couldn’t answer the questions the teacher asked me!” “My project wasn’t accepted, I can’t do anything right!” “I didn’t make it into the football team.” “Mum, somebody stole my bike from the playground!!!” Are these few examples of our children’s misfortunes and frustrations signs of being a […]

Being Part of the Multikids Family – Rebekah Mate-Kole Rampe

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” ― Nelson Mandela I’ve been interning at Multikids Foundation for the past three months. Coming into it, I didn’t realise how much it would impact my life and how I would immediately fall in love with the work they do. I have never been happier waking up and going to work, knowing it was all for something bigger than myself. Multikids Inclusive Academy is a little school in East Legon. The school is 6 years old. What makes Multikids unique is that it is Ghana’s first and only fully inclusive school, offering mainstream education as well as special education. Multikids combines specialist creative, academic and vocational teaching […]

My First Birthing Experience: Recollections of an Outwardly Composed but Secretly Traumatized Father – Martin Beeko

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The Surprise Sleepover The day started harmlessly enough. With about 4 days to go before our baby was 40 weeks, we went in for a regular check up only to be told by the doctor that my wife’s amniotic fluid was a little low and could be leaking. He wanted to play it safe and induce labor so we had to go home, prep and return to the hospital. The first induction process was not bad, but the second one got real, really fast. My wife went from pacing up and down with slight moans to screaming, crouching and generally not knowing what to do with herself. Meanwhile, all I could do was hold her while she looked into my […]

Penis growing inside my stomach ! My 2nd delivery experience – CHRISTAL BEEKO

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Yaaaayyyy I was pregnant again! Noooo I had to endure morning sickness again and the entire pregnancy journey is just not my thing. I don’t even have it bad and I get depressed just thinking about it. I mean who wants to feel sick 4 months straight! That taste in your mouth and just being tired ALL the time is just not my cup of tea. Fast forward through that depression to 16 weeks when I found out it was a boy!! Now all of a sudden there’s new excitement. I have a penis growing inside my stomach! Yikes! Lol no I don’t feel the actual penis in my stomach but there’s just this excitement about having a BOY! With […]

Difference between day and night. My first birth experience- Christal Beeko

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My 1st birth experience compared to my second was the difference between   day and night. Very simply put, I was going to grab the bull by its horns this time around. My first baby was a disaster. By Gods’  grace it was a smooth delivery but I had no clue what to expect and that alone made everything go wrong. First of all no one can describe the pain you are about to experience. I would imagine that it is that of a bus running over you and reversing back over your body one more time just  incase you didn’t feel the pain bad enough. My plan was a natural delivery with no pain medication. I begged for an epidural […]

My Pregnancy Experience -29 years old Mother of 2 kids.

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    “I did not plan to get pregnant……”  says  29 years old Mother of 2 kids. Hospital & country of delivery ?                                                                                                                 Lister, Ghana. What your journey to becoming pregnant? Was it easy? Did you have any miscarriages or did you have to go through any fertility treatments to get pregnant? (Please share your experience and emotions about it and what helped you get through it) Answer:  I did not plan to get pregnant (both times)…I’m terrible or rather lazy with contraception. My pregnancies were not easy. My body changed drastically; excessive water retention, something called Pelvic Girdle Pain (which affected mobility and later informed my choice of delivery). I am also Rh-; so the need to get my […]

Natalie’s Pregnancy Experience

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Name: Natalie Age:  28 Number of kids: 1 kid Hospital & country of delivery: Medifem, Ghana; What your journey to becoming pregnant? Was it easy? Did you have any miscarriages or did you have to go through any fertility treatments to get pregnant? (Please share your experience and emotions about it and what helped you get through it) Answer:  Luckily for me we got pregnant 3 months after marriage. We were more focused on enjoying our honeymoon rather than making a baby. Baby making can be fun and easy 1st by God’s grace and 2nd if it’s not your only focus Did you deliver on your expected due date? Which hospital and where you happy with their services?   Answer:  My adorable […]

Mariam’s Pregnancy Experience

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Name: Mariam Age:  31 Number of kids: 2 kids Hospital & country of delivery: Lister Hospital; I was happy with everything honestly. Dr and nurses took good care of me and gave me all the attention I needed What your journey to becoming pregnant? Was it easy? Did you have any miscarriages or did you have to go through any fertility treatments to get pregnant? (Please share your experience and emotions about it and what helped you get through it) Answer:  Getting pregnant for me was easy I thank God so much. First and second.  After Aiden I put in the IUCD and when I took it off I got pregnant immediately Did you deliver on your expected due date? […]