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SUMMER CAMP AND ACTIVITIES LIST

Hello Parents! So summer vacation is almost here and I believe you are wondering…..”What activities and camps can the kids get into this year?” Well we are here to the rescue as we have put together a list of great camps and activity programmes for your kids. Let them channel all their adrenalin and curious minds to programmes that will leave them recreated and psyched up for the new academic year. These camps and activities have been selected based on recommendations by parents and childminders. Our selection ranges from Science, Music, Crafts, french and some of the summer camps even offer Field Trips! We are spoilt for choice! We will keep updating this list as and when we get more recommendations. Enjoy! @everythingbaby ...
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Everythingbaby Mama’s Day Out in pictures

Mom, a title above Queen! Thank you to all the moms who came out to support the Everythingbaby Mamas Day Out! You are a superhero! To make this day possible we reached out to some of our favorite people. @capturegh who support us in everything we do! Thank you for truly capturing our moment in pictures. We love you guys! @whiskandbakegh your cakes and desserts were spectacular! Thank you for the gorgeous sweets table that had us all running back for more! We look forward to ordering all our kids and family birthday cakes from you and well there might be a few mommy deserves some cake orders too! Also a big thank you to @dzidzis_spa for treating our moms to a wonderful massage session. We can't wait to enjoy the natural pedi and mani experience at your spa. A ...
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Other People’s Children – Ijeoma Okolo

A few days ago, I read an article about the safest ways for parents to create Instagram pages for their young children. However, it wasn’t the article itself that caught my attention; it was the scenario that led to it. The writer had been discussing with a friend why she thought it was a bad idea for Nigerian celebrities to have Instagram accounts for their children. She was told by her friend to mind her business; it was not in her place to dictate how to raise other people’s children. I was instinctively annoyed by that response. I instantly thought, “The day I give a friend well-meaning advice about their child and they tell me to mind my business, I shall be “minding my business” forever even if they do ask for advice.” Then I thought about it again. I ...
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DOD: HAIR LOSS AFTER CHILD BIRTH

Hair loss after child birth.. can we talk about this please anyone? Experiences? Fixes? 😩 COMMENT 1: Take your prenatal vitamins while breastfeeding COMMENT 2: Do not over-brush your hair as it can cause further damage. Do not go for tight hairstyles such as a ponytail, cornrows, braids, hair weaves and hair rollers as they can pull and stress your hair, causing breakage. Do not use straightening treatments or chemical dyes as they make the hair brittle and dry. Use milder shampoo and conditioner. Use a detangling comb to brush your wet hair. Massage the scalp to stimulate blood circulation. Avoid using hair colors as harmful chemicals present in them can lead to excessive hair fall. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables containing flavonoids and antioxidants which help in protecting the hair follicles from damage and stimulate hair growth COMMENT ...
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Breastfeeding as a First Time Mother – Sheena Schwartz

When my son was 1 week old I started going to a support group called La Leche League (LLL) and talked to other women who were in the same position as me – struggling with breastfeeding. Any issue you can think of, someone there was going through it – inverted nipples, cracked sore nipples, painful latch, low supply. Just going back to the group each week and discussing my pain and struggles gave me the strength I needed to make it through to the next week. I had developed a bleb on my right nipple. It basically looks like a pimple on your nipple. (Talk about painful!) Our LLL leader suggested pumping on that nipple and nursing on the other while it healed. I also learnt about Motherlove nipple cream. This is a breastfeeding savior and a gift I now ...
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DOD: Did you suffer from dysmenorrhea (menstrual pains) before birth and did it stop after you gave birth? 

Everyday we have very interesting topics come up during our Whatsapp conversations. A few are shared here to spread the knowledge and or to continue the discussion. ​Question:Good morning, Please is there anyone here who suffered dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain) before birth, did it stop after child birth or are you still experiencing it? Comment 1 : 🙋🏼…it has improved tremendously…now all I use is a hot water bottle and then I’m good to go. But before childbirth I was that girl in school who was admitted to the sick bay once a month every month because of menstrual pain…THAT bad! Comment 2 : Same. Used to leave the office and go home because of the pain. But none after. Comment 3 : Same here. I don’t get any menstrual pains at all since having my 2 boys. I was the ...
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30 Questions to Investigate Your Child’s Beliefs

How many times have you looked into your child’s eyes and said “I love you”? How many times have you watched your child disappear behind those big school doors and thought to yourself, ‘I hope they will survive the challenges that life has in store for them’? How many times have you cuddled your child to sleep, hoping he or she will have a happy and purposeful life lived to their full potential? I am convinced the answer is an infinite number of times! But what gives us permission to make those choices that allow us to live life passionately or indifferently, purposefully or without direction, actively or inactively? What gives us permission to make the choices that allow us to experience happiness or sadness, face challenges or flee, grow or languish? The answer lies in one powerful word: beliefs ...
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Eating off my plate – Martin Beeko

Ladies, let me talk to you for a minute. You know we (your husbands, fiancées, boyfriends) love you, but I want to address one troubling issue that I’m sure most men can relate to. Let’s start by painting a picture. Me: Behbeh, I’m ordering some food. What would you like? Her: I’m not hungry. I don’t want anything. The confirmation has been made very clear. Only one of us will be eating this food. I order my food and I am mentally rubbing my hands together in anticipation of my meal. I have made plans for this meal. I intend to enjoy every single bite of it myself since I have been informed that this will be a meal for one. The food arrives. I open it up, prepare to dive in, and then a fork (or spoon or hand) ...
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Five year marriage reflection by Martin Beeko

Who would have thought, the girl I found to be incredibly loud and seemingly incapable of sitting still would become my wife. We met approximately 20 years ago and and the first impression I had of her was not a good one. In hind sight, the situation may have been exacerbated by my frustration on losing a basketball game I had just been ejected from moments before she made her appearance. I was sitting on the picnic bench in school fuming over losing a basketball game and out she comes screaming at the top of her lungs just running out of the washroom with her friends. The high pitched laughter was followed by a dagger Iike stare from me that would have floored her should such a thing be possible. Fast forward two decades and this same woman is the ...
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