Don’t mean to brag but we’re still dating
Adventures in life

Don’t mean to brag but we’re still dating

Before I begin to blush and gush about my dashingly handsome husband, I’m going to let you into a secret. I’m approximately nine years older than him. But fortunately the old days of wicked grandmothers spent sitting in their corners gossiping about scandalous rumors which, in most cases, were all false, are long gone. Thankfully, men and women, young and old, have all matured. Frightfully, so have children. All I need to do is look at my own kids. My oldest daughter could easily pass for a playful woman in her earliest thirties. My five year old son, tinkering with ...

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How we coped with our tragedies
Dealing with traumas in life

How we coped with our tragedies

Life just seems to be getting harder and harder, even for us. What we deem to be a major problem in our lives, particularly at home, would be shrugged off by others as nothing but a trivial matter, easily overcome. All I need to do is look out of our bedroom window in the morning and count our blessings. I rise a lot earlier than most folks in our neighborhood. But long before I’ve gone to the bathroom to prepare myself for the day, there are people slowly making their way through our streets to the big city. As I ...

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The Blogging Team
Blogging

The Blogging Team

It does not matter what the blog is about or what its central theme or project nature or shelf life is. There must be a conversation, at least, somewhere down the line on the blogger’s experience. How it came about, what progress was made or what experiences have been enjoyed so far. This is a new blog, so it’s a little too early to talk about blogging experiences in general. Also, I’m still waiting on feedback from my roving editor, my daughter’s teacher. Also, I would not exactly say that I have too few thoughts on the blogosphere at this ...

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It’s never too late to start your own family out of love
Family life

It’s never too late to start your own family out of love

Here’s another post with which most working mothers should be able to relate to. I’m going to jump straight into it this time around without beating about the bush. In an earlier post or two (I can’t remember at this stage whether I mentioned this in the same post or not), I mentioned that I had one love affair which ended up breaking my heart, and I also mentioned that I was at least nine years older than my husband. I did not mention that I got married late in life. This, I’m led to believe, is no longer unusual ...

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Two very different children
Children

Two very different children

Did you notice that I’ve not mentioned any names so far? I’ve done this deliberately. I’m a bit concerned about family security right now, particularly for the sake of the children. I haven’t given much thought to using fictitious names at this stage, but I had a chat with my daughter’s teacher about this. She has kindly agreed to be my roving content editor. In return, all I need to do is bring along some of my baking and famous stews every once in a while. Once again, she was quite generous with her advice. She suggested to me that ...

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Scheduling work and family life
Work experience

Scheduling work and family life

Now, this is going to be a post that most readers who are working mothers are probably going to enjoy. It would be cursory of me to say that I wouldn’t be surprised if my editor mails me to say that I’ve had such huge feedback from this post, but I’m too modest and realistic for that. Also, I’m not even sure yet what I’ll be writing and how the rest of this post is going to pan out. One thing I do know, as the title has shown, I’ll be sharing my own thoughts on how I manage to ...

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When a loved one takes his life
Dealing with traumas in life

When a loved one takes his life

It is never easy to talk openly about personal experiences in life, particularly if they have been tragic. But, as the sands of time shift, that necessary process does become easier. This is a subjective thought, but I also feel that it differs from person to person. It really depends on the woman’s personality and how deep the scars are. It could also depend on the type of friends or family she has about her and, in their turn, how receptive they are to being good listeners and offering support where it is needed. In my case, I was very ...

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