Are you in the habit of rushing to work and equally rushing home because there is so much to do both at home and at work? Ever went to bed tired ignoring so many things in the bedroom and kitchen needing your attention, only to be interrupted a few hours later by the sound from your alarm clock? Do you always leave the house with more chores needing your attention that you carry part of your makeup/shoes and scarves to the office to dress appropriately later? Do you sometimes wish you could be in two or three places all at once? Are you a mother that works? Because if you are, then you'll appreciate and understand why there is a need to talk about how hard each day is for this superwoman called the "working mom".
Working Moms Nigeria is an endeavors to help women strike a healthy balance between earning a living and maintaining a good home.
29 July 2011
28 July 2011
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to YOU all who have shown me love and concern by wishing me a happy birthday. I want to let you know that your showers of love to me are all humbly accepted. Let me specially thank Kate, Ego and Chinelo for finding time from their very busy schedule to be with me on my special day. You ladies rock! Hey you all at TVC who celebrated me on air, Ify nwanyi oma, and her crew, I love you too too mush. The wishes started coming in on the 25th of July and I said to my self, is this person aware of my birthday. But they didn't stop coming. 26th the eve of my day was something else, then today my special day became really overwhelming. I couldn't reply every one. The BB end was another thing altogether. My phone still beeps, calls kept coming what about my email? Hmm! then I asked myself, what have I done to deserve all these love? Today I understand the saying that success have so many relations. And I add that failure must be an orphan.. To you all my friends; My wish for every one of you is that you will remain great and successful. I am truly humbled by all your birthday greetings, calls, BB DP messages, texts, emails and visits. Really, for me this season is a blissful one having to be alive and healthy amidst the ceaseless hurdles and dramas of life. Today I witness another year being added to me- It’s a thing of joy for me really. I am grateful to God almighty who has preserved my life and that of my family till this day. I also have the assurance that He will continue to keep me strong in health now and always in Jesus name, Amen! Did I forget to mention my bobos, Chiboy, Zika, Uche and Mazi, yes my boys woke me up in the morning of my special day to sing happy birthday song to me. I wonder what life would bee without my 4 solid angels.
22 July 2011
The LAGOS MOMS MEET-UP
The meet up will bring working mothers from varying career backgrounds and status in an atmosphere of fun, Teaching and Interaction, knowing that when women gather for a good cause they will do greater exploits in their homes, offices and life. This Just Us Moms event is slated to hold this July 31, 2011 for about FOUR (4) hours at the Sparkle Event Centre, Joel Ogunaike Street, GRA, Ikeja with the theme: BALANCING YOUR ROLE AS A 21st CENTURY MOM..
Speaking at this years Meet up amongst others are 3 great speakers. These distinguished Moms are:
Together these fine minds would be addressing this rare gathering of Moms on
Moms Role Balancing,
Moms place in Child education,
Moms in d 21st Century,
Marriage and the place of
19 July 2011
The event “Just Us Moms” with theme- ‘Balancing Your Role as A 21st Century Mom’ is an expositional talk show featuring high profile and successful working moms in Nigeria. It shall be an educative and interactive session where the speakers shall be unravelling and giving useful tips, proffering solutions and offering much needed advises on how working moms can strike a healthy balance between their work, family and life. More so, the audience can actively participate in the question and answer sessions and also contribute to topics that were discussed.
It will be an evening of fun, comedy, music, fashion show and glamour. Additionally, moms will have the opportunity to network with other hot moms. Those in businesses will also get the chance to showcase and introduce their products and services to other invited moms.
Talking about the event Mrs Mary Ikoku said "We mothers wear so many hats this days that it has almost become impossible for us to give ourselves a treat; Moms in Lagos are facing a unique kind of stress, therefore this is a 'Give moms a break' kind of event. We are coming together to discuss about balancing our roles as mothers. It is an evening of fun so the only acceptable attitude for this event is 'I am here to unwind amidst fun and laughter'. 'No holds barred' shopping and meet and greet at the event will be awesome. I can't wait!
Amidst a plethora of intelligent speakers are Mrs. Ini Onuk, the C.E.O of Thistle Praxis Consulting and Immediate past Executive Secretary of WIMBIZ, Mrs. Edna Obaze, Executive Director of Emerald Schools and Star-actress/Celebrity mom, Mrs. Kate Henshaw-Nuttal.
The event sponsors include; Finesse, Nepal Oil and Gas, Lise Beauty Range, Chanterell Events, Latobak International, Kiss Group. This event is powered by Access Media Ltd, Working Moms Magazine, Integrated Quest Public Relations.
17 July 2011
|Emerald School Kids drawing while the School ED watched|
Natural antithesis is a good description for working moms and end of school term : a sweaty race against time to show that we are really competent child-rearers, despite evidence to the contrary.
13 July 2011
Yinka Akintunde: "This Story from Arowolo does not hold at all, Titi sustained at least 20 stab wound on her head; it is practically impossible to inflict multiple stab wound on oneself talk less of on the head. In self inflicted wound, the first fatal wound with the accompanying pain will trigger parasympathetic reaction hence greatly reduce the victim's capacity to do more. It is also anatomically impossible to inflict multiple wounds on ones head save the vertex or the neck, even at that it can't be multiple. Saying "am a pastor" stinks please, stop that forth with; you are not even godly seeing you impregnated the poor lady while dating someone else you claimed you wanted to marry. All of the defences you are putting up now are after thoughts which are hollow and callous at best; calling your wife a demoniac is sad. Face the music, get the rope and be hanged; if you repent while in trial you can be forgiven by God but the law must still take its course".
|Her chest showing her breast cut off|
|Titi's dismembered body|
|Her mutilated hands|
|Her face showing her eyes gouging|
08 July 2011
Though Titi looked every inch like her father, Titilayo’s dad simply found a replacement of his dear wife in his daughter. Determined to give his children the best he could afford, he made up his mind to devote the rest of his life to seeing his children through life. He saw to it that they got good education, which ultimately saw Titilayo going to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. After graduation, Titilayo was employed by Skye Bank in 2007, and started doing quite well. Then, Kolade Arowolo showed up in her life, and a relationship developed between them. They eventually got married in 2008. Titilayo was said to have shown devotion, dedication and commitment to the union.The union began to experience turbulence when Kolade lost his job about two years ago. Notwithstanding the setback, Titilayo made her best efforts to cushion the effect on the marriage by providing for the family. It is not very clear when and how the sequence of events that ultimately led to the tragic end of Titilayo commenced. The police are still investigating what happened on the day of the incident. But the mournful cloud that descended on the family in the wake of the news of Titilayo’s death only seems to be getting thicker as the days pass. With grief dripping from his pores, Oyakhire Jnr, Titilayo’s brother told Sunday Sun: “My dear sister was the apple of our father’s eyes. She was so dear to him that he treated her like his wife. Since our mum died years ago when sister Omozojie (Titilayo) was just nine, our father accepted her as a replacement of his wife. The reason was because Omozoje combined a striking resemblance of our dad with exact mannerisms of our mum to warm dad’s heart. He would say to us, that is your mum, my wife. I am not missing your mum because Omozojie possesses all her attributes. She is humane, compassionate, reserved and highly tolerant.” Continuing, he said: “Dad has been in shock since receiving the news of her death. And I don’t know if he would ever be himself as I strongly believe the remaining part of him left by Mum has gone with Omozojie.”
Asked if they were aware that the couple had been having issues as alleged by the their neighbors, he confirmed the claims of the neighbours, but said that no one thought it would result in the tragedy that ended his sister’s life.
This singular act cannot be any better described other than pure dehumanization and cannibalism. So many women had fallen prey to this kind of marriage after been warned or cautioned by friends or family members. It’s heartrending, however that despite the yearnings and beckoning from concerned folks who have foreseen the wrath in certain marriages, a whole lot of young women still dive into dens which they call a home. The usual responses are that they love the man deeply or that they are fulfilling marriage vows- horrible! All of which is to their own detriment and like Titi, DEATH! A woman should know when her marriage is likely to result to doom. If she doesn’t know, then she should seek advice from knowledgeable people especially women who had experienced same or are knowledgeable in that area. Nonetheless, she as the lady who often suffers the battering should know that it is unusual and very typical of a husband to constantly dehumanize and maltreat his wife.If you are in this kind of marriage, it is time to take a break. If several talks, family meetings and pleas to resolve your marriage problems prove a futile effort, then you can get a divorce. Women will only cut their own life short by putting up with marriages of this kind. In fact, a woman whose husband has the courage to lay a finger on should get the message that she is living with a total stranger- a psycho if put informally. That is where she would have to take optimum steps to save her precious life. Agreed, marriages do have problems but when it gets to the point of physical and emotional abuse, the man and the woman involved should take steps to find a safe way out than sticking together until one is killed.
Remember! "the first time a woman is battered in a marriage, she is a victim but the second and subsequent times she is beaten in a marriage, she is a volunteer". How many of us women are volunteers? "Please be warned! The punching activities of your spouse could take you to the land where Titilayo Omozejie is today".