“I’d have waited just a bit longer for kids” — How much of a backseat does your career have to take when kids come into the picture? We asked six women about the things they may have done differently, knowing what they know now.
This week’s #ZikokoWhatSheSaid subject is a 45-year-old Nigerian woman. She talks about spending the last 22 years in the UK moving from one menial job to another, not wanting her daughter to see her retire as a shop worker and finally going back to university.
This week’s #ZikokoWhatSheSaid subject is a 29-year-old Nigerian woman who got married, had her first child and relocated to the UK in quick succession. She tells us about juggling school, work and motherhood, and just how hellish it could be to stop breastfeeding your baby.
In this letter #ToHER, Maria wants her three daughters to know how much she misses them. This is to her second babies, Harmony and Melody. Trigger Warning: This story deals with pregnancy loss and self-harm.
Today’s #ZikokoWhatSheSaid subject is Nkechi Ebie, a 50-year-old Nigerian woman. She tells us why 22 was the most interesting age of her life, why she avoided committed relationships for many years after university and the pregnancy scare that made her retire from her party days.
We asked six Nigerian women what they would do differently if they had the chance to become mothers again. Here’s what they had to say: 1. Dupe, 60 I would learn each of my children’s love language and correct them in a better way than I did. 2. Valentina, 48 If I had the opportunity […]
The subject of this week’s What She Said is a 54-year-old woman who has three children she doesn’t like. She talks about how they felt like distractions and how her relationship with them has only gotten worse with age.
Although some people regret having children, there are still some that have things to be grateful for about being a mother. These five Nigerian women share the best thing about being a mother. Zuma, 34 My favourite part of being a mother is the fact that I have little people that think I am the […]
The subject of this week’s What She Said is Karo Omu, a 29-year-old Nigerian woman and mother. She talks about almost having a miscarriage when she was five weeks pregnant, liking her daughter and the importance of giving women enough information about reproductive health.
Motherhood is a plethora of experiences including listening to your kids say the darndest things. In this article, 5 Nigerian mums tell us the most interesting things their child has ever said to them. Adesuwa, 27 My daughter is three years old. One morning, someone in the house asked how was her night after she […]
After asking some Nigerian women to share why they do not want children, we asked some that do have children if they regret the decision. These four Nigerian women share why they regret having kids. Abimbola, 44 Maybe regret might be a strong word because I absolutely adore my children, but since I turned forty, […]
Preparing for motherhood is a whirl of nerves, hopes, and high expectations. However, there are a lot of things books, documentaries, and other resources do not quite prepare mothers for. 5 mothers share with us what 9 months of pregnancy did not prepare them for. Fati I experienced uterine contraction backache, sore nipples, lack of […]
Here are some of the things no one tells you about becoming a mum: Elizabeth – 26. Nothing actually prepares you or warns you of what lies ahead in motherhood. It can be described as a rewarding experience, but very little is said of how overwhelming it really is. Especially if you have no help. […]
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