Banana Balls

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What do we eat today?

What would I prepare for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

I’m sure a lot of mums can totally relate with these thoughts that cross our minds throughout the day.

With the kids on holidays, I’m almost certain that the thoughts have intensified … lol

Well, I learnt how to prepare an easy kid-friendly snack that my kids totally love and I’m here to share.

BANANA BALLS !!! (Togolese call it Caclo) Continue reading

Perfect Imperfections

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I have never written one article that I thought was perfect.
However, after publishing it, I get a lot of kudos.

The process of just posting my “imperfect” stories and
articles has taught me to JUST DO IT!
Waiting for an article to be perfectly written is just me afraid of my work being critiqued … Have I gotten some nasty and unkind criticisms? Yes!
However, I have gotten more gracious compliments. Continue reading

Diary of an Oyibo Wife [IV]

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The ride home was faster than it usually was . I wished that it was longer… my Nigerian family rushed out and I was squashed by their bear hugs. We all walked into the sitting room and everyone was there!
We had a great time with a lot of Jollof rice and my favorite drink; Zobo. I had never felt so loved.

At least not until Tayo got on his knees and asked me to be his wife.
I was definitely praying for the question to be asked but didn’t think it would happen this soon.

Tayo and I sat down in his car and talked about our miserable time apart. Our failed relationships and how we would be Mr. and Mrs pretty soon.

We talked about our dreams, hopes, aspirations, desires and we practically planned our wedding within the hour…
Orange and green are our colour

… Phase four
I advised Tayo to call my dad and ask for his permission to ask me to be his wife.
(although he had asked already)

The next morning, I went to Tayo’s place before he left for work.
I had an appointment with my dean; Prof. Adam Olabisi (My Nigerian Father).
Tayo called my dad and I watched him tremble.

“ Hello, Please am I speaking with Mr. Watson?”
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Parenting Quotes

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Parenting is one great part of life you could almost never get prepared for…
I was looking for some great tips for parenting recently and came across some quotes and tips that where so “hitting the nail on the head”,  and I just had to share.

” Don’t Worry that your Children never listen to you;
    Worry that they are always watching you”.
Robert Fulgham Continue reading

Life or Death

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Life and death are in the power of the tongue.
Proverbs 18: 21.

The word POWER struck me in the verse above.
… Power means ability, capacity, potential, competence, control, mastery, rule, supremacy, hold, authority, strength, might … According to the Oxford dictionary of English.

This very “small” part of the body has the ability to cause death or life. Continue reading

Diary of an Oyibo Wife [III]

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I sent Tayo messages reminding him of what we shared.
I begged him not to give up on ‘us’.
I loved him and couldn’t live knowing that he was with someone else …
NO reply…

On one of those nights when I cried myself to sleep,
my mum walked into my room and asked me what I wanted.

“I want Tayo” I told her.

… Phase Three

“ Dominic, Nigerians cannot be trusted” she said
“ They are known to take advantage of young American girls like you”
“Dominic, I hear that they are mean, cruel and controlling”
“ He won’t allow you any freedom…”
“ All he wants is a green card!”

At that point , I couldn’t take it anymore, I screamed and screamed!
“ mum you don’t even know him!” Continue reading

Naija Weddings

It is great to have people read my blog from all over the world. I honestly feel honored. Thank you..

I attended my Bff’s wedding on the 9th of July 2016 and I was reminded of how beautiful Nigerian weddings are ( I haven’t attended one in four years)

I love the Nigerian culture so much! I have decided to share with you.

When it comes to weddings, we do it BIG! Continue reading

True Friends.

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Thanks to Facebook, I have nine hundred and four ‘friends’

The definition of ‘friend’ seems to have changed over the years. However, I’m sticking to the old definition which states –

Friend – a person known WELL to another and regarded with liking, affection and loyalty. – Collins dictionary.

It is awesome to have hundreds of people celebrate my successes by liking and commenting on my posts. However, it is more awesome to have friends who would like and comment on my posts and in addition to that, would stick to me through thick and thin. Continue reading