• By Gracilis,  Chronicles of "Becoming a mother "

    Finally ,my own baby

    While we were growing up ,we lived in a close and we had  a couple who were also  church members  on that close .They were our adopted “auntie and uncle”. My brothers and I almost by default went to their house whenever possible and if my memory serves me well, we spent some  holidays especially during the  weekends with them. We accompanied them to places and they had a very active social life. We were like their children as they did not  have kids at the time . I remember a visit  to Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos  and visiting  other notable places with them .I did  not really understand the…

  • Mother's Day,  Parenting,  Relationship skills

    Dear Mother,…..

    …It’s taken me a long time to get here, but there are some things I need to say….. I just want you to understand the impact you’ve had in my life; I hope you know that I am the woman I am today mainly because of the woman you are. Wow! As I am sat here trying to put my pen to paper (figuratively), I don’t even know where to start. I mean even after years of my commitment to try and understand your approach to this relationship we have, I can honestly say I don’t get it. But I’d be lying if I said I learnt nothing from it.…

  • Career,  Timeless Stories

    Made for More….

    I had looked forward to being a wife so much so that it seemed being one was an end in itself.  I never really saw myself as anything more than a working wife and mother.  Somewhere along the way, I put a glass ceiling on any type of ambition and fulfilling my personal dreams which are not linked to anyone else.  I stopped dreaming full stop.  It was as if I no longer existed.  There were a few false attempts but I seemed to always chug to a stop content to continue the daily cycle of work and house chores. If I had not married when I did, I would…

  • Family,  Parenting

    Something To Say…

    It’s taken me a long time to get here, but there are some things I need to say….. I just want you to understand the impact you’ve had in my life; I hope you know that I am the woman I am today mainly because of the woman you are. Wow! As I am sat here trying to put my pen to paper (figuratively), I don’t even know where to start. I mean even after years of my commitment to try and understand your approach to this relationship we have, I can honestly say I don’t get it. But I’d be lying if I said I learnt nothing from it.…

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