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Essential Tips For First Time Moms

Tubarones /Pexels.com As a first time mom, you may be confused about the many new experiences motherhood presents on your path. Some women may experience post partum depression, others a loss of identity and the list goes on and on.  Whatever challenges motherhood is serving you as a first time mom, mothers in our community are saying you can pull through.  Here are a few tips they want you to know as you navigate one of the most challenging yet beautiful experiences of womanhood.  Dr. Oladele Tolulope Assistant Director NACA Take it easy on yourself. Don't try to live up to any expectation or theories. Make things easy for yourself by adopting ideas and lifestyles that work. Asking for help if you need. What children need most is your love and care: being there and keeping them fed, neat and warm. Rest well by cutting out frivolities so that you will be there for them. Don't think your life is over, you will catch up. Give them the best of you and you will reap it. Enjoy the p

From Toilet Cleaner to Aerospace Flight Director: Diana Trujilo's Career Milestone Shows That No Matter Your Background, It is Possible To Achieve Your Dreams!

Diana Trujilo via People.com Diana Trujilo a Latino was born and raised in Colombia. When she was younger, her country was saturated in violence. To escape from all the instability in her environment, Diana used to lay down on the grass looking up at the night sky and stars. She called this ritual "her safe place" from all the horrors. Looking at the stars, she always thought: 'Something has to be out there that's better than this'. Little did Diana know that this was her dream calling as she went on to become an Aerospace Engineer.  How did it happen? At 17, Diana left her home country for Miami in the United States of America with only $300 and no knowledge of the English language. She took up menial jobs like cleaning of toilets to see herself through school and make ends meet. "I didn't see it as, 'I can't believe I'm doing this job at night,' or 'I can't believe that I'm cleaning. I can't believe that I'm

Seven Best Tips To Overcome Difficult Times

By Awunli Eghosasere  This is a transcribed and updated version of a talk I gave at a women's reunion dinner event.  A woman's life is saddled with wearing many hats, sometimes one at a time and at other times, all at once!  For example, Flavia Tata Nardia, CEO Fleet Space Technologies had to carry her toddlers to a speaking engagement and held the littlest one in her hand while she gave her speech. She didn't have a babysitter. She had to find a way to make it work.        Flavia Tata Nardini via LinkedIn        Like Flavia, finding a way is what we will have to do about the difficult times we may encounter on our paths in life. Life is a pack of challenges. There is no one that is living a life that is free from having to experience diffilcult times. Thinking you may be the only one undergoing difficult times can magnify the situation at hand and make you sink deeper into a state of self pity. Life isn't fair to anyone. But we all can make the decision to stay

Six Ways to Tone Down Stress in your Life

It is not uncommon to see someone you know, perhaps your friend, a family member, or   colleague whose demeanor is looking unusual and you show concern by asking the question ‘why is your appearance looking dull today?’ or you   say   ‘you seem to have lost weight’ and their reply would be ‘it is stress o jare’ in Nigeria vernacular. The term stress seem to be something everyone takes for granted but its effect on our physical, emotional and mental well-being is often disastrous. More women than men are prone to stress partly because besides the everyday hustle to support the family income is the added responsibility of taking care of the home front. Many studies have confirmed that stress could lead to deli-bating diseases like high blood pressure (which is constantly on the rise in recent times), heart attack, nervous breakdown and many others. Hence, there is an urgent need for us to take the matter of stress very seriously. Here are six ways to manage stress be

8 Money Tips from African Finance Experts

Where has all the money disappeared to? This is the age where financial literacy for women is needed more than ever! Whether you are just starting out in your journey to be financially savvy or already an expert, these tips from African finance experts can be a quick reminder and will also inspire you to continue on the journey to financial freedom. Take control “…don’t relinquish the financial health of your life or home to your partner; always give your input and direction. Single ladies don’t postpone your wealth creation activities until after you are married (which is not guaranteed) or have kids (which is also not guaranteed). Start creating a legacy NOW. Set up your own family trust, establish and define your own investment philosophies. Every individual is ultimately responsible for his or her financial health and outcome. You can’t blame anyone else later in life if you are in financial distress”. – Samke Mhlongo-Ngwenya, Founder Justsamke.com The time