Umi Briefs

  • A little Reminder

    A little Reminder

    For black maternal health week It’s black maternal health week, Lovelies. What better time to remind you of how precious you are than now. The maternal mortality rate in Africa is still high. Lot of mothers, especially those in rural communities have died from complications during childbirth. Lots of mothers still do not take antenatal…

  • How are you teaching your kids basic life skills?

    How are you teaching your kids basic life skills?

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. A few things to note One question to ask yourself How am I teaching my kids practical life skills? Like I said in yesterday’s newsletter, we all make plans to do these things. But we…

  • Teaching life skills to your kids

    Teaching life skills to your kids

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. We are phenomenal mums. I have spoken to a few of you reading this newsletter, and exchanged emails with some as well. And from what I see, I know that you are phenomenal. We are…

  • Aging and Pregnancies

    Aging and Pregnancies

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. I wrote a post earlier about child spacing and I love the feedback about how it resonated with you. Some of you even said you learnt new things. These things matter to me. Now, I…

  • Where’s your head at?

    Where’s your head at?

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. A few things to note One question to ask yourself Where’s my head at? This past week has been quite challenging. Outside of the challenges of work and been under the weather the whole week,…

  • Celebrating Neurodiversity/Neurodivergence

    Celebrating Neurodiversity/Neurodivergence

    Different, not less. Please read each links if you have a neurodivergent kid. It was World Autism Awareness Day on Tuesday, so I thought it was time we put a spotlight on neurodiversity/divergence in this newsletter. Neurodiversity or Neurodivergence are often used interchangeably to represent people who function differently than neurotypical people in society. Neurotypical…

  • Vulva-vagina care is self care

    Vulva-vagina care is self care

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. Welcome to a new month, Gorgeous. May this month be good to you and your family. We are starting this month with a bang. Updating/Refreshing our knowledge of vaginal health. Everyone wants to keep it…

  • What’s the most important aspect of your faith/religion?

    What’s the most important aspect of your faith/religion?

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. A few things to note One thing to ask “What are the most important aspects of your faith/religion that you would like to see in your kids?” For us, it is “love thy neighbour”, generosity…

  • Introducing your kids to your faith/religion

    Introducing your kids to your faith/religion

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. It’s Easter weekend and Ramadan fasting is going on. I thought this was a perfect time to talk about this. Religion is universal. Everyone is devoted to something. We all have something that we believe…

  • You are not disadvantaged in anyway

    You are not disadvantaged in anyway

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. One of the things that I struggled with after I became a mum was self confidence. Even more so because I was just getting my groove on as a professional. Being a mum, I wanted…