Category: Umi Briefs

  • Who is your biggest influence?

    Who is your biggest influence?

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. A few things to reflect on One thing to ask yourself Who is my biggest influence? What we claim to be who we are is an accumulation of influences and experiences. Those can be in…

  • My kid are embarrassing me!

    My kid are embarrassing me!

    Dealing with temper tantrums Am I the only one whose kid seems to be well behaved at home but chooses to embarrass me in public with temper tantrums? I cannot be the only one whose kid is like that. I mean, she easily just complies with whatever we tell her to do and the ones…

  • Who comes first; my spouse or my kids?

    Who comes first; my spouse or my kids?

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. Today’s newsletter was going to be a very straightforward road. One where I give you facts and findings in research on why you should never love your kids more than your husband. But as I…

  • What’s the most important thing happening in your life right now?

    What’s the most important thing happening in your life right now?

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. A few things to reflect on One thing to ask yourself What’s the most important thing happening in your life right now? Pay attention to the way your life is moving right now. Pause and…

  • My kid won’t say “I am sorry”

    My kid won’t say “I am sorry”

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. Sigh! This is my present predicament.  We are at that phase where my child is playing with both me and my husband and she says something we do not want her to say and she…

  • Healthy co-parenting is possible

    Healthy co-parenting is possible

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. Last week, I wrote to you about involving your husbands more in hands-on parenting. It is very important. However, I know some of the lovely mums in this community are single parents who literally have…

  • Umi Spotlight: Mide Omotoba

    Umi Spotlight: Mide Omotoba

    A mum in the United Kingdom With Umi Spotlight, we are sharing the best of what other mothers have figured out both in their motherhood journey and in life. On this edition, Mide Omotoba shares with us some of the beautiful memories she still holds dear from when she was a kid, the things she…

  • What can you remove from your life to improve it’s quality?

    What can you remove from your life to improve it’s quality?

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. A few things to reflect on One thing to ask yourself What can I remove from my life to improve it’s quality? You know things could be better than they already are for you and…

  • Happily exclude your kids

    Happily exclude your kids

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. Are you one of those who before you had kids vowed not to introduce your children to gadgets until they are of age? But now that you have had those kids and seen how ‘full…

  • Two Good heads are better than one

    Two Good heads are better than one

    Thank God for your strength, you beautiful strong African women. But a part of your strength is getting your man involved in raising your kids. Hmm, this is one conversation that I have been very careful to have. Yet, it is a very important conversation to have. I know this is not a strange topic…

  • What are you afraid of?

    What are you afraid of?

    Everyone is afraid of something. Perhaps if you can name it, we can then start to figure out what to do about it. A few things to reflect on One thing to ask yourself What am I afraid of? Motherhood is a very fascinating adventure full of self doubt, criticism and it is also a…

  • Getting through Harmattan with kids

    Getting through Harmattan with kids

    WHO has advised that the mist masking as harmattan right now is actually very hazardous and therefore, everyone should ensure that that they are protected. If you have a kid like mine who would rather be naked all the time, you would be concerned about what to do this season. Especially in a country like…

  • Detox after the holidays

    Detox after the holidays

    Detox is healthy. It is actually advised that we try to detox as often as we can – to get rid of all the toxins in our body. We had an awesome time during the holiday, didn’t we? So many family members to laugh with, lots of food to eat, and more drinks than we…

  • What are you learning from your children?

    What are you learning from your children?

    What did you learn from them over the holidays. I mean, you had all that time with them. What did you find out? A few things to reflect on One thing to ask yourself What lessons are you learning from your kids? What did you learn from them over the holidays. I mean, you had…

  • Meal ideas for school lunches

    Meal ideas for school lunches

    + FREE Printable school lunch food time table How is the first week of school resumption going? Have you gotten into the rhythm yet or are you still trying to find a system that works? One question that sometimes throw Mummies off balance every evening from Sunday to Thursday is, “what meal are the kids…

  • There is no time to waste

    There is no time to waste

    All those goals you wrote down in your planners, you are currently within their timeline. Do not waste this moment. You don’t have any time to waste. Welcome back everybody. Happy new year once again. I hope we had a swell time celebrating with our family and friends.  And did you miss receiving our newsletters in…

  • Make some memories this season

    Make some memories this season

    Enjoy some family traditions, make new memories. Have some fun. Let your hair down and be in the moment with your children, your husbands and everyone else. A few things to reflect on Things to try this weekend Reflect. But have an amazing celebration with your family members this weekend. Enjoy some family traditions, make…

  • We created mentorship programs for new mums from Africa. Here’s why

    We created mentorship programs for new mums from Africa. Here’s why

    That was what gave birth to the Mentorship program; an avenue for new mums to be paired with experienced mums who are balancing parenting with their professions Earlier in 2022, I gave birth to a gorgeous little lady who turned my life around. But before then, my friend and business partner had her baby four…

  • Consider changing your approach

    Consider changing your approach

    Change is the only constant thing in the world, remember. And who would we be if we stay stuck on one way of doing things? Are you tired of reflecting yet? You shouldn’t be.  I am not against having fun this season. Trust me, I am having a full house for Christmas, a kitchen filled…

  • What ‘unserious’ generational habit are you breaking?

    What ‘unserious’ generational habit are you breaking?

    Supporting mums in Africa and diaspora with information, connection, and community needed to care for themselves and their little ones. A few things to reflect on One thing to ask yourself What “unserious” generational habit are you breaking? I grew up in one of those households where we have a nylon bag that held all…