Parenting For The Uninitiated!


Parenting! Not the easiest of jobs, aye? And we’re constantly learning! I tell my first daughter that she’ll always be my learning curve because I experienced motherhood for the first time through her and I pass through every stage of her life, learning what it feels like for the first time.

I remember her first day in nursery school. I was so excited. My daughter was going to proper school for the first time. This clearly set me apart from all the other mothers that still had their children in reception and/or crèches. Then she graduated…yes, graduated!!! From nursery school, no less 😀

The day she started attending Primary School, I thought my heart was going to burst with pride. I kept looking around to see if everyone had observed that my level had changed. I now had a child in Primary school and so after dropping the Nursery school crew, I moved on to the big school. My goodness, I had arrived 😀 I remember her first class party in primary school! I went to town. I bought her the prettiest dress I could find and decked her out in it with bows and ribbons et al. She looked like a bejeweled princess in school. Imagine my shock when we got to school and I saw other children very casually dressed in jeans and tees! It was now a case of ‘were they under-dressed?’ or ‘were we over-dressed?’ Well, the activities of the day were helpful in clearing this up. Class party days were fun days dedicated to bouncy castles and all manner of fun that involved jumping up and down. Definitely, not the sort of activities I had in mind when I was convinced that she had to be a bejeweled princess:D And so, I learnt, that class parties were fun, informal events. That was one of my first lessons but by no means the last I learnt with my first child. The other mummies already had other children (who they had probably had their schooling from) or perhaps friends who advised them better 😀

I’m sure you’re wondering what I did when it was time for Secondary School. I could not wait to tell everyone. This was not one of those instances where you wished and hoped that people noticed a change of status. Oh no! I told everyone who cared to listen and people who were also minding their business. I found a way of interjecting the gist into every conversation. I’m sure people found me an absolute bore! 😀 Lord help you all when we get into university. That will certainly inspire another book! 😀

And so the story continues! 😀 If you want to follow my hilarious journey of parenting while picking up tips on pregnancy, immunizations, diapering, preventing childhood infections, feeding children right etc, get details from the book, Just For The Health Of It. You can get a copy via the shop now link on our facebook page. Or you can get it through:

1) Jumia.com. Just click on this link http://www.jumia.com.ng/jumia-books-just-for-the-health-of-it-with-dr-ketch-179486.html and get a copy. You have the option of paying when the book is delivered to you or paying online. This service is available all over Nigeria.

2) Another option for those in Lagos is Laterna Bookshop on 13, Oko-Awo Close, Off Adetokunbo Ademola Street,. Victoria Island.

3) If you’re outside the country, please visit Amazon through this link http://www.amazon.com/Just-Health-Ketch-Pregnancy-Parenting/dp/9789398026/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426246647&sr=1-1&keywords=just+for+the+health+of+it+with+dr+ketch+olalere+nkechi

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