FATHERHOOD SERIES || DAD’S ROLE IN INSTILLING DISCIPLINE

I think that in most cases, the aspect of child discipline is left to the father and I guess that is why you here statements like “wait till your father comes and I will report you to him.” This statement itself is another issue to be tackled because it gives the child a negative impression...

FATHERHOOD SERIES || BEING A PRESENT DAD

“Childcare isn’t a 50-50 split. It’s a relationship that requires 100% from both of you because your child needs 100% of you. Your kid doesn’t need half a dad and half a mom. He or she needs two parents who are fully devoted to raising him the best they possibly can.”—Rebecca Lindenbach. If you’ve read...

FATHERHOOD SERIES || YOU’RE A DAD NOT A BABYSITTER

Have you heard statements like “her husband is babysitting the children” or have you heard when a man says he won’t be able to hang-out with his guys because his wife is not around and he needs to babysit? Well, I have heard and I am only left to wonder. Do you know who a...

LETTING YOUR CHILD KNOW THEY ARE ADOPTED

This is the last post in the adoption series and I am so grateful for the past one month writing about adoption. The posts so far are not in any way exhaustive on the issue of adoption, but you can start from here, here, here and here. This is one very important issue on the...

CONSIDERING ADOPTION? LET’S LOOK AT THE LAW

Why should we be considering the legal aspect of discussion? What business has that got to do with a child whom you have chosen to be a part of your family forever? It’s important I write on this aspect because there’s need for orientation to make people understand the legal effect of adoption. I was...

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FAMILY AND FRIENDS, HOLD YOUR PEACE

“A butterfly that thinks itself a bird.” While that idiom quoted above may not make complete sense to you when you check the meaning of the idiom and put side by side with the subject of adoption, it is pregnant with meaning. I mentioned in an earlier post that my first interaction with the subject...

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THEY HAVE QUESTIONS, AND THEY NEED ANSWERS

Adoption is a deep and sensitive subject and it requires that you understand the nuances of adoption before going into it. Once you step into the water, you have to go all in and you have to be prepared for the journey ahead. One of the nuances you have to understand about adoption is that...

LET’S TALK ABOUT ADOPTION

I know quite well that this is not a topic that is readily accepted in our clime (Africa), and most people do not even see a reason for adoption. My first major interaction on the subject of adoption was in my third year in the university. It was a family law class, and the lecturer...

A THREE-FOLD CORD IS NOT EASILY BROKEN

This is not going to be a long post in anyway. It’s just a reminder for you to help your marriage. “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour… and a three-fold cord is not easily broken” (Ecclesiastes 4: 9&12). You and your spouse alone are a power couple...

LOVE OVERFLOWING. JOY UNENDING. PEACE ABIDING.

Love, joy and peace: three ingredients that make a home rich. They make it beautiful. They make it blissful. Where there is love, there’ll be joy, and peace will be a constant. Love is sacrificial. Love is selfless. Love is not proud. Love gives no room for the enemy.  A home that has love has...