Growing Up · Motherhood · My Stories

He held my hand when he was ready

I'm the kind of mother who believes in allowing our kids to be ready for something without "forcing" them. You may have noticed this when I talked about how I toilet-trained my first born. Now, this isn't something that started when I became a mother. I have had it in me for the longest time.… Continue reading He held my hand when he was ready

Baby Years · Growing Up · Motherhood

Grandmothers: Our Nurses at Home

Grandmothers! Don't we just love them in this time when we make them grandmothers? But sometimes...just sometimes... See, if you have given birth in Ghana, you immediately know what I am talking about. At the time our mothers gave birth to us, there were stories. These stories were handed down to them by their mothers… Continue reading Grandmothers: Our Nurses at Home

Growing Up · Motherhood

How I Toilet-Trained My Toddler

Toilet-training! One of the most challenging milestones in the minds of mothers. I started reading about toilet-training early in the life of my first child and from most of the material I read, the average age that toddlers are ready to be toilet-trained is 18 months. Why 18 months? Well, by this time, most toddlers… Continue reading How I Toilet-Trained My Toddler