Month: April 2022

  • Day 28: Marriage Lessons #28DayChallenge

    Day 28: Marriage Lessons #28DayChallenge

    Finally, I have arrived at the end of this 28-day challenge, and I am so excited I made it to the final day! I’m proud of my persistence and grateful to God for inspiration. To wrap up this journey, I want to share 4 lessons I have learned from 4 years, 4 months, and 4 […]

  • Day 27: Ibukunoluwa #28DayChallenge

    Day 27: Ibukunoluwa #28DayChallenge

    Today’s post is for my second son, Samuel Ibukunoluwa. Almost two years ago, I wrote and posted a poem for my first son, Lemuel Ayomide, who was a little over a year old at the time. You can read it here. Now I have written one for Samuel who turns 1 in a few days […]

  • Day 26: The Father #28DayChallenge

    Day 26: The Father #28DayChallenge

    Downstairs, two little boys are screaming at each other, most likely competing for some toy. They are my sons. One of them turns a year old in a few days; the other turned three years old three months ago. Between them, the sheer amount of energy I expend chasing, instructing, shouting, correcting, advising, and explaining, […]

  • Day 25: Finish what you started #28DayChallenge

    Day 25: Finish what you started #28DayChallenge

    Today is one of those days where my brain feels completely empty as I sit and stare at an empty screen. The allure of an empty page is not strong enough to overcome the exhaustion my mind feels. But the law that governs completion states that “at a minimum, you must make an effort”. Yes, […]

  • Day 24: The Efficacy of Prayer #28DayChallenge

    Day 24: The Efficacy of Prayer #28DayChallenge

    To pray literally means to make a request or a petition, usually to a higher power. However, the word “prayer” in the Christian sense includes all kinds of communication and interaction with God. Whether we are giving thanks for His goodness to us, praising and worshipping Him for who He is, making requests for ourselves, […]

  • Day 23: Mastery of Life and Purpose #28DayChallenge

    Day 23: Mastery of Life and Purpose #28DayChallenge

    Hello! Thanks for coming by (again). If you’ve taken time to read any of the previous 22 posts on this 28-day journey, I want to say a big “Thank You”. Nothing motivates a writer like knowing there are readers on the other side taking their precious time to stop and read. And if this is […]

  • Day 22: Domestic Violence #28DayChallenge

    Day 22: Domestic Violence #28DayChallenge

    Social media in Nigeria has been abuzz on the subject of domestic violence (DV) for the last few weeks, following the death of a popular gospel singer attributed to domestic violence. I tend to avoid trending topics because I feel most of the conversations around them are not holistic, except those steered by people who […]

  • Day 21: Let Go, Let God #28DayChallenge

    Day 21: Let Go, Let God #28DayChallenge

    Today I watched my 11-month-old son “hang” from the living room couch because his little legs were too short to reach the ground. Having figured out the right way to get down, he skillfully maneuvered to make the descent. With his body still clinging to the couch, supported by all the strength he could muster […]

  • Day 20: Earth Day Haikus #28DayChallenge

    Day 20: Earth Day Haikus #28DayChallenge

    Happy Earth Day, everyone! Every year, April 22 is set aside in support of environmental protection. As you can imagine, this provides an opportunity to initiate conversations about the environmental impact of human activities, climate change, sustainability and related topics. It remains important that we limit the damage we do to our environment, and possibly […]

  • Day 19: Persistence #28DayChallenge

    Day 19: Persistence #28DayChallenge

    For the last two weeks, schools have been on holiday. The weighty implication of this fact could not be more obvious to me than it has recently. This is thanks to my hyperactive 3-year-old who has to constantly be engaged, failing which no one in the house will get any rest. His preferred activity is […]