Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Super Working Mum, Aloted, on the cover of new DRIVE

The ‘Embracing Challenges’, April edition of Drive magazine is out!
In this edition, Detola Amure talks about her passion, moving it from a blog into a successful business venture.
Get inspiration from ‘The Entrepreneur’ who started her business with N10, 000

Read on how not to kill your new business, as well as a widow's tale on losing her husband, and moving on. 
And other interesting and motivating articles

Download your free copy of Drive Magazine here

Monday, March 07, 2016

Journey to the Labour Room and Back

- The second time around wasn’t a bed of roses

Childbirth! It is better experienced than imagined.

Late 2011, just a few weeks after my first marriage anniversary, we were excited to learn that we were expecting out first baby. We had decided to wait a year after marriage before trying for a baby and that was what we did.

As a family, we wanted to have a daughter first. That was what we communicated to God. I had also learnt about gender selection, understanding one’s cycle and ovulation to know the right time to conceive a boy or a girl child. So I put my knowledge to test and God honoured the desires of our hearts.

I would describe my pregnancy with my daughter as a bed of roses. Yes. It is one of those nine months any woman would love to have. It was symptoms free. Except for a few days of excruciating abdominal pains in my second month which the doctor described as my body trying to abort, and placing me on one week of bed rest, every other day, week and month was a wow. I didn’t show early and I came through nine months without a stretch mark on my belly.