Fat? Really?

By Stella Damasus “I am pregnant.” These three words are life-changing for everyone involved. It could be good or not so good news but will definitely change lives instantly. All of a sudden, there are thoughts of a new being, new furniture, new room, extra security and safety measures, hospital visits, meal plans, changes in […]

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We Are Turning One!

By Amandla Karungi It has been almost one year since I gave birth, and I remember many firsts I have experienced since then. I can say for certain that the biggest change has been clarity in my priorities. Because of the so little time I have, every little bit is incredibly precious and must be […]

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The Plight Of Our Mothers

By Eunice Aber I sat in the doctor’s room, awestruck with a mixture of wonder and sadness. Part of me was numb with shock, the other part had to be conscious as I listened to and translated the distress of the women that walked into the room. I had brought my aunt to the local hospital. […]

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Motherhood And Weight Gain: A Note To Men

By Josephine Amoako Aside from considerations of one’s character, think about the other things that people look out for when choosing a partner. I’m sure many of you added physical attraction to the check list. Not everyone sees it as that important, but for some, the body type matters a great deal. Whiles some men […]

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A Woman’s Priority: Husband or Child?

By Josephine Amoako The Ghanaian society is typically harsh towards the young single mother. She is presumed to have been promiscuous and reckless enough to conceive a child out of wedlock. Most mothers are not open to be in-laws with a woman with a ‘born one’. Their son shouldn’t take on the responsibility for the […]

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A Woman Keeps The Home

I have a six month old daughter. Everybody who has or has ever had a six month old knows restlessness on their part and tiredness on your part comes with the territory. She happens to also be teething, so imagine my dilemma. On this particular day, it was so bad; the process made her extremely […]

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Miscarriages: The Monster No One Talks About

By Wanjiru Kihusa Last November I lost a baby. I was 20 weeks pregnant at the time. After 3 days in hospital and countless pain killers and antibiotics, I went back home. One week passed and the reality of the situation hit home. Every time I went to take a shower, the absence of my […]

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