Family dynamics


Family dynamics intrigue me: it’s interesting that something one family considers normal can be the oddest thing to another family. For example, families show affection in different ways (some kiss on the lips) or have different approaches to punishment (some do not spank). A couple of my colleagues have told me that while my parents may actually be cute or adorable as I’ve been known to call them, they would never use those words to describe their parents. But no matter how different families may be, Continue reading

Thankful: August 2015

August is the month in our family: we celebrate two birthdays and one wedding anniversary …and my nephew’s monthiversary because that’s what you do when the child is…under two years old I think! God is good and here are the things that I’m thanking Him for this month.

Good Naija Girl family picture Thankful Thursday

  1. I thank God for keeping my dad for another year. He’s such a great guy: he’s the one who asks me how something that I mentioned to him in passing worked out and I have to wrack my brain to remember what it was! He cares about the little details of his family members’ lives and if you make the “mistake” of telling him about a problem you’re having, even a minor one, my dad will try and help you find a solution. This trait of his can be frustrating but I can’t stay mad at someone who loves me that much. Continue reading

Unlink social media accounts for your fans’ sake


After the last post on social media, I needed to go deeper with this “linking social media accounts” thing. This may interest you if you’re a blogger or business owner who uses social media (or plans to). If you don’t fall into either of these categories you should read this post about Yoruba names that make it hard to live abroad or this post about sickle cell disease.

When I talk about linking social media accounts I mean: Continue reading

Thankful: July 2015

The last Thursday of every month is Thankful Thursday around here. We all have something to be thankful for, no matter what’s going on in our lives. Being alive on this beautiful earth, for example, is a gift. As usual I’ll focus on the notable things that happened this month, but I’m thankful for the small things too—God is good! On to the list!

  1. This month started off with my mom’s birthday and I’m thankful we got to celebrate another year of her life. Giving thanks to God for her life and health will never get old! She’s supportive, loving, giving, and a blessing to our family. Last year we threw a big party for her; this year was more low-key and I think it was the only time in my life that I didn’t see her on her birthday (she was out of town)!
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Thoughts on social media

With all the different social media options—Facebook (pages o, not profiles), Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google Plus, YouTube (to name the big ones)—it’s overwhelming trying to keep up. I recommend you sign up for all the ones that sound interesting to you, read a little about the types of content that do best on the different platforms (Gary Vaynerchuck’s Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook which I have and love is an excellent resource), then after trying each out for a few months, decide which one(s) you Continue reading