Milk in porridge! Here are the common baby feeding mistakes

 

Parenting is an unending journey of learning and some of these mistakes we make as parents is because of lack of access to the right information, too much information from unreliable persons; we’re surrounded by teachers of all kind and every person has a say when it comes to feeding your child and they all want you to try their ideas which can be confusing.

Too much overwhelming amount of advice and information can at times be hard to navigate especially when it comes to food.

This articles points out common mistakes on baby feeding and solutions to them. Good baby feeding is a good foundation for future health and nutrition status

1. Adding milk to porridge

This is a common wrong way of preparing porridge in effort to add taste. Other thinks that milk will add value to the porridge which is not true. Milk will actually hinder the absorption of essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamins and minerals from the porridge.

Just cook your porridge as per the instructions but avoid adding milk.

2. Adding sugar to milk

To satisfy a sweet tooth does not mean you must add sugar, there are many ways of sweetening the porridge like blending a banana, berries and any other sweet fruit and mixing it with the porridge.

The porridge can also be enriched by adding a blended boiled egg to it. Always opt for natural way of adding flavour, taste and limit too much added sugars.

3. Introducing cow’s milk before one year

Before one year a child’s digestive system is not able to digest casein protein unlike breastmilk which has whey protein which is highly digestible and absorbable.

Early introduction of cow’s milk or any other milk can lead to constipation. The casein present in cow’s milk is hard to digest which can colonise a child’s digestive system.

It is also associated with nutritional anaemia in children since it low in iron, vitamin c compared to breastmilk. Introducing other sources of milk at one year is recommended because at this time a baby is able to compensate for lost/missed nutrients with a well-rounded diet comprising of all food groups.

4. Using hard cereal porridge flour

It is common among some cultures baby’s porridge flour is mixed with other “things” such as yams, cassava, ground nuts. In their view, the additives are meant to fortify the flour making it more nutritious. Well, all these additives have different cooking time and we normally cook our porridge for just 15 minutes. 15 minutes is not enough time for cassava, ground nuts to cook properly and this leads to indigestion and it is harmful to your baby.

5. Using more than three porridge flour cereals

As a parent I know you want to prepare a “heavy” porridge and this is the main reason why many opt for more than three cereals.

It is recommended to use single porridge flour or not to mix more than two cereals so that it is possible to identify the allergen in cases of an allergic reaction. For instance you can use maize flour and sorghum

6. Late introduction of animal protein

It is common to find a child eating ugali and meat soup but not meat itself. This is due to demonization of lean meat. Little intake of lean meat will do no harm to your child.

Animal proteins, such as meat, eggs, and milk, are complete proteins, meaning they provide all of the essential amino acids our body needs. Animal products provide the highest-quality protein sources.

Animal protein such as lean red meat helps in the production of hemoglobin by red blood cells. Timely introduction can help reduce and prevent occurrence of nutritional anemia among children aged 1-5 years.

7. Making feeding time a wrestling session

Your child already knows when the food is served, it is time to wrestle. This aggravates food refusal more and more.

Make feeding time more friendly by feeding together and also sometimes going by your child’s order. Yes, sometimes you will have to take the food in that corner or even run after them and this makes it fun for them. Don’t expect a one year old to sit with you in the dining table.baby scream

8. Monotonous feeding

Feeding one type of food is common. This can be boring to your baby because they want to explore different foods. Monotonous feeding is the major cause for food refusal.

Practise food diversification by giving different sources of carbohydrates, proteins and variety of fruits and vegetables. A different food from the same group offers different nutrients.

Having a meal plan for your baby will create room for diversification and variety.

9. Preparing tasteless foods

Prepare appealing food for your child and avoid boiling and mixing everything together. Boil what need to be boiled and fry and need to be fried.o-BLACK-BABY-facebook

Add little healthy cooking oil like olive oil or canola and pinch of salt to add taste and flavour.

The writer, Lucy Chege is a registered and licensed nutritionist based in Kenya, proficient in medical nutrition therapy. She is also the founder of Nutrition Therapy by Lucy.

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Elizabeth Michael shows off luxury maternity ward where she gave birth

 

Tanzanian actress Elizabeth Michael has given fans an inside look at the deluxe maternity ward where she gave birth.

Elizabeth gave birth to a baby boy on Friday July 18th in a surprise announcement gushing that she and husband Majizzo are now ‘baba and mama G’.

From welcome perks like flowers and daddy resting area to a complete living room for family and friends, the actress showed that she was treated like a queen welcoming her bundle of joy into the world.

The A list maternity suite seems to have given her all the privacy a celebrity needs. The amenities included soft lighting, a separate bedroom for the father to be to ensure her emotional support during and after, plus a sitting room.

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The birthing centre shows it’s fit for a queen and here is another picture from her Instagram stories.

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Elizabeth thanked those congratulating adding that “mimi na familia yangu tunashukur kwa pongezi nadua zeny njema Mungu awabariki”

Dear GOD,

Thank you for adding a little bit of heaven to our family.eklizabeth michael meage after birth (1)

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Photo of the day! Advise the parents of this child please

 

Words cannot begin to say how sorry I am for this parent who probably works from home and wakes up to this.

Dear KOT please comments fupi fupi for this dear parent.

@Pewa__moja
Alafu imagine iwe ulianza game 1-0, mtoi si wakoFace with tears of joy…unaeza kafinya hadi uionee huruma

@muthaara
Hakuna kitu utafanya

@Boazie_254
Afadhali huyo namwenye unampata kwa sink akiiosha?

@YddeEddy
Mmi nayo naeza kafinya watu waskie tuu kamewika ….sitaki jokes
@Kehiod
Premium tears….na bado hajarukarukia….

 

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7 types of annoying parents you will find on Instagram

 

From updating every single minute complaining about life to those who tell the world about your stomach issues after eating mutura,here is a list about types of parents in Kenya who are online.

1. The commenters

If your parents follow you and comment one everything you post, this is an annoying parent. They like everything and comment on every update. You risk their terrible comment  if God forbid you post a bikini picture.

2. The one who is misinformed

They also exist on whatsapp and send you every story that turns out to be click bait, or fake. These types of parents want you to believe they are protecting you, but being alarmist is annoying. Have you seen this type Classic fam?family-at-sunset

3 The meme re poster

Yes we all love re-sharing memes, but some annoying parents take things too far and sadly you cant ignore them, maybe mute them?

4. The braggist

Yes all parents want the world to know that Jontes is winning in life, but honestly some levels of bragging.

5. The one who puts your achievements down

While you are updatign your community that you have graduated, there will always be that annoying parent who will comment that ‘finally after all that money was used on you’ type of comment. They want to remind you that you are or will never be good enough and others will do better.

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6. The one who gives unsolicited advice

Kenyans hate people who give unsolicited advise, and woe unto you if you respond this way. Try venting about your life and they most surely tell you how to fix your problem,

7. The one who tell too much about you

Yani this is TMI, too much information. This is also like the oversharing one we talked about above, an will tell the world how you had a problem pooping in the morning to your visit tot he gynecologist. Too much right? Please if you are this type of parents, you are embarrassing your kids.

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List of celebrities brought up by strong single mothers

 

No one sets out to be a single mother, but along the way life throws us into this path either by divorce or the death of one spouse.

Here are celebs who have been brought up by single mothers and they are doing well for themselves.

1. Maina Kageni

Maina is among the most sought after and the best paid radio presenters in Kenya,

Apart from being talented and commandeering on radio, he is a trend setter and his love for the fine things in life is undeniable.

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But what would be life without a little fun? So the next time you want to say how men brought up by single mothers are lazy and mama’s boys just look at how successful Maina is and just zip it.

2. Otile Brown

His good looks aside, Otile has come so far in terms of his music and we hope he will not drown in all the female attention and forget where he has come from.

During his early days before the money and the fame, Otile had to sell changaa to make ends meet but he is now smiling all the way to the bank.

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In an earlier interview with Daily Nation, he opened up on how hard it was

“Appreciate and love your mama…feeling kinda emotional tonight.

Wish she could be here so I can spoil her, My mom died when I was about to turn 13.

I don’t like talking about it but I don’t shy away from speaking about it because I know it could motivate someone.

Otile Brown

Sometimes when I would get caught, the officers would frog march me past the school compound where other children would see me.

It was embarrassing i didn’t like doing it but I had to survive,” 

Even though his mum passed away, she would be proud of how her son has turned out.

3. Mike Mondo

His captivating voice on radio attracts women’s attention and it is undeniable that he is God’s gift to women.

Mike Mondo who runs a radio show on Classic 105 was brought up by a single mum after his dad passed away when he was only 13.

“My dad died when I was 13 years and today I am 36 years. However my mum did not get another man to call a husband. I had a conversation with her and asked her why she decided to live alone for all those years since my dad passed on.”

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The presenter posing

4. Diamond Platnumz

He is Tanzania’s finest. His music is not only celebrated in Tanzania but in Africa as a whole.

Born to Sandra Dangote, Diamond has made a name for himself as an artiste and as a business person despite being brought up by a single mother.

He  has collaborated with international artiste such as Neyo, Morgan Heritage and Omarion, he is a true definition of hard work.

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5. Boniface Mwangi

He is an activist-cum-politician brought up by a single mother.

Mwangi had earlier narrated how he got his then girlfriend pregnant, leading to him being thrown out of the church.

The main issue was that he was being brought about by a single mother who didn’t deem it fit to talk about s#x.

 I was brought up by a single mum and my eldest brother didn’t bother telling me what s3x was and its context.

The church told me you will discover what it is when it happens.

Unfortunately, the church didn’t see it fit to tell us that in case you found yourself tempted, you could use a condom.

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5 tips to co-parent successfully over the festive season without going nuts

 

 

Dear KOT, please you must plan how to deal with co-parenting this holiday season if faced with this situation for the kids sake to  enjoy the holidays. Here are five ways you can do this

1. Coordinate with the ex. This ensures things flow as smoothly as possible, and decisions don’t clash in any way for the holidays.  Make sure that your kids can spend an equal amount of time with both parents during the holidays. For instance one can take the first half of Dec, and the other the end of the holidays season.

2. Plan and let each other know what gifts you are each giving the child. Talk with your ex about who is buying what to ensure equality and to also avoid buying two of everything.

3. Prepare for tough/rough times. What do I mean? Everyone gets emotional during festivities for one reason or another, either separation or divorce, and nerves can be rattled. Set up rules to be followed and how it will be handled.

4.Sit down and talk with your kids leaving no topic unhandled.anger

Schedule a time to talk with your children and make sure that they understand that the transition is hard for everyone. Tell them it’s hard for you too, and let them see your vulnerability. Being emotionally prepared is the best thing to do.

5. Don’t forget to take care of yourself. I know it happens to the best of us. It’s easy for anyone to get overwhelmed during the holidays. Take care of yourself physically and emotionally.

 

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Look what I found! Baby born holding mothers contraceptive

 

A baby born in Vietnam has amazed the world after he was photographed holding onto his mothers IUD.

The new born’s mother is a  34-year-old Vietnamese mom who was equaly surprised at the turn of events because she thought she was secure having used an IUD to protect against pregnancy.

According to VN Express, the coil came out at the same time as the baby, but separately. It was only after the baby was born that he grabbed onto it.

Doctors were also amused at the photos and shared through Hai Phong International Hospital social media. The Facebook pictures have gone viral, showing the baby with his eyes shut while holding the IUD.

After delivery, I thought him holding the device was interesting, so I took a picture. I never thought it would receive so much attention,” said obstetrician Tran Viet Phuong.

People were amused to read about the story and quickly responded with witty comments.

@7spicy_spices..
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Those sperms were fighters, hit the coil till it slipped
@MsTeryious..
“Look what I found, Mommy.”@Vegetablething..
Wait, what? The coil came out with the baby, at the same time?

@Balozi_1..
The IUD came out at the same time as the baby, but separately – it was only after being born that the infant grabbed the coil.

@LollyMkunqwana..
I’d be so pissed!

Girls, what scares you most about contraceptives?

Share your comments below.

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Celebrities who’ve spoken out about not wanting children

The truth is some women are just not interested in motherhood.  Not every woman with a uterus desires a baby and that is something that society will just have to wrap their heads around.

1. Oprah

She once said in an interview that “I never had children, never even thought I would have children. Now I have 152 daughters; expecting 75 more next year. That is some type of gestation period, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, 2007.

Kenyan celebrity couples who have children from previous relationships (photos)

2.Miley Cyrus

In an interview with ELLE US in July 2019, Miley admitted that current state of climate change has affected her stance on having children. “We’ve been doing the same thing to the earth that we do to women,” she said in the interview. “We just take and take and expect it to keep producing. And it’s exhausted. It can’t produce. We’re getting handed a piece-of-shit planet, and I refuse to hand that down to my child. Until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water, I’m not bringing in another person to deal with that.”
3. Blackish actress Tracee Ellis Ross

She plays a mum of three in the reality show, but in real life things are different. She confessed her feelings in a Times interview in 2018 that

“I’m constantly asking myself questions, reminding myself, ‘Are you making that decision for you or someone else?’ The husband and the babies are the expectation of what’s supposed to happen at a certain point, and people fall back on, ‘Well, that’s the point of the human species, procreation.’ And I’m, like, ‘I think there are a lot of babies, isn’t that part of what’s going wrong, there’s too many?’ Some people could be working on the world being a better place, or just being happy.”

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4. Actress Jennifer Aniston

She divorced her second husband Justin Theroux, and has no children. The former Friends TV star said in the Today show in 2014 that

“I don’t have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done and if they’re not checked then I’ve failed some part of my feminism or my being a woman or my worth or my value as a woman… Y’know, I’ve birthed a lot of things. I feel like I’ve mothered many things. And I don’t think it’s fair to put that pressure on people.”

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‘Kenyan mothers let teen daughters dress inappropriately’  Man calls out parents

 

The fashion choices being embraced by female Kenyan teens was heavily debated on the Classic 105 morning conversation after one man castigated mothers for letting them dress provocatively.

He was of the opinion that Kenyan mothers never look at or question their daughters decision to wear some items,

‘What are we buying these girls? Are parents paying attention to what they buy? Their breasts and backsides are always displayed. How many times do you go to a club, see women only to find out later they are underage? 

He was also of the strong opinion that teen girls emulate how they mothers dress and behave towards men. So if a mother dresses provocatively, her daughter will pick up queues that she should also do the same.

Diamond mom under fire after referring to Tanasha’s son as “Kichwa Kikubwa”

‘These girls physique is deceiving, they look older and even when they are with their moms, people ask if they are sisters’.

This thinking elicited mixed reaction from Classic 105 fans who either called in or tweeted tagging us online.

A caller said

Maina don’t blame it on the single mothers and the kids too because the moment you give them money hujui atarudi kama amenunua nini. What we can do as parents is, the minute your children turn to teenagers have a sit down and have that conversation.

Another listener added that

We live in generation where kids are in the club more often than in the church. This has nothing to do with the parents, its the society. We need to stand together as parents and figure a way forward.”

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@pytahalion..
Maina,blaming single mums achana na wao they are special. I have been brought up by a single mum and my three sisters are to the point. They are good and sijawai ata ona any of them akiwa amevaa hivo mnasema. Single moms lecture their girls and are caring to their kids

I will always be grateful to Sheila Mwanyigha – Prezzo confesses about ex-lover

@Totolakisii_1..
#Mainaandkingangi don’t blame kids let’s start from mother’s coz wao ndio ununua hizo nguo..
@FelixxAgolaa..

Maina we live in a world where every negativity is blamed on single mothers, some have raised up good kids who are good role models to upcoming generation but some are a disgrace though

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@pieremutongah27…

Parents are to blame here. They are soo busy doing nothing in social media themselves and by them giving kids smartphones, they want the kid to be occupied with it so as not to disturb them.

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19 hilarious things Kenyan mum’s say to their children

She is a phenomenal black mum, but sometimes her children get under her skin.

Kenyans on Twitter are sharing some hilarious but truthful responses they get from Kenyan mum’s whenever they ask something.

The responses are so quirky and creative it will have you nodding your head.

You know you have a Kenyan mum when she says this:

1. @muitunguvincent..
Me : Sitaki kuoga saa hii nacheza

Mum : mimi usiniletee aibu kwa nyumba yangu

dog terror tized by mum image
2. @Nivlake..
Ukieka vijiko mbili za shuge kwa cup… Mwaga Ata yote kwa kikombe si babako ndo manager wa Mumias sugar. 😂

3. @themalvin99..
Brings a friend with dreadlocks home

Mum: endelea tu kuonyesha wakora mkona tv. 😂😂

mummys boy
4 . @JemimahOdambe..
Eeeh kuleni yote nikama dunia inaisha usiku wa Leo na kesho mtataka kunikula

5. @OkumuKenleo..
Ever heard of “….. Kuna wakati mtanitafuta mnikose!” saa hyo umesahau tu kutoa sahani kwa meza.

6. @jaternreteeks..
Vunja vikombe vyote kwa hii nyumba,mkimaliza mnivunje roho Kama baba yenyu.😆

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7. @ayshaj00..
Unajigonga kwa meza unalia

Mum: Kati ya wewe na meza ni nani ako na macho?

8. @mcjoker6..
*starts crying after a beating*

Mum: acha tulete mitungi ujaze machozi ata hakuna maji

9. @KuleiJuan..
Mum:umekula sukari sindio eeeh
Me:hapana mum
Mum: aaah hebu fungua mdomo ng’ombe hii

two mums
10. @harrisonthuo..
Me: (breaking cups)

Mum: Vunja tu hizo vikombe, nazihesabu, nitazikujia tu ukianza kufanya kazi!

11. @Ami92689210..
Me: naumwa tumbo mum
Mum: nashindanga nikikwambia utoke kwa hio simu ona sasa
🤨🙄

12. @MikeyMzito..
Me: Mum mimi siendi na hizi nguo,hazikai poa

Mum: kwani unaenda kuolewa,utavaa hizo 😅

Single Mother Getting Kids Ready in the Morning.
Single Mother Getting Kids Ready in the Morning.

13. @ShyzloMike..
mum: sends me to look for something in the house
Me: shouting in the house ( mum sijaiona)
mum : wewe unaweza pata kitu kweli ukitumwa😓😓🤐🤐 na saa hiyo ndio anakishow place ameiweka😥😥😂

14. @justine_osiemo..
A spoon falls kwa floor

Mum:chukueni ata zile ziko kabati pasua yote si mama yenu anachuna pesa Kama matawi.
15. @KaiwaNzomo..
me: drops a spoon

mum:acha nikutolee vyombo zote kwa kabati uzimalize juu hivo utakua umenimaliza pia😂😂😂

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16. @RSpartaz..
Ukiangusha glass accidentally:
Mum: chukua nyundo umalizie zenye umebakisha

17. @Its_WambuiG..
When you leave the door open.
Mum: unawacha mlango hivo kwani uko na mkia utafinya ukifunga?

18. @Rosal_awake9..
Ukiangusha vikombe na zivunjike anaanza
Mom:Vunjeni kabisa alafu mkuje mnivunje roho kama baba yenu😂

19. @WangetheP..
Me: tupike nini leo
Mum: kuna sufuria nimebeba ama? Mnaeza nikatakata mnikule 🙄

 

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Tanasha proves her son was born on Diamond’s birthday (Documents inside)

Tanasha Donna has come out to speak out about the rumours that she and Diamond made up the fact that her son was born on her baby daddy’s birthday.

The mother of one came out with receipts to prove that her son’s story indeed started on the same day as his father, something I must admit I wasn’t fully convinced about too.

Diamond holding his son
Diamond holding his son

The scenarios were two; Either Tanasha purposefully got induced on Diamond’s birthday or she gave birth earlier and faked her delivery date. After growing tired of the constant attacks, the beauty went on Instagram and cleared things up.

She wrote, ‘What kind of mother would I be to let my son celebrate a false birthday each year? I would be a foolish mother to do that. Aga Khan would never post a fake birthday because it would be very easy to sue them.’

Miss Donna shortly before she gave birth
Miss Donna shortly before she gave birth

She said that it would be impossible for a respected hospital to play around with birth dates because that makes them liable for a lawsuit.

Tanasha Donna showing off the documents
Tanasha Donna showing off the documents. Courtesy/Urbannews254

To back up her version of the truth, the beauty said nurses and doctors are willing to confirm that she actually delivered on Diamond’s birthday.

Iron board! Tanasha shows off her tummy one week after giving birth

Initially, the plan was to stay quiet and avoid making a fuss of the allegations but like any human, Tanasha said she had to tell her truth. The gorgeous mum left the internet in shock when she announced her son’s arrival.

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Rayvannys wife’s sweet message to new parents Tanasha and Diamond

 

Could Diamond and Tanasha accept that the news of the birth of their son has been let out of the bag and announce it already!!!

Diamond and Tanasha are keeping the exciting information close to their hearts, but friends won’t let them be great.

WCB’s Rayvanny and his wife were among guests during the baby gender reveal party and so have information that may relate to the birth of the boy.

Rayvannys wife Fahyvanny has joined the world in congratulating the couple for welcoming the newborn.

This has probably been the most anticipated baby ever and showing their love for the new addition to the Dangote clan, she wrote

Congratulations my ❤️ 🙏🙏 @tanashadonna May God blesse you & your new baby boy

 


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Congratulations my ❤️ 🙏🙏 @tanashadonna May God blesse you & your new baby boy

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Other celebrities who have taken the decision to keep the birth of their baby a secret are Gospel singer Kambua who upto now has yet to say anything, two months after delivering her bundle of joy.

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Another One: Dj Khaled announces he and wife Nicole expecting second child

 

Dj Khaled and his wife are expecting baby number two pretty soon.

Khaled announced on Thursday night (Sept. 12) that they are expecting a baby boy.

“Just when I thought life couldn’t get any better, I received another blessing that my queen is expecting an addition to our legacy,” the Miami-based DJ wrote to Instagram. “I’m feeling more inspired than ever now. As we go into this journey I’m taking FANLUV along with me to keep the love and blessings flowing to the world!”

Dj Khaled is popular for his catchy phrase #anotherone, which is trending on social media, as fans and friends write the couple congratulatory messages.

“Almost 3 years ago, when I found out my queen was expecting our son, Asahd, I knew my life would change forever and that OUR legacy would soon be on the way,” the We the Best mogul continued. “After that blessing I released some of my biggest albums to date [Grateful and Father of Asahd] inspired by his greatness.”

Congrats to Khaled and Nicole. See his announcement below.


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God is the greatest. All I ever wanted to do was inspire the world to be great and to leave a legacy. Almost 3 years ago when I found out my queen was expecting our son Asahd I knew my life would change forever and that OUR legacy would soon be on the way. After that blessing I released some of my biggest albums to date (Grateful and Father Of Asahd) inspired by his greatness. Just when I thought life couldn’t get any better, I received another blessing that my queen is expecting an addition to our legacy. I’m feeling more inspired than ever now. As we go into this journey I’m taking FANLUV along with me to keep the love and blessings flowing to the world ! #FAMILY God is the greatest. MAMA ASAHD ,ASAHD WE GOT ANOTHER ONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALLAH I LOVE YOU SO MUCH !!!!! 🙏🏽🤲🏽🙏🏽🦁🦁🤰😀❤️🎉 MY QUEEN I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ! ASAHD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ! And to the little boy in my QUEEN’S BELLY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH ! #WETHEBEST !

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Mejja shares hilariously relatable tale about his mother

I have the utmost respect for mothers.

And the same goes for rapper Mejja, who let us in on a secret about his dear mother.

While sharing a beautiful picture of her, Mejja revealed he was a victim of canning at home. Kids of today will never know what a horror it was when mum or dad spanked a child for misbehaving.

The perils of being beaten continue to live with Mejja as he wrote about it saying

My Mum Khadija!!!! LaKiNi Haribu Kitambaa UtaJua UJui Kichapo Galore Lol😂😂😂😂But I Love Her Hiyo Kichapo Ndio Imefanya Niwe Mimi!!!!

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So many of us live with memories of not sitting on dad’s chair, or having to put up with plastic covers on the seas all to keep off dirt. Anyway that’s all in the past as Mejja indicated. She raised a champion.

The Genge rapper has been showing off his new girlfriend after being dumped by his wife via text message.

The father of one in an interview with Word Is confessed he was depressed and started feeling suicidal following her exit from their marital home.

“We had not disagreed, actually we were so happy. I was in Thika and I got her message asking me if I had arrived well. I told her yes and the next thing she told me was ‘Move on with your life’,” he said.

“The next time I called her, she neither received nor returned my calls.”

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We are happy he has found love again, and wish him the best.

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Eldoret woman pours boiling water on step sons thighs

A woman is likely to be charged in connection to a minor taken to the hospital with first degree burns.

Eldoret police say the woman is accused of throwing hot water on a 7-year-old boy after an undisclosed matter.

A manhunt is underway for the woman after burning her step child with hot water on his thighs.

Kapseret OCPD Francis Warui says the woman went into hiding after the incident and the 7 year old boy was rescued from their house.

The minor was rushed to the Moi Referral Hospital for medical attention for the burn.

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He says cases of abuses against children are on the rise in the region.

Elsewhere, A police officer attached to Moiben Polices station in Uasin Gishu
County shot himself dead last night at the police station.

The 35 year old office identified as Jairus Kiprotich turned his gun
on himself as he was returning home from night duty.

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Moiben OCPD Jamleck Ngaruiya said the officer had three month ago
lostg his wife and had just resumed duty adding that they are
investigating the incident.

Samwel Karanei who is father to the deceased said the officer appeared
frustrated with problems which he did not disclose to anyone.

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Saumu Mbuvi fights back at accusations of bad parenting

Mike Sonko’s daughter Saumu is at ‘war’ with a section of women she has termed as haters on social media.

Saumu, who is currently dating Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip, shared a photo of them together with her daughter and they looked perfect.

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She captioned the above pic

CALL IT A CLAN, CALL IT A NETWORK, CALL IT A TRIBE, CALL IT A FAMILY: WHATEVER YOU CALL IT, WHOEVER YOU ARE, YOU NEED ONE..YET IT IS NOT DEFINED BY OUR GENES BUT IT IS BUILT AND MAINTAINED THROUGH LOVE AND RESPECT 🙏🏽❤️#BLESSED

One of Saumu’s followers commented on her post, lecturing her on how to ‘raise’ her daughter with businessman Ben Gatu.

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Saumu Mbuvi and her lover Lamu senator Anwar

The follower identified as Ma Kasaine wrote,

CHUNGA SANA HUYO MTOTO. DON’T KEEP INTRODUCING DIFFERENT MEN IN YOUR LIFE, IT’S NOT GOOD FOR HER.

 

This didn’t go down well with the governor’s daughter and she came out guns blazing. She told off the lady

@MA_KASAINE WITH YOUR AGE …MAISHA YANGU INAKUASHIA NINI..WEWE LEA WAKO UTAKAVYO…THIS LIFE DIDN’T COME WITH A MANUAL!! LET’S SEE HOW YOUR DAUGHTER WILL TURN OUT!!! ARE YOU GOD TO JUDGE,’ SHE RESPONDED.

Adding,

PELEKA MENOPAUSE POLEPOLE. NEXT TIME U WANT TO SPREAD YOUR NEGATIVITY KEEP TO YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY NOT PEOPLES KIDS!!.

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Saumu’s distasteful comments saw her trend on social media pages and she savagely attacked women.

WAMAMA WA CHIT CHAT WATAFUTIWE KAZI YA KUFUA NGUO WAACHANE NA MAISHA YA WATU. IF YOU KNOW THEM TAG THEM ALL! MENOPAUSE IWAPELEKE POLEPOLE JAMENI. DEAR GOD PLEASE KEEP THESE WOMEN BUSY WE ARE TIRED OF THEM. BLESS THEIR POCKETS SO THEY CAN FIND BETTER THINGS TO DO WITH THEIR LIVES.

She shared another post holding a few dollars with a caption that read,

HOW I READ THEIR COMMENTS.

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She later pulled down the posts and shared another one, which read,

HE WHO MUST DESTROY OTHERS TO SUCCEED MUST KNOW THAT DESTRUCTION AWAITS HIM AT THE GATE OF HIS SUCCESS.

The mother of one then shared a message to critics, talking about her past life experiences, that have toughened her.

WHILE THEY ARE WAITING FOR HER DOWNFALL, WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW IS SHE HAS ALREADY STUMBLED, FELL AND GOT BACK UP!! NO TURNING BACK.

 

Saumu’s remarks comes barely a week after her father was criticized for attacking Suba MP Millie Odhiambo for being childless.

…JUST THE WAY YOU HAVE OPENED YOUR MOUTH WIDE IN THIS PICTURE, I AM LONGING FOR THE DAY YOU SHALL OPEN WIDE YOUR LEGS TO GIVE BIRTH TO A CHILD SO THAT YOU EXPERIENCE THE PAIN THAT THE MOTHERS I AM DEFENDING GO THROUGH. YOU MUST RESPECT THOSE SINGLE MOTHERS WHO STRUGGLE WITH THEIR KIDS AS MEN GO MISSING.

 

Tips: Consider these 10 alternative discipline strategies for your child

What’s the best way to discipline your child?

Is it according to age, the act committed? Is it a thorough whooping?

This is something that many are struggling with today.

Tokeo la picha la best ways of punishing your kids

Some of the best ways include;

Reward good behavior

When you punish something wrong, always remember to reward them once they do something good. This will actually motivate them to be improving on a daily basis to be rewarded.

Silence

At times as a parent you can be upset in such a way that you utter hurting words to the child. Silence is at times necessary to avoid such incidents like the child running away from home or hating on you. Talk to them when your temper is controlled.

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Have a conversation with the child

Spend most of the time with the child. This will actually help you to know your child better and learn their weaknesses. Talking to them can actually be the best way of them to change their bad behaviors.

Create rules and boundaries

Always have rules and boundaries for them such that if they cross them, they are aware of the consequences.

Deny them some freedom

At times you can give a child much freedom which becomes their excuse to mess up some more. The best way to deal with this is either to limit it or deny them the freedom completely.

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Send away

Sending to visit grandma always works. Once you send them there, they will behave much better the next time to avoid being sent back their. This is because they will miss a lot of luxury especially if they live at the city.

Life examples

Give them life examples of people who have mad it in life and those that have failed. If you child for example steals something, give the examples of people who did it and the consequences they faced.

Giving advice

You should always ensure that you have a close relationship with your child. Never be a source of stress to them whenever you are with them. This will make them confide in you at anything hence it will be easier for you to know which area to give them advice on.

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Ban them from what they like

Most of the kids love watching animations and cartoons especially at the younger age. Ban them from watching their best channels for some time till their behavior changes.

Guidance and counselling

At times yelling and canning is not the solution as the child may not change. At times it may be something that deals with their minds and emotions. You can take them for guidance and counselling so that they may share their problems.

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Woman named Marijuana Pepsi gets worldwide attention

 

A US woman has gone viral on the internet and it all has to do with her name.

She was named Marijuana Pepsi at birth and it’s a name that has haunted her her entire life.

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Marijuana Pepsi recently graduated with a PHD after studying unusual names.

Marijuana is 46, and recounted how she has been bullied for her unusual name.

Her siblings have such ordinary names, one wonders why her parents did this to her.

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She refused to change the unusual name in a bid to prove to herself and to others that overcoming obstacles is possible.

Now, the mother-of-one is officially Dr Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck after earning her PhD in higher education leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin last month.

Vandyck told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that her mother Maggie Johnson picked out her name when she was born and declared it would take her around the world. She has two sisters whose named are Kimberly and Robin.

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Despite people criticizing her mother for the name choice, Vandyck says she credits her for helping her become the strong woman she is today.

‘I’ve grown into my name because I am a strong woman. I’ve had to be,’ she has said previously.

Vandyck, who left an unstable home when she was 15, graduated high school and went on to earn her college and master’s degree.

She vowed early on to earn her doctorate.

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