A day in the life of a Mom in Lagos

Dakore-Egbuson-akande 

My day was crazy the other day.  Murphy’s law was in full effect. It was Dasola’s 1st day at day care, I had to get my eldest, Yomski, ready for school. Our driver of 2 years left suddenly so I had to do the school run in addition to getting my day started with an early meeting at 11am.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” is my mantra at times like this, so with a prayer in my heart we were on our way.

I dropped Yoms off, then took Dasi to day care which was a bit difficult for both of us (being her first time). While she was happily preoccupied with something the administrator was showing her I took the cue to tip-toe out the crying started. Starting day care is an important transition for babies. I am watching to see how Dasi settles in, but I know there may be some changes in her behaviour  as she gets used to her new routine.

With that done I made my way back home to shower quickly and dash off for a meeting I was running late for then the unexpected happened. My car just ground to a halt halfway there!

Thankfully my husband was on his way to his own meeting so he was able to rescue me, but, since I was driving myself, I had to figure out what to do because I couldn’t possibly leave my car there, Naija la wa!

Just before I  left the house, my cook says the dreaded words, “Madam gas don finish” so I gave him some money to get more,  but that plan had to quickly take a back seat because I now needed him to come to meet us so he could wait with the car until the mechanic got there.

With that my husband had to reschedule his meeting so he could drop me off at mine and so that was it, everything back to normal somewhat right? Wrong!

I rushed into the meeting apologizing profusely because I had everyone waiting for me, including an 80 year-old lady so I had to seriously kun le and explain my ordeal. Thankfully everyone was gracious and so we carried on and had a great meeting.

I had my brother Timini come to meet me so I could go to pick up Dasi and I was running late  because her pick up is 2 o’clock and it was 2.15 already!

Another mad dash, picked her up, then picked Yoms and got home. Phew!

I then proceeded to inquire on the status of my up till then trusty jeep and I was certain it was something that could be fixed relatively quickly but shock and horror! the mechanic came back with more bad news….apparently my engine had knocked so I would need to buy a new “tokunbo” engine. The price? 350-400 thousand Naira!

I know what you might be thinking, it’s not a problem because I’m a famous celebrity right? And I totally understand that.

Five years ago, before the babies yes, no problem but now, with so many responsibilities a lot of deliberation has to occur before money is just doled out so hopefully you can understand that.

On top of dealing with all this, I still had to take care of the kids and start preparing their nutritious meals for the next day, chasing my toddler to do her homework when all she really wants to do is play, deal with deadlines for my blog post, reading scripts and tending to my extended family issues.

There’s a lot more that happened but I will spare you all, I’m sure you get the picture by now. Being a working mom and wife is not easy at all even with help and I shudder to imagine how much more difficult it is without any help at all.

Even being a housewife is not easy, I was an inadvertent one for a while especially after my 1st born but I quickly realized it wasn’t for me, I need an outlet for my creative energy to be truly balanced.

I hope I’m not scaring any of my readers that are mothers-to-be but I hope you can appreciate the fact that it’s no walk in the park. It’s a joyful, special and fulfilling thing as well and I am truly grateful to the Almighty for my life because it’s what I always wanted.

It makes me truly appreciate the sacrifices my Mom made to mould me into the woman I am today as well as my four younger.

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25 thoughts on “A day in the life of a Mom in Lagos

  1. Hello!! Only just discovered your blog today. i’m also a mom of 2 boys. my husband is extremely helpful around the house but he has refused me getting a maid. i work as well. its so not easy but its also fun i guess. I like your blog

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  4. I’m a working mum and the stress alone is not encouraging me to have another baby. My husband and i have demanding jobs and there is also no one to assist. I often shiver when the thought of another baby flash my mind. I sometimes panic that I might drop dead with stress.

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  5. Nnamani Esther says:

    I pray that the Lord will give us the enabling grace to become great mums and continue to take good care of our families, God bless every mum and mum-to-be. Keep up the good work ma.

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  6. Alima says:

    I am also a mum of two beautiful girls. I so relate with this post and one being a working mum or advertent housewife. A woman has to also have a life outside her home no matter how little so as not to go nuts n crazy. Am on the verge of expanding my biz so I can also be fufilled but still I love my life as mum. So so sweet like honey

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  7. Precious says:

    I am a mum of four children all under 5 years old the last being 4 months,sometimes I wonder how am able to balance being a wife and mother but GOD almighty has been my strength I do not work and I live in the States.I just discovered your log today,some days are smooth when everything falls in place while some days are hectic when everything falls out of place.It is nice to know am not alone

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  8. Chinenye Uzuakpundu says:

    My dear de Lord is ur strength. I so much love ur marriage…had all ur pics on my phone…everyone thinks celebrities are not human and money is not their problem,so I understand bcos they are human beings with everyday problems like us.so my dear,continue managing ur home and make sure u dole out time for ur hubby as well cos its de most important of all.God will see u through…Amen

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  9. Marina says:

    I like the fact that you are not trying to paint a fairy tale picture giving that you are a popular figure. the down to earth nature of this post has made me fall in love with the blog. I am a mum of two and it can get crazy sometime that all I beg for is just a few minutes of sleep. amazing how we can juggle all of this is like look like nothing happened. proud mum any day anytime

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  10. Marina says:

    I like the fact that you are not trying to paint a fairy tale picture giving that you are a popular figure. the down to earth nature of this post has made me fall in love with the blog. I am a mum of two and it can get crazy sometime that all I beg for is just a few minutes of sleep. amazing how we can juggle all of this and still look like nothing happened. proud mum any day anytime

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  11. Iroro says:

    So true and I admire your homely nature not painting a picture of Purity quarter. Im a mother of one and I’m sharing grace everyday. Preparing him for his day care, going to work and closing at 4.30pm, getting home at 6pm before picking him up….can be crazy everyday. cant wait for the Easter break to come at least to rest my head from office work and have a full night sleep. Being a mother can be fun but also can be very challenging especially not having a house help…………..its well well, we just have to keep pushing and juggling things till they are old enough to look after themselves. God bless all mothers

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  13. Beauty says:

    Hello there, I just discovered your blog..I like you cos of your down to earth nature, I have 2 boys and also a sit at home mom as hubby doesn’t want me to work coupled with our country’s disease of godfatherism before getting a job.yes, I agree it’s quite hectic cos I feel it first hand.God bless your family and keep it strong

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  14. diamond says:

    a real typical day of a lagos day atimes.i can relate with what you just said.becos it has happened to me before.
    nice one so excited about your blog sis.

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  16. Elizabeth says:

    Wow so lovely. Am not a mother yet wish to be one soon. I tink is gona be fun. Hahaha I could stil remember hw my mum wil shout ur name in d morning for u to get up nd prepare for skul.

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  17. Mamarazzi says:

    Kudos to starting a more refreshing blog where moms can contribute and not just bi$ch about each other.. Being a mom is one of the most beautiful things in life. It’s hard work but we find fulfillment in it. Like I always say.. If mom ain’t happy, baby ain’t happy. So let’s show love and not hate to one another so we can raise happy kids.

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  18. badejo bukola says:

    You are just wonderful. You just dished out what working mothers face. I am a mum of two and it has not been easy at all, but in it I derive joy because there is always a sense of fulfillment after all the stress. It makes me feel like a mother.

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