A Letter to My Folks

It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. Today, I honor two important people in my life. My parents. This article has been inspired by a change that has taken place that requires some adjustments. You see,…

Tangled

I recently started a conversation on emotional abuse and had a chance to talk to several colleagues on their upbringing. Their responses got me thinking, about how parenting can either have positive or negative impact. Growing up, my father’s word was law. He didn’t shy away from disciplining my siblings and I, and exercised Proverbs…

A Letter to You, My Daughter

The day was 19th November, the year 2002. I was drowsy. I had woken up after six hours. As I looked up, I could see tears streaming down my sister’s face. Tears of joy. For after a caesarian section operation due to fetal distress, she gave me the news. A beautiful baby girl had been…

Holiday Inn

And just like that, the school calendar is over, and in comes in the longest School break of the year. It is good for the kids, a moment for rejuvenation. After all, they have been studying hard all year? It’s a good time to have good ol’ family time with them. And yet, it may…

Obsession

Parenting is not so much doing the right things with your child, but it’s about being the right person with the child. ~ Stanley Mukolwe Mothers. They obsess. Their brag about their children. Great grades in school, how the kids thrive in sport. Fast learners in spelling or reading, singing has become so natural it…

Independence Day

When did they grow up, you ask. When did they get a mind of their own, you process. When did they stop being needy and clingy on mum or dad, you get bewildered. Just when did they grow up? Every child born, more often than not, is a bundle of joy. The parent’s nurturing, training,…

What If…?

Innovation is at the very heart of the existence of the life science company I work for.  We have been encouraged not to kill any idea and to continuously think of solutions to problems that we face in our day-to-day life, to internalize and to live the essence of the concept ‘What if’. To be…