The Creator and the Co-Creator

The Creator and the Co-Creator

The Creator in today’s post is God, the Father. The co-creator is you. In the Bible, which is my favourite reference point, says in Genesis 1: 26-28- “Then God said, “Let us make human beings[a] in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild […]

You are Resilient, You are Strong?

You are Resilient, You are Strong?

You are resilient, you are strong! Heard this before? Many of us go through life with labels attached to who we are as a result of what has happened to us. To make it more terrible, we allow these labels to tear us, wear us and paralyze us at the fear of what would happen if others found out. Hello […]

Creating A Rhythm of Rest As A Young Person

Creating A Rhythm of Rest As A Young Person

Creating a rhythm of rest is very important! “Rest is not necessary as a young person, sleep is for the weak, Weyinmi.” Someone told me this a few years ago when we discussed about growth as upcoming working class global citizens. As a society, you and I have become experts in burning ourselves out. It has become a lifestyle and […]

Strong Together: Building A Healthy Community

Strong Together: Building A Healthy Community

Strong together- I love talking about strength and how it relates to the community. I believe in the power of community, God did not create you to journey alone in this life. We are strong together- this reminds me of The Preacher in the Holy Bible, how he talked about community in a different way. In Ecclesiastes 4 verses 9-12, […]

The Nigerian Child: My Ins and Outs

The Nigerian Child: My Ins and Outs

The news in the last few days has been dark especially in my country, Nigeria. It is not about COVID19 but the effects of a pandemic in some ways.  I recently participated in a WhatsApp group session where we talked about “The Nigerian Child- Past and Present Successes and Struggles. It was hosted by a young charismatic lady called Iniobong […]

Confidence Building in a 21st Century Career

Confidence Building in a 21st Century Career

So now that I have your attention with a picture of Dr Weyoms holding her hand high up, let’s talk about confidence in a squiggly career. Confidence is having a belief in yourself. It’s a skill that can be learnt, practised and improved. Why does this skill matter in a squiggly career? It helps you develop resilience, take action and […]

Keep Learning

Keep Learning

Do you know that reading helps your mental health? Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms We are still on about mental health and young people and we have simple ways that parents and guardians can make a difference in their child’s mental health. One way to help build a healthy mind for a child is to keep learning. Learning is not just for […]

Be Active in Mental Health

Be Active in Mental Health

It is how we are feeling and coping with the things we face everyday that shapes our mental health. Just like physical health, sometimes it is good, and at other times it is not so good. Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms As a parent or guardian of a children, you can play an important role in supporting children’s mental health wellbeing. You […]

Do You Know About Type 1 Diabetes?

Do You Know About Type 1 Diabetes?

A few weeks ago, some people asked me about diabetes and I asked them, how many types of diabetes they knew? Well, the answers I got made me realise a lot of awareness is still needed. Welcome to #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms and we are on about diabetes. So we have Type 1 diabetes which is a serious, lifelong condition where your blood […]

Clean Care For Everybody-Na You Hand E Dey!

Clean Care For Everybody-Na You Hand E Dey!

Have you ever thought that not washing your hands regularly could lead your child having infections? Oh yes! This is how powerful handwashing is important to the health of your children. Welcome to another Monday of #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms and yesterday May 5th we marked the Global Hand Hygiene Day.  The Global Hand Hygiene Day is a campaign to bring everyone-healthcare workers, […]

What Do You Know About Polio?

I smiled when I read about the malaria vaccine last week. I thought about the fight to eradicate polio in Nigeria. What would it take for us as a people to completely accept immunisation for our children? Let’s talk Polio on today’s #HealthMattersWithDrWeyoms. What do you know about Polio? What do you think of when you hear a child has/had […]

Why Did This Doctor Not Prescribe Antibiotics for my Baby?

Why Did This Doctor Not Prescribe Antibiotics for my Baby?

Mother: I went to see the doctor, he did not prescribe antibiotics for my baby….can you imagine? How will my baby become well? Why didn’t the doctor just give me antibiotics? Do you think drugs called antibiotics, for example Ampiclox and Augmentin  are always the answer to your baby’s sickness? Why the Doctor does not always prescribe antibiotics for your […]

The Baby of the Child Pt 4

The Baby of the Child Pt 4

‘Palava you dey find’ sang Fela!  I enjoy listening to Fela songs because they are lessons I need to teach all these new generation children. Anyway while I was seriously nodding to the tunes from my phone, someone called my name.  I turned to see who that amazing person could be. Jisos e! It was the child and her baby, […]

What Did You Do With Your Child Today?

What Did You Do With Your Child Today?

What did you to do with your child today? I have danced with my little one today. Do not allow the pressures of social media make you scared of marriage or parenting. Reframe your thoughts about marriage and parenting to yield positive results. Spending quality time with your child is more about the usual daily life than the very high […]

Crying Baby: What You Can Do

Yesterday, I asked a question on what you would do if your baby cried for long hours? I got some hilarious responses. From putting the baby on OLX to African Mama suspicious thinking, trying out lullaby and even telling the baby your mind or pinching the baby more. You people had me laughing out loud at the clinic yesterday. So […]

Potty Training

There are no set rules about when to start potty training but you will need to recognise the signs that your child is ready for it. You may be wondering when to start potty training?As you have probably heard many times, every child develops at a different pace. So it is good to wait until your little one is showing […]

Self-Funded Postgraduate Journey

Yay me! I have actually crossed the first year hurdle as a PhD student. It started really well with amazing ideas, I could literally write a book on those ideas. My research started out by changing its focus from the UK to my home country, Nigeria.  I believe that is one of the best decisions made so far in this […]

All work and no play makes Oriseweyinmi, a dull girl 😁 Yes, that’s me, it’s been 11 months of academic work for me. I have two weeks left to meet with a panel for my academic annual progression.  So a physical and mental break with some cultural enjoyment was needed. Besides, my summer cannot end without a holiday. For new […]

Keeping your vagina clean and healthy

The vagina is designed to keep itself clean with the help of natural secretions (discharge). The vagina is a tube of muscle inside a woman’s body that runs from the cervix (the opening of the womb) to the vaginal opening. The external sex organs, which are called the vulva, surround the vaginal opening. Good vaginal health is maintained by making […]

Young Ladies and Fertility Matters.

This post is inspired by a dear friend who asked a “causal” question about fertility in unmarried ladies. She made a statement saying, “They say, we should not take lemon too much, so it does not damage our womb linings as it may affect fertility when married”. Funny thing is I just said, I will write about it but I […]

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