11 things to keep in mind when visiting parents of newborns

ub-sessed:

I wrote this a few years ago but was reminded of it recently upon learning that a friend of mine is expecting a baby soon.

  1. Do not visit if you are sick or have a cold sore.
  2. Bring food. Bring food for you to eat with your hosts while you are there, at the very least. Also bring a big dish…

Parenting tips I wish I knew earlier

1043pm:

  • Get a decent camera, and take a lot of pictures.
  • Do the thing where you take pictures of the baby in the same chair or with the same toy every month to show growth. Those picture series are fun to look at, but you only get one shot at doing them.
  • Hand the camera to someone else so that you can…

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Sh%t Every New Parent Should Know

mammalingo:

It does not go by so fast. People who tell you “it goes by so fast” do not have babies or small children at home. It goes by so slow. But you know what? That’s good! There’s more room for error! Be grateful.

They’re up all night to get lucky. Because their stomachs are so small, newborns need…

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yagazieemezi:

Yagazie Emezi shot by Yagazie Madu

I met up with contributing photographer and my namesake, Yagazie Madu with the plan of accompanying her on one of her shoots to see her in action. NO clue how this happened lol!  See more

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yagazieemezi:

Over 200 of our daughters were kidnapped and what is the FG doing about it? 
DEMAND the release of our girls.
#BringBackOurGirls 
Click the hashtag and be aware. Join the petitions and protests.
Share and spread the word.

yagazieemezi:

Over 200 of our daughters were kidnapped and what is the FG doing about it?

DEMAND the release of our girls.

#BringBackOurGirls 

Click the hashtag and be aware. Join the petitions and protests.

Share and spread the word.

nappyafro:

Laura Dore: Light After Dark

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ikirejones:

Vigilism x Ikiré Jones present Escape to New Lagos.

An imagining of Lagos in the year 2081 A.D.  The Great Crude Explosion has just occurred; leaving oil flowing freely through the streets of the slums.  Politicians have been exiled at the heels of bomb blasts and the populace’s uprising.  The building of a new Center of the World has begun, much to the bewilderment of Western nations.  This is the birth of New Lagos…and men of taste are wearing Ikiré Jones.

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vintageblackglamour:

This iconic photo of Diana Ross was shot by the legendary Victor Skrebneski for the cover of her 1977 album, Baby It’s Me.

vintageblackglamour:

This iconic photo of Diana Ross was shot by the legendary Victor Skrebneski for the cover of her 1977 album, Baby It’s Me.

vintageblackglamour:

Marvin Gaye strolling ahead of his Rolls Royce in Notting Hill, London, in 1976. Photo: John Minihan/Getty. 

vintageblackglamour:

Marvin Gaye strolling ahead of his Rolls Royce in Notting Hill, London, in 1976. Photo: John Minihan/Getty. 

travelandseetheworld:

Winter in RomaniaTravel and see the world