Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Birth Journal

Hello my dears and welcome back to my blog! Yeah it’s been ages, life has its toll on me, and most of all the arrival of my little man๐Ÿ˜Š has given life/living another beautiful experience to me. This and more other reasons ( relocation to a new country after my PhD studies) why I have been off from this blog. Adjusting to new life and environment was a bit of challenge; documenting, paper works and what have you.

Without no further Ado, as this post states, "The Journey" I will be sharing with you the changes in a new land and most of all the journey towards the arrival of "BamBam“, our God given Blessings. I will be taking you through everything about my pregnancy and the birth of Bambam. 

From the 16weeks of our little Star Life, it was clear that it would not be easy to keep our little one from getting to know the world around him for so long. How it all started, the Birth Journey will capture the journey sharing the good, the bad, the ugly and the scary๐Ÿ˜Š, as such will be in episodes

The blog is free to read and provides insight into the course, the fear, and worries of motherhood, and also the beautiful experience this stage have to offer with a view of happiness. A thing i wish and pray every woman should experience.

Everything you read in the blog I experienced in real life and I would like to pass on to enrich your life ๐Ÿ™‚, and share with other new mothers or expectant/expecting mothers.

Leave a comment, if you are interested in something deeper, how your experiences are or how I could be of help to you, or if you're a mom and need someone to talk to, or going through post partum depression. I am Here! 

Don't forget to subscribe via your email so each time I upload on the blog you get notified, feel free to share, comment and give a like. Till the next post.

All the best, 

Da Diva 


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Invest In Yourself (Consideration for 2018)

"One great investment which you can always make, promising high returns, is in yourself. You are worth every ounce of it. Investing in yourself is never a waste of time and money". (Me)

True wealth emits its light from the inside to the outside; from you to those people around you. Investing in yourself will not just improve your own life, but the lives of those around you. Invest in yourself now to build yourself up for tomorrow. 

As I sit, putting pen to paper, sharing with you this little piece, let it be a reminder or a little token of awakening for the new year. Always remember, it does not matter how long a step it ake to discover yourself, in the end your future self will be forever grateful. 

Remember: You'll be around for much longer than any expensive thing you've bought or you'll ever buy; so invest in yourself. Whatever it takes to improve your substance. You are a substance; a magnificent substance to the human race. 

Hence, I am leaving you this little consideration for the New Year.


Never depend on single income. Make investment to create a second chance.
If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need.
Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.
Never test the depth of a river with both feet.
Do not put all eggs in one basket.
Honesty is a very expensive gift. Do not expect it from cheap people.
7. Past is a waste paper, present is a newspaper, and future is a question paper. Come out of your past, control the present, and secure the future.
8. When bad things happen in your life, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you or you can let it strengthen you.
9. Our eyes are in the front because it is more important to look ahead than to look backwards.
10. We use pencil when we were young, but now we use pens. Do you know why? Because mistakes in childhood can easily be erased, unlike now. 

Happy Holidays, see you all in 2018. 

Xoxo Da Diva ❤❤๐Ÿ˜

#InvestInYourself #WiseChoice #Investment #YourFutureWillBeGrateful #Motivational #GoldenNuggetz #

Monday, November 6, 2017

Why Do We Read?

Asking question is one way to acquiring knowledge especially on things you do not have prior knowledge of. As such I've always asked myself questions. Last week, the question for me was: why do I read? I came up with some answers and quotations and thought I should share. For me;

I read to escape into unknown worlds to meet known and unknown people...
I've traveled the world twice over,
Met the famous; saints and sinners,
Poets and artists, kings and queens,
Old stars and hopeful beginners,
I've been where no-one's been before,
Learned secrets from writers and cooks
All with one library ticket
To the wonderful world of books.
~ Anonymous ~

Reading is a path into history unknown: past and future...

Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to
mankind, which are delivered down from generation to
generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn,
~ Joseph Addison ~

To be called vast, well know a bit of everything...
If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed.
Lily Tomlin

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted;
nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider.
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed,
and some few to be chewed and digested:
that is, some books are to be read only in parts,
others to be read, but not curiously, and some few
to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention
~ Francis Bacon ~
Books are faithful friends...

He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend,
a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.
By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently
divert and pleasantly entertain himself,
as in all weathers, as in all fortunes.
~ Barrow ~

A book is good company.
It is full of conversation without loquacity.
It comes to your longing with full instruction,
but pursues you never.
~ Henry Ward Beecher ~

To view reality and escape from it...

All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape.
It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.
~ Arthur Christopher Benson ~

When we read a story, we inhabit it.
The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls.
What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story.
And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.
~ John Berger ~

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away,
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry.
~ Emily Dickinson ~
To read is to live and to live is to read...

To read is to empower
To empower is to write
To write is to influence
To Influence is to change
To change is to live.
~ Jane Evershed ~

Read in order to live.
~ Gustave Flaubert ~

Let us hear from you: why do you read? Also share your favourite 'reading' quotes (would love quotes from Africans too)..
 Da diva!

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"Always be appreciative and grateful for every breathe and opportunity of another second spent. Indeed a miracle to behold, even as the next moment comes unknown". -bosybosyde

Thinking out loud, i whispered "oh yeah, its less than two months to the NEW YEAR". Within me, am over whelmed with joy, knowing how tough the journey this year has been. Coming this far, can only be by GOD's grace and His mercies.

My prayers for the remaining 55 days in 2017 to everyone is that, the mercy of God will overflow into your life, your home. Through out the remaining weeks, your mornings will be good, your afternoons will be great, your evenings will be glorious and your nights will be peaceful in Jesus name.

The goodness and mercy that has no bound which cometh from above will encompass you.

The Lord will open the heavens each day to water your ground, keep you evergreen, blooming and flourishing in his fruitfulness. To everyone going through tough and challenging trials, He will banish the sorrows and soon you have a good laugh and a course to rejoice and share your testimony.

By His grace in the days ahead, no weeping, no mourning, no regrets, no lamentations, no untimely deaths and no loss in your household.

Angels of blessings will visit you each of the 55 days with packages of miracles, breakthrough, signs and wonders. They will grant you unceasing celebrations and testimonies๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™.

To you November, welcome!


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Its All About Persistence!

Its been like forever around here. No i did'nt ignore the blog, nor was it forgotten that i have one. But life sometimes has its way of taking its toll on us all. Above all, am happy to say i conquered and much happier to find my writting pen again. I hope you enjoy this little pieces i'd put together while away.

Be persistent my friends, cos life is about persistence.


As my friend was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from the ropes they were tied to but for some reason, they did not. My friend saw a trainer nearby and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.

"Well," he said, "when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it's enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free." My friend was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn't, they were stuck right where they were.

Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before? So make an attempt to grow further.... Why shouldn't we try it again?


Thanks for your time and reading, check out my blog: for some interesting stuff.



kisses da_diva!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Causes of Irregular Periods in Women

Good day friends, subies and fam.

Hope you are all doing amazingly great. Miss you all so much. However, today we will be looking at 'Causes of Irregular Periods' in women.

Oligomenorrhea is a medical term which generally refers to irregular or infrequent menstrual periods with interrvals of more than 35 days. The duration may vary from 1 person to the other. Menstral cycle can be disturbed if one changes the method of contraception, or have an imbalance of the hormones oestrogen & progesterone.

Some gynecologists posits that, It is not unusual to have a hormone imbalance for a few years after puberty & before the menopause & this can cause ones menstrual cycle to become longer or shorter. 

Additionally, The periods may also become lighter or heavier as well, said Dr. Rebat. He mentioned, that if the individual irregular menstrual periods are caused by these age-related factors mentioned above, then you will not usually need to see your Doctor or take any medication to correct it. Although the following listed causes should be taken into observation which are more likely causes of irregular menstrual periods;


The following lifestyle factors can upset your balance of hormones and cause irregular bleeding:

*Extreme weight loss or weight gain
*Excessive exercise
*Stress ( click here to read about how stress affects women fertility)


An intrauterine system (IUS) or contraceptive pill may cause spotting between periods.
An intrauterine device (IUD) doesn’t cause irregular periods, but can cause heavy bleeding or painful bleeding. 

Small bleeds, known as breakthrough bleeds, are common when the contraceptive pill is first used.They are usually lighter & shorter than normal periods, & usually stop within the first few months.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic OvarianSyndrome (PCOS) occurs when very small cysts (small, fluid-filled sacs) develop in the ovaries.

The usual symptoms of PCOS are irregular or light periods, or no periods at all. This is because, in women with PCOS, ovulation (the release of an egg) may not take place as often as normal.

Also, the production of hormones may  be unbalanced, &  you could have higher levels of testosterone than normal (this is a male hormone women normally have, about a small amount of).

Gynaecological problems

Irregular bleeding can also be due to unsuspected pregnancy, early miscarriage or problems with the womb or ovaries. Your Doctor may refer you to a gynaecologist if further investigation & treatment wil be needed.

Thyroid disorders

Poor thyroid function may cause the menstrual cycle to stop. An overactive thyroid that produces too many thyroid hormones is called Hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid is underactive and does not produce enough thyroid hormones. An absent menstrual cycle is a sign of hyperthyroidism, where irregular or heavy cycles may be a sign of hypothyroidism.

Premature Ovarian Failure

POF, also known as Ovarian Hypofunction, is defined as a loss of normal ovarian function before the age of 40. The menstrual cycle may cease before the age of 40, or become sporadic. There are a variety of reasons this may happen.

Perimenopause and Menopause

Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause. As perimenopause progresses toward menopause, it is normal for menstrual cycles to become irregular and for hormone levels to fluctuate. The menstrual cycle may become absent for many cycles and then suddenly come back for a couple cycles, and then come back again, becoming sporadic for some years. As ovarian reserve diminishes and egg health declines, FSH levels rise, the menstrual cycle will become more and more irregular, until eventually it stops.

Menopause is defined as absent menstruation for a year or longer. Menopause may also be confirmed by elevated FSH levels between 60 to 100mL/L on two tests done at least 1 month apart, &/or LH level greater than 50mIU/L & estradiol less than 50pg/mL. Natural therapies cannot reverse the aging process, or bring back d menstrual cycles in a woman who has already gone through, or is going through menopause.

When To Seek Medical Help

If you have not had a menstrual period for 3 consecutive cycles or more, it is time to make an appointment with your healthcare practitioner.

That's all for causes of irregular periods in women for this week.  Hope you all learnt a thing or two from it. Do kept a date with us regularly, as we sure promise you to expect something educative and exciting tomorrow.



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How To Get Rid of Dark Cycle and Wrinkles.

A lot of people one way or the other has been faced with the challenges of treating dark cycles that appears below their eyelids. This occur due to stress and lack of sleep. Today I will be sharing one of the best natural methods to get rid and treatment for Dark Cycle and Wrinkles with the use of Turmeric.

Dark Cycle

Prepare a paste of turmeric and pineapple juice in a ratio of 1:1. Apply the thick paste underneath your eyes to lighten the dark circles.


Prepare a thick paste of turmeric with sugar-cane juice (ratio should be 1:1) and apply on face to remove wrinkles and blemishes.

*Do this everyday till u get your desired result! It has worked for many and they are thankful for it.

So, endeavor to keep us posted on your result. Till then, from me to you hugs and kisses.

Da diva