Dear Lagos Mums,
Being a Mum means that you are many things at the same time; you are mother, wife, daughter, sister, in-law, employee and employer, MD/CEO, among other things. It is a constant balancing act and to top it all you are a mum in Lagos….
I see the Lagos Mum every day, at the schools; bag in hand, lunch box in the other, I see you in traffic. I see you in the banks; in power suits and 5-inch heels. I see you at the fish market, at the grocery store. The Lagos Mum is the supreme multitasker. Being a mum is anyone who cares for a niece, a cousin or a younger one…..
Being a Lagos Mum is not bound by location. Many Lagos Mums are in other parts of the world but at heart; their feet are grounded in Lagos.
Motherhood brings its challenges. You no longer live just for yourself. You still do not understand why now, it is so hard to escape with the Ladies for the Weekend, struggling to squeeze in lunch with your girls in between school runs and family obligations. You find yourself thanking God for the kids’ birthday parties where you get to relive your childhood and at least have some sort of a social life thanks to this busy city. The ability to operate through late nights, interrupted nights and early mornings.
I was coping with motherhood with a million questions and not always getting the answers I needed. I thought about a community where mums can meet? Ask questions, give advice, A place where they can dialogue? Bonds can be made, find that shopping deal, find that store with that LBD, discuss nanny issues, talk about schools, discover events around the city and talk about finances and career…. The Lagos Mum today is an internet warrior, bb toting, ipad/laptop carrying and that led to the birth of Lagos Mums an online community as the destination for information and answers on the go.
Welcome to Lagos Mums, the website and the movement. Join me on this trip. Bring a friend. Sign up. Post a comment in the Discussion Forum. It is a chain. One woman helping another to face life. Help us spread the news. Write “I am a Lagos Mum” on your Facebook page, as your BB status, Follow us on Twitter.
Gradually, we hope that this would not only be a platform where we share our thoughts about being Mums but a place where we can help each other to be better people. A place where we can survive in the city of Lagos as mums a bit more easily.
I am a Lagos Mum. Welcome to Lagos Mums.