Our Lagosmums Mum of the Month for August is Olabosipo Sawyerr- Bassey, she is an economist, a strategist and a psychologist, she is a wife a mum, a sister and a friend. She is a founding member of the Yale Club Nigeria and a proud child of God.
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I have been married for 15years, will be 16years in December and I have a 16month old daughter
I met my husband over 30years ago at Ikoyi Baptist Church. We were in the same music group. We dated for 7 years and got married 15years ago, will be 16years in December.
Do you and your spouse have the same parenting style?
We have very similar style and we align on how we want to raise our daughter.
How important is a support system for a mum? Who is in your tribe,
and what kind of your support do you have?
A support system is extremely important for every mum because it is difficult to manage it all alone. I thank God for my husband who constantly provides emotional, mental and physical support. I also rely on my sisters and close friends who continue to support me physically and remotely
What are some ways that children and parenting are different from
when you were growing up and now?
Children are now very social media conscious and as a parent, one must be aware of all the platforms out there and how to protect their children. Parenting has to be more conscious and deliberate because there is so many competing messages that can derail them.
Share with us what you love most about your work as a Change Manager at Diageo
I enjoy being able to work on a variety of projects across different countries. I like that I am able to see the value my work brings as I support individuals who’s roles are changing and set them up for success. I am happy to be part of a Global team because I get to learn and get various perspectives and I definitely love that I can work remotely
How are you raising your child to be ready for an ever-changing
My child is still very young, so it is easy to control what she watches and how much screen time she has. I talk to her constantly, affirming how much I love her, singing with and for her and constantly praying over her. I am ensuring that she enjoys her childhood, plays outside and does her age-appropriate activities.
How do you balance work and parenting? Is it possible to achieve this?
It is sometimes not easy to balance both. At different times, there is no perfect balance but I am very clear that parenting is my priority. I am able to organize my schedule and take breaks so I can drop her off and pick her up from school.
Can you share your journey to motherhood and how you managed through the wait? What would you advise others out there?
I had a long journey to motherhood, from being diagnosed with PCOS and trying IUI 3 times to just waiting on God’s time. I got clear instructions from God on my diet through a dream my husband had and through a friend who was doing a health and nutrition program. He gave me grace to start exercising and losing weight and I got pregnant naturally after 13 years with no medical intervention or procedures.
In my time of waiting, I focused on my career, living life to the fullest, serving at Church. It was not easy but God gave me markers along the way to show that He had not forgotten about me. I had a super supportive husband and extended family, friends turned sisters I could pray and cry with and vibrant prayer ministry I am a leader in.
I would tell them to be careful of the advice the get from people, because everyone has an opinion but one must be sure what God is saying to know which options He wants to use. I would also ask that you continue to focus on saving and preparing for the children, preparing to be parents and living life to the fullest.
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What has motherhood taught you about yourself?
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Share one self-care tip. How do you relax and spend time with yourself?
I like to watch Nigerian movies, Yoruba ones too to improve my vocabulary
Can you tell us how you stay stylish and your beauty routine?
Eat healthy and with peace of mind, I look good. My sisters give the styling advice.
What do you love about LagosMums?
I love that LagosMums caters to all women not just mothers. LagosMums provides access to life changing resources that are very practical and useful to support women.
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○ N1 Million or more sleep?
Definitely more sleep
○ Would you prefer to go on a shopping spree or an all-expense-paid trip to your dream destination?
An all-expense-paid. I love to travel and the experience is more valuable that material possessions
○ Homeschooling or traditional school: Home schooling
○ A spa day or Eat out? Eat out
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