Our Lagosmums mum of the month is Yetunde Edunjobi. She is a mum to a wonderful daughter and a devoted wife to her husband. She is a digital content creator; we really enjoyed talking with her. Read about this amazing mum as she shares about her tribe, her journey as a first-time mum and so much more.
Please tell us about yourself and Share one unexpected thing about you?
I’m intentional about joy and having peace, I see myself as an introverted extrovert.
Can you share all the hats you wear?
I’m a wife, mother and digital content creator.
Tell us about your beautiful family.
I’m married to an amazing, talented man called Emmanuel and we have a beautiful intelligent 4-year-old daughter.
Do you and your spouse have the same parenting style?
Yes in most situations, but where we have a difference in opinion we make sure to reach a suitable compromise.
What do you love the most about your job as a digital creator? How did you get started?
I love the fact that I can connect with soo many amazing people around the world, that can relate to parts of my life. When I moved to Nigeria I wanted to have a visual diary to document my journey.
Can you share one way the pandemic has affected you? either professionally or personally
It has made me want to celebrate life a lot more and to make more memories with my loved ones every day is a true gift.
How are you raising your daughter to be ready for an ever-changing world?
We let her know that she can’t always have her way, and remind her to be kind and if she’s ever sad or upset that she can speak to us and speak to Jesus who will always be there to help her.
What has motherhood taught you about yourself?
That I’m a lot more patient than I realised!
Can you tell us some of the funniest things your children have done?
There was a period that when I would put my daughter to bed and tell her goodnight she would tell me not to go downstairs to the living room, that I needed to “bathe and go to bed” lol!
How do you balance work and parenting?
I’m still learning. But I’ve gotten into writing lists lately and that really helps me prioritise, and I try not to make them clash so my daughter having a routine helps me plan my work around her.
How important is a support system for a mum? Who is in your Tribe? What kind of support do you have?
Very Very important! My husband is my partner in everything and we do a lot together so he’s my biggest support after Jesus. My mum and my sisters although they’re in England are a huge support, my friends here and abroad I’m truly blessed to have them. I’m also part of a women’s group, PWC (Praying Women’s Circle) has been a great support to my family and me over the years spiritually and in many other ways. I’m very blessed and grateful.
Use one word to describe one thing that should not be missing from every home?
Prayer. Prayer is fundamental to having a peaceful home.
Share one self-care tip. How do you relax and spend time on yourself?
I go out to eat with friends and spa days are a must for me now.
Can you tell us how you stay stylish and your beauty routine?
My husband is pretty stylish so he won’t let me slip up. Also, I enjoy fashion so I’m always looking at new pieces and trying different designers. Beauty routine is daily for me morning and night because I see the big difference in my skin when I make that effort.
What do you love about LagosMums?
I love that it’s a huge hub of vital information and support for mums in this often complicated city of Lagos. LagosMums was where I found a playgroup when my daughter was 6 months. I felt isolated and wanted to meet other mums who understood what being a first-time mum felt like and I got that support at POPP Lagos which LagosMums had featured on their website at the time.
N1million or more sleep?
Would you prefer to go on a shopping spree or an all-expense-paid trip to your dream destination?
Homeschooling or traditional school
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