Meet our Featured Mom this week.
Kenyan Mom: How Many children do you have?
Kenyan Mom: What is the one experience with your child that is the most memorable for you?
Lilian: I love children, my most memorable moment is during the first crawl, first step, first words. Those milestones… nothing comes close.
Kenyan Mom: We always assume that we are here to teach children, then we end up learning from them. Have you had your child ‘Teach’ you something? What?
Lilian: Patience, I was not a patient person before I was a mom, right now, I can endure so much. Kids have patience to want to learn new things, for instance, they will listen to a song over and over again.
Kenyan Mom: Breakfast. The most important meal of the day. What’s in your little girl’s breakfast tray?
Lilian: Weetabix and banana
Kenyan Mom: Balancing work and children, any 2 tips that you would give us Moms that works for you?
Lilian: Being a Stay At Home Mom, you work a 24hr shift. It does not matter whether you are tired or not. This does not even include the side hustles, that have to be slotted in without eating into your child’s schedule.
Kenyan Mom: Independence is what we Moms seek for our children. How do you get your child to help around the house, thus fostering this independence?
Lilian: Independence starts with you as a parent. If you portray independence your child copies that. If you are done with meals or with a drink, do not leave your utensils on the table take them to the kitchen. With this ritual, my little girl can clear the table willingly; she attempts to help around the house while am doing chores. I do not discourage her. In fact, I give her a small broom, or a spoon to help with cooking; while am on the laptop working, she is on her dummy pretending to be working too.
Kenyan Mom: Any child, from toddling age has an activity they gravitate towards. What extra-curricular activity does your child enjoy most?
Lilian: Running. You can never catch her.
Kenyan Mom: What is your rule regarding snacks and what would you prefer your child have in their snack box/plate?
Lilian: The only snacks she has are: Yoghourt, Fruits and Amigoes. I like serving her in her own plate. Helps control the portions.
Kenyan Mom: Instilling discipline. Are you pro or con ‘Spare the rod spoil the child?’ What other methods work for you and your child.
Lilian: No rod, but there are eyes I will give her and she knows its time for ‘sorry mommy…’. Other methods are time out in a room (not her room).
Kenyan Mom: One last word to all of us Moms.
Lilian: Spend as much time as you can with your child. You’ll be surprised at what you learn from them.
Kenyan Mom: We all have products that we cannot do without in our houses. What product do you prefer?
Cooking Oil: Fresh Fry or Elianto
Detergent/laundry soap: Sunlight powder and bar
Toilet Cleaner: Vim and Harpic
Air Freshener: Air Wick
Bath Soap/Gel: Geisha
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