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A brand new app for clueless new dads

BurtonThese days it seems wherever you go there is no escaping apps. There are apps for cooking,exercising,betting,maps,traveling and so on. There is now a new app on the market aimed at helping new fathers find their feet when a new born arrives and beyond. The app called quick tips for dads was created by Dave Burton from the UK who felt like he had no idea how to be a father when his first child was born 2 years ago. Mr Burton who is married and has since had another child said: ‘If I’m honest, I was absolutely terrified.‘When your baby is born, you suddenly feel a huge weight of responsibility and quickly realize that this tiny bundle of life is completely dependent on you.

The app features simple practical tips such as how to change a nappy,give the baby a bath and also other tips on how to take care of new mums. Think of this app as a mumsnet for dad. It does exactly what it says on the box and like mumsnet, fathers can use it as a platform to swap ideas.

If this app was created by the local council i would have felt insulted as i may have perceived it as another attempt to dumb down father’s roles in society by telling fathers what to do and how to do it however seeing as it was created by an individual i reckon its a brilliant idea as its bound to come in handy for some people.

Quicktips for dads is only available on iphone and it costs £1.50 ( roughly $2.50)

Above picture taken from DM is Mr Burton with his new baby son William.

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Boredom busting events for girls age 10-16 RCCG summer youth camp

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With weeks to go until school returns, interesting and Godly events may be hard to come by..but fear not as RCCG alter of praise bring you another boredom busting 1 day event. The Girls’ day event is a vision that was born from a desire to see young girls in the community grow up into women of influence whom are used mightily in the Kingdom of God to influence our society and their generation ultimately.

This free all day  event is not to be missed as it will be fun packed with various activities,great teaching,food and laughter! This year’s theme is “Chosen for His glory” which will cover teachings that will get these girls to see themselves how God sees them and encourage them not to be side tracked by the lies our society may tell them. Below are all the info for the big day so please do not miss out and make a date for your diaries and bring your daughters,nieces,sisters and their friends.

Date: Saturday 9th August

Time: 10:30-6:30pm

Venue: Stonebridge Evangelical Church, Hillside

Stonebridge Park, London NW10 8LB

Price? FREEEEEEEE including lunch and dinner 🙂

Register here:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-5th-annual-girls-day-tickets-12112030409

 

Happy world breastfeeding week to all mums and babies!!

BreastfeedingBreastfeeding is the most natural and beautiful thing in the world. Not only is it healthy for mums and babies but it is also better for communities. The world health organisation recommend that babies should be breastfed exclusively for the first 6 months of life. This can be tough in today’s society for many reasons including instances where mums have to go back to work soon after birth for financial reasons. I also find it rather strange that mothers are not given enough support to feed their babies judging by the amount of horror stories we hear on the news. Recently a mum was told off for breastfeeding at sports-direct (she soon had the last laugh by staging a mass breastfeeding protest lol). I also heard of how another mother was called a slut by a group of teenagers simply because she was feeding her baby. The thing is babies do not have the understanding to ‘wait’ until home. A good friend of mine always says if babies cannot be breastfed in public then perhaps nobody should be allowed to eat smelly fast food in public (that is another story).

The WHO also recommend that babies should be breastfed until the age of 2 because of its health benefits to mums and babies. Breastfeeding saves lives, especially in countries where poverty is rife and people do not have access to clean water. Breastfeeding is safe,clean and always on tap…..So happy breastfeeding week to all mums and babies and well done to companies and organisations out there who are doing all their can to support mothers who choose to breastfeed.

 

Little girl speakings (my take on this Dr Maya Angelou poem)

Ain’t nobody better’s my Daddy,

you keep yo’ quauter

I ain’t yo’ daughter,

Ain’t nobody better’s my Daddy.

Ain’t nothing prettier’n my dollie

heard what I said,

don’t pat her head,

Ain’t nothing prettier’n my dollie.

No lady cookinger than my Mommy

smell that pie,

see I don’t lie

No lady cookinger than my Mommy.  

Dr Maya Angelou

This is another one of my favourite poem. What i love about it is the deliberate the deliberate mistake in grammar and also the way it captures the innocence of the way children communicate. Children are usually to the point and never mince their words. Another great thing about this poem is to the wider society it may seem as if the level of English used is quite poor but in reality it is not. The type of English used reflects the culture of the time it was written and the subculture of black English. Black people were segregated and experienced a lot of hardship so i believe their twist on the language was a way of uniting them….that is my take on it.