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Infertility in women: Discrimination, Stigma and Ostracism in Africa

Berna Amullen is a Ugandan woman who suffers from infertility as a result of untreated sexually transmitted disease. She was diagnosed too late to be given proper treatment and she lost the hope of being a mother and is leading a happy life. In her video, she shares her devastating story of mistreatment, discrimination and violence from her husband, family and community as a result of being infertile. Amullen speaks

8 Lies of a Mother

1)This story begins when I was a child: I was born poor. Often we hadn’t enough to eat. Whenever we had some food, Mother often gave me her portion of rice. While she was transferring her rice into my bowl, she would say ..   “Eat this rice, son! I’m not hungry.” 2)As I grew, Mother gave up her spare time to fish in a river near our house; she

Importance of Self-worth

The dictionary defines self-worth as “the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person.” However, there are many ways for a person to value themselves and assess their worth as a human being, and some of these are more psychologically beneficial than others. Although, self-worth is often used as a synonym for “self-esteem,” Dr. Lisa Firestone believes that self-worth should be less about measuring yourself based on external actions and more about

7 Signs your Marriage needs professional help

When does your marriage need professional help? There’s no question — marriage can be challenging. Maybe marriage counseling should be something you register for when you tie the knot. Much like a new set of dishes that gets scratched from constant use, relationships can also show wear and tear over the years. So how do you know if your marriage has hit a rough patch or it’s something more serious…

6 Natural ways to prevent Grey hairs

A single hair grows for one to three years, then you shed it — and grow a new one. As you age, your new hairs are more likely to be white. Every time the hair regenerates, you have to re-form these pigment-forming cells, and they wear out. Note that your hair doesn’t turn gray — it grows that way. If you’ve gone grey young, it’s no reason to panic, and

Kids Are Master Manipulators. So UseThis Against Them

KIDS ARE MASTER manipulators. They play up their charms, pit adults against one another, and engage in loud, public wailing. So it’s your job to keep up with them For siblings who refuse to work together, Assign them a task they can do jointly, like picking up the toys, then give them each the same reward or punishment based on their performance as a team: If one kid slacks off,

When your husband seems distant

I recently sat down with a young married couple. They’re in a stressful season of life with work demands, the stresses of raising a young child, stretching every dollar to make ends meet and trying to make time for one another. On top of those everyday stresses, a tragic death in the husband’s family has cast a shadow of grief over their home that has replaced their previous laugher and

Bedwetting in Children

Bedwetting is an issue that millions of families face every night. It is extremely common among young kids but can last into the teen years. Doctors don’t know for sure what causes bedwetting or why it stops. But it is often a natural part of development, and kids usually grow out of it. Most of the time, bedwetting is not a sign of any deeper medical or emotional issues. All

Itchy skin/rash after delivery

Help! I am 7 weeks post partum and probably a week or so ago I have developed some rashes and itchy skin on my back and thighs.  I originally had very itchy skin on my belly around my stretch marks right after delivering.  I have been doing exclusive breast feeding and someone says its common with breast feeding mums…I didn’t go through this with my first baby. Did anyone else