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The Mommy Oyoyo podcast is a platform for the Modern African woman to talk about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING relating to Motherhood. Hosted and produced by Berry Dakara, listen to hear funny anecdotes, inspiring stories, challenging topics, heartbreaking moments and more that come with motherhood from an African perspective. African mothers in Africa and the Diaspora, listen in for honest, transparent, and authentic conversations about motherhood. Topics include Divorce, Homeschooling, Mum Guilt, Single Motherhood, Trying to Conceive, Sex, Discipline, Staying at Home, Working Mums, and much more!

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    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

The Mommy Oyoyo podcast is a platform for the Modern African woman to talk about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING relating to Motherhood. Hosted and produced by Berry Dakara, listen to hear funny anecdotes, inspiring stories, challenging topics, heartbreaking moments and more that come with motherhood from an African perspective. African mothers in Africa and the Diaspora, listen in for honest, transparent, and authentic conversations about motherhood. Topics include Divorce, Homeschooling, Mum Guilt, Single Motherhood, Trying to Conceive, Sex, Discipline, Staying at Home, Working Mums, and much more!

    72. Should We Be Friends With Our Children?

    72. Should We Be Friends With Our Children?

    In this episode, I shared responses from the Mommy Oyoyo audience to the question, "Should we be friends with our children? Yay or Nay?" The responses were varied with some advocating for being friends with our children, a few saying we should not be friends with our children, and others stating that there should be a balance between parenting and friendship. I share what my opinion was, and how I see things a little differently after doing some research into the topic. Listen to find out what I learned from reading a few articles on the subject matter and what majority of child psychologists and specialists have to say.



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    59. Parenting Styles

    21. No-Shout Parenting

    15. Your Child is Spoiled

    4. How Early is Too Early to Discipline a Child



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    71. Long Distance Mother feat. Dr. Ijeoma Kola

    71. Long Distance Mother feat. Dr. Ijeoma Kola

    In this episode Dr. Ijeoma Kola shares about her approach to parenting her toddler long-distance. Ijeoma talks about the decision for her family to maintain residences in two countries (Kenya and America), which takes her away from her son for a few weeks at a time. We discuss why mothers are reprimanded for prioritizing their careers, whereas fathers aren't. Ijeoma also shares what caused her to feel Mom Guilt and practical tips to mothers who may have to move long-distance in order to push their careers/education further.

    Follow and find out more about Dr. Ijeoma at www.ijeomakola.com and on social media @ijeomakola. Check out her nonprofit Cohort Sistas at www.cohortsistas.com and on social media @cohortsistas



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    49. Managing Motherhood and C-Level Career

    55. Being a Mom Boss Without Mom Guilt

    56. Going Back to School as a Mom



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    • 48 min
    70 - Fostering Your Child's Creativity feat. Titi Sule

    70 - Fostering Your Child's Creativity feat. Titi Sule

    In this episode I speak with Titi Sule about her work as an author, and helping her seven year-old son become a first-time author! Titi shares how her son came about to writing a book on his own, her initial hesitation, working with him to edit and eventually publish his book! Listen to hear some practical tips on how to foster creativity and learning within young children.



    You can find Titi online at her website: https://tzsonline.com and check out some of her work below:

    Zaki & Zoltan Adventures - Books and Youtube Channel

    Konga Series

    Also order her son, Zaki's book The Man Who Went to the Moon



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    51. Youtube Mom



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    • 28 min
    69. It Takes a Village to Raise A Child - 10 Places to Find Your People feat. Berry Dakara

    69. It Takes a Village to Raise A Child - 10 Places to Find Your People feat. Berry Dakara

    We have all heard the phrase, "It takes a village to raise a child." It is an African proverb that speaks to the community or collective action of people in raising children. According to Wikipedia, "[it] means that an entire community of people must provide for and interact positively with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment." Essentially, parenting involves more than just the parents.

    In this episode, I share 10 places where you can find people to be a part of your own parenting village!



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    40. Mom Friends



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    • 28 min
    68. My Coparenting Experience feat. Berry Dakara

    68. My Coparenting Experience feat. Berry Dakara

    In this episode I share about how coparenting has gone so far. I share candidly about some of the harder times, including periods when we couldn't stand to talk to each other (hello BLOCK button, LOL!). I also talk about how things are faring currently, and my ultimate wish for our coparenting relationship.



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    54. Single Mom Life

    66. Child Support

    31. Dealing with Divorce as an African Mum feat. Vera

    25. Life as Single Mother feat. Ebube

    67. Dating as a Single Mother feat. Ebube



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    • 26 min
    67. Dating As a Single Mother feat. Ebube N. A.

    67. Dating As a Single Mother feat. Ebube N. A.

    In this episode, my second-time guest, Ebube gives us a life update! Since she first appeared on the podcast as a Single Mom, Ebube is now married and shares what her thought-process and journey was like as she navigated dating again. She answers questions about what she was looking for, how quickly she introduced her daughter to her now-husband, whether her daughter's father had any input or was informed prior to her getting married and more! She also shares advice to the single mother who may feel like she's damaged goods and should "just accept anyone that's willing to look at you."



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    25. Life as a Single Mother

    66. Child Support

    Follow Mommy Oyoyo on social media @MommyOyoyo and visit the website at www.mommyoyoyo.com. Don't forget to rate, review, share and subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon, Anchor and more! You can also leave a voice note HERE! Share your feedback to any episode, the podcast and any suggestions for future topics.


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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

YewzM ,

Love the perpectives

While I’m not yet a mum, i really enjoy listening to each episode as it gives me a lot of perspective about motherhood and what it takes to raise kids. It’s really good to see how much you have done with the podcast, Berry. L

itsmeeee7 ,

Open , honest and real

This host is lovely. She is well spoken and has a wonderful perspective on motherhood. Education with a spicy touch.

- LUVN

Nne Nne ,

Love the podcast

Thank you for this unique perspective on motherhood

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