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Author Spotlight: Super Working Mom by Aloted Omoba

Hi Everyone.

Today on the author spotlight, I have the pleasure of welcoming someone who isn’t new to this blog. She is a woman I admire and I’m so proud of her accomplishments. She is the founder of Super Working Mom and also the author of a new book with the same title. Let me introduce to you…Aloted Omoba. She brought an inspiring excerpt from her book… I have read the whole book and it was more than fantastic. Written in such a way that isn’t wordy but gives you nuggets that can actually be put to use by any woman looking to strengthen her relationship with God and walk in her purpose.

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This is an excerpt from Aloted Omoba’s recently published book Super Working Mum, Living and Loving Life to the fullest.

What is “Right” with me?

Have you ever noticed that you are most likely quick to ask “what is wrong with me?” when things seem to go out of your control, or are not going as planned, or is it just me?

Why am I not yet married?

Why is my husband not like so and so?

Why don’t I have children?

Why are my children not behaving properly?

Why is my business not growing?

Why don’t I have a better-paying job?

God, why me?

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME???

Does it automatically mean when things are not going your way, something is wrong with you? I don’t think so, because in life, every mum has her fair share of woes.

Many of us grumble when things don’t seem to go our way. Grumbling is certainly not an attractive trait. It will eventually get to a point when your family and friends can’t take your moaning and whining anymore. Even God can’t stand complainers.

Has it ever occurred to you to ask yourself, “What is right with me?” It might seem like a strange question to ask, but if we start focusing on what is right with us, we might have the right attitude towards life, and not think someone is out to get us, or that we have been cursed.

SO WHAT IS RIGHT WITH YOU?

  • You are alive todaysome mum somewhere died in her sleep.
  • You have food to eatso many have nothing to eat.
  • You have a roof over your headsome families have been evicted from their homes.
  • Your husband sits at home, lazing around, watching football after worksome women don’t know where their husbands have been for the past two nights.
  • You can go on holiday when you feel like; you and your husband can travel aroundthose with children need to readjust their plans around school holidays, etc.
  • Your job pays the bills- some people have been searching for a job since they graduated from school

I could go on and on, but I believe my point has been made. This is the real world. Bad times are definitely going to come, but don’t give up hope. Life isn’t fair, as they say, and it owes you nothing. It got here before you!

The good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel. If only we can change our focus, we would realise this to be true.

I know it is easier said than done, but if we want to be appealing to others around us, we must enjoy life, and maintain a good attitude. We need to be thankful to God for the good He has done, and is doing in our lives.

So next time things are not going according to your plan, don’t ask yourself what is wrong with me? Reframe your mind, ask yourself what is right with me? and focus on the good in your life.

Bio

alotedAloted Omoba is a wife and mother of 2 children. She was a finalist in the Yes I Can category of the Inspirational Women’s Award. She is passionate about helping working mothers who are overwhelmed live a more fulfilled and balanced life. Super Working Mum, Living and Loving Life to the fullest is her second book. You can get the paper back or kindle on Amazon here- http://goo.gl/uw20SB. You can connect with Aloted on www.superworkingmum.com

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Blessings

Unoma

#TeaserTuesday: A Scoop Of Love

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Photo Credit: Nigerian Food TV

Hey! Finally I’m sharing a tiny snippet from A Scoop of Love. I’m still deep in edits but I think this is cool enough to share. Let me set the scene.

Rasheed are meeting Ibiso for the second time after a disastrous first meeting. The venue: a point and kill fish market. For my non Nigerian readers, it’s a place where the customer can point to the fish they want killed and packaged. Normally used to cook peppersoup (pictured above) He is there for his mom, she is there for a client. Then this happens: They point to the same fish…Enjoy the snippet.

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“Such a gentleman,” Ibiso said as they waited for the attendant to return.

Rasheed heard the hint of sarcasm but wasn’t bothered. “Did you think I wasn’t?”

“Hmm, I don’t know. I barely know you.”

“We have to fix that.” Rasheed raised his hand to his face and stroked his moustache.

“And how do you suppose we do that?”

“Well, seeing as I let you have the fish and you’re a caterer…

“If you want to taste my cooking, you could always come to the restaurant.”

“I could, couldn’t I? But I was thinking something more personal. Seeing as I sacrificed my fish for you.”

© 2014 Unoma Nwankwor

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Blessings

Unoma

It’s My Party!

Wrapped_GiftsI have told the story a thousand times… I got the gift to write from God but the actual push came from my husband. I remember the day he saw my personal library overflowing with books.

“Babe, I see all these books, where is yours?” he asked That was six years ago. My blog was born and then followed my book, An Unexpected Blessing.  Suffice to say that before I even thought about writing one word, I was and still am a book addict. I mean it, seriously…so I thought what better way to celebrate my blog’s birthday than to introduce you to the books that I read. And the authors I admire..

I will be giving away five books.

Pat Simmons: I call Ms. Pat my “shero”, her books have me up till 3 a.m on a work night. Yeah that good. When I finally talked to her, she was just as down to earth as I imagined. I wanted to give way my best book by her, Crowning Glory but its not in an e format. So here is  Stopping Traffic. Thank me later and try out her Guilty Series..it will take a whole post to talk about those Jameison men.stopping

 

 

 

Rhonda McKnight: I really admire this author. She has a lot of great books, I like all her books. But I’m giving away An Inconvenient Friend, after reading it you might knock over people trying to get to the sequel What Kind of Fool..lol. While you are at it you might wanna check out her new book Breaking All The Rules, its on my to be read list.download (4)

 

 

 

Salt Bola Essien-Nelson: She is my sister pillar, my big sis and a woman spreading the message of Christ in the simplest of terms. She is the brain behind the Desperate Naija Woman series. Now she has a new book out True Confessions, and I’m giving it to you!

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Yejide Kilanko:  She is my sister in pen. She is another sister pillar that God has blessed me with. I want to introduce her book Daughters Who Walk This Path to you. Her new book will be out next spring.

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Finally, Norma Jarret: I haven’t read her work but she is a true woman of God. Dropping nuggets that give you food for thought. She is known for light hearted books that spread the message and provides humor at the same time. I have her latest book  Love On A Budget on my to read list but I’m giving it to you…tell me what you think would you?

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I might have to do another giveaway soon cos this list doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. Of  the authors I love and are so into…but for now here are the rules:

You have to:

1. Like my Facebook page https://facebook.com/unwankworauthor

2. Follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/unwankwor

3. Comment on this post ( You have to do 1&2 above then come here to let me know)

4. Have an Kindle or Nook. The books to be given away are E books ONLY!

5. Offer ends Oct 31st at midnight EST. Winners will be announced November 1st

Thank you for supporting me.  I feel so blessed to know these women and do what I do…..Weaving Stories of Faith, Hope & Love….

Be Blessed

Unoma

When You Move, He Moves…

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Release date for my debut novel An Unexpected Blessing is just about eight weeks away. I’m excited but humbled at the same time. Why? Well let me tell you my back story…..

I always  knew I wanted to write. I have so many books that I can’t even count them anymore. When I finish a good book , I will spend the next five to ten minutes just thinking about alternate endings. Ways I would have ended it if I were the author. I am also hopeless romantic, during my spare time ( which isn’t quite often) you will find me with a good romance book or watching a chick flick. I  love the cliché argument and the make up at the end.

Then again I had another passion which is to speak hope into people. I derive joy in encouraging and making others aware that there is light at the end of the tunnel.  I would help people see the other side of the issue, and  why whatever it was they were going through was a blessing in disguise. Let them know that it will be ok in the end. I would have scripture at the tip of my tongue and the people I spoke to will always walk away with the same observation  “why don’t you become a motivational speaker” and I would give the same response ” No I can’t, I don’t speak in front of people”. You see I’m a serious introvert. Then it came to me by the unction of the Holy Spirit, while I was studying the word Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope

Why don’t I combine both passions together? So my first blog was born in 2010.  I would write pieces that would bring a lot of positive feedback and it felt good. It was by the grace of God that what I wrote people read and were encouraged, but life happened and I stopped writing.  Two years later I would start this blog  but that book I had inside me still nagged me…through my husband of cource….LOL… and then everywhere I turned there was an author. But I looked for every excuse in the book to delay writing it, besides I didn’t have a solid story yet. My excuses ranged from the kids, to a job, to being tired, you name it. But I constantly put out content on my blog. I hid behind the comfort of 300-500 words. Then my wake up call…….

Last year, during a routine business trip to another city, I collapsed in the plane and was rushed to the hospital upon landing.  After a week stay; mostly in intensive care, I was released. I had one month of recovery enduring excruciating  pain during that time. I spent the time being angry at God, I begged and asked Him to take the pain away so why hadn’t He? I, the person that normally gave my family encouraging tidbits, couldnt encourage herself nor allow anybody to do it for me.

By His strips I was completely free of pain in about three months but during that time, I thought,  what if I died and didn’t do the one thing my soul yearned for years? How would I explain to my creator that the gift He had so graciously given me had been left to lie fallow? What would I be remembered for?

So after weeks of prayer I had a story, picked up my laptop and began to peck away. During the ride, I wondered how will this story get to 75K+ words. I’m used to spitting just a couple of hundred words at a time. But as I continued to write the story continued to flow; and get this sometimes I would have to stop to write more story ideas in my “vision book”. But in the end I did it!! I finally did it!! And it is only the beginning…

Lessons 1: When you place what you do in God’s hands, He will direct you and give you the power you need to pull through. It wont be by your power but His. Just surrender to it.

Lesson 2: Tomorrow is not promised, take the next step to do what you have always wanted to do. When you move,  God moves with you. You can do it. Just Believe!!

Blessings

Unoma