Why I Wrote the Book ‘Dear mother’


I remember sitting down somewhere in my room with tears rolling down my eyes some years ago. My emotions had taken a better part of me.

My mother had just left after a 6 week stay with me following the birth of my first child. She had helped to ease my transition into motherhood with her presence and it was now time for her to leave. She said goodbye and I was left alone to begin my motherhood walk.

At about this time last year, I had a deep desire in my heart to inspire mothers. You will agree with me that mothers go through a lot, from caring for their little ones, to building their character, to house-keeping, to working 9 to 5 jobs and still being able to make their homes a safe and secure haven.

You also know how some mothers are trying so much to balance work and family, while there are others who are struggling daily to find purpose and meaning in their lives as stay-at-home mothers. So I decided to start a blog and write to inspire and encourage them. I also began to write a ” Dear mother ” series of posts which was me writing from my heart and penning down my thoughts to inspire mothers in their motherhood journey.

And so, a few months ago, I decided to put those thoughts together in an e- book to give mothers a good dose of inspiration for their motherhood walk. I also wanted them to receive fresh inspiration everyday in the month. Hence the book, DEAR MOTHER: 30 DAYS OF FRESH INSPIRATION FOR YOUR MOTHERHOOD WALK was born. Continue reading

Dear Mother


Dear Mother,

What are your dreams for your children?

What lofty heights do you hope they will attain?

What are those victories you want share together?

What are your dreams for your children?

What are those goals you hope to accomplish together?

What systems have you have put in place?

What strategies are you willing to try out?

What are those sacrifices you must make?

What investments are you willing to make in yourself?

What are your dreams for your children?

Yes, we can dream big for our little ones.

But dreams will remain only dreams until acted upon.

© 2018, Fijabi Ufuoma

Dear Mother

Dear Mother,
Did you know love was this beautiful?
Love carried this life inside you.
Love gave you strength to push him forth.
Love found you again when you held him in your arms.
Love brought forth sweet melodies from your heart.
Love made you pray for him even when you did not feel like.
Did you ever know that love was this beautiful?
Your love will give him wings to fly.
Your love will give him hope in the midst of a storm.
Your love will show him what loving is all about.
Your love will remind him of things that matter.
Your love will give him memories he will never forget.
And yes, this love of yours is so beautiful.

Dear Mother

Dear Mother,
Love like you have never loved.
Give like you have never given.
Pray like you have never prayed.
Hug like you have never hugged.
Believe like you have never believed.
Encourage like you have never done before.
Build up,
Lift up,
Speak up,
Hold up.
You are enough!
You are able.
You are a mother.
You are a giver.
You are a builder.
You make great memories.
You leave deep impressions in our hearts.
And you can hold the hearts of your children forever.

Dear Mother


Dear Mother,

Our Children are living messages.

They are like love letters written to a wounded generation.

They are like puzzle pieces meant to fit into a larger picture.

They are like seeds planted that will blossom into a tree.

They are like words put together to inspire a broken people.

Our children are living messages.

Every child is unique.

Every child has a message.

And every child has a story to tell.

Their lives can become a light.

And their stories, an inspiration for generations to come.

May our children be living messages that will inspire others for good!





Dear Mother


Dear Mother,

Even when your heart is heavy and your hands weary.

You keep loving and keep giving.

Even when it’s messy all around and your head is aching.

You keep loving and keep giving.

Even when you are burdened and do not know what to do.

You keep loving and keep giving.

Every Moment still captured,

Every Cuddle still given,

Every Laughter still shared,

Every tear still shed,

And every prayer still said.

Yes, she keeps giving,

And will keep loving.

Dear Mother


Dear Mother,

Why is FAMILY so important?

Family is a place where life begins and love never ends.

Family is a place where lives are nurtured and destinies revealed.

Family is a place where values are ingrained and character is formed.

Family is a place where courage is born and faith can be seen.

Family is a place where morals are learnt and respect is cultivated.

Family is a place where strengths are revealed and talents can be discovered.

Family is a place where love is revealed and memories are created.

Family is a place where generations thrive and  legacies are built.

Family is a place where we learn, we grow and are changed forever.

Family is everything!

We laugh, we cry, we play, we love and we live.

And every FAMILY has a story to tell.

What will your FAMILY STORY be?

Dear Mother


Dear Mother,

Motherhood is an adventure.

A journey in love and loving,

Learn to love this journey,

Cherish the crazy moments,

Cherish the tough times,

Make great memories,

Treat each day as an adventure,





For these moments will soon be gone,

And all you will have are those memories you created,

Good or bad!


Dear Mother


Dear Mother,

What does family mean to you?

What investments are you making in the life of your children?

What kind of memories are you making?

What values are you teaching?

What will your legacy be?

Read Princess Diana’s thoughts on motherhood:

  • “Family is the most important thing in the world.”
  • “I live for my sons. I would be lost without them.”
  • “Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children.”
  • “A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.”
  • “I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities,       people’s distress and their hopes and dreams.”
  • “I will fight for my children on any level so they can reach their potential as human beings and in their public duties”
  • “Don’t call me an icon. I’m just a mother trying to help.