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Mariam Nabatanzi

She built and made her children feel at home when she never had one.


In the course of this pandemic, my YouTube recommendations have been filled with all sorts of things that I have been watching for the past months. Maybe it was from the series I got hooked on, down to Anne Marie’s debunking five-minute crafts videos. 


And in between those, I have decided to watch this documentary featuring Marian Nabatanzi, a mother to 38 children. Yes, thirty-eight, consisting of twins, triplets, and quadruplets, with her last child being born as a solo. If any of you are interested, here is the link to the video on YouTube:


The documentary featured how triumphant she was at being the only parent providing for her children. She went the extra mile to provide for them. In the documentary, whenever she spoke about her children, she spoke with sparkles in her eyes—admiration evident in her tone. She gets giddy whenever the interviewer asks about her children and only talks to them with so much fondness.


She built and made her children feel at home when she never had one. Every child is looked after, housed, and goes to school. I felt how warm of a person she is. I only had the chance to watch her through our television, but I felt her warmth. She is the type of person who has a lot to share.


Oh, and her parenting style is admirable! For some, tending and disciplining one child is already a tough job, but for Mama Uganda, she is killing it! To say that she is doing a great job is an understatement. I am really glad she is receiving 38-fold more of the love she is giving to her children. 


I hope more parents will be like Mama Uganda. A parent who appreciates their child and talks about them with fondness in their eyes and tone. A parent who cherishes them and never blames them for any mishaps that come their way. A parent who celebrates their wins with them and a parent who is at their side at their lowest. 



LAYOUT BY: Sigrid Deryll Q. Dy

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