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Two Weddings and a Vacation

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Hi everyone! Yes I know, I know… I have been very quiet so first of all my apologies. It has been a hectic few months. Weddings have especially kept me busy during this time. August seems to be the month of love in my circle. I celebrated my 3rd wedding anniversary on 1st August. Ok…

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Watchful Eye

I came home today, leisurely walking after a long day at the office Glad that the day was over and looking forward to spend time with my babies I walk up to the gate and when the guard at the gate realizes it’s me he becomes frantic Seeing his expression changing I feel a pull…

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Here is to being two cute to sing, dance and color!

There’s nothing I like more than celebrating birthdays especially when the person I’m celebrating happens to be my precious daughter. Tish turned two in June and as was the case last year during her first birthday, I was overly excited. I know what you’re probably thinking; she’s only 2, calm down! Well I won’t be…

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The brightest moments of my life

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Parenting has never been a choice for many, but whenever it comes, we tend to try to just be the perfect or rather the best parents to our kids. Well, my journey to parenting has never been any easy one. For starters, I am only 22 years old and parenting at my age is never…

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Terrible 2 or is it Terrific 2 ?

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March and April have been very interesting months! A lot has been happening and I lost some momentum on my new blog; then I remembered this blog is about my memories; about the things I will be reading and sharing with my grandchildren. So I have had to just get my head straight and talk…

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Pregnant Sofia – Acting What’s Real……..

The Joy of ‘Acting’ Pregnant……….. My fiancé, Ben and I had tried for months to get pregnant in vain and by October we had lost hope. And then one day in December last year, while shopping at a supermarket, I began feeling sick and dizzy and I had to sit down for a while to…

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I am acting with my baby!

Sofia of Machachari TV Show brings Little Miss Ivanna to the screen My hubby wakes up at night, when our new born Ivanna wakes up to feed, sings to her and tucks her back to bed. Just as is always said about fathers and their daughters, the relationship between our precious little Ivanna Liz Wairimu…

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Christmas Came Early

So my Nyakio finally walked!!!!! I don’t know how express how happy I am at this point!!! If I could to cartwheels and summersaults I definitely would! I must admit I was getting nervous about her walking. Tumiso walked at 13 months…which in my ill-advised opinion, was late. Now…when Nyakio hit 16 months, without taking…

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Nyumba Kumi and Promiscuity

“I looked at these three youngsters from my kitchen window as I got a glass to drink water. What was unfolding before my eyes was unbelievable and so I called the Nanny to take a look. There were three boys and one girl in the grass patch behind the apartment kissing with wild abandon. It…

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Speak Up or Perish

Our Nanny has been with us since January this year. When I first met her, we hit off from the get go. I found her very pleasant, warm and sincere. I like her on the spot. When she told me she has two children back home, my heart sank. I wondered how I would have…

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Communicating to Children about HIV

Do tell. Otherwise your child may develop strange fears and jump to wrong conclusions Communication in the family and especially to children about HIV is fraught with complication. Just the very topic on its own is an almost taboo subject and families struggle to explain to their children the origin, nature and manifestation of it.…

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My Nanny displays low cut tops and super tight bottoms

Communicating with my Nanny – Listening to the Unspoken “When my neighbour’s brother who lives in the apartment above ours cat-called at my nanny from the balcony and whistled suggestively as she walked by – I almost fell down in despair…” She was showing off vast amount of midriff and leg on display The dress code of…

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Communicating death to your children

My dear mother – God bless her soul, was really ill for a while and stayed with us whilst undergoing treatment and palliative care for breast cancer. She was a daily presence in our lives and my children, then 5yrs and 2yrs, were used to ‘Mama Nessy’ as she was popularly called, being at home.…

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They Can Hear Us…

Both traditional and contemporary wisdom acknowledges that Children can ‘read’ adults. They can tell when you are happy and at peace, when you’re not being truthful, when you’re hiding something, when you’re pretending that all is well even when it isn’t – and even though they may not express it like another adult would, your…

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