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    5 Myths About Single Moms

    Some of these misconceptions make me cackle while others might land me in prison for aggravated assault

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    What’s Your Love Language

    Knowing what you need in any relationship is a great first step to getting what you want out of it…

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    5 Lessons On Motherhood

    Motherhood has tested, taught and damn near torn me apart over these 5 years. But I’m still standing…

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    Merry Christmas (Single) Mommy!

    Rather than sit back and wonder what an imaginary perfect family might be doing over Christmas, this year I want to start a brand new (single mommy) Christmas tradition!

  • Christmas Decorations Are Up!

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…!

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    Our Vacay Spot – #SabaSabaWatamu

    We’re staying at Saba Saba – a cute hotel nestled along the Watamu beach – and it’s a lovely slice of paradise!

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This Is Ella’s Hair

This is Ella’s hair. My goal as her mom has always been to take care of it myself, with no outside help, and when she was a toddler, I could! Tiny matutas were perfectly fine. Loose mini ponytails were good for a week. Now that she’s older, she cares a lot more about how her […] Read more…

Site of the Namorutunga Stones in Turkana. The site has already been mapped by the county government as one of the premier tourists’ attractions. PHOTO | SAMMY LUTTA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenya is Beautiful!

I can count the number of Kenyan towns I have visited outside of Nairobi with disturbing ease: Embu, Kirinyaga, Naivasha, Nakuru, Machakos, Watamu, Malindi, Mombasa and Eldoret. That’s it – less than 10. In truth, I can hardly even remember what most of these towns are like, either because I was a child when I […] Read more…

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Arts, Crafts & Us

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not an artsy person. I have never been. In fact my dad loves to remind me of that one time in kindergarten when I had a nervous breakdown because my homework included one simple instruction: to draw a pig. I was 5 years old and convinced that […] Read more…

Clueless Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here and I find myself to be in a state of distress. Why? Because I hate this stage of my relationship. The stage where you don’t have any established traditions for special occasions. The stage where you’re not even sure if you celebrate, let alone give gifts on certain occasions. The stage […] Read more…

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Mshikakis On A Sunday

Some Sundays are absolutely perfect for at-home barbeques. The kind of Sundays where you’re too lazy to go out but are too restless to stay on the couch. The kind of Sundays where you want to do something interesting at home but also want to do something practical, like feed your child. I love such […] Read more…

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Mommy’s Diapers #AlwaysStandUpKE

Mommy’s Diapers. That’s what Ella called my pads the first time she saw a packet of Always laying on my bed. And I didn’t correct her. I didn’t tell her that they were actually called pads or that I needed them for something called periods. Instead, I quickly nodded, thanked God she hadn’t mistaken my […] Read more…

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