Ella at 4 years old! (I need to break down her personality to you guys in a whole other post. SHE. IS. A. CHARACTER)

Testing, testing…

Testing 1,2,3 Does this still work? Anybody still out here? Wow. So much has happened since I jotted down my first post 5 years ago. And even more during my 2 year blogging hiatus after I moved back to Kenya. Do I have a valid excuse for my blogging sabbatical? No. Have I missed you […] Read more…

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Potty Time!

The first time I tried to potty train Ella was a few months ago, right before her 2nd birthday. I looked her straight in the eye and said, “Look kiddo, you are a grown ass woman. This diaper business ends today” And that was that. Well, not exactly, but that was the gist of the […] Read more…

Nairobi. Two months in.

Surprise, surprise… I didn’t post my update when I said I would. Sorry. Again. I feel like I’m always apologizing to you guys for one thing or another. OMG! Is this what husbands feel like?! LOL. Sucks to be them.   Can we just accept that I’m a mess? And have a standing forgive and […] Read more…

Happy New Year and Greetings from Nairobi!

Happy New Year and Greetings from Nairobi! Ok, I know it has been AGES since my last post and I totally understand if you think I suck at life for that …BUT! I have a good excuse! Well, sort of a good excuse…WE’VE PERMANENTLY RELOCATED TO NAIROBI! So you seeeeee, I’m not *that* bad. My […] Read more…

Halloween Costume

Happy Halloween

Hurray for the change of seasons! Listen, I love the summer and all, but that heat? It was beginning to get to me. I had missed my fuzzy socks and knee-high boots and hot drinks from Starbucks. And unlike the Winter (which I detest with every fiber of my being), I find Fall to be […] Read more…

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On the Farm

Ella is fearless when it comes to animals. Also? I think she was a farmer in a previous life. We took her to see some farm animals this summer and I’m pretty sure that given a choice, she would have chosen to live with them permanently.   She also took it upon herself to offer […] Read more…

Ella Cooking

What’s Cooking?

Ella has a love/hate relationship with her little play kitchen. Luckily, it was all love on this day; she spent a good chunk of time wearing oven mitts and lovingly pottering around with her pans. On the other hand, when their relationship is rocky (for reasons known only to her) she systematically hurls all her […] Read more…

Operation Bootilicious

Breastfeeding Diet

Forget Atkins. Forget South Beach. Forget Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig and any other diet you’ve ever heard of. BREASTFEEDING is the best weight-loss program this planet has ever known. It’s as if Mother Nature was like, Hey, moms. I know you just had to grow a baby human in your body and deal with […] Read more…

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