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Year: 2016

Fashion & Style, Inspiration, Kenyan Kids Fashion

Childhood Memories

December 20, 2016
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If not for anything else, the prospect of getting new clothes made December holidays worth looking forward to all year-long. December was like that tall swarthy boy with piquant vybes you mooned over at school. You could not wait for…

Fashion & Style, Kenyan Kids Fashion

Dare to be different!

December 2, 2016
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At 11.45pm, a faint knock on my bedroom door chills me to the marrow. I am lying on my back, head propped on a pillow folded into two for extra elevation. My phone is in my hand and has been…

Mommy Musings

Mommy Musings- The Runaway Nanny

November 9, 2016
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Three hours later, I am still shaken. My hands feel weak and my fingers lifeless as I fumble with the keypad trying to type away a harrowing experience that shook me to my core. At around 6.00pm, I had just…

Books & Toys, Lifestyle, Mommy Musings

Mommy Musings- I refuse to keep my child at home this holiday.

November 3, 2016
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Has your child ever uttered a word or spewed out a stream of consonants that made you want to entirely dissociate yourself from them? Especially in a public place. Like the supermarket. Picture this. You are traipsing along one of…

Mommy Musings

Mommy Musings Monday- The stranger in your home.

October 31, 2016
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There are mind-numbing heart-wrenching stories and then there’s what I read on one of my WhatsApp group chats on Wednesday evening. It cast a dark cloud over my soul, leaving a haunting poignancy that I am yet to recover from,…

Mommy Musings

Mommy Musings- Of Damaged Men

October 17, 2016
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Thursday, 5.00pm. I am at Kempinsky for this Bloomberg forum on Forex. The room is a fusion of modern and medieval architecture.  A thick blue Persian rug with yellow prints akin to the Brush Script MT font (does anyone ever…

Mommy Musings

Mommy Musings Monday- Why turning 30 is absolutely exhilarating

October 3, 2016
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If you think my dental formula is crooked, you clearly did not know me in my teenage hood. My teeth were an eyesore then. As a result of resisting having my milk teeth pulled out and sucking my thumb until…

Fashion & Style, Xena's chronicles

My second studio experience (NTV AM LIVE)

September 23, 2016
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Days of the week are finally beginning to make sense to me, thanks to my new teachers. Today is Tuesday. I wake up from my afternoon nap to a pleasant surprise. Grandma is perched on the couch with a glass…

Mommy Musings

Mommy Musings Monday-Getting Back Up

September 19, 2016
Lilmissbelle-Tamarind

What would you do when on a Wednesday morning you go through your 4 year old daughter’s school bag and find pending assignments that were sent home last Friday? Worse still, you flick through the diary and find a reminder…

Fashion & Style, Inspiration, Kenyan Kids Fashion

50 Days of Kenyan Kids Fashion- Day 25: Blogging basics and collaborations

September 9, 2016
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Let’s get this straight. I  do not think of myself a guru in blogging and neither am I adroit at brand management and securing collaborations. Nevertheless, I believe that over the last 15 months of running this blog, I have…

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