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Lifestyle, Xena's chronicles

Pause. Reset.

July 31, 2018
Lilmissbelle

“Mama, are you a footballer?” She cast a random question my way, something she loves to do lately. “No, are you?” “You know I am!” She says, in reference to the fact that I signed her up for soccer at…

Fitness, Lifestyle

The First Time

June 26, 2018
Lilmissbelle- Valentine's Day

I was 19 years old the first time I ever went on a date. This guy was dynamite, but age has taught me that the definition of dynamite will continuously change as you grow older, wiser and your preferences change….

Lifestyle

My toddler daughters are getting a soccer tutor!

June 19, 2018
Lilmissbelle- World Cup

On Saturday, the world cup fever finally got to me (three days later, I know). I had refused to be dragged into the fanaticism of soccer, even when it came to an event that is viewed by an average of…

Lifestyle

Parenting from a 27 year old’s perspective

May 31, 2018
Lilmissbelle- Brenda

*Its 8.19 am in Amsterdam and I am seated at the baggage area of Schipol Airport after an 8 hour flight, one that zoomed by like an asteroid given my level of fatigue. The plan was to write a feature…

Lifestyle

The Good Life

May 22, 2018
Lilmissbelle- MUA

She gave my face one last furry stroke, making me wish I was her canvas for a living. She then whispered, “You can now look.” Much as I was curious about the transformation, I wanted to sit there in complete…

Lifestyle, Xena's chronicles

Hilarious Rejoinders From An Opinionated Five Year Old

April 24, 2018
Lilmissbelle- Timau

The first time she saw me in a long black dress, which was as rare as a leopard sighting given that I love my dresses knee length “Wow! Mama, is today your wedding?” I hear her small steps pattering up…

Lifestyle

Gifts For The Entire Family This Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2018
Lilmissbelle- Valentine's Day

The mister and I have never been big on celebrating Valentine’s Day. In fact, we’ve generally never been big on commonplace. Please do not mistake this for a snobbish attitude. All I am saying is that we prefer to go…

Lifestyle, Mommy Musings

End Month

October 23, 2017
Lilmissbelle-End Month

This year, I have found myself increasingly veering off the norm every so often, a norm that I have worked tirelessly to establish. I am talking about the normalcy around my emotional, physical and mental space. It suddenly occurred to…

Lifestyle, Xena's chronicles

Silence

October 16, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Silence

The sun is out on a Monday, quite an unusual spectacle. All I want is to grab a caramel coffee from Coffee Connect downstairs, move my workstation to our rooftop on the sixth floor and work from there, as I soak…

Inspiration, Lifestyle

Entim Sidai- Beautiful Forest

October 9, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Entim Sidai

Imagine lying naked on white linen sheets in a glass hut in the middle of the forest. As you adjust your body -which is facing down- to find maximum comfort, you feel the warm air in this sublime space caressing…

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