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Mommy Musings

Adding Chaos To My Life

January 8, 2018
Lilmissbelle- 2018

On my last night in Vietnam last year, I walked into my room on the 15th floor of Diamond Sea Hotel at 6:30pm and literally ran to the balcony. The porter was right behind me, briefing me on the amenities…

Mommy Musings, Xena's chronicles

The Inn Keeper

November 20, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Toto Wraps

If you ask me about my greatest fear in life or my most dreaded moment, I will answer without batting an eyelid. It has to be a phone call from Xena’s teacher or Xia’s nanny. However, this has not always…

Mommy Musings

Kenya Police

November 3, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Kenya Police

You know that lately I have adopted a semi clean eating regimen, right? And by semi, I simply avoid carbs as much as I can and will only consume them in the form of oatmeal and granola (which I recently…

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, Mommy Musings

Last Page

September 18, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Nairobi Restaurants

For the longest time, my brain has found it hard to internalize Friday as a working day. This is probably because of the culture in the industry that I work for. When I was a junior analyst about six years…

Inspiration, Mommy Musings

When you find your PURPOSE

September 8, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Purpose

I have been running Lil’missbelle for a little over two years now. The blog was conceived as a memoir of my first-born daughter Xena, something she would look at when she’s a feral teenager who thinks that her folks are…

Mommy Musings, Xena's chronicles

Terrible Twos

September 4, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Terrible Two

She’s bilious and easily provoked, like a woman on her menses. Or a village bully hungry for a fight. I will walk into the house from work, and from the kitchen, she will advance jubilantly with her hands in the…

Mommy Musings

Writer’s Block

September 1, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Writer's Block

I have been experiencing writer’s block yet again. The last time I struggled this hard was in July, right after the monstrous CFA exam. I went to Champagne Ridge in Ngong, stared at some hills from 6.00am for about an…

Mommy Musings, Travel

The Other Side Of Capetown

August 21, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Capetown

I walk into the hotel bar, a quintessentially intimate space with about five mahogany tables that rest on a thick grey rug.  A long counter stretches at the far end. The room smells of elegance. It is deserted save for…

Books & Toys, Lifestyle, Mommy Musings

Book Hangover

May 8, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Book Hangover

Someone once told me that a reader wrote to him saying he wanted to cuddle with his words. I was appalled. What made it worse was the fact that this reader was male, and obviously so was the person whose…


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