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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…

Lifestyle, Mommy Musings

Toto Wraps- A Mother’s Treasure

May 4, 2017
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It is 6.00am and I am at JKIA waiting to board a flight to Mombasa for a work event that takes place in the evening. I hope to publish this post before the flight takes off because once I get…

Fashion & Style, Mommy Musings

The African Print

April 26, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Toto Wraps

A month ago, Xena’s school set out to present a play to the parents as they always do every Easter and Christmas. A week to the play, her diary had this note slipped in. “Please note that the Easter concert will…

Mommy Musings

When your child’s theatrics take over your work!

April 3, 2017
Lilmissbelle

Studying for exams without physically attending classes is not for the faint-hearted, as I have come to learn. Especially if you are a serial procrastinator like yours truly. Last minute is the name of the game. So, you find yourself…

Mommy Musings

Pulverised By a Cop

March 27, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Shackles Off

About four weeks ago, on Thursday 2nd, I was driving from the gym at around 7.00am after having a barnstorming session. My head was clear, my body invigorated. I looked forward to having an electrifying day, one that I had…

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