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Xena's chronicles

When your child’s comments numb you

February 5, 2018

The most profound thing I have learnt about extroverted toddlers -from raising a highly opinionated five-year old girl- is that one can never anticipate what comes out of their mouths whenever they decide to speak. The mister and I are…

Travel, Xena's chronicles

When The Cat Is Away

January 22, 2018
Lilmissbelle- Daddy Daughter

***In today’s feature, Xena’s dad narrates his experience going on vacation with Xena, just the two of them. Thanks Renato for stepping in. I honestly had no idea what I was going to put up this Monday!*** Your kids will teach you…

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…

Lifestyle, Xena's chronicles


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…

Xena's chronicles

Xena’s Prayer

October 13, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Giraffe Centre

Lately, I’ve been working my fingers to the bone and it’s becoming increasingly hard to find time to write. I am up to here (hand on my forehead) with work and it’s sucking the life out of me. So, I…

Inspiration, Xena's chronicles

Getting your toddler to talk.

October 2, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Toddlers

Having a conversation with a toddler can be quite frustrating, especially when you are trying to extract information from them. Just like waiting for your favourite series to stream when you are at Zuku’s mercy, it humbles you to know…

Xena's chronicles

Happy Fifth Birthday, Xena.

September 29, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Happy 5th, Xena.

At 6.00am, her nanny calls out her name and informs her that she needs to get up. She ignores the first few pleas. She turns over on the top bunk, curls like a ball and pulls the duvet over her…

Xena's chronicles


September 25, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Concours

Yesterday as we were driving along James Gichuru road after attending church, Xena had her head craned (as always) analysing all the billboards we came across. “Who’s that guy?” She asked, pointing at a billboard with a “big-boned” guy in a vest and…

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…

Xena's chronicles

The Sweaty Sun

August 18, 2017
Lilmissbelle- Xena

“So where has the sun gone mama? ” She tilts her seat a notch lower to get a better view of the sky as she shoots me the question. “It’s tired, just like you and I. So, it has called…


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