Family Vacations – Tips&Tricks (Part 1)

August is our family holiday month. It's a tradition my husband and I began because we celebrate our wedding anniversary and daughter's birthday in August. We like to joke that Zara was our anniversary gift because she showed up a day after our 2-year anniversary. It's rather obvious that we tag her along on our …

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Kenya votes – teach your children leadership

Kenyans (including me) will be casting their vote in the country's general election today. It's our responsibility, as parents, to teach our children the electoral process and share leadership values. Zara (my daughter) has been learning about leadership all year in school - perhaps because it's election year - and I applaud the school for …

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I’m done with breastfeeding!

Ladies and gentlemen, I'm done! I'm done with breastfeeding. Let's be honest, it gets to a point when breastfeeding is no longer fun - the biting, pulling and tugging, acrobatic movements when nursing, taking hours to figure out what to wear that is nursing friendly - the list goes on. Don't get me wrong, I'm …

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Sleep training: what works?

My son Xander is 6 months old *insert happy mummy dance* and it's been an interesting journey of sleep deprivation and numerous milestones. I always tell first-time mums that the first year is always hardest, but it does get better with time. I started my son on a routine when he was 6 weeks old …

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7 Things They Don’t Tell You After Giving Birth

I have received numerous messages from first-time mothers saying no one told them about the post-birth experience (read the first week, or two, after delivery). I will share the top 5 things I never knew after giving birth: 1. You will bleed heavily (like a heavy period) Say goodbye to the 9-month bliss of no …

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Tips for a breastfeeding working mother

It has been close to a month since I returned to work and I can't say it's been easy. Trying to focus at work while being sleep deprived is hard! But I've had to come up with coping mechanisms to help me thrive both at home and in the office. Here are my top five …

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Goodbye maternity leave

I can't believe 4 months fly by so fast! I returned to work a week ago and it's been a bitter-sweet experience. Bitter because I miss just being at home with my son and witnessing the milestones 😦 - sweet because I get to be out of the house (child-free) and have adult conversations 🙂 …

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