Cake disasters


As you guys know, Sugarplum’s first birthday was last week. I love to bake, and I’ve always prided myself on making homemade cakes for my family on their birthdays. Maybe “pride” isn’t the appropriate word… The birthday cakes are generally not cakes to be proud of, because I never just keep it simple. If I stick with a nice, simple sheet cake, it comes out great. But am I content making a simple sheet cake for birthdays? Oh no. And when I try to get creative or artistic, things just go from bad to worse. Continue reading

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Thank you! Mama Mgeni made it to the Top 100 list!

IX15 - Top 100 International Exchange and Experience Blogs 2015

A few weeks back, I was surprised to find out that Mama Mgeni had been nominated for and Lexiophile’s “Top 100 International Exchange and Experience Blogs” competition. Well, the results are in, and thanks to YOU, my wonderful friends, family and readers, Mama Mgeni has been ranked #24 in the Top 100 blogs! Over 300 blogs were nominated from around the globe, so I truly feel honored to be in the top 100, and blown away to have fallen in the #24 spot! You can check out the results here.

Thank you all, for reading, for voting, and for supporting me! Feeling the love…

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This month’s meets: February 2015


It’s been several months since I posted about our twice-monthly babywearing meets. Despite my lack of posts, we have continued to meet twice each month! The meets are actually increasing in popularity, with more and more people attending each month. Not only do we have more people participating, but we’ve also spent more time actually troubleshooting baby carriers for parents in need (though we still do our fair share of socializing and talking about parenting!).  Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Sugarplum!

Happy birthday

How is it possible that it has been an entire year since my baby girl was born? I can hardly believe that she is one year old, and that she has gone so quickly from being a newborn, to an infant, to a baby, to a toddler! This year has gone by so fast, and it has been amazing watching Sugarplum grow right before our eyes… And the first year is only the beginning – I’m so excited to see what other new developments and changes she has in store for us. I can’t wait to see my little girl blow out that candle on her cake.  How much do you want to bet that Sweetpea will jump in and blow it out for her? :)

Happy birthday to my sweet, lovely baby girl… xoxo

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A day out: Nairobi Safari Walk


Sometimes we just want to get out for a nice walk, and we like to take the kids to the Nairobi Safari Walk at the KWS Headquarters, Nairobi National Park.  Continue reading

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Weekend getaway: Colobus Cottages in Nanyuki


A while back, we went up to Nanyuki for a weekend for a housewarming party. We stayed at Colobus Cottages during our visit, and we loved the rustic beauty and friendly atmosphere of the place! Continue reading

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Putting baby elephants to bed


We have “adopted” a baby elephant at the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage, which gives us the perk of being able to visit the orphanage in the evening, when they are putting the baby elephants to bed. Continue reading

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A weekend in Naivasha: Lahai House


A few months ago, we spent a lovely weekend with friends at Lahai House on the north coast of Lake Naivasha. It was such a wonderful, relaxing weekend with good friends, good food, and plenty of good wine. Continue reading

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Homemade English muffin bread


My mom is visiting, and she brought along her delicious recipe for English muffin bread. Have you ever had real English muffins (or, as the English would call them, “just muffins”)? This recipe for English muffin bread makes a loaf instead of individual muffins, but in terms of taste and texture, I think it’s right on! Continue reading

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Camping at Mount Suswa – reprise


A couple of years ago, we went camping at Mount Suswa with a group of friends.  Mount Suswa is a wonderfully remote extinct volcano in the Rift Valley, with spectacular views of its unique double-caldera .  We went back for a second trip a few weeks ago, and we were just as impressed as the first time! Continue reading

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