Author Archives: Mama Mgeni

Me time? 

This week was “hair week” in our house – a monthly event of unbraiding, washing, detangling, moisturizing, and protective styling. Heidi doesn’t love having her hair braided, and a few months back Jesse and I realized that things go much smoother if we … Continue reading

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Conversations with our kids that made us laugh

Heidi has been cracking us up lately with all the funny things she says! Claire is definitely getting older, and her funnies seem to be few and far between these days, which makes me kind of sad and nostalgic. Here are … Continue reading

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Age-appropriate chores for 5 year olds

We’ve seen Claire go through a big transition in the last year or so. She has become really into helping out around the house! It started with clearing her own plate after a meal. This was part of her daily routine at … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Heidi!

Tomorrow my baby is turning three! Heidi is becoming such a big girl, with her long legs, goofy sense of humor, and adventurous spirit. She is full of bravery and spunk, and nothing can hold this girl back! She loves riding her balance bike, … Continue reading

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What’s been keeping me so busy…

It’s been a busy few weeks in the Wambugu household! It seems all the time I usually spend on the blog has been spent elsewhere these days. Here’s a quick update on what’s been keeping me busy (and away from … Continue reading

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Taking action: writing postcards to our senators back home

After the Women’s March on Nairobi, I was so full of energy and positivity. It was an incredible feeling! But the week after the march, and the inauguration, my feed was so full news about Trump’s executive orders, lies about illegal … Continue reading

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Natural deodorant – guest blogging at Hairpolitan

Do you guys read Hairpolitan Lifestyle? It’s a great online magazine covering natural hair and living, run by some pretty amazing women. Hairpolitan is all about natural hair, natural remedies and beauty products, healthy food, and keeping fit.

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Have a lovely weekend!

What are you guys up to this weekend? I’m taking a few more steps in my resolution to do more hiking. We’re thinking of doing some of the nature trails at Brackenhurst in Limuru – have any of you ever … Continue reading

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Celery salad with dates, almonds and Parmesan

This is my new favorite meal right now: celery salad with dates, almonds and parmesan. It’s delicious! This recipe is from Bon Appétit, and I actually found it on their excellent Instagram feed. I’ve made it pretty much every week since … Continue reading

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The Women’s March on Nairobi was incredible!

I was so proud to participate in the Women’s March on Nairobi this weekend, in solidarity with women marching all over the world! We had a peaceful march through Karura Forest, making our voices heard. Thanks to all of you … Continue reading

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