Category Archives: Nairobi Living

A guide to life in Nairobi, with kids…

Worldwide InstaMeet Nairobi

Check out this fun video made by Trevor Maingi (aka The_Mentalyst) about this weekend’s Worldwide InstaMeet in Karura Forest. Keep your eyes peeled about 30 seconds in – you’ll find that Claire makes a cute little cameo! Remember how I said that … Continue reading

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Earth Day in Kenya

This weekend was Earth Day, and we celebrated by going for a long walk in Karura Forest, hosted by Kenyan Instagrammers as part of a Worldwide InstaMeet. Worldwide InstaMeets are events where tens of thousands of photographers (both amateurs and … Continue reading

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Life lessons in the village

Claire had a sleepover with her cousin at Jesse’s mother’s house in the village last week, and had a terrific time! She and her cousin are such close, wonderful friends – no matter how long it has been since they’ve seen each other, … Continue reading

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A lovely morning in Karura Forest

Jesse has been out of town for work the past couple of weeks, and we’ve all really missed him. This was our first family weekend since Easter, and we spent it together, doing all the things we love! We headed … Continue reading

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Dignity for children with special needs: World Moms Blog

I’m over at World Moms Blog today, writing about Heshima Children’s Centre and the amazing work they’re doing for children with special needs in Kenya. (And also about the gorgeous jewelry they make and sell at Dignity Designs!) Here’s a … Continue reading

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Go see Tinga Tinga Tales the Musical!

I took the girls to see Tinga Tinga Tales the Musical at The Elephant yesterday, and IT. WAS. AWESOME. I honestly can’t say enough about how wonderful the show was: talented actors and musicians, fantastic songs, extraordinary costumes & makeup. … Continue reading

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In April’s kitchen: improving our culinary skills at Open Table

I have always had a hard time delegating cooking tasks in my house. But with two kids and an increasingly busy schedule, I’ve realized that we will all eat better if I get Florence, our housekeeper, to help more with … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – see you in 2016!

How is it possible that another year has passed? 2015 was a great one! I have truly loved writing, sharing our family’s experiences with all of you, and especially reading all of your comments and emails over the past twelve months. … Continue reading

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The Nutcracker – a magical holiday experience!

This weekend, Claire and I went to see Dance Centre Kenya’s production of The Nutcracker. Claire was so excited to see a ballet (and real ballerinas!), and I was excited to get some quality time with my eldest daughter.

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Spotlight on Santa: we love scary Santa photos!

It’s that time of year, when we seek out Santa in shopping malls to take photos of our kids with the big man in red… You may remember when Claire was terrified of Santa a couple of years ago. In my … Continue reading

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