Category Archives: Stuff We Love

Products and gear that make life with children abroad easier…

The BEST detangling brush

I was talking to my hairdresser the other day about detangling the girls’ curls, and she recommended this special detangling brush. At first, I told her I don’t really believe in brushes for curly hair. In my experience, they just … 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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Reader survey results!

Earlier this month, I finally did the first ever Mama Mgeni reader survey! I’ve wanted to do a reader survey for ages, to get a feel for what I’m doing right, what needs to be tweaked, and what you guys want … Continue reading

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Amazing training opportunities for your nanny!

As a stay at home mom, I have spent many afternoons outside with the girls while they played and explored. As such, I have really gotten to know all the nannies in our neighborhood. This gave me a window into the life and work of … Continue reading

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Safe gas bottle storage

For years now, I’ve been worried about our gas bottle storage in our kitchen. We have a gas stove and oven, and since we moved to our house (5 years ago!), the gas bottle has been stored in a small … Continue reading

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Tell me about you! A reader survey…

I’ve been dying to ask you guys for your ideas and input for a long time now. I attended a roundtable discussion with an incredible group of bloggers a while back, and one tip that was offered by a pro … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – see you in 2017!

Wow, it’s almost 2017! Thank you all so much for such a wonderful year. I love writing this blog, connecting with all of you, and reading all your comments and emails. I’m looking forward to new exciting adventures in 2017! Here’s a … Continue reading

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A genius gingerbread house cheat to try with your kids

You may remember our disastrous attempt at building a gingerbread house last year. We had a lot of fun with it, but it was NOT pretty. My friend Maribel saw our photos, and shared her brilliant gingerbread house hack. This … Continue reading

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