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Homemade, sugar-free hot chocolate

It’s winter in Nairobi, and we’re all bundled up in boots, scarves, and wooly jumpers. Jesse has been making hot chocolate for the girls in the morning, to help warm them up. Unfortunately, the stuff we get in the store is loaded with added refined … Continue reading

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Homemade ketchup that totally faked out my kids

I don’t know about you guys, but my kids are addicted to ketchup. I swear, Claire would dip apples in ketchup, if I would let her! (In the photo below she is dipping her scrambled eggs in ketchup. Don’t judge!) Our kids … Continue reading

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The great gingerbread disaster of 2015

This morning, at approximately 8:30 am, a devastating earthquake struck a quiet gingerbread village near the North Pole, completely destroying a gingerbread home. Fortunately, no gingerbread men, women or children were hurt, but their lives will never be the same.

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Getting festive: homemade paper star lanterns

The girls are so excited about Christmas this year! They’ve had so much fun decorating our tree, hanging our stockings, and updating our Advent calendar each day. I wanted to decorate the house with some beautiful candles, and I decided to make … Continue reading

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Kids’ crafts: How to Make Environmentally Friendly Birdfeeders

Claire and Heidi are really in love with the birds we have living in our garden. We’ve hung a beautiful Bakuli Blue bird feeder in the tree just outside the window in our dining room, and the girls love watching … Continue reading

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Crafting for the kids: DIY fairy mobile

When we were visiting a new kindergarten for Claire a couple of weeks ago, I noticed a lovely mobile hanging in a window with little bits of fabric tied in nondescript fairy or angel-like shapes. A couple of weeks later, I … Continue reading

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Feeling crafty: DIY Mei Tai baby carrier

I have been wanting to make myself a mei tai for a long time now. I have always been a ring sling and wrap kind of girl, but the Asian-inspired carriers have always intrigued me! I wanted a mei tai … Continue reading

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Be gone, pesky fruit flies!

My walking buddy, Stephanie, has been giving me mangoes from her mango tree each weekend when we meet up at Jaffrey’s. We love the mangoes, but they do attract irksome fruit flies (okay, so do the bananas, avocados, apples, and other … Continue reading

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