Tag Archives: Nairobi

Check it out: our newest Little Film!

Those of you who’ve been reading the blog for a while know that my friend Natasha made the most adorable Little Film of Claire a couple of years ago. Her films are a wonderful way to remember a moment in time when the … 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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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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Learning to swim at Swim Africa

This summer we signed the girls up for swim lessons while we were in the US visiting family. Both girls made such amazing progress in such a short time, it was incredible! I came back to Kenya full of inspiration, … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween: sharing an American tradition

This past Saturday was Halloween, and my neighbor Laura and I decided to throw a Halloween party and organize trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. Halloween is by far one of my favorite American traditions – it reminds me of chilly Autumn … Continue reading

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Tembea Kenya: enjoying all Nairobi has to offer

Last week we went to Nairobi National Park for Mashujaa Day. We love to go for a game drive and a picnic in the park on public holidays! We woke up early, packed some food and a few blankets, and … Continue reading

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The search for a school

Claire has happily been attending an informal play school set up by a group of parents for 2 years now. We’ve really loved it, but she turns 5 next year, and so we have begun the search for a “real” school.

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The Harvest Festival

This weekend, we went to the Harvest Festival in Limuru. Nairobi needs more events like this! It was the most fun, relaxing, social event we’ve attended in Nairobi in a long time!

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Meeting a real-life superhero

It’s been two years since the attack at Westgate killed 67 people. I was on my way home from the playground with Claire when the text messages started coming in. “Avoid Westgate. Gunfire and grenade blasts inside. Reports from inside … Continue reading

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Kids’ swimming lessons

Have you taken your child for swimming lessons? We signed both girls up for lessons wile we were in the States this summer, and I am SO glad we did! It was such an incredible experience for them!

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