Tag Archives: parenthood

Setting the record straight…

I was talking with some friends (and fellow mums) the other weekend while camping, and we were all lamenting about what a hot mess we had been that morning. It had been a crazy start for all of us, trying to get kids … Continue reading

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Early mornings with the kids: shadow dancing

We are early risers in the Wambugu household – much earlier than I would like! I don’t want to sleep the day away, but I dream of being able to sleep until 7:30 on occasion. As it is, I’m up by … Continue reading

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Our favorite Kenyan children’s books – World Moms Blog

I’m over at World Moms Blog today, writing about our favorite Kenyan children’s books. We got a few new ones this weekend at the Giraffe Centre in Karen, and I wanted to share! We are really loving Chirchir is Singing, … Continue reading

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Crafting with Daddy: wine cork sail boats

Jesse has been saving wine corks for weeks now so that he could use them for crafts with the kids. He wasn’t sure exactly what he wanted to do, so he just kept saving up the corks. Today he made … Continue reading

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Raising sisters…

I grew up with a brother, so until I had two daughters of my own, I was completely unfamiliar with how sisters interact. I am having so much fun watching these two sweet girls connect and grow together!

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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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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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A fun (but ridiculous) project: 3D princess carriage cookies

A friend visited us from out of town recently, and she brought gifts for the kids. She handed them to the girls and whispered to me, “I hope you don’t kill me!” I was puzzled when I saw Claire open … Continue reading

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Is play school the answer to my toddler’s sleep problems?

As you guys know, I’ve been looking at schools lately. This week I’ve been taking Claire to a new school for a trial visit. (Incidentally, she is LOVING IT – more on that another day!) The teacher invited me to stay and … Continue reading

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Nap trick: keeping your baby awake in the car

Do your kids fall asleep in the car on the way home and ruin their naps? Heidi is famous for this. It amazes me how quickly she can fall asleep in the car – usually before we even drive out … Continue reading

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