Last night Keith (now 7 weeks) decided sleep is for the weak. So at 1:50 am he woke up and fed but decided we should just sit staring at each other. And because he’s the boss we looked at each other – him with wide curious eyes and me with half open sleepy eyes. Then he slept an hour later and I was excited – as excited as a tired sleep deprived mother can be. My heart was celebrating but my body was limp with exhaustion. Now, he usually sleeps for 3-4 hours at night so I knew we would be up again at around 6am. But so we can see how long mum can go without sleep he decided to wake up at 4:15am. Yap. He slept for 1 hour. one hour! I almost cried. And what’s worse, he didn’t really want to feed he just wanted us to hang out and stare at each other’s eyes with love. Anyway he finally slept at 5am – but not without drama. The moment I put him in his crib he opened his eyes and I had to duck to the floor like a ninja. Honestly babies are lucky they’re cute because the things they put you through! I remember immediately I got into bed at that time thinking, “what if there were two of them?” I quickly refused to think about that because that’s how people lose sleep. And I was already too sleep to afford losing sleep, right? [Read more…]
Remember a while back when Mugendi shared his experience at Serena Kilaguni? Today he talks to us about planning an Easter for the whole family.
We are one. We are human; a species that discovered walking on twos gives better vantage view of opportunities around us. We are Africans. We are Kenyans! And as Kenyans, we have so much in common. So much, in fact, it is fascinating that we still find differences among us big enough to fight over. But this is not about fights, so I digress.
This is about one of our bad habits. A habit we all (or most of us) share. One we should probably stop: last-minute and reactionary planning. It is actually so bad that we might as well not call it planning at all! Let us be honest. See, we always know that some long holiday, like Easter, will come, and that our lovely families desire to spend special time with us, preferably at a destination that they are not accustomed to. And that we will need to plan for such holidays. And yet we do nothing but wait! [Read more…]
We have all been in a position where we needed money and didn’t have it. It could be you saw these cute shoes but didn’t have any money. Or you encountered a brilliant investment opportunity but didn’t have money to take advantage of that once in a lifetime opportunity. I remember as we driving back from our honeymoon my mum called and mentioned an uncle was selling land at a ridiculous amount of money. I say ridiculous because it was a ranch near a road and everything I’ve ever dreamt of for a retirement home site. And it was 700,000. I remember hubby and I wishing we had even half the money on the spot to put as down payment. But we had just done a wedding and even if it was very modest it had still taken up money –note to all brides to be, you will need that money later so be wise! [Read more…]