Potty Training The Boy

  We all know that all this….. Leads to some pooping! While you (or your wife was) were pregnant with a boy you may have come across at least one person who said: “Yeah…potty training boys is hard!”, or: “be ready to be peed on at every diaper change” or something along those lines. You…

The 2016 Food Post: The Tanzania Experience PART I: Dar es Salaam

You may have already read the I Love Food posts, but what is life if not eating, talking while eating (chew with your mouth closed, though, please🙂 ), and talking about food? There is nothing quite like the discovery of a new food or spice, or like the rediscovery of the same thing. Some times…

Reunited in Tanzania

This past June, I packed my husband and two younger kids and shipped us all off to Tanzania. I’m joking. They actually had a choice to come. Well, my husband did (smile).     Tanzania is my birth country and although I have lived elsewhere, I still call it my home. The last time I was there was…

Replace the Wheat With the Coconut & Eat It All Up.

As I was measuring ingredients to make some grain-free cookies tonight, I thought about the many times we begged to lick the bowl when a cake was made at home, or to taste some of the raw mix after making a batch of cookies. As a child I ate both and never got sick, but…

Where is the Queen?

Where is the Queen? Does anyone know? Most importantly… do you know? You, you the queen. Do you know where you are? Do you know who you are? The princess looks up at you as she sees you resplendent; in a light you’ve forgotten. You’ve wandered down a darkness that is starting to shroud…aloud… On…

Living the Dream

Maybe our true dream is a part of a collective dream, which if we all work on remembering, then we’d all have our dream come true.

A Thought About Africa

Luca Neghesti wrote: “Maybe it isn’t about democratizing Africa, but about Africanizing democracy” This really has me thinking. Maybe the issue with many of us around the world, including Africa, is that we have bought the belief that Africa is ‘less than’. That somehow we, Africans, have to apologize for being who we are, how we…

Female Genital Mutilation

Did you know that female genital mutilation (FGM) is reported to have been practiced in the US as recently as 2010? The United States of America is many things, good and bad, but I held the belief that the majority of the people who want to live in the US of A, are people who…

A Photo for You = Education for a Girl

It’s spring time! It’s time for new things, reassessment of new year’s resolutions, some thorough cleaning, and pollen everywhere! When it comes to wanting something new and cleaning ‘house’ thoroughly, I believe we can do so in various ways. Surely keeping my living space clean is good and necessary for my overall wellbeing, but I…