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…

Ma’Hood: A Mother’s Story of Maternal Care

For the next two weeks a little organization named CleanBirth.org is making a huge difference in the lives of many people. In fact, it isn’t only now that it’s doing so. CleanBirth.org raises funds throughout the year to ensure that many pregnant women in Laos can have safe births through the use of clean-birth kits and properly…

I Love the Whole Pound of You

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is one of those places that are completely surreal to me. My son had to be in ICU for six days, and it was the first time I had been in this angel-filled part of a hospital. I saw signs showing how long a little…tiny little baby had been in…

The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

This Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award is truly a beautiful concept. How often do we think of reading more blogs, finding out what other women are writing about, but get distracted by babies, or work, or needing some no-thinking time? I was nominated to participate in this blog by Tara Wambugu of¬†Mama Mgeni¬†(thank you,…

Captivatingly You Photography

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Captivatingly You. Why this name? Why choose a word that some have considered too hard for others to remember (captivatingLY)? Because every person, animal, plant, …. Every thing I have photographed, when caught in the perfect moment is absolutely captivating! The eye of the lens and a person’s eye…