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…

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…

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.

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,…