Posts Tagged: family life

Short Stories
Renaissance
April 12, 2018
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Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s World … Saturday morning finds me standing shirtless in my kitchen with a strange woman. She averts her eyes from my chest hair and says, “Mama ako hapo nje.” This is how I find out that Njambi has hired help to clean the house, do laundry and iron on Saturdays. […]
Short Stories
Duty Calls
March 8, 2018
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Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s world… As told by Njambi * The Friday before Ng’endo’s graduation, Margaret’s call comes in before my alarm. “Did I wake you?” she asks. For heaven’s sake Margaret, it’s only six freaking AM! “No Mother, I’m awake,” I lie. She says that Mugo is taking her to a goat market […]
Short Stories
Bedfellows
January 26, 2018
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Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s world… Saturday afternoon, when I pull up to my driveway, Daisy doesn’t meet me out-front. I am met instead by a pair of red, velvet, peep-toe, ankle boots. They look so chic that I am compelled to put my scuffed flats further down the porch. Maybe behind that potted plant. […]
Mind
4 Lies you’re telling yourself that are keeping you from success
January 20, 2017
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I just don’t have the time When it comes to self-growth this is probably the biggest lie you have been telling yourself. You enumerate all your responsibilities and conclude that self-growth belongs in the bottom pile. The irony is that self-growth is pivotal to the improvement of your life and the more effort you put […]
Books
Teenage Bed-wetting: Everything your child wishes you knew!
May 17, 2016
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Bed-wetting in teenagers is rarely spoken about and carries a lot of stigma and emotional pain with it for the sufferer. Parents rarely understand the emotional struggles and physical problems their child is going through and what their role and their family’s role in the wellbeing of their child is. As parents, there is a lot […]
Soul
Fathers & Daughters: Building a Meaningful Relationship
April 22, 2016
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If you’re like most girls, you probably have a more open and personal relationship with your mother than your father. Even if your relationship with your father isn’t strained, it is probably more cordial than personal. You may crave a more open relationship with your father on occasion, or perhaps have resigned yourself to this […]
Soul
Sins of our fathers
February 26, 2016
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Father-daughter relationships are like walking a tightrope. Achieving the right balance of attachment and detachment has proven elusive for most fathers. A father’s influence on his daughter, or the lack of it thereof, is a great determinant of what her relationships, social life and career will look like. Just where do they go wrong? 1. […]