Join 550 other followers
- Follow first hand accounts of a former homebody on WordPress.com
Categories I write about
Themes that tag at my heartabout me about us Africa beauty Being Black belief bible god Bible Study blogging books Books reading Cape Town children Christianity cooking design dot economics education faith family fashion female friendship food friends friendship God good growing up. growth hair Heart matters home home decor Johannesburg Kenya language life life lessons lists love loves madness marriage me misc motherhood music Nairobi Nigeria parenthood parenting pasta recipe Pinterest Podcasts race random random musings reading recipes relationships school South Africa Sunday Reads tea travel Uganda Urban dictionary weddings weddings. planning women women and work words we need work working
Tag Archives: music
- Dropping off the Toddler at school and seeing how excited she is to see her little friends and the teacher;
- Putting on her playlist and seeing her face light up and watching her sing along to her favourite parts;
- Watching her interact sweetly with another child in the park, a restaurant or anywhere really;
- Seeing our family and close friends just love her and react to her;
- She loves books and might cry at night if you do not read her a story;
- Hearing her laugh with her father just before he puts her down;
- … actually every father-daughter interaction is a tearjerker;
- We have been teaching her seTswana, Kiswahili and English and finally she is getting better at expressing herself and I love it 🙂
- Her full belly laugh at anything big and small;
- Watching her character develop and figuring out where she is like me, her dad and mostly, just herself.
Play loudly, dance gently DO NOT break a sweat. ENJOY 🙂
And I’ll testify of the battles You’ve won
How You were my portion when there wasn’t enough (That’s right)
And I’ll testify of the seas that we’ve crossed
The waters You parted, the waves that I’ve walked
I am having a tough week and this song has been challenging and speaking to me. Hope you are blessed through it.
Happy Friday also, I am not a Burna Boy fan but this one ….
Have a lovely Monday and week ahead.
I jammed to this song so much in 2019, it was my highest played gospel song.
This song is giving me pause in this season of my life. God still moves, He still works, He breaks all chains and He can work even where situations seem dead and hopeless.
In light of the new phase I am in presently,I decided to share parenting-related articles
- The benefits of living close to grandparents.
- Explaining to those around you your child’s’ disability.
- HONY doing a great job highlighting children with special needs at the Special Olympics being held at UAE.
- I thought a helicopter parent was not great, now there is snowplow parenting.
- Moms still need to depend on God.
- Note to self: However tough, enjoy these early days of motherhood and be easy on yourself.
- This is me, at the moment.
- What to Do When Your Kid Walks in on You Having Sex (Which Will Happen)
- Baby songs for infants and parents.
HHP is one of the first South African musicians I ever loved and in some ways he reminds me of the Mr so hearing of his death yesterday was bittersweet on so many levels.
Do you have song that reminds of you a very specific memory?
I recently discovered H.E.R. and love some of her songs.
Enjoy your weekend!
Thi is sadly Kenya …
… and then this is Nigeria
Update: This post on the Nigerian version.
Some mellow songs to soak in …
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 (NIV)
- When God Withholds Something Good
- The case for going to Church while on vacation.
- Very important to critically review the lyrics of popular Worship songs.
- Anyone looking for book recommendations from TED Speakers.
- A book on xenophobia in South Africa.
- How hard are we pushing ourselves and how do we regulate that?
- Staying the distance when you have a lot to get through.
- Great to see Uganda topping a positive list.
- A Dad’s survival guide to his wife’s pregnancy.
- Some songs to play for your dad today 🙂
- The terrible plight of women MPs in Kenya during the campaign period.
- .. and my earlier post on this situation here.
- Interested in the decolonisation of education taking place at the African Leadership University in Mauritius? Please also look at the comments, very insightful.
- Africa cannot continue to globalise like this.
- Great investigative work on this piece relating how refugees have become a commodity in and of themselves.
- Loved this article about divorce statistics in Kenya.
- So Nigeria has 371 tribes? Wowza
- Second book in my to-read list on contemporary Uganda and what it means to b e Ugandan. The first is the memoir Flame and Song.
- Matrescence: The process of becoming a mother.
- Photos are worth a thousand words. More photography.
- Guys, our childhood songs HAD a problem. Stay Woke!
- I have been struggling with negative thoughts recently.
- Some relationship advice for you. And you.
- Oh being asked this question in the fast few months after being married. EEEK!!
- YES to the mental load that women work with. If anyone asked me for marital advice: I would say ask him, make him a real partner even with the housework.
- Orange peel tea sangria.
- Thai tea ice cream.
- Cooking with chicken breasts.
- More grilled chicken recipes.