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02 April 2014 » Kenyan Mom

By Lilian Mwihaki Hope is the main business of the human spirit – Lewis Smedes Babies hope to walk, so they keep getting up despite falling; toddlers hope to run, so they keep springing forward despite the bruises; children hope to ride on their bikes so they keep getting back onto their bikes despite scrapped knees. Hope propels athletes to break records, suitors pursue their beloved; scientists hope to find the cures for diseases. Mothers hope that their children will stay healthy by feeding...

26 March 2014 » Kenyan Mom

By Lilian Mwihaki A happy mom equals a happy family When you become a mom it seems like all you do is work, you are responsible for someone else if not one, it could be a clan! You are naturally responsible for everyone else and little time for yourself. Excuses are made that we are engineered to carry the load, that we are superwomen; however, even a beast of burden has its breaking point. The fact that you are reading this article means you are taking time off your schedule to do something...

03 March 2014 » Kenyan Mom

First the good news. This young lady’s name is Samia Kassam. Samia is one of our children ambassadors, a member of our Kids Book Club and Library, one of our advanced readers and is very passionate about books. Not only is she helping Grab A Book collect story books and course work books to help the library but she has managed to raise US$40 all on her own towards the Unreasonable Institute Campaign! She and other passionate children are our reason for keeping our dream alive! Here are more...

24 February 2014 » Kenyan Mom

It has been quite a ride for Grab A Book, our Kids Book Club and Library that is aimed at bringing back the reading culture to our children. We successfully opened our second library at Shadrack Kimalel Primary School, and we would like to humbly thank everyone who has helped us through book donations, cash and even a word of encouragement. It has kept my team and I quite motivated to see this through, even when days get tough. We are announcing another milestone! We have been selected as...

17 February 2014 » Kenyan Mom

The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) has announced its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project. The project is to start a library at Shadrack Kimalel Primary School in Ngumo. This project is in partnership with Grab-A-Book. Grab a Book, the organisation behind the initiative, has already set-up one library. BAKE is partnering with them to set-up the second one. The first library was set up at Seedlings Junior School. It has 50 registered members so far and the children’s grades...

27 January 2014 » Kenyan Mom

Press Release The Pampers Diaper-thon 2014, a race for babies in diapers, is here again, sponsored by Kenya’s leading diaper brand, Pampers, at the Baby Banda Pregnancy and Baby Fair 2014. The Baby Banda Fair takes place from January 31 to 2 February 2014 at Sarit Centre, Westlands. The diaper-thon will be held on Sunday 2 February at 12.30p.m. Pampers Communication Manager, Irene Mwathi suggests that parents whose children will be participating in the diaper-thon should ensure that the little...

15 January 2014 » Kenyan Mom

By Mr. Anon – Aspiring Father The first place/ flat I settled had this couple who used to fight almost on a daily basis; I would wake up some minutes to midnight to screams punctuated by breaking plates. I remember wondering why they had to bring plates into the whole scuffle……..I must confess, I do love my plates. I also remember thinking about Karen and Stephen that’s the two little kids next door. I wondered what their school days were like, especially the girl; was she able to concentrate?...

14 January 2014 » Kenyan Mom

I have never met a mom who didn’t have something fascinating to say about their child. If you are keen enough, you will always catch something unique about each child. And why shouldn’t they be unique? Our children have talents that we can nurture, if only we pay close attention. This week, we are featuring Nelius Kori, an IT Consultant and her son, Jaden. Jaden is an active, future soccer player. Despite her hectic schedule, Nelius makes sure that her son’s talent is nurtured, no matter what...

10 December 2013 » Kenyan Mom

If there is one thing I have always preached and believe in with every fibre of my being, it is gratitude. Gratitude means appreciating things, both big and small. We have so much to be grateful for, yet, we spend our lives complaining or noticing the things that are not working. We get so absorbed in these, that the things that we ought to be grateful for pass us by. That is why, today we are going to learn how to adopt an attitude of gratitude. Download audio file (attitude-of-gratitude.mp3)...

04 December 2013 » Kenyan Mom

By Mr. Anon – Aspiring Father Me and KM have this beef going regarding my timely submission of blog posts. No worries, it’s nothing a cup of porridge can’t cure on these cold days, till then it’s for tip toeing around her. On the real though, it’s been quite a challenge balancing between work and finding a secluded spot where you can pen a meaningful word or two. The secluded spots are very rare as I came to realise, but the balancing act is coming about, bit by bit. Today’s topic is on...

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