Monthly Archives: October 2014

Happy Birthday, Kakasii!

In honor of Kakasii’s birthday I’m doing 5 Photo Friday one day early and including a bonus photo because these are just too good not to share. I’ve taken on an ambitious project of sorting, identifying and labeling hundreds of … Continue reading

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Mbege and the Tanzanian Version of the ‘Red Solo Cup’

This weekend Kakasii and I attended an important event as part of the traditional marriage customs in Tanzania. We went to meet the new in-laws of Kakasii’s niece Elly (who, like our Elly, is named after Kakasii’s mother Eliasaria). Although … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday: Max

Since I premiered my new weekly series with photos of Elly, my Twin Mommy Guilt insists that this week features Max. He’s a pretty worthwhile photo subject on his own standing, though.

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A World Without Tater Tots: My Epic Adventure Making Tater Tot Casserole Completely From Scratch

Saturday night is American Supper Night in the Kimaro household. Most of the week we eat traditional Tanzanian food but on Saturdays I take over the kitchen and cook up something I’ve either discovered on Pinterest or something I have … Continue reading

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5 Photo Friday

To kick off my second year of blogging, I am starting a {hopefully} weekly series called 5 Photo Friday.

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My First Year of Blogging: Five Favorite Posts

Happy blogiversary to me! On this day a year ago I hit the Publish button on my first blog post. I had been thinking about starting a blog for quite a while–more than a year actually. But I struggled for … Continue reading

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Why ‘The Joy of Life is Love’?

One of the hardest parts of getting started with my blog last year was coming up with a name. It was hard in part because I wasn’t sure what I’d end up writing about. Sure, I knew there would be … Continue reading

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Our Family Safari

I’ve mentioned before that special family outings are one of Kakasii’s and my top priorities for our children. Because the older kids are often away at school, we are intentional to spend time as an entire family when they are … Continue reading

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Ida’s Famous Pound Cake

I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed by life these last few days and decided I would turn to my usual pick-me-up to break out of my funk: baking. I didn’t just want to bake any old thing, though. I wanted … Continue reading

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Learning Swahili From Three-Year-Olds

In raising Max and Elly as bilinguals we typically use the OPOL (one person, one language) family language system. That means that each person in the household speaks their native language to Max and Elly.

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