What do you think?

This week i would like to hear from you guys,our readers on what you would want us to share with you on our platform. Initially when i started this blog,it was to document Sheyce’s adventures,travel ,a little bit of kids fashion & lifestyle but with the growth and changes that have taken place in our lives in the past one year i feel like i should share more than just what i had initially planned with the hope that my learning’s and experiences as a young mom of two beautiful girls will relate,resonate with you and probably inspire and motivate you.

My priorities have gravitated towards other growing aspects of my life that are more important and traveling is not at the top of my list but worry not guys,the Sheyce explores posts will be back soon,bigger and better by the end of the year if everything goes as hoped & planned (fingers crossed).

So in the meantime we will blog more on lifestyle,Mommy life and a little bit of kids fashion and whatever else you guys will suggest we blog about.Just leave us a comment down below or DM me your suggestions on Instagram.

I have a lot to share with you in the coming months but i still look forward to hearing what you think we should share as we take a small break from the travel posts.Also,which brands do you think we should work with ?

Thank you so much for reading our blog posts and really engaging with us on our social media platforms,our readership has really grown in the last one month and i can only imagine how it will grow in the next couple of months.

That’s all for todays’ post guys,thank you for stopping by…

Photography by Naphtali Foster

Love & Joy

Waceke …

She is growing up too fast !!

Am not just saying this because of the very recent changes in our lives that didn’t actually leave her a choice but to also grow up in that pace ; she has really grown and keeps growing way too fast am worried i may not catch on with her growth pace but am a mom, and every mom is a supermom and somehow manages to be there for everyone and with everyone especially her young ones.

She has been showing a lot of independence in everything she does,from what she wants to have for breakfast,her meal orders in the restaurants,what to wear when going out,how to do her homework and what to do after homework,when to and not to watch cartoon and even more impressive though a little worrying is knowing what to prescribe herself when she has a fever,a cough or a cold and i kid you not she knows all her medicine and which one treats what and for how many days she should take them.Just yesterday she overheard me having a phone conversation on how i feel like am not having enough fluids and the little person just told me, “u know u should hydrate like me,you take a lot of water and juice”.. hahahhaa. Yes she used the term hydrate and when i asked her where she got it from she told me that her doctor told her to stay hydrated with a lot of water to avoid bad breath when you have a cold,to say the least i was again,very impressed. But also,she badly wants to become a doctor when she grows up,so maybe this explains why she mimics doctors a lot (this is a blog post on its own).

What’s interesting is as she grows physically and mentally,she also grows emotionally and her intuitions and instincts are more aware and she can feel other peoples emotions and can easily pick up vibes and energy and even speak up. Her spiritual growth is also part of the growth,she is aware there is a God and knows He is the one who provides for us and protects us,she knows how to recite a few verses (whose chapters never match the said verse) and the cutest part is the little prayers she says which leave you in awe.

So with all the beautiful growth,lets just be honest here and also acknowledge the other little things that just scream out loud she is a toddler and a very naughty and whiny one sometimes. There are days she will fuss for no apparent reason,throw tantrums that you do not even understand or are patient with,have strong but honest opinions that can sometimes be seemingly out of hand,act clingy and emotional,overreact when mommy says no and act out in rebellious ways(like refuse to do homework because you said no to cartoon and her stubborn self will stand her ground),knowingly repeat a mistake and not be apologetic about it and sometimes just play stubborn to test my patience or see what’s the worst that can happen to her if she pokes my buttons a little further than last time which annoys and irritates me to the core.

With that said,i choose to focus on the beauty and that satisfying feeling of some type of achievement when i look at her and see this little strong willed,very witty and clever ,opinionated,strong personality,brave,talkative and beautiful little person whose attributes can only be in regards to my nurturing and parenting.

Am not a perfect parent especially when it comes to instilling discipline (i still struggle with the thought of spanking,we mostly dialogue and i tend to also use the power of the no nonsense tone with finality & the famous mommy eye,hahaha and i can honestly say am confident in her level of discipline even when she is out at her friends houses for play dates or in school ) and i would like to believe her morals and other values are also at a good place so far. There is no parenting manual but i believe every parent tries to do all they can to have a well mannered child whom they can pride themselves in.

Happy New Month guys,make July count,its still not too late to actualize some of those new year resolutions.

Thank you for stopping by.

Love & Joy … Waceke…

It’s a beautiful wrap…

 

To start with, let me apologize for the few typos in my previous post,i read it a day later which was a little too late to do anything but considering i was working on it just a few minutes before i went in for my CS (story for another day) and posted it a few hours into my recuperation then i strongly feel that my typos should be excused.lol.

My beautiful low key pregnancy journey came to a beautiful wrap on 19.6.2018 when i was officially handed my beautiful baby that am so grateful for. I thought i would have managed to share most of these images by the time i was due but heeeey,the fatigue and a few pregnancy related health issues slowed me downย  and i was running waaay behind my schedules and timelines but am hoping that i can now re-organize myself by the time we are getting into July.

I’m grateful to have had a beautiful pregnancy whose joys and very few lows were shared with a very small circle of friends for atleast 37 weeks but am still grateful that at some point i finally got to share with my readers who have been so kind and sweet with their words and wishes for us,thank you so much friends.

In my journey i learnt that sometimes its okay to just enjoy some of life’s beautiful & precious moments with the few that are genuinely happy for you and in the journey with you.Documenting and freezing beautiful priceless moments is for you and not for the gram;actually not every beautiful part of it made it to the gram and i surprisingly love it like that.

One of my most major lessons is that we are all imperfect and we have very many flaws and we should never be the first to cast a stone at a sinner because we all are. No matter how good you are or how careful you do your things,the one time you will make a mistake ,no one will care to remember about your good deeds and you will be judged based on your past for awhile. So friends,as much as you need to keep that good reputation,do not be scared to live and make mistakes,but also do not forget that as much as mistakes come with lessons,changes,growth and experiences,they also come with consequences and those can get tough sometimes. It’s all a part of life though.

Thank you for being so kind with your words on my social media platforms,am slowly warming up to the idea of sharing a little more in text than just visual and hopefully as we get into mummy tales i will be comfortable with the deep conversations without the fear of too much public scrutiny but hey,i hear once you hit a certain age the public scrutiny becomes the least of your worries,so lets see how it goes.

So yeeeiy,its a beautiful wrap with my baby bump shoots… ๐Ÿ™‚

Photography by Bor Daniel & Naphtali Foster

Venue ; The Hub Karen

Thank you for stopping by…:-)

Love & Joy…

 

Embracing The Bump !!

I do not know about other young preggers mommies but for me it has always taken a while to embrace the bump. Do not get me wrong,being pregnant is such a beautiful thing and is even believed to make a woman look more attractive but sometimes it comes with a lot of uncomfortable stares and glares.

Thankfully both my bumps got to show way later in my pregnancy and as much as am not the kind to give a hoot what others think of me,it takes me awhile to walk around flaunting a baby bump but i eventually embraced it.

In my first pregnancy i was only 20years and i honestly do not remember much about the experience because i wasn’t keen to know much or even that excited to be in that state but hey,i was blessed with one of the cutest little smurf and i couldn’t be more grateful. This time round, i was excited from the minute i found i was expecting,a little nervous and anxious yes,which is normal but i was quite excited and couldn’t wait to embark on the journey.Given the circumstances i was scared of what the society would say as my bump grew and no husband in sight,hahahahaha ,but i had one of the most amazing support system around me that having to explain my situation to people that did not even matter was the least of my/our worries.

The first pregnancy was not document as much especially in form of pictures,the time literally flew and before i knew it i had a baby.Lets just say i was young,naive and knew nothing about anything anymore,or at-least it felt like it.This time though,at age 25,i went for my first clinic at 8weeks,started planning ahead as soon as i found out i was expecting and i made sure that i was very informed during the whole process and even made sure to document most of the journey especially the bump and thankfully my best friend takes the most beautiful and candid images of me/us.

I can proudly say that i fully embraced my bump and loved everything about it,it was perfectly rounded and gave me such a beautiful glow. Maybe the society exchanged a few whispers behind my back ,but all that counted and still counts is that i have experienced God’s amazing Love and Grace,had my immediate family’s unconditional love and support,got great support from the surgeon boy who thinks am nothing like anyone he has ever met but looks forward to seeing what our baby will be like( i think i may have just opened another box but hey,this is my story,this is my testimony,this is my journey,it shall unfold as i grow) and got some of the most amazing God sent friends who walked with me,did not judge me and stuck by me through it all.

I think this is already too long of a post and too deep and honest compared to my usual short and right to the point posts but its one of those days i feel that one needs to be true,bare and honest about their journey as much as others have already concluded your story as per your social media content. Life is good,life is unfair,life is a gift and life is what you make it. Life is defined differently by everyone depending with what it has thrown at you,how it has treated you and the kind of seasons if keeps taking you into but what i have come to realize is that no matter what life is to me at whatever particular time,so long as God is in it,its a constant GIFT that i should be grateful for.

So dear ones,embrace whatever you have going on,adapt to the new changes,surround yourself with a lot of positivity and do not hide your scars. We are all going to make mistakes( sometimes very beautiful ones) in this life but whatever lessons you take from those mistakes and the growth that follows is all that counts.

I hope you love the amazingly beautiful bump shots by Naphtali Foster at the Tigoni tea farm in Limuru.

Leave a comment and tell me how you have embraced your “bump” or changes in life …

Thank you for stopping by…

Love & Joy..

The Big Sister Hack Tool Box !!

I have been told so many times that kids tend to feel a little left out whenever there is a new baby coming and i was worried about my Sheyce who is used to getting the undivided attention of every grown up around her so i went ahead and created a hacking tool box to help her feel like she is also a part of this new journey.

If you follow us on social media then you know that she is a little reader,she only knows how to read keywords;that’s egg,ebb,if,it etc which means you have to read the story books to her which she really loves.Once you read her the story,she interprets it into her own little understanding and tells it to you or her friends and will rarely forget. During her free time she prefers to draw,paint,color or write people little cute colorful notes and hand them to them.

So for her hacking tool box as a big sister,Naphtali and i got her books that she can share with her little sibling,a few colorful pens and a little baby that came with a little toy car-seat so she can play mommy too when mommy is being mommy to the new addition.

So far She seems to be adjusting just fine without any signs of feeling left out. I keep her very updated on whatever changes that are taking place and am amazed & impressed by her little understanding. Now that i feel Sheyce is fully on board with the changes awaiting us,lets see how she will do as a big sister and if at some point she will be clingy or a little too emotional. I will share how the journey will be with both of them.

Leave us a comment and tell us how your older kids hacked with a new sibling and did not feel left out… ๐Ÿ™‚

Photography by Naphtali Foster

Thank you for stopping by….

Love & Joy ..<3

As you grow,So do I…

It is hard to not grow when you have something so precious growing in you. Am honored and humbled to experience this kind of growth for the second time and as much as its not always as blissful as people make it look,i wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Growing a little human in me is one of the greatest gift and role given to me as a woman by God and at no day should i ever take it for granted.Not every one of us women has the ability to bring forth a child but we are all created as life givers,care givers and nurturers.

As my belly bloomed and the little embryo grew into a fully formed baby with a little nose,tiny fingers,tiny eyes and the cutest tiny feet that love to kick me and stretch in my belly so did i grow physically and got my well rounded stretched out belly,a round face,slightly fat legs,enlarged hips and big boobs.And not to forget the beautiful skin glow that comes with being pregnant.

Other than the obvious physical growth,i have been growing emotionally by becoming more aware of my emotional state and learning how to keep it in a stable state that is good for me,the baby and those close to me. Spiritual growth has been amazing and through it i have experienced Gods never ending Grace,His faithfulness and His unconditional love for us despite our many flaws and imperfections.

It has sure been an impeccable kind of growth for both of us which i feel is just the beginning to so much greatness.

May you keep you keep growing so i can do so as well……

Photography by Naphtali Foster

Thank you for stopping by….

Love & Joy,

Mommy … Waceke…:)

Suuurprise !!!

Can we just ignore that i have been missing in action since February and dive right into the post ? yes?great…
So many changes have taken place since late last year and we had to lay off social media for sometime but now we are back and with an amazing suuurprise..:)


A few months ago i found out that my family was growing and i was super excited. All sheyce’s friends had been getting siblings and she had been nagging to have a small sister or brother so despite everything that was happening around me,i was excited to know that some little person was going to have her wish come true.


I had planned to tell Sheyce about the news in a dramatic way and even record her reaction but she beat me to my own game with her witty self. She figured out there was a baby in my tummy sooner than i expected. I tried to sort of avoid giving straight answers but she was too smart to keep beating around the bush.


One day before bedtime she went like ,’mommy,u know i know there is a baby in your tummy? ,i asked her how she knew and she told me because my tummy was too big and she felt something moving,hahahhahaa,and when i asked her if babies move,she told me that they kick.I was astonished to say the least but i knew her friends had already told her how their little siblings would kick and move in their mommies tummies and hey,she had been around pregnant mommies to know one. Hahahahha.

Eventually i gave in and told Sheyce she was going to be a big sister and she was too excited,she told her friends,her classmates,her friends mommies,her school teachers and even announced the good news at the salon. She tells everyone she thinks will care to listen to her and even calls the baby “her baby”..haahhahaha. I bet this is the most excited she has ever been about anything in her little life and it gives me so much joy to know that she will make the best big sister ever.


My best-friend Naphtali and i have been documenting this amazing journey and i will share some of the pictures as we go.I also hope that i will be able to share my mummy tales, musings and life experiences now that i will have so much time to myself( so i pray,considering my first born was a pretty chilled out baby). Today,lets enjoy Sheyce’s announcement shoot and love her little surprise.

Thank you so much for being patient and for nagging us to make a comeback on the blog,we missed you and we cant wait to take you along in this new journey.

Photography by Naphtali Foster

Love & Joy,
Mommy & Sheyce…

25th Birthday at Karura Forest

Today i celebrate me…:) Am Waceke ,am officially 25 years old today and Sheyce,my daughter,is the most beautiful blessing of them all for the 25years God has blessed me with.

Am grateful and humbled to see yet another year. There are so many things that am grateful for but those that top my list are My daughter,Family,good health,amazingly wonderful friends,positive change and growth.

I find so much beauty in simplicity and the more i grow the more i appreciate the very little things in life that i would take for granted and more so the more i appreciate small circles of friends and meaningful,intentional and insightful relationships.

I celebrated my birthday on Saturday on a beautiful picnic date with some of the most amazing and closest people to my heart and it was simply a beautiful day.Enjoy the frozen moments …

A big thank you to one of the kindest and most beautiful souls am blessed to have in my life as a bestfriend,Naphtali (the girl) for the beautiful day. I had so much fun and i love you and appreciate you a biiiiig one. You are a beautiful blessing in our lives..<3

I pray that my 25th year will be one of my most beautiful year yet filled so much laughter,achievement,growth,blessings,Grace,Favor,Mercies and humbling moments.

HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY WACEKE …:) ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Details :
venue – Karura Forest
Cake – By Waceke
Pictures – By Naphtali Foster,Waceke & Sheyce.. <3 Thank you for stopping by.. Love and Joy ... Waceke ..:*

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year guys! 31 Days of the first month are already gone and i believe most of us are finally getting the hang of the new year ,our goals and maybe even those new resolutions you drafted on the first day of the year.

I feel like i should have started with an apology for having gone missing in September after having promised to be very consistent in my last post. Am sorry guys,life happened and it happened so fast but i feel like i should be true to what i love and enjoy doing and make time for it.So trust me to have a post up every two weeks and on good days a post every week.

I love documenting moments through photography and i truly do get fascinated by the beauty of my Country Kenya so most of my content will have travel in it or food or just candid images of my little family.You guys can also give us suggestions on what you would like us to share with you this year.

I will not say much in our first post of the year ,but do look forward to the posts that will follow throughout the year. Have a blessed year ahead guys and do not let anyone blow out your candle. Shine in whatever makes you feel awesome…:)

Details;
– Photography by Waceke & Joan
– Venue: View point (Nairobi-Naivasha highway)

Love & Joy,
Gaceru’s..<3

Change or Growth ?

Sometimes it is okay to take a break from things that we love and enjoy doing to either rediscover ourselves again or even change the strategy to suit our new paths in life.Life has been happening so fast,time is literally flying and so much was going on all at once,it was only fair for me to lean back and find my footing again,so my going MIA on the blog was never intentional guys.

Someone once said that Change is Inevitable and Growth is Intentional;it is true,we cannot always avoid change as much as it is scary sometimes,its hard to to step out of your comfort zone into the unknown but most of the time Change doesn’t even give us a choice.In most cases change is triggered by the happenings in our lives either good or bad happenings and depending on the one that led to changes,the changes can either be good or bad but i strongly believe in finding something positive in everything that happens.

As much as change doesn’t give us a choice,Growth does.We make an intentional decision to grow,whether its Mental growth,Financial growth or spiritual growth ,its normally a decision we make and intend to follow through until we see and feel the growth.And in some cases with change comes growth and with growth comes changes,it is all apart of life.

So whatever it is that is happening in or with your life ,whether its changes or growth or even both ,just learn how to embrace it so you can get the best out of that phase.That is exactly where i am in life,a phase full of inevitable changes,both good and others more of scary than bad and with them comes so much pressure for both intentional and pushed growth but am slowly learning how to embrace all of it and adapt to it all.

Someone told me it is a beautiful phase to be in and ever since i started looking at it like that,i have slowly started to get my drive back to do all the things that make me awesome as well as stay positive and optimistic in it all.

I plan to slowly start sharing more than just travel posts on the blog and i pray it will be inspiring content with an impact to my readers.Thank you so much for checking up on me for all those months via social media,i appreciate. Now i will see you here every week and its really exciting. ๐Ÿ™‚ .. I look forward to interacting with you…

Enjoy the weekend.. Thank you for stopping by.

Love and Joy ๐Ÿ™‚
Waceke

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