"Your first husband should always be your education," she uttered with a serious expression: low eyebrow, thoughtful appearance and firmed voice. Despite her straight face, grand ma was in deep contemplation. Her eyes were filled with hope, love and a strong vision. My late grand mother was a teacher, not simply by name but because she strongly valued education.

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“My life is a mess. I am always anxious and i am constantly screaming at my children for absolutely no reason. My business is collapsing. I have no saving. I have no one to help me.”  Margret* (not her real name) uttered with tears rolling down her cheek. Mother of 4, recently divorced, Margret’s once booming event planning business is on the verge of collapse.

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Since the first confirmation of the coronavirus in Kenya, on Friday 13th March 2020, the country has joined the increasing number of territories that have been affected by this global pandemic, and the changes that emanated from it. One of those changes included transitioning from office to home office.

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How many times can a child utter the word mum in a day? Out of curiosity (or maybe boredom), i took up the challenge to count the number of times my 4 kids call out my name, and between 10am to 3pm,

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