♫♫Christmas, Christmas everybody sing…. ♫♫ Oh, it is that time of the year again, yay! Yes I am one of those people who truly enjoy the heck out of the Christmas season. Family, food, festivities, and fun…what’s not to like? I start playing my Christmas music as soon as the Halloween craze wraps up. I… Read More Our Cherished Traditions and How We choose to Pass Them On.
As we get closer to the end of this year I am finding myself reflecting on the blessings that this ending year has brought in my life, becoming a mother is at the top of my list. If you had met a younger me a few years ago you would have figured me out to… Read More My Own To Tell: Becoming a Mother for the First Time.
Thanksgiving is finally here! I get very excited for this holiday because who wouldn’t? There is turkey waiting to get in my belly, there is good food to accompany it and most of all, there is family and friends to gather and share it with. Thanksgiving is a day when many of us get excited… Read More Happy Thanksgiving, Three of the Many Things that Fill My Heart with Gratitude.
Among some of the new cultures that I had to navigate and somewhat assimilate to upon my moving to the US was the one day that Americans go all out on a visit to Scaryland. As it was explained to me, Halloween also known as Hallowe’en; Allhallowe’en; All Hallows’ Eve; All Saints’ Eve, is a… Read More Boo, A Halloween Culture Shock.
I recently had a conversation with a friend where we were just discussing that same question that pretty much every human being who aspires to be a valuable productive member of society has asked at least once in their lifetime and that is “How do I leave my mark on this planet how do I… Read More My grandma “kaahkah” legacy.
The hardest part about moving to a new country or to any place, no matter how close or far, is adjusting to the rhythm of your new life. When the place you are moving to is totally different in most aspects of life, adjusting becomes a lot more challenging.… Read More Finding the Rhythm to My New Life As An Immigrant.
Well well well how to start this one? To those who know me or from my first post, it is no secret that I belong to that group that carries a lot of names : the settlers, the aliens ( this one gives me a chuckle), the wanderers, the voyagers, the explorers oh and as… Read More A snapshot of a mind of an immigrant.
Growing up in a country that has been in a political instability for a long time, children get inevitably forced to experience chaos and traumas that are outside of their parents’ control. Among the incidents that I remember when the tension in the country started to grow very bad and there were various crimes going… Read More Shielded From a World of Tumult.
Many of my conversations when I meet an new acquaintance go a little like this: Aquantance: “So where are you from? I hear a little accent when you speak. Sometimes I throw in that awkward joke that I just got in town from the south or that I am originally from chicago, but normally I… Read More Where it all began
I am Denise, born in the heart of Africa in a small country of Rwanda located just slightly below the equator, I was lucky enough to be the first of five children. I am a daughter, became a sister, chose to be a friend, made into a wife and recently promoted to a mother. I… Read More Hello world!