After Eight Moments…

Cyranny's Cove


There are days like today, that require that everything else gets put on hold, to enjoy fully. Today, my very best and dearest friend turned fourty years old. We gathered, ate too much, cheered many times to the birthday girl, laughed, chit-chatted, and didn’t watch the time going by.

Happy Birthday J!


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Description for the visually impaired: Close up on colorful confetti left over on the ground after our outdoor party.

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The World Through My Eyes 🌙

20180907_205732.jpg “Blossom” – Photo by Gabriela A Tejada

You said, “It’s written in the stars.” 
as I laid on your side
and your fingers roamed my thighs
then you looked me in the eyes
and softly whispered
“I don’t know what might happen, but
this is where we belong. “

Gabriela A Tejada

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All Images were taken by me, unless stated otherwise. 

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The One Where Madonna (Gravesend Edition) Advised Me About My Labour! #BirthStories

But I Smile Anyway...

So, I believe my encounter with Doogie Howzer (Indian Edition) and my firstborn’s birth was a popular read, so here is that follow up I mentioned!

Settle down for storytime!

So, here we are in 2007. I was finally the proud owner of bump number two.

It had been a bit of an up and down journey getting there after Lil Man arrived, having developed a huge cyst, losing an ovary and a fallopian tube, losing hope that we would even get pregnant again, then suffering two miscarriages.

But get there we did, and, despite my two bouts of Tuesday-afternoon-after-cheese-toast sickness, all was perfect! I felt extremely healthy all the way through the pregnancy, aside from an awful case of SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction), where your pelvis muscles start to relax too soon, causing the pelvic girdle to start separating earlier than labour time – yes OUCH!!!

My body pillow…

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Mad, Mad Day

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!

As most of you know my world is crazy right now. My dad has been in 4 Facilities since his stroke. Today we got a call for the 5th and hopefully last one, but it was a matter of less than 2 hours to get him there. If we hesitated we would lose it. This is hopefully where he will finish his subacute rehab and then move into long term care. As much as we hate to do it he can’t go home without 24/7 care. That just isn’t an option.

Sometimes he is relieved he won’t be alone and then he wants to go home. We had to make the choice that is best for him.He seemed to like the place today.


Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do…

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George Carlin 8-23-18


George Carlin’s wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying in July 2008. It is ironic George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – could write something so very eloquent and so very appropriate. An observation by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have…

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Happy 4 Years

A Momma's View

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Dear A Momma’s View

I thought long and hard how to best approach this. I could have simply written a post about our 4 years together, explain what creating you and connecting with you and all the wonderful blogs out there means to me. Instead I decided on writing a little letter to you.

First of all: Happy 4th anniversary! I can’t believe we celebrate 4 years together already. Time has flown by. So much has happened and I admit, I haven’t paid you the attention I would like to recently. I’m sorry I neglected you over the last couple of months and I truly hope I will be able to spend more time with you again.

Let me tell you how much you mean to me. You might think you are “just” a blog. The same way I sometimes think I’m “just” a mom. But we are so much…

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Why they keep calling me mwendawazimu(crazy). 1.



Its sad that people still deal with mental health issues in secret here in kenya. why do they prefer not coming out you ask?,because people with mental illnesses are referred to as “wendawazimu” meaning crazy. why are they referred to as like this?simple.. Lack of awareness on mental health.
Mental health is as much of an important factor in the health sector as is martanity care . Its quite disheartening to see how much awareness, initiatives and effort is geared towards that other sectors and none towards mental health. The cases of men burning alive their families,women poisoning their kids to death even slaughtering them,suicudal cases and domestic violence are so rampant these days and a huge factor to this is mental Illness.
Research shows that motive towards Suicide, arson, murder and the like is highly psychological.

Mental illnesses are diseases that cause disturbances to a persons thoughts and…

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Three Things Challenge

The Bag Lady

Are you my sweetie?

You’re round and soft in the middle

Hard on the outside but all I need

It’s that string I need to pull

Yes there you go, my yoyo

One string pull to let you free

I want to hold you like the toy you are

I won’t try to mold you like my sillyputty

But you are my silly, aren’t you?

You are my sweetest treat

No moon pies for me, just you.


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Almond Berry Disappearing Salad – BeautyBeyondBones

Delicious dinner recipe for a healthy summer salad! Gluten Free, Vegan, Grain Free and Paleo, and following the Specific Carb Diet. Nutritious & wholesome food

Source: Almond Berry Disappearing Salad – BeautyBeyondBones