Christmas Chez nous : How I officially learned Santa may not be real

*** How I discovered Santa may not be bringing presents at home*** So, here is the thing, I kind of already knew that the whole idea of : an old man flying on reindeers distributing gifts to all the kids in the whole world in just one night did not make any sense at all. …

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Voices of Failure and Cups of Celebration

Voices in the background telling you about how much you fail Voices in the background silencing the little truth you thought you had Voices in the background  not wanting any good for you Voices in the background...  Voices meant to be silenced by you. Hard to picture any success when your attention is focused on …

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Umukenyezi : Mama

Cheers to the mothers out there and Maman Chris in particular ❤

Chronicles of a Third World Elite

She was a smart student, and not because all parents say they were. I actually stumbled upon some of her high school transcripts one day, and they were spotless. I was pleasantly surprised (not to say that I expected her to be dumb or anything). She could have become a scientist, an engineer, a doctor or something… if her mother hadn’t asked her to go to nursing school instead. She was the second (and most responsible, dare I say) child in a family of nine. Her single mum needed help – read, an extra income – to take care of the little ones. Therefore, she couldn’t afford an education that lasts “forever”, asking for money, instead of making it… so she “had” to get into the workforce as soon as possible. Besides, if she had been “too educated”, she probably would have “scared” potential husbands away: if people say that…

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