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How to Create & Crush Your Summer Goals

Happy new month, & happy almost summer (but as far as I’m concerned, it’s already summer!) I’ve always loved summer because these three months have always been full of endless possibilities. With long days, gorgeous nights, less responsibilities and a chance to craft the…

June 5, 2018
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The Archives – Brunch Traditions in My House

This Mother’s Day, I put together and orchestrated a menu for my mom and aunt that I was extremely proud of. I’ve slowly been enjoying hosting and putting together delicious spreads more and more. Reflecting on how it came to be this way, I…

May 15, 2018
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10 Things I Don’t Miss About Living in Nigeria

I’ve been back in Nigeria for 6 weeks now and I’ve talked about the things that I’m missing, like family, friends, spontaneous and insightful conversations and mango season. Now I want to talk a bit about the things I most definitely do not miss.…

March 23, 2018
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25 to 25: Becoming the Woman I Want to Be

In exactly 23 days I will turn 25-years-old. Twenty-Five. Vingt-Cinq ans. A quarter of a century. It’s just crazy. The Versions of Me In some ways, I still feel like the passionate, wide-eyed 18-year-old that first skipped off to college, excited to embrace a…

December 11, 2017
Food for Thought Nkem Story

What’s in a name?

I once again get to cheat because the #30DayAfriBlogger topic is very similar to the #BlogTemberChallenge by AfroBloggers. The first one is My Totem (which I actually had to have explained to me because it means how your family is identified in Zimbabwe) and…

September 3, 2017
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How to Grow Up African

Growing up in an African Household in the U.S. was not all fun and games. My parents wanted to ensure that we ALWAYS remembered our roots and that were raised as Nigerian as possible. At the time, my siblings and I thought our parents…

September 2, 2017
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For 2017, I’m Doing Character Goals

It's half way through the year, and I wanted to take some time to reflect on the goals I set for myself this year. Instead of a detailed list of goals broken into categories like I did last year, I chose 5 character traits…

July 3, 2017