Money is an important yet tricky topic in most relationships. I know it. You know it. Arese Ugwu knows it hence she wrote “the smart money woman’ - a book on personal finance that reflects the daily realities of many women and many relationships. Yet we all relegate finances to the back burner. Until its … Continue reading Part one: 7 lessons on financial success from the smart money woman by Arese Ugwu
A couple of weeks ago I was talking with my girlfriend. Let’s just say that our conversation was as is norm with girlie conversations was ranging from gel polish to the consistency of our babies poop. Yes we talk about that too. Anyway, in the mid of the conversation my friend dropped a statement … Continue reading What do we learn about choice from ‘This matter of marriage” by Debbie Macomber
Love. Love is a four letter word that can make the world unbelievably beautiful. My first daughter’s second name means love and what a delight she has been. Well, let’s not talk about her attitude now that she’s almost five going fifteen. Love. Love can also make you ignore dangerous truths. Truths than can be … Continue reading The Wife between us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
What’s your favorite honeymoon destination? Maybe it’s Verona as you are drawn by the Shakespearean love. Ah, did you say Paris, whatever rocks your boat. Or maybe you are the type that is seduced by the wild and there is no better place to go wild- pun intended- like the Maasai Mara. As for me … Continue reading Do you want to get some thrills from “Honeymoon” by James Patterson?
I must begin by admitting that I must be living under a rock as this is the first of Maya Angelou’s books I got to read. ‘I know why caged birds sing’ is the first of seven of Maya Angelou’s autobiographies. Yes. She has seven. She is that badass. Not the negative connotation of badass. … Continue reading I Know why the caged birds sing by Maya Angelou
Do you know what ‘scandal’ ‘how to get away with murder’ and ‘grey’s anatomy’ have in common? Well, apart from being some of the most amazing TV shows that graced the earth, the creative juices of these shows flowed from Shonda Rhimes. Shonda is an insanely huge deal in Hollywood. Her family, however, doesn’t … Continue reading How to turn your life around by learning from Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes
Amnesia. Amnesia is something that we have all experienced at one time or another. You know, like when you fall in love and forget that there are 7.6 billion other people in the world? Or when you are pregnant, and your short-term memory jumps on the same bandwagon as your period. Or when you hurt … Continue reading Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella
As a teenager, I always avoided dating from my tribe arguing that there was a chance I’d date my kin. This fear stemmed from my paternal heritage. By the time he passed on twenty five years ago, my paternal grandfather had 3 wives, 27 children and 105 grandchildren. I suppose in those days it was … Continue reading Lola Shoneyin: The secret lives of Baba Segi’s wives
Naturally, I’m apprehensive about books that everyone is raving about. I often read them with unease expecting to be disappointed. Khaled Hosseini is however a gifted storyteller. He grips you with a tale, takes you through a gut-wrenching ride and then releases you in a brilliantly crafted climax. Within the first pages, I was … Continue reading Top three quotes on gender inequalities from Khaled Hosseini’s ‘A thousand splendid suns’
We all know a perfect couple. The wife is gorgeous and the husband is the definition of eye candy. What we like calling ‘vindu vihandsome’. He opens her doors, pulls her chair, spoils her with gifts and pours her drinks. God forbid that such a fine creature would pour her own drink! She is loved … Continue reading What happens ‘Behind Closed Doors’ by B.A. Paris?