My parents always made it a point to teach my brothers and I everything about our cultural backgrounds. For those of you who are unaware, I was born in Africa but raised in Canada. Although most of my childhood/ adult life was spent in Canada I am fluent in my African dialect and deeply rooted in my culture thanks to parents who transmitted and…

 reinforced African traditions.

I’m so thankful to my folks for being able to instill those values in us. It couldn’t have been easy, considering that they were in a foreign country themselves.


Although I’m not American, my daughter is.

As she gets older, it is my responsibility to teach her any and everything. This week, as Memorial day approaches, we’re talking about the wonderful men and women who have served this country and continue to do so faithfully.

She may not fully grasp the meaning or understand just yet but I’m confident that she eventually will.



p7top and bottom // old navy

p3shoes // Target


p5The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”  ~Benjamin Disraeli

Until next time.



  • Lorie

    May 25, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Gotta love our parents for keeping us rooted in our African traditions. I try to speak my dialect often around my kids. Hope you enjoyed your long weekend. Baby girl looks so stylish.

    • Charlotte

      May 27, 2014 at 8:14 am

      Hey Lorie! I have tried to speak Lingala to my daughter but it’s a little hard considering that I’m the only one in our household who speaks it. I’m hoping she will at least pick up a few words here and there hahah!