Everything is awesome when you’re 9

Everything is awesome when you’re 9

Double decker couch cake Paddleboarding on the lake Camping with the cousins

Frozen birthday party

Frozen birthday party

A few weeks before the birthday party, I looked for inspiration on Pinterest. Within minutes, I had tons of pins and….a bit of a headache :) I made the girls some Elsa and Anna costumes (Elsa’s mullet wig is fantastic) See this post for the pattern for the Anna costume “Do you wanna build a snowman?” […]

Don’t apologize for being awesome

Don’t apologize for being awesome

By now you’ve probably seen this article that’s been floating around social media this week: “Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent” One website even quoted the article with a slightly different title: “Steve Jobs didn’t let his kids use iPhones or iPads: here’s why” It sounded promising – they were going to explain to me why iPads are evil […]

Family vacation in Crete

Family vacation in Crete

On the very first day of the summer holidays, we packed our matching suitcases (ha! aren’t we adorable?) and headed over to the airport. A 6 AM flight is always rough… (flying over the Alps) but by lunch time we were in Crete enjoying the pool and the views. Our local beach (Vulisma beach) was small but […]

Mystery trip – Berlin with kids

Mystery trip – Berlin with kids

For Little C’s birthday this year, we planned a surprise trip to Berlin. “This is the best birthday ever!” Alright! She approves. On the first day, we took a tour of Berlin in an old Trabant. It’s a fun way to see the city’s main landmarks and of course driving a Trabi is an experience […]

Germany road trip – Munich, Bavaria (+Neuschwanstein and Salzburg)

Germany road trip – Munich, Bavaria (+Neuschwanstein and Salzburg)

Munich is a great destination for a city break/road trip with kids. The Munich Zoo, the Deutsches Museum, Sealife, Dirndl shopping (and lots of other regular shopping), and of course the food. Day trips to Neuschwanstein Castle or nearby Austria. Downtown Munich – Marienplatz. Some great shopping in the streets all around Marienplatz The Munich […]

In a New York state of mind

In a New York state of mind

Times Square Brooklyn bridge Chinatown The Flatiron Walking the High Line Staten Island Central Park We went to see First Date on Broadway

New wheels

New wheels

It was hard to choose a colour. I loved all of these

Italy and Croatia

Italy and Croatia

This summer we were lucky enough to get down to Italy twice – once to the coast in Tuscany and once to Venice on the way to Croatia. In Tuscany, we went back to a beach that we had discovered last year and loved, Spiaggia Cala Violina. It is a little bay opposite Elba, in […]

Rainbow birthday party

Rainbow birthday party

This year, the girls wanted to celebrate their birthdays together. We hired a playground with trampolines, swing sets, basketball, etc. and had one big party. With about 30 kids, it was a bit tiring, but the kids had a blast. We had some cake There were no complicated party games, no homemade favours, no elaborate […]

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