Archive of ‘Lifestyle’ category

Park & Playground Kit

Yesterday was the official start of Spring, and with the weather getting better – though the last couple of days it’s been pouring with rain – we are heading out more for longer trips to the park or one of our local playgrounds. Since it’s already a bit of a military operation getting everyone out the […] Read more…

A Guilty Pleasure – Solo Travel Without My Kids

I’ve written before about travelling solo with my kids, i.e. without my husband. It’s challenging, but fun. Most of the time. Today I want to talk to you about another kind of solo travel which is also fun – the completely solo kind. Without husband OR kids! When I did a search for ‘travelling without […] Read more…

5 Tips for Nurturing Language in Kids

Today is International Mother Language Day, a worldwide observance held annually on 21st February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It reminded me, that it’s been a while since I wrote about bilingual parenting. Although I grew up bilingual myself, and consider myself a native speaker of English, I was monolingual […] Read more…

Danish Kids Favourites

  Somewhere between my first and my second baby, I discovered my love for Danish design. Since we’d saved pretty much all our baby stuff the first time round, baby no.2 was fully equipped, which I took as an excuse to invest in a couple of additional high quality pieces, so he wouldn’t just have hand-me-downs. […] Read more…

5 Reasons I Fell Out of Love With Winter

I love Winter. I’m a cold weather person through and through. My unnecessarily large collection of knitwear and wooly hats will attest to that. And unlike most people I know, the prospect of months and months of subzero temperatures and the potential of snow does not fill me with dread. At least, that used to […] Read more…

My Favourite Mummy Beauty Products

As someone who is lucky enough to have been blessed with pretty good if somewhat sensitive skin, I’ve never been in to cosmetics much because I didn’t really need them. Though as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found my skin needing that little bit of extra TLC – and then there are those days when both kids […] Read more…

How we celebrate Christmas – twice

As a Scottish-German family, the question I probably get asked the most is whether we bring up our kids bilingually and, if so, how? I’ve actually written about it before, so you can read my answer to that question in my previous post. The second most asked question, is probably how do we celebrate Christmas? […] Read more…

Advent Calendar fillings for a new mum

Following on from yesterday’s suggestions on filling an Advent calendar for kids, I wanted to share some suggestions with you today on filling an Advent calendar for a new mum! Because new mums can always do with a little bit of extra TLC and some pampering. And it’s a chance for them to enjoy Advent for […] Read more…

Advent Calendar fillings for 6 & 2 year olds

Yesterday, I shared our Advent Book Calendar with you, and today I wanted to share some suggestions on how to fill a more traditional Advent calendar, such as the DIY I posted about last week, or this beautiful hand embroidered one made for me my my mum over 30 years ago! My elder son has […] Read more…

Gift Idea: Explorer Kit

Autumn is birthday season in our family, and every year I’m faced with the same question: what gift to get kids that already have everything? Books are a given, but they have a playroom spilling over with toys, so I like to think of alternative ideas to put together for them, or things I can […] Read more…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s the official start of Autumn in the northern hemisphere today, and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve never made a secret of the fact that I’m no big fan of Summer. I don’t do well in hot weather, I don’t enjoy outdoor swimming pools, wearing sandals, or picnics in the blazing sunshine. I hate having […] Read more…

Endlich Schulkind!

Apologies for the silence on the blog this past week, but we have been gearing up for the big day – Einschulung! If you missed my previous post, this is what the school enrolment is called here in Germany, and it’s celebrated big style with a ceremony at school followed by a party with friends […] Read more…

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