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Sunny Sunday In Our Amsterdam Apartment

I love Fall. It’s my favorite season. Why? Because every sunshine filled day feels like a little gift once summer is gone. I love the golden light of Fall mornings, and the unexpected warmth of autumnal afternoons. The colors of the changing leaves are incredible, even here in Amsterdam, and let’s not forget the abundance of pumpkins everywhere. So yes.…

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And Then There Was You

Luc is exactly 11 months old today, and I’m proud to say that I’m finally ready to share his beautiful water birth. If you’re not into this kinda thing, which I totally get, you may want to skip this post. Did you know only 4% of pregnant women gives birth on the actual due date? I wrote my pregnancy recap…

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How To Visit Lisbon With A Baby

To answer that question: just go. No seriously, just go. One minor detail: Lisbon has hills. Like a lot of hills. So definitely bring your baby carrier. And a lightweight stroller. Tip from Larey. You’re welcome. Okay, here are a few more tips to make the most out of your Lisbon trip with a baby. Airbnb All The Way I know…

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Nine Months With You

Thursday 23 February 2017 22pm. Holy shit. Ten seconds after I peed on that plastic stick there are already two lines. Is this finally happening? Your dad and I stare at that little stick and start to giggle. Holy shit yes. It’s finally happening. Due date: 31 October 2017. Date of birth: 1 November 2017. And here we are. Exactly…

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Pastel Perfection in Portugal: Vila Nova de Milfontes

Last week I shared some photos of our beach day at the beautiful Praia de Odeceixe, and this week I have another picture perfect Portuguese hidden gem to show you. Vila Nova de Milfontes (how pretty does that sound?) lies 40 km north of Odeceixe, and is the perfect stop to break up your Algarve-Lisbon road trip. This lovely town in…

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Odeceixe: Off The Beaten Track In Portugal

Best realization we had on our trip to Portugal last month: traveling with a baby only makes you more adventurous. Why? Well, you can plan a nice day out and about, but then your baby falls asleep in the car (which almost NEVER happens) when you’re basically at your destination. So what do you do? If you have a baby…

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Baby’s First Flight: Tips & Tricks

Even before Luc was born we were thinking (and actually planning) our first trip with the little one. We have no intention whatsoever to cut back on our love for traveling and exploring now that we are a family. Obviously we realize that traveling with kids will be different, and it will rule out a few countries – at least…

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Six Months With You

On November 1st 2017 you entered this world during a beautiful water birth, and my first memory of you is that you swam (yes Luc, you swam) towards me. I can still feel your slippery soft body in my hands when I grabbed you and put you on my chest. Cue the tears. Flash forward to today and you are…

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10x Why The Azores Islands Are Europe’s Best Kept Secret

Last summer we discovered what I truly believe is Europe’s Best Kept Secret: the Azores Islands. These islands are part of Portugal, but are essentially a totally different world. It’s Scandinavia, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, and Canada all tucked into one. And all that could be yours after only a 5 hour flight from Amsterdam (or the US East coast for…

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Snapshots From Aarhus, Denmark

Did you know Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, after Copenhagen? Well, I didn’t. In fact, I had no idea where to locate Aarhus, and full disclosure: it wasn’t on my radar at all. But when we took our car all the way from Amsterdam to Norway for our first family vacay, Aarhus was the perfect stop for…

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Our Tropical Island Getaway To Maui

I’ve finally come around to editing the many, many, oh so many, photos we took on our Hawaiian adventure on the beautiful island of Maui. It’s funny how time really goes by so fast since we just found out I was pregnant with our baby boy right before we left, and now he’s already 3 months old. We actually shot…

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Baby’s First Vacay: An Amsterdam Staycation

“So I guess you’re going to stop traveling all over the world after the baby is born, right?”. WRONG. So, so, oh so wrong. Maybe we’re those naive parents who think it’s perfectly doable to travel with a kiddo. Maybe we’re bad parents because “traveling with kids is selfish” and you’re not doing them any favors. I’ve heard it all…

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2017. One Word. Life-changing.

Well that might sound melodramatic. But when I think about all that’s happened this past year I have to admit: it was a big one. The biggest one yet. So many ups. A baby. A puppy. A new house. Quality time with loved ones. Lots of travels. But also some major downs. A burnout (read more here). Quitting my job.…

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Due Date: Final Countdown To Baby & Pregnancy Recap

October 31st 2017. A date that has been on my mind since we found out I was pregnant. My official due date. And it’s finally here! Yay! You know what’s not here yet? The baby. That’s right. That little dude is staying put. So I think it’s safe to say that our baby boy will be a November baby –…

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#Momlife: Our Adventure Inspired Nursery

I never really intended to do a blog post with a full nursery tour, but since I’m so happy (and proud!) with the result and I got a lot of questions following the sneak peeks on my Instagram Stories (@littlelarey), I thought I’d give it a go. Full disclosure: I also really love reading posts like this for inspiration, so…

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