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A Closer Look At Our Art Gallery Wall

I know I haven’t posted here in a while (hello there, mom of two and new house), but I thought I’d wake up my sleepy blog to share some details of the gallery wall we just finished in our new home. Since we were building a new house we knew we had to make an effort with the interior design,…

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What’s In My Hospital Bag – The Second Time Around

Since I’m currently 37 weeks pregnant with baby boy numero 2, it’s about time to start getting ready for his upcoming arrival. And because of the gestational diabetes (pregnancy diabetes) that I was diagnosed with in week 34, there’s an increased risk of pre-term labour, so the little one could come any day now. Time to start packing my hospital…

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Flying to Australia with a 12 month old: foolish or fearless?

Short answer: a little bit of both. I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, because every now and then I get asked if I have any tips for long (LOOONNGGG!) flights with a young kiddo. But since we had our flight to Canada coming up I was afraid to jinx it. Yes, I’m crazy like that. Now…

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Video Of Our Family Winter Trip To Canada

In May of 2016 we spent an amazing few weeks in Western Canada; with the absolute highlight being our time in the Canadian Rockies. Just for the fun of it I made a little travel video of that trip, and I still love to watch it every now and then because it immediately brings me back to how free and…

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Luc’s First Birthday

This post has been looooong overdue because it’s been 4 months since we celebrated Luc’s first birthday. But in mama’s defense: a lot has happened these past months with a trip to Australia and finding out we’ll be a family of four as of this summer. But I still like to share a collection of photos from his first birthday,…

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Baby On Board

Oh yes, we’re adding another little bambino to our tiny adventure tribe. Expected time of arrival: late July. And since Luc was pretty much on time (only a few hours after the due date) I hope baby number two will have the same sense of timing. But we’ll see, a baby comes when a baby comes. Two Under Two The…

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Twelve Months With You

It’s 100% true what they say: the days are long, but the years are short. I can’t believe you’re one. Officially no longer a baby. A whole year as a family. 12 months of you being the center of our universe. And now that we’ve celebrated your first birthday, it’s time to round up some things about these past few months that I…

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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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