Parent Friendly Toddler Songs by Yo Gabba Gabba

Toddlers love nursery rhymes. They just do. They love those simple melodies with their basic lyrics which are easy to memorise. Moreover, they are a pretty easy fix when some Youtube time is needed. That said, although they may be composed for toddlers I am eventually listening to them, too. And my mama brain does not…

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Life As A Mother – Of – Two: The Transition

 Friends and family members who already had more than one child described the transition from one to two children as pretty “crazy and a lot of work” … but what did that exactly mean ? Well, in the past eight months I had plenty of time to face various situations and challenges, some of which I…

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My Second Pregnancy: The Second Trimester

  Every pregnancy has its surprises. That’s how I ended my post about my first trimester. When entering the second trimester, there were indeed a couple of other surprises which started to add a certain difference to this pregnancy. First of all, we found out that I am carrying a little miss. Although this had been my…

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JAPAN DIARY: Kyoto (Moga Moga Café, Fushimi Inari-taisha, Bamboo Grove, Gion)

  When speaking about Kyoto there is obviously one thing that always pops up. Sightseeing. Of course we did some of it but not before having a calm and cozy breakfast. Thanks to the Machiya rental via Airbnb we had a voucher for a meal at the cute Moga Moga café which was located almost next door.  The interior…

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Amsterdam With Kids: Bibliotheek Centraal

Oh, what shall one do with kids when the whether is bad in Amsterdam ? Visit the public library ! Located right next to the main train station, the central public library (Bibliotheek Centraal) is a nice spot that allows you to spend a fun moment while it’s raining or cold (or both) outside. With having…

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Happy 2 !

Last weekend I said goodbye to my baby boy. Sure, this process already started a year go when he turned 1. Back then, he walked…babies do not walk. However, that was nothing compared to now. Now he drives a Bobby car, climbs on the sofa and walks down the stairs without me having a heart attack…

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JAPAN DIARY: ZAMAMI ISLAND

I still remember why we chose to stay a couple of days on Zamami island. Being a paradise for snorkelling and whale watching (though only from January until March), Zamami island was also supposed to host one of the most beautiful beaches of the world, Furuzamami. As we were travelling with a toddler, it was…

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Art Animals Original Collection (Giveaway)

Toddlers love repetition. For instance, Natalia Meijerinck’s 20 months old daughter Helena loves visiting the Amsterdam zoo Artis. Every week Natalia takes her to the zoo; watching with her all the different animals. For toddlers, each visit is like a brand new experience. For adults, repetition can cause a feeling similar to boredom.  Some do not…

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Amsterdam with Kids: Blender Amsterdam (Kids Concepstore & Cafe)

A cafe and store dedicated to mothers and kids… this probaply would have been my nightmare before I became a mom. Thinking about all the noise, sticky food crumbs, and mothers talking with high voices to their children…this definitely would have given me creeps. Now, my child and I, we are the source for noise, sticky food crumps…

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With Schnapps to Japan

Travelling to Japan has been on top of our wish list for quite a while. Two weeks ago, when we were in our finest couch potatoe mood, we decided to make things serious and book our flight to Tokyo. The result: Two weeks booked for beginning of April, right on time for the cherry blossom period.…

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