I think most of the parents out there agree that parenting is really hard, especially now in the 21st century. There is no parenting school. There are tons of books and there is the internet. Of course I’ve read for example “What to expect when you’re expecting”, by Heidi Murkoff or the book “Bringing up… Read More Parenting in the 21st century.
On my trip I was hoping to read some books. I went to the library and got 2 books. It was already hard to find any good books, because it has been a while I read them. I used to be interested in mysteries, not the scary bloody ones, but the ones that have unexpected… Read More 10 Fun DIY Bookmarks
February 14 is coming up. Here in the United States it means Valentine’s Day. As a boyfriend or husband you give your girlfriend or wife flowers, chocolate or a diamond ring (Seriously, I just heard an ad on the radio just like that). Maybe for some wives and girlfriends this does work! Valentine’s… Read More Valentine’s Day
I just got back from a fun trip to the Netherlands, included one week of Amsterdam. On my way back I was looking something up for my other travel blog posts and found some amazing facts about Amsterdam. Then I thought to write them down for you, so here they are! Amsterdam is… Read More Amazing Facts about Amsterdam.
The south of the Netherlands is mushed in between Belgium and Germany. It is the area where I grew up. The area where they speak with a soft “g”. My extended trip is continuing and I’m going to visit my family and friends in the south of the Netherlands. You probably have noticed that I… Read More Trip to the Netherlands. Part 8: The South of the Netherlands
At our last meal, I suddenly realized that we forgot to try some major Dutch treats. How could I! We had “Poffertjes” and “Bitterballen”, but what about “Herring/Matjes” or a fresh and warm “Stroopwafel”!! What are we going to do? I offered the idea to go to the Albert Cuyp Market, which is an outside… Read More Trip to the Netherlands. Part 7: The Albert Cuyp Market
It was still a little cloudy and sometimes it rained. Maybe we could go for a nice walk. The idea was to explore the “9 straatjes”, which are 9 streets connected with canals in between. A lot of cute little shops and places to eat. The History of the 9 Streets The whole world… Read More A Trip to the Netherlands. Part 6: A Walk around “9 Straatjes”
And as the forecast said, we were about to expect a lot of rain. Is it going to be a rainy and quiet day in Amsterdam? What are we going to do? What to do on a rainy day? There are some good things to see and do in Amsterdam. Here is a list.… Read More A trip to the Netherlands. Part 5: A rainy, quiet Day in Amsterdam
It is true that coming this way over the great big pond, the jet lag is harder on you than going back to the US. I’m still not tired at midnight, but want to get up on time to go sight seeing. It is such a fun and a weird thing at the same time… Read More A Trip to the Netherlands Part 4: a Canal Cruise with the Light Festival
It is Saturday and Saturday morning means in the Netherlands, going to a Farmers Market and in this case the “Noordermarkt”. It was also a great day for finding lovely thrift shops or vintage shops on Haarlemmer straat. The “Noordermarkt” It is a cloudy, chilly but dry day. After a little bit of breakfast (not too… Read More A Trip to the Netherlands Part 3: The Noordermarkt and thrift shops galore.