Tag: The Toddler Years

Zoo Veldhoven

It took me forever to take the kids to the Zoo Veldhoven. We have always had year passes to Dierenrijk in Nuenen and I kinda felt frivolous paying to get into another zoo. We finally decided to check it out and I’m really glad…

In Mourning for the Summer Break

Today is the last day of the summer break. Tomorrow my son starts school and next week my daughter starts preschool. The internet seems to be overjoyed that the kids are back in school. Picture after picture, video after video shows happy moms celebrating…

Speeltuin de Kievit: Nuenen

Speeltuin de Kievit is a really great little park in Nuenen. Speeltiun translates to “play garden” and is a generic term for any outdoor play area and this is one of our favorites. Kievit has things to do for every age group and it’s…

Speelpark de Splinter: Eindhoven

There are many reasons I love living in The Netherlands. At the top of this list is the parks.  The Dutch are very good at parks! Speelpark de Splinter in Eondhoven, North Brabant is one of the biggest and has the most diverse assortment…

Witven Lake and Beach: Veldhoven

My kids have decided that they enjoy swimming. This is really new to me, in the past whenever I took my son to the pool he would spend more time running around than in the water. I spent my time screaming “walk don’t run”…

Blueberry Picking: Blauwe Bessenculture Van Grotel, Nuenen

My family loves blueberries. The kids will eat an entire container from the shop in one sitting (these are generally 250 grams or so) and they are quiet expensive. I saw a special at one of the local grocery stores today that advertised 300…

Dierenrijk: Nuenen

I like the idea of zoos far more than I like actually going to the zoo. I love seeing the animals and watching them live and play but to often when I actually get into one I rarely really enjoy myself. It is a…