Tag: The Toddler Years

Het Spoorwegmuseum (Railway Museum)

We visited the Railway Museum during the last school break. This place is so much fun! My son is slightly obsessed with trains so it’s the perfect place for him. He was so excited to come that he insisted on wearing 2 different train… Continue Reading “Het Spoorwegmuseum (Railway Museum)”

Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: Week 4. Cauliflower Fried “Rice” and Stir Fry Veggies

As, I’m sure, most of you already know I am on a mission to get the kids involved in cooking dinner. Because this is my 4th week devoting one night each week to encouraging my kids to cook with me and therefor my 4th… Continue Reading “Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: Week 4. Cauliflower Fried “Rice” and Stir Fry Veggies”

Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: Week 3. Vegan Sloppy Joes and Homemade French Fries

Another Wednesday and another quest for me to give my kids a chance to get involved in cooking dinner. Although I started this little adventure with the hopes of giving my kids a better understanding of food and hopefully help them make better food… Continue Reading “Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: Week 3. Vegan Sloppy Joes and Homemade French Fries”

Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: Week 2. Black Bean and Chickpea Flautas

This is the second week of my new goal, getting the kids involved in cooking dinner. I decided that my deep love of my slow cooker, although amazingly convenient, wasn’t helping the kids learn the joy and value of time spent in the kitchen.… Continue Reading “Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: Week 2. Black Bean and Chickpea Flautas”

Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: My New Mission

My husband and I were watching a documentary a few weeks ago and it occurred to me that in my attempt to be highly organized and extremely prepared I was ruining my kids future! Well, not really. But I did make the decision to… Continue Reading “Getting the Kids Involved in Cooking Dinner: My New Mission”

Hallerbos: The Bluebell Forest

  Spring is a magical time in Benelux. In The Netherlands the tulips are the star of spring but everything is in bloom. It seems that everywhere is full of magical colors and wonderful smells. Last year we went to the Kuekenhof and had… Continue Reading “Hallerbos: The Bluebell Forest”

Bosschuur De Meren: Wintelre

My kids love getting really dirty and I love letting them. For me there is no greater sight than my kids covered in mud and exploring nature. This is why I love the Dutch Speelbos so much. It translates to “play forest” and that… Continue Reading “Bosschuur De Meren: Wintelre”

Nederlands Water Museum

I decided after finding out about the Museum Card I would start taking the kids to more museums. This is a really easy thing to do here because there is a whole list of museums labeled “kid proof”. This means that there will be… Continue Reading “Nederlands Water Museum”

The Museum Card

Have you ever discovered something so awesome that instead of being thrilled you are slightly annoyed that you didn’t know about it earlier? It’s a weird feeling. This is exactly how I felt a few months ago when I first learned about the museum… Continue Reading “The Museum Card”

Speelbos De Kemmer

I love a good Speelbos ( translated to Play Forest) . These are bits of nature that have something to do for kids. Speelbos De Kemmer has animals carved into the wood around the place for the kids to find. There is also a… Continue Reading “Speelbos De Kemmer”