Tag: The Toddler Years

Speelbos ‘T Slingerpedje

My family loves being in nature. Luckily we live in The Netherlands where there is no shortage of outdoor spaces for the kids to play. There are “play forests” or speelbos everywhere. Speelbos ‘T Slingerpedje is a really great example of a speelbos in…

Kinderboerderij De Hazewinkel

The Dutch are really good at play areas for kids. I think that’s one of the most appealing things for me about living here. There are so many great options for fun times. Kinderboerderij De Hazewinkel is a really great option for a fun…

Speeltuin Kabouterdorp

Now that summer is finally upon us it’s time to get outside and have a good play! I would like to kick off the fast approaching school holidays by sharing some of my favorite parks in the Eindhoven area. Speeltuin Kabouterdorp is among our…

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…

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…

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…

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….