A Christmas Rental Villa in Tuscany

There are a million rental properties in Tuscany. I instantly became overwhelmed looking for the perfect place for the family to spend Christmas. At some point, with all of the adults sitting around the computer, we found Castello Del Trebbio. Castello Del Trebbio has two villas and several apartments for rent on their sprawling property. […]

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Regalo Toddler Travel Cot // Review

With three little ones to squeeze into a sleeping space we are always on the lookout for travel beds. We’ve told you about our Diono Bassinet and Phil & Ted’s Travel Crib, which are our picks for our little little and middle little. The big little was a bit harder to find something for, mostly […]

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Baptism at St. John Lateran

Being an expat means being far away from family and friends. Although this poses challenges, it also provides an opportunity for amazing experiences. When the newest little joined the family we struggled over what to do for his Baptism. The two other boys were Baptized at my home parish, the Cathedral of Christ the King […]

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Vatican Tour with Toddlers 

It sounds like a terrible idea, right? Taking your pre-schoolers to the Vatican Museum. It’s really not, so long as your expectations are low. We brought our 4, 2 and newborn into the Vatican Museum and enjoyed ourselves. I promise you can too! We arrived as early as we could with timed tickets. On our […]

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Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller // Review

In my continuing search for the perfect travel stroller I may have found a winner. (I know that is a big claim!) The Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller meets almost all of my needs with only a few small annoyances. I’ve tested enough strollers to know that there is no perfect stroller, but this one comes […]

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First Flight 

We celebrate a lot of baby milestones, but Baby’s First Flight is one of our favorites. Our new little guy has been on a few trips (Three countries to be exact!) but the flight to Rome marked his first trip by air. We flew on a KLM itinerary that was being operated by Alitalia. Check-in […]

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Winter Fun at Fairytale Wonderland

Fairytale Wonderland (Sprookjeswonderland) is a lovely little amusement park just north of Amsterdam. The park is reminiscent of The Efteling, but smaller and geared toward children under 10. It was perfect for our 2 and 4 year olds.  Each winter Fairytale Wonderland opens for three weeks fully decorated for Christmas. We decided to make the 1.5 hour […]

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The Illustrated Book of Sayings // Book Review & Giveaway

“Oh! You’ve got chicken skin” says another mother to me on the school playground. I stare at her blankly.  Turns out she is talking about my goosebumps and thinks I should have worn my jacket. Later, I’m using Google Translate to help me understand a WhatsApp conversation and find the phrase “it was like an angel […]

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House Hunters International

Remember when I was super pregnant (30 weeks) and thought it was a good idea to shoot for House Hunters International? I’m actually not allowed to share this post until our episode is about to air, but I thought I should write it while I can still remember all the funny details. If you don’t […]

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