Category Archives for Expat

Achieving Swim Diploma A

The Dutch take swimming very seriously. This is quite prudent for a country that coexists with the water, having around 40% of its land area below sea level. Since the moment we arrived we were told about swimming lessons. The Big Little saw others at school getting their diploma, and the freedom that came with […]

Continue reading

Kids Museum Night Den Haag, 2018

Kids Museum Night Den Haag is one of my favorite yearly events. Museums around Den Haag open late at night and are filled to the brim with kids activities and events. The workshops and activities are aimed at kids aged 4-12. Last year Jeff went with the Big Little and a family friend and her dad. […]

Continue reading

Hoek-Van-Holland Beach

It is February and we are still firmly settled into the winter doldrums  in The Netherlands. Yet, on a sunny Sunday you can find nearly half the country out on the beaches, dressed in winter coats going for a walk.  I guess we’ve been here long enough to feel like it was a necessary because […]

Continue reading

Dutch Language Resources for Expat Children

We’ve been in the Netherlands for over two years now. The Big Little is a fluent Dutch speaker, the Middle Little is well on his way and our Little Little  responds to some Dutch commands. Jeff and I still don’t speak Dutch but we can read and understand enough to manage life. We decided very […]

Continue reading

2017 Family Travel Wrap-Up

We were able to see so much of beautiful Europe this year! In January we headed to Tallinn, Estonia, took the ferry to Helsinki, Finland and then up to Lapland by overnight train in what turned out to be the kids’ favorite trip of the year. February gave us a quick weekend escape to Brussels. […]

Continue reading

The Dutch, Dutch, Goose! Christmas Card 2017

Merry Christmas! Since we’ve moved abroad we stopped sending out a Christmas card. (This is partially because we still have not quite mastered the Dutch postal service.) Instead,  I’ve taken to posting my Christmas Message on the Blog. This year I just wanted to take a moment this Christmas Day to say how thankful I […]

Continue reading
1 2 3 6