Category Archives for Gear

Blow Birthday Cards // Review

I’ve mentioned before that one of the worst parts of expat life is feeling disconnected from home. When I was back in the States, I loved sending mail. It was so easy to do. I could put it the box right outside the house, put the flag up and off it went to its recipient. […]

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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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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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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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Diono Travel Bassinet // Review

I became a fan of Diono when I started to use their car seats. I loved that Diono provided an extended rear facing car seat option that received great safety reviews and was comfortable for the kids. (Turns out it was also one of the only options that fits three across in our car, which […]

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Boncho // Review

The Boncho is one of those things that can only truly be appreciated if you ride your bike everywhere and live in a rainy climate. Part poncho, part tent this portable rain protection looks silly but keeps you dry on the go. It has a permanent place in my bike. I first saw the Boncho as part […]

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Santa’s Beard Book // Review & Giveaway

We’ve unpacked the Christmas decorations already this season.  We did not bring many of our decorations with us but the holiday books all came along. The books are able to transport us into so many fun holiday worlds, and inspire many great crafts for the littles. They are truly my most favorite thing to unpack! This year […]

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Chicco Liteway & Chicco Lightweight // Review

If you’ve visited the By The Numbers page,  you know that our “fleet” of rolling stock borders on the ridiculous. We are always searching for the perfect travel gear, particularly a stroller! Although we love to ‘baby wear,’ with three littles someone always wants a ride and we like having a place to stash our […]

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Dutch Farm Cheese & Fun

Eating delicious cheese is one of the true joys of living in the Netherlands. Our middle little, O, is particularly fond of all things cheese. When we found a cheese farm outside of Utrecht with lots to offer we added it to our itinerary. Although we’ve been to the cheese museums in Gouda and Alkmaar […]

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Hydaway Water Bottle // Review & Giveaway

I’ve got a new favorite travel product for traveling with kids – The Hydaway Water Bottle.  This water bottle collapses down to almost nothing and has withstood traveling with our family for over a month now. It has been dropped, smushed, collapsed over and over and filled and refilled by the children and is still […]

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