Category Archives for Gear

Bike Panniers – What I’m Using

When we made the move to the Netherlands we left behind my car, opting to just bring Jeff’s smaller vehicle with us. My car was swiftly replaced by my mamafiets (a mama bike) upon arrival in August. In late November I added a Bakfiets for some extra cargo space. It also provided a better option for transporting […]

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Green Smoothies // Book Review

Green Smoothies, a product of Ten Speed Press, did not make me a smoothie addict. It’s 66 recipes and 7-day detox plan made this a comprehensive treatment of the subject but the book failed to change the paradigm in my kitchen. The recipes are easy to use. Each has pictures of the approximate amount of […]

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Happy Cooking by Giada // Book Review

  Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count . . . Without Stressing Out is the latest work by Giada De Laurentiis, the Food Network’s darling Italian chef. The cookbook boasts nearly 200 recipes but I found the boasting less than warranted. Spread across 312 pages, those 200 recipes are excessively punctuated by photo after photo of […]

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Papa Kazmi Pure Cook Book // Review

Pure Cook Book is more than a cookbook – it’s a story about a man surrounded by his family, united by a love for good food. The writing project began after Papa Kazmi opened his eatery in Delft’s historic center. Hills & Mills draws a mixture of tourists and locals and is well reputed for […]

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Kids Geography Gear

I am always searching for ways to keep the kids engaged in our travel and planning.  I try to surround them with maps, landmarks and books about the world. When a question about where we are going or a memory about somewhere we have been comes up the resources are close at hand. A Globe. […]

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Mighty Mug // Review + Give Away

You know I love my coffee. It is basically a necessity with the boys being on the go from sunup to sundown. With two kids running around and all the travel we do, my coffee gets spilled a lot. The Mighty Mug is designed to prevent those spills caused by bumps. It has “smart grip” […]

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Review: Kids Preschool Puzzle App

I’m always on the lookout for apps to keep the kids occupied when we are traveling. When meals take longer than expected or when we are on a long train ride, it is nice to pull out some novel games that are educational and entertaining. I was contacted by Kids Preschool Puzzle creator Milen Kirkov […]

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Travel Activities for Your Littles

This is part 2 of a series of “what is in my bag” when I travel with the kids. Check out part 1, about my favorite travel books.  Keeping the kids busy while you travel can be challenging. I rely heavily on the books I listed in my last post. (You can see those books here.) […]

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Travel Books for Kids.

This is part 1 of a series of whats in my bag when I travel with the kids.  Planes, trains, boats or restaurants I am always looking for things to keep the kids entertained while traveling. Entertaining toddlers on trips can be so hard! I know books are heavy, but they are one of my […]

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Gear for Eating on the Go

When we travel we eat in many different places. Our top choice is usually to spread out a blanket and go for a picnic. We just as often end up eating in people’s homes and restaurants. It is always nice to be prepared. Our travel high chair is on its way to the Netherlands ahead […]

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