Having dinner all together, the children end up talking about birthday presents. Daughter 1: I know, I know: We’ll get her (= mum!) a punchingball. She always wanted one. Daughter 2: Oh yes, that’s a great idea! – But we don’t have to tell her. Mum: (astonished gaze […]
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About the Swiss tradition of Samichlaus (and San Nicolao) In addition to my former articles about Sinterklaas in the Netherlands, I would like to suggest the brilliant description about the Swiss tradition of Samichlaus (and San Nicolao) on the blog expatwithkids.blogspot.nl.
When you live in a multicultural family and context, there are moments where you have to decide which festivity (or holiday) you want to celebrate with your family, extended family, friends etc. During this time of the year, there are a few traditions that seem very different, but […]
Today I received a mail with the parable about the cracked pot from a very lovely person and I would like to share it with you. Related articles We’re All Cracked Pots! (laughlady.wordpress.com) A Parable (melaniejeanjuneau.wordpress.com) Hope, Encouragement and the Parable of the Cracked Pot Part 1, Part […]
It’s the time of the year where children are prone to influenza or flu…
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Increasingly, the reader in the family is reading ebooks and many of us are thinking that an ideal gift for the ebook reader is either an ebook gift certificate or some desired ebooks themselves. In my case, I was thinking about asking for ebooks…
My blog has just been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award! I feel very honoured and am thrilled that the beautiful blogger Tatu, from Wonderland by Tatu, nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Award! I would like to thank Tatu, who writes a brilliant blog about motherhood and […]
In addition to general informations about Sinterklaas’ arrival to the Netherlands mid November, there is a very important period between his arrival and the 5th December, when Sinterklaasavond (or Pakjesavond) is celebrated. Here in the Netherlands, these are actually very busy weeks for children, parents as well as […]