The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it […]
There we are: it’s the last day of this year 2012! Enjoy this last day of the year and try to make the best out of any situation! And….. I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year 2013! Feliz Año Nuevo! Frohes Neues Jahr! Es […]
Everything was ready for Christmas. Cards were sent, presents wrapped, house cleaned and everything packed, ready to go to meet family for Christmas. But then everything changed within a few hours. First this silly wind that made my eyes cry, my nose tickle and then this nasty caught. […]
Maybe you spend your holiday season travelling from one family to the other or stay in one place or even at home. Here are some tips on how to reduce stress during these days and to keep everything simple(r): 1 Divide the tasks If you have guests at […]
If you are a multicultural expat family, deciding which tradition to follow can become a huge issue. What are the traditions you want to maintain? Will your parents, inlaws or extended family be involved in this decision? In our family we opted for a colorful mixture of traditions […]
I just received my first Christmas present this year! A big thank you to Kathleen from Expat Alien who just nomitated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Kathleen is an American global nomad and writes about Expat life, TCK and more. Go and check her blog! The […]
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 […]
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.