Parenting Goals

#parentinggoals If you’re not familiar with hashtag culture, this is code for “something good happened with the kids”. It could mean the toddler finally slept through the night, siblings acted as if they really like each other, or something as simple as nobody-threw-up-today. The expression isn’t really about setting goals; it’s more about living in…

First Visit to Bay Lake Tower

Earlier this month we discovered the secret of last-minute cancellations at DVC resorts, and after our spontaneous New Years Eve trip to the Polynesian, I kept checking availability in case something new popped up. And something did: Bay Lake Tower, Deluxe Studio, Lake View, the last Friday of winter break, only 19 points! This was…

Settling back in to school life

Winter break is over, and we’re already a week into the second half of this school year. Getting back into the rhythm of school has been a challenge, especially at this stage of our lives. Henrik is only in Pre-K, not used to the concept of winter and summer break yet, so shifting from family-time-all-the-time…

Travel Photos by a 4-year-old

It’s only natural for children to take an interest in their parents’ hobbies. When I was shopping for a travel bag for my camera gear in preparation for our big family trip, I couldn’t resist the matching pouch for Henrik’s camera. After stumbling upon one of our old digital cameras in storage, I figured Henrik…

On the End of Summer

I can’t believe it’s already time for school again… Just two months ago we were returning from our big family trip, which took place immediately after school let out in late May, and here we are, already starting the next chapter! Henrik has had one year of preschool, and tomorrow he starts his journey with…

Lessons Learned on our Big Family Trip

I’ve fallen behind on writing lately, sorry for the lack of recent posts! Everyday life gets busy, and sometimes there are too many things needing attention and something has to go. Blogging has always been an on-and-off hobby for me, so when I have to cut something from my day that’s the easy choice. But…

Highlights from Vancouver Island

Although it’s taken me weeks to finish writing about this trip, our time in Victoria went by far too quickly. I mentioned in my previous post that we only managed half of our planned activities each day, mostly thanks to the reality of toddlers: leaving the house takes much longer than you can imagine. Our…