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Travel October 5, 2017

Disneyland Paris Tips

We’d really love to take a trip to France one of these years while we’re living in Europe. Papa Bear and I love wine so we’ll for sure visit Bordeaux and probably Burgundy but we’ll also likely make our way to Paris. Paris seems like a great place to visit for couples but it is also the home of Disneyland Paris, so it’s a great place to visit with kids of all ages too! Goldilocks loved her trip to Disney World and I can’t wait to take Baby Bear too. So in dreaming about our trip to Disneyland Paris I thought I’d compile a list of helpful tips for making the best of your stay!

Travel, Uncategorized September 28, 2017

Paris with Kids: A Guide to Keep Your Kids Busy and Happy

Paris is a playground for adults. It’s the city of love and everyone posts sweet photos sipping wine and eating oozy cheeses in front of the Eiffel Tower. But what about your kids? How will you keep them busy while you’re enjoying the city of romance? Have no fear! Paris is filled with great activities for children, ranging from museums to parks to fun classes.

Destinations, Travel October 17, 2016

Weekend in Brussels with a Toddler

We are very blessed that Papa Bear receives German and American holidays off of work. So we took full advantage of two three-day-weekends in a row in the last two weeks! For Columbus Day weekend we made our first flight out of Germany and headed to Brussels, Belgium. I have wanted to go to Brussels since this last summer when I found out about the Harry Potter Exhibit taking place there! It ends in November, so the clock was really ticking to travel there. Luckily we were able to fit in the trip and found that we really love Brussels!

Expat living, Expat parenthood, Travel, Uncategorized September 21, 2016

Public Transit in Berlin with Kids

I have to admit I was a bit wary about conquering public transit in another country, in another language that I don’t speak, with a child and one on the way. It seemed like a daunting task, especially as I pondered the thought of it before we moved here. However, now that we’ve been living here for 6 full weeks, I have learned the ins and outs of traveling via trains and busses with a toddler. I hope the following tips help you as you try out public transit in Berlin with kids.

Expat living, Expat parenthood, Moving, Travel, Uncategorized July 14, 2016

Starting our overseas move preparations

It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWWWWN! We are officially 26 days out from our big move to Berlin! We realized just last week how quickly our departure is approaching. We sat down and went over the entire moving checklist for the month and a half before our move. It’s a doozy! I’m having a hard time not feeling overwhelmed at the sheer length of the checklist of items that will go into this move. Here’s a look at what our current checklist looks like:

Destinations, Travel June 20, 2016

Three Day Staycation at the Omni Homestead Resort

Due to travel and work, Papa Bear and I haven’t been together for an anniversary in our entire marriage! This year for our fourth anniversary, we were finally together so we decided to take a little anniversary staycation while my mom was in town so she could watch Goldilocks. After receiving an email from Omni with a very enticing half off offer for the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA we knew we had to jump on it.

Expat living, Expat parenthood, Moving, Travel, Uncategorized June 13, 2016

Teaching Caution over Fear

With recent terror attacks from all over the world fresh in our minds, fear has begun to take hold of many people. Fear of the unknown. Fear of what could happen. Fear of moving to “unsafe” places in the world. Some family members of ours have expressed fear and anxiety at the thought of us moving to Europe in such a seemingly volatile time. However, what I have always worked to keep at the forefront of my mind is that we are only on this earth for a certain period of time and we never know how long that time may be. We have to live our lives to the fullest no matter how much time we may have left here.