Autumnal Checklist

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With every new season I am accutely aware how time flies. E will be two (as in: years old!) in December. And although the days are long, the years really are so very short. Time flies even more with kids. So I’m making an effort to always live in the now and celebrate everyday. Make every day special for E….

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Updating E’s Kitchen

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Since we got home from France, we made some minor tweaks to E’s play kitchen (see former version here). Mainly because we now also have a shop (haha, so the unfriendly takeover of the living space continues). I like that the kitchen now isn’t as stuffed anymore. Also added some french straw baskets and a tiny vintage wooden stool. For…

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Provence, 2018

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One month away as a family. Away from home, away from work, away from old habits and ruts. Not that we needed an escape from our everyday life as it is. But a change of scenery air is still good, every now and then. To give you new perspectives, inspire, intensify the family bonds. To unwind, reset and recharge. We…

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E’s Little Shop

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After E’s kitchen, you might wonder what was our next project. Well, a toy shop, there you go. We bought a simple wooden shop, painted it white (with some gold details) and added all the wooden goodies I collected over the last months. It’s a big hit and played with daily. E sells me cakes and sausages, goes shopping with…

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Falling for Fall

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If you live close to Zurich, a visit to Juckerfarm is highly recommended in the fall. Kids love the pumpkins and related activities, like carving your own pumpkin, seeing how apple cider is produced, picking their own pumpkin to take home, walking through the apple maze, feeding and petting the goats. If you go on the weekends, make sure you…

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Bath Time Favourites

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Summer is coming to an end. The leaves are changing, the morning’s air is crisp, and the light is different. We are making sure to soak up the last late summer moments, hours and – if we’re lucky – days. I have a post prepared about our month away in Provence. Kind of like our summer diary. But first, let…

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E’s Big Birl Room (Updated)

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E isn’t a baby anymore. A truth I occasionally have a hard time facing… But then again, life with her is good, everyday, and every second of the day. Being a toddler mama is even better than being a baby mama, actually (and that’s coming from me, who loooved baby bliss and never figured I could enjoy being a mama…

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Urban Adventure: Fountain Hopping

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Who doesn’t like to cool off in this heat? It kind of seems like the only solution to keep sane. Summer in the city is often too hot to function properly – but not always entirely avoidable. But with our new favorite activity – fountain hopping – it is quite bearable, after all. City dwellers, listen up!

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Celebrating 1st August

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Swiss traditions or traditions in general… They inevitably come up once you’ve got a kid. It’s important to me to pass on an understanding of our culture and customs to E. And clearly, she is so interested. Soaking up all the new experiences coming with celebrating, like a sponge. Yes, we live in a fast, global world, where everything is…

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Ode to “Mimi” (Mama Milk) – Part I

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Not that we need a euphemism for “breastfeeding”. But E calling her beloved mama milk “Mimi”, in her raspy-but-soft voice, is the cutest thing ever, really. And right upfront – because I can literally hear you all think “but… how oooold is E again…?” when I write about “breastfeeding: E ist currently 18 months plus a couple of days old….

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