Weekend away in the Lake District: Fell Foot National Trust Park

~ Thursday 7th September 2017 ~

little girl in fell foot national trust park lake windemere

Sometimes, I just want to take a day off being a mum. I don’t know if anyone can relate. We had been planning our little weekend away for months, with my besties, men and children. I think as mums we do like to feel guilty for wanting some me time or for wanting to indulge in an adult conversation. It’s... View Article

Should I raise my daughter bilingual?

~ Tuesday 15th August 2017 ~

toddler and mum

I was lucky that my parents exposed me to 2 languages from a very young age: Croatian and German. Having said that, when I was growing up, I didn’t like being different. And I hated having the lunchbox with the cheese and pate sandwiches. Kids can be mean, you know? I loved how my nana handled the whole growth spurt... View Article

Exploring Croatia with Kids: Paklenica National Park

~ Sunday 30th July 2017 ~

Our second hiking adventure this family vacay was in Paklenica National park. Croatia has a plethora of national parks and hiking trails.  I’ve loved the outdoors, since I was a little girl. I would spend summer after summer with my grandparents, in Croatia. However, we never ventured any further than southern Dalmatia. When I first met Mark, we discovered our... View Article

Transition from cot to bed – my lil girl is not a baby anymore

~ Friday 7th July 2017 ~

toddler transition cot to bed

Last night, we reached another milestone. Lily slept in her big girl bed for the first time. I cried a little bit, because my baby is not a baby anymore. After returning from our holiday, we are back to our usual bed time routine. I noticed the toddler has been foregoing bedtime story time and started climbing into her cot.... View Article

What’s in my Baby Beach Bag?

~ Friday 16th June 2017 ~

baby beach bag

I used to worry a whole lot about what to take to the beach with baby: How many nappies, what is an UV tent and can you breastfeed a baby on the beach?! A year on, and the toddler is toddling a whole lot more, while the content of said baby beach bag haven’t changed much at all. Family Beach... View Article

A crunchy mums guide to mozzie bites

~ Sunday 11th June 2017 ~

echeveria pot

I think I must have a giant neon sign on my forehead that says “eat me” because come summer, I turn into a human lunch buffet for Mosquitos. I have tried everything. You name it, I’ve tried it. From bracelets, to plug ins to sprays. As a mum, I want to stay away from harsh chemicals as much as possible.... View Article

Real Talk: What You don’t see behind the scenes

~ Wednesday 7th June 2017 ~

baby feet

You know, all I wanted was to take a cute black and white photo of my baby’s feet. Easy, no? Hell. No. It was only because I noticed how big her tootsies had gotten lately. Just as I got my phone out to take a photo, sweetly reminiscing about the time when her little feet nuzzled perfectly between my thumb... View Article

Exploring Croatia with Kids: Baska Voda

~ Saturday 3rd June 2017 ~

Baska Voda Sea Side

I have visited this picturesque little seaside town many times during my childhood and it was always my dream to come back here and experience it again with my family. Long stretches of dreamy beaches, crystal clear water, evening walks along the riva and gelato.  After hiking our way through 4 national parks (Plitvice Lakes, Paklenica, Telašćica, and Krka) we were... View Article

Exploring Croatia with kids: Plitvicka Jezera (Plitvice Lakes)

~ Saturday 27th May 2017 ~

Plitvice Lakes

  Plitvice Lakes is our first stop this year on our family holiday. Last year, we spent 3 months away while I was on maternity leave and Lila was a 4 month old little cabbage patch. This year, she is a walking talking little toddler and we decided it was time to start walking, exploring and doing the things we... View Article