Insider tips to Portugal

For our third anniversary month, Clew revives old, popular posts this January. Let Rute take you to her Portugal again! Amazing sightseeing, great beaches, friendly people and the best comfort food… Where to go to get the perfect combination of these ingredients? To Portugal of course! Lisbon A city where you can find almost everything […]

Motherhood

Mens sana in corpore sano. Most of us are thinking about this phrase more or less consciously on a daily basis. Trying to eat healthier, exercise more (stay fit), visit places with fresher air as often as we can. And most of us, every now and then, try to feed  our minds as well. Options are […]

Homemade sweets for Christmas

Here are a few quick ideas for festive family fun in the kitchen:

White Christmas – a very secret list of magic places

I love Christmas markets. That’s it, now you know my secret! But at the same time, I’m always looking for magic and uniqueness -more than just some nicely decorated wooden stalls and mulled wine. So this is not just a list of Christmas markets, this is what I’m pleased to call: My very secret list of magic places! Christmas in […]

Math anxiety

Math anxiety. I certainly have some degree of that , and so, apparently, do many children, meaning they worry about doing maths at school to the point where it causes negative emotional reactions, even becoming a fear. You don’t have to be lousy at maths to feel it, even the best math students can develop […]

Switching schools

My son has gone to 9 different schools in 5 countries in 10 years. Not only have the physical locations been many, the teaching languages have switched quite a few times too; Danish, German, English, Swedish, German / French, back to English and right now German again. I know – we are horrible parents! I […]

Blue sky and a new school

Things happen in a mother’s heart when her kid goes to school for the first time. Many of you have already experienced this. I got to live it for the first time this year. Or feel it. Technically it was simple, well organised and not so different from the kindergarten days. I am not going to get all melodramatic […]

Letter from a mother

Letter to all the new mothers out there In an era where information surrounds you everywhere you look or go, the world´s toughest  job- being a mother-can get rather confusing at one point or the other. Suffice to say you go online, either for Facebook, reading your favourite newspaper or bumping into …blogs, and you […]

My Moving Booklet

Moving is a daunting process under ideal circumstances. For children, who usually have no choice about whether and where they’re going, it can be especially difficult. Enter Valérie Besanceney’s My Moving Booklet. This interactive workbook, the result of years of experience with children of expats and other mobile families, is filled with exercises and prompts for […]

A Day at the Fair

– What?? You’ve never been to the Anglican Church Fair? Through the years, this is the reaction I’ve had from different people when I’ve admitted I haven’t; a reaction which always left me somewhat puzzled. I mean, what’s the big deal? So last Sunday I went to the Anglican Church Fair to find out for myself. And it […]