Christmas markets – your ultimate family guide

Are you already feeling the magic of Christmas? The freezing air, the foggy nights, the cosy smell  from the fireplaces… Oh, and the beautiful Christmas markets! Germany, France and Austria have been the references in Europe for this tradition for many, many years now. And Luxembourg is the perfect starting point for visiting as many […]

The meaning of mealtime

Dan Franch on why eating together is about so much more than food. If you have kids, life is busy. If both you and your spouse have jobs, life is busier. If you are a single parent with a job, life is well… busiest. Add to that lengthening commutes, further demands outside the home, plus […]

Gazes from the Dark

The photography exhibition “Miradas desde lo oculto” – Gazes from the dark – is special, not only because of the stories the pictures tell, but because these are also the stories of the photographers, and they are important stories. Gazes from the Dark invites you into the lives of children and teenagers growing up in […]

Seven. Lucky seven. Seventh heaven

Everyone is aware of its magical allure. Seven is the most common dice roll in gambling. In ancient times, seven celestial bodies could be seen by the naked eye. There are seven continents. Seven seas. Seven days in a week and seven wonders of the ancient world. Don’t forget the seven colors in a rainbow. […]

Don’t stop reading to your child

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr. Seuss The importance of reading to children at an early age is unquestionable. Considering that it is at the heart of all formal education, reading to children at a very early age increases their chances […]

Finish your plate!

-Finish your plate! A well-known mom-/dadism still in use. Now there’s a study to show that we actually do finish our plates – in general. The study, from Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, reveals that adults eat 92% of the food they put on their plate, on average. One can easily dish out reasons for this, […]

Baby Sensory

Have you heard of Baby Sensory classes? This award-winning parental programme, founded in the UK in 2003 and designed especially for babies between 0 and 13 months, has recently come to Luxembourg. The programme offers a wide range of activities for development and fun in the first year of life, which is an important time for […]

Our tech-crazed kids

Dan Franch looks at the benefits – and bogus benefits – of our children’s screen addiction: It’s tough these days raising kids. All they want to do is sit in front of a screen and play video games. Mouths agape, they are like drooling (“Not on the keyboard!”) zombies; eyes fixated on their computer, tablet, […]

Family travel: A Dutch itinerary

If you are still looking for ideas on where to go during the Easter holidays, Rute Vendeirinho suggests Rotterdam and The Hague – lots of fun, good food on the table and a nice time spent with your loved ones. Personally, I hate spending endless hours driving, but at the same time, my husband and I love […]

Kids in the kitchen, kids at the table

It isn’t always easy to find time and inspiration for the evening meal when both parents are working, and then you set the plate of food down in front of your children and they turn their nose up at it! Even when one parent stays at home to look after the children, and has prepared […]