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How To Dress Your Children For Snow!

I grew up in the south, right outside Nashville, Tennessee, in Gallatin. I remember we would get one to two good snows a year. I say that lightly because heavy snow in Gallatin (2 inches) would be considered a dusting in most towns where it snows a lot.It wasn't until we moved to Slovenia (In the Julian Alps) that we started to realize that we were dressing our children all wrong. We would walk around downtown Ljubljana, and all the children would be so happy, running around smiling, having the times of their[...]

Most Common Questions, I Get Asked About Living In Lithuania

When we moved overseas the first time in 2017 I had never left the United States… I didn’t even have a passport. I honestly had no idea what to expect and a lot of the things that I thought were going to be an issue weren’t an issue at all! Now that we live in Lithuania I have found our family and friends asking us the same questions over and over. So I thought why not make a blog post and answer all the questions we have been getting daily about living in Lithuania. What side of the r[...]

The Beginning… Life in Lithuania.

It's been a week since we arrived in Vilnius, Lithuania. I can't believe I'm typing that... it's crazy how quickly time flies when you're having fun and trying to figure out life in a different country. Our first week looked like Moving into our new house! We got super lucky and were able to be picked up at the airport and moved right into our new house. Our air shipment was actually waiting for us in our garage! We had great sponsors they packed our frig full of great food and brought some things ove[...]

Gilroy’s U-Pick Cherries

Today the boys and I went on an adventure to Gilroy, CA U-pick cherries. We've been strawberry and apple picking many times, but we've never been cherry picking. So when I saw the advertisement for U pick cherries I loaded the boys up and headed to Gilroy. (If you're new to Monterey that's about a 45-minute drive to Gilroy) This is the first time that this farm has offered U-Pick Cherries and they'll be open the next two weekends Thursday-Sunday (June 20-23) and (27-30) at 5920 Frazier Lake, Gilroy CA mak[...]

5 Things You Should Bring On Your Family Holiday

Taking a break from everyday life can be good for the whole family — but what if it doesn’t feel like a break? What if you come back from your holiday needing another one? You can’t control everything, but you can boost your chances of actually getting a breather by packing some key essentials. From speeding up travel times to keeping an eye on kids who like to wander, we’ve got you covered. (Photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem on Unsplash) Essential travel documents You’d be surprised how many[...]

Salzburg, Austria 1 Day with Kids!

Wolfgang Mozart and The Sound of Music are some of the first things I thought of when we decided we wanted to visit Salzburg. I, however, had no idea at how beautiful the city would be too. I loved seeing all the history, and walking the same streets that Mozart walked down... what a surreal experience to look at a building, and see a street and know that the famous musician that I studied and learned about all through elementary, middle and even high school once walked down the same streets I was curre[...]

Jet Lag and Small Children

Jet Lag is a REAL thing! It doesn't just affect sleeping, it affects eating, your mood, and how you generally feel. Combine that with a two-year-old that's already on an emotional roller coaster, and you get a hurricane of emotions. Let me paint you a picture. (Night 1) At this point, I have not been to sleep in 30 hours, and Tyler may have had 2 hours of sleep. We both decided to keep the kids up and pretend as tho it was a regular day without an 8 hour time change. This strategy worked for Nolan (our 4-yea[...]