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Slovenia

Why My Kids Love Vienna

Last month we were lucky enough to travel to Vienna, Austria. I honestly wasn't too excited to visit Vienna, I'm not the type of "traveler" that enjoys seeing things that every American comes to Europe to see. (Make sense?) I like to be the person telling the stories of the "unknown land" I guess that's one reason why I loved Bosnia so much, it's not a big American tourist spot, and it makes telling my traveler stories that much better.  We arrived in Vienna, after a short 3-hour drive from Salzburg.[...]

Parenting in Slovenia

When we first moved to Slovenia in December 2016 one thing that Tyler and I noticed right off the bat was Slovenians have the most well-behaved children and dogs! I'm not even kidding; I had to search hard one day to see a screaming child after many days of realizing that my children were the only ones screaming, not listening, and a total train wreck. I set out to figure out what they were doing right and what I was doing wrong. Below you will find what I've concluded from my research.They aren't helicopteri[...]

A Taste of The States

We've lived in Slovenia now for exactly 2 months! As I've said before, living here is really not that difficult. I have, however, found myself missing things that are very common in The United States but not so common in Slovenia. You can only imagine how happy I was to finally have some things I'd missed in a care package from my mom and mother-in-law. It was Christmas in our house on Wednesday, and I may have almost cried! Ha  Below is a list of everyday things in The United States that can't really b[...]

Lake Bled

We decided as a family that for every birthday we will travel somewhere and have lots of FUN! For Heath's birthday, we did just that! We traveled a whopping 30 mins to Lake Bled and met our close friends Natalie, Shawn, and their dog Fang from Germany. We spent the weekend exploring, and relaxing in the little town of Lake Bled. Lake Bled is a lake in Julian Alps, in the northwestern region of Slovenia. The lake surrounds the island that is home to the Church of the Assumption which dates back from the 17t[...]

Part 1: Nolan’s First Week of Slovenian School

When I was in Monterey, we had a WONDERFUL group of Foreign Area Officers' spouses. One of the HOT TOPICS was where to send your children to school. Do you send them to QSI (International School), or do you send them to a school in that country? (Full Immersion) It seemed to me like many moms in class were a little leery of sending their children to an entire immersion school. I'll admit, I was scared of the unknown as well. However, when we got to Slovenia, I realized that the international school was a tad[...]

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[...]

Our life in bags

 We are in the middle of our BIG MOVE! I am happy to let everyone know that we survived our first plane ride as a family. The kiddos did way better than I would have ever imagined. Below you will find the list of things I used for packing. I've included a link to all the items I used. Please know I am an Amazon affiliate, but I bought these items without any incentives.  Packing cubes (Seriously) color code them for each family member. I ended up putting the huge ziplock bags inside each packing[...]