Christmas is one of those special occasions where families no matter how far apart they live they try to reach out to each other to maintain that special bond.
Whether it be through a well worded greetings card, telephone call or visit, these small gestures speak volumes.
Christmas traditions help make the season just that little bit more magical and create precious memories for you and your loved ones.
They bring a special kind of love for the holidays and are often carried on for generations.
Every family is different having their own little traditions. I love hearing new ideas that would be nice to start with my own brood.
I recently started looking around to see if I could find any new ideas that I could introduce into our family’s Christmas celebrations but I quickly realised that we already had quite a lot of our own.
Back To School……
Boy does the time go fast the ‘Hersftvakantie’ (autumn school holiday) is already over and the kids went back to school, refreshed and happy to see their friends again.
I have decided to be a little more pro-active with trying to get my eldest daughter to do her homework, normally when she comes home she is in play-mode and it is difficult to pin her down and get her to pay attention.
In group 5 the homework is really minimal but I think if we’re having problems now then what is it going to be like when the hardcore stuff comes in, it’s much better if I can get her into get the habit now.
So… I decided to make a simple reward / goal chart where she can earn stickers and receive a treat when she gets a full card. Read more
I am a great advocate for bringing your kids up bilingually. I believe bilingual children have a massive advantage in later life.
In the beginning it can be hard work and you may ask yourself if it is fair on the kids that they should have to work harder than other kids of their own age. Read more
Here in the Nederlands the ‘Sinterklaas’ (Dutch Father Christmas) fun is already in full swing. Read more