Month: September 2017

Raising an Adventurous Eater: Three Tips

Of the interests that brought my husband and I together on our first date, travel and food were two of the top three. (The third was a closely related one—wine.) With this in mind, it was important to us that Luca be an adventurous eater. That doesn’t mean he had to be willing to eat insects in preschool, but it did mean that he not be TOO picky as a toddler.

 

 

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Norway: A Toddler-Friendly Bucket List

One of my biggest regrets about leaving Prague so soon is that we didn’t see nearly as much of the Czech Republic as I would have liked. Determined not to let that happen this time, I immediately started a list of places I want to visit in Norway. Unfortunately, with a toddler in tow, we aren’t headed to some of the most Instagrammed places any time soon. (Trolltunga, anyone?)

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Three Toddler-Friendly Day Trips from Prague

Last year at this time we were getting settled into Prague and starting to explore the surrounding area. Having been to Prague on vacation a few years before, Fernando and I felt that we’d been able to check most of the big sights in the city off our list, and at any rate, we figured we had a long time ahead of us to explore. (Turns out we were wrong about that last point!) We hadn’t ventured out of the city yet, though, so that was what we had planned for the fall.

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Norwegian Lessons: Barnehage

If you move to Norway with a small child, chances are that the first word you learn in Norwegian will be “barnehage.” Generally translated as “kindergarten” (“barn”=child and “hage”=garden), it is more like day care in the U.S. Indeed, one of the most confusing things that I started doing when we decided to move here was tell people back home that I needed to enroll my one-and-a-half year old in kindergarten.

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