Month: December 2017

Looking forward…my 2018 goals

I don’t remember the last time I made a New Year’s resolution. Generally speaking, I’m not going to do something if I’m not going to be good at it. And I tend to assume that statistics (like 92% of people fail to keep their resolutions) dictate my future. (Major mindset issues, I know. I’m working […] Read more…

Norwegian Lessons: Jul

As we were getting ready for vacation, Christmas was starting to come to Oslo, with large swathes of Karl Johans blocked off where they were going to build a Christmas market. By the time we returned, the Jul season was officially in full swing, with not only Julemarked (Christmas markets) popping up around the city, but also Julekaffe, Julebrus, and yes, even Julepølse. 

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Three Can’t Miss Dishes in Seattle (from a former local)

Ask any expat what their favorite part of going home is and they will most likely say “the food.” If they don’t, they’re lying. (Unless they say “free babysitting by the grandparents,” in which case they are probably telling the truth. Of course, they’ll most likely go out to eat with that spare time, which takes us right back to food.) 

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How to Travel like Adults…With a Toddler

Before we moved to Europe, it seemed as if all of our friends either stopped traveling once they had kids or they only went on Disney vacations (or to visit the grandparents). And while there’s nothing wrong with an occasional Disney trip (the first place I want to travel to after we move back to Seattle is Aulani) I couldn’t imagine that being the only kind of vacation we ever took.

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