Gemeente Museum, Den Haag, The Netherlands

It was my birthday last week and when my husband asked what gift I would like, it was an easy choice. So I will soon have a Dutch Museumkaart which will allow me free entry into a majority of museums in The Netherlands.  I did consider buying one for the girls as...

A historic 5th birthday

This little girl literally grew up in a museum – at the Abbey Museum, Caboolture, Australia.  So it was only fitting that on the historic occasion of her 5th birthday, she celebrate it surrounded by history.  The best birthday party...

Reading from a young age

Tonight, I listened to my 7 year old read ME a bedtime story.  In Dutch.  Here I am reading to her at just 2 months old. I think reading from a young age is one of the most simple, yet most powerful ways you can teach culture to your kids....

Storing Kids Artwork

As children grow, so does their pile of artwork.  So that we aren’t buried in it, I’ve had to come up with ideas on storing kids artwork.  I’ve been scanning a lot of it and then storing in a big box from IKEA.  Other works do find their way into the...

Multilanguage Let It Go

No matter where you are in the world, if you have young children, have they been singing “Let it Go”? My little Dutch Australian daughters have been belting it out in English and it’s only recently I realised there may be a Dutch version.  So I...