This month is also coming to an end. We have come back from a work&leisure trip to Italy, celebrated Easter with our families, and I have been having a crazy phase at work. A long awaited spring has started here in Finland and we are ready to get the most from the good weather as… Continue reading April’s favorites: empowering kids & time to relax
My husband and I share a flaw. Yes, we are not perfect! Shocking, right? Jokes aside, we are lazy. Not lazy lazy, we are actually quite active people, only... we are not sporty. Unless lifting a sandwich to your mouth has now become an olympic discipline...? Not yet? Too bad. Anyway, we do want our… Continue reading Meet us at the Helsinki Minimarathon!
Since when I became a mother, my calendar year has few highlights that I wait for year after year, and Lapsimessut, the Helsinki Children's Fair, is one of them. If have never visited it, let me walk you through it. Picture the Helsinki Fair Centre filled with soft play stations, free-to-play huge toy areas, boardgame… Continue reading Are you ready for the Helsinki Children’s Fair Lapsimessut 2018?
We are avid users of library services. We visit the local library weekly, have materials delivered (for free!), enjoy the children-friendly events. I’ve taken a habit of loaning dvds for our movie nights and we regularly borrow boardgames as well. So when I heard about the Little Helmet Reading Challenge, I thought, this is definitely for… Continue reading The Reading Challenge 2018 continues…
I bet we have all been in through the same situation at some point. You are out with your child and handle her a juicebox. No matter if it's the first or twentieth time this happens, the child grabs it like she wants to choke it and you watch - like in slow-motion - half… Continue reading No more juice stains: Mehujehu, from Finland for all parents
You know what I love even more than a high-quality product? A high-quality product designed and produced by fellow parents. Arksie is a small Finnish business founded by parents to a precious toddler boy and a baby. They wanted to design cute, sustainable, and practical onesies for babies and toddlers, and hands-down succeeded. The first… Continue reading My cute little Arksie fox
Back in 2015, we backed a Kickstarter which proved to be extremely successful (2X the goal in 72 hours). Our reward was Cubetto, an educational toy to foster logic and introduce young children to coding. To the day, Cubetto is one of my children's favourite toys and I regularly recommend it to friends and colleagues… Continue reading Code your way with Cubetto
Our world is changing and our kids will likely need basics of coding and logic to professionally thrive in their future. As a professional, I'm experiencing first-hand the lack of software developers, and I know the situation will only grow worse in the job market. I'm convinced I can start fostering some skills already in… Continue reading Teach your child basics of coding with The Foos
I've shared before how we love to have movie nights at our house. Not only it's a special family time, we made it into a social tradition for the kids as well. Occasionally they get to invite some friends over to watch a movie together. Normally we are strict with candies and snacks, so I… Continue reading Toddlers’ Christmas movie night
When R was smaller, her grandparents bought her a special gift. We heard of Wonderbly's personalised books from other parents and we thought hey, what a cool idea. When we received it home, little did we know that it would become an all time favourite pick at reading time. There's something I love of Wonderbly… Continue reading The best Christmas gift, a personalised book by Wonderbly