5 Things I Want You to Know About Polish

Yesterday was International Mother Language Day (#IMLD).  and I want to shed some light on my own mother tongue, Polish. I know I’m late but then Ilze wrote her post about Latvian and I found it absolutely fascinating and wanted to write a similar post listing all the things to know about ...Read More

Focaccia Recipe

I love all kinds of bread. My favourite is the heavy, German-style bread made with rye flour but sometimes I feel like making Turkish-style flatbread. Or at least I thought it was Turkish-style flatbread because when I found the recipe and proudly presented the result to my Turkish friend, she said, “Oh, ...Read More

Homemade Chocolate for Valentine’s Day Sponsored Post and Giveaway

Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by OneDay and I was rewarded for writing it. I wasn’t a huge fan of Valentine’s day until last year when the daycare took care of our children while we went for a date, just the two of us. My husband and me. It was epic! And from that ...Read More

How to Get Published on the Big Sites (Like The Huffington Post)

There are many reasons why people decide to start a blog. Some write for friends and family, others wish to reach a bigger audience. And when your blog is small, a great way to achieve the latter is to be published on big sites. The Huffington Post is one of the sites ...Read More

How To Talk To Dutch Doctors So That They Will Listen

For those of you not yet in the know about the Dutch healthcare system, doctors in the Netherlands believe that everything can be cured by Paracetamol and bread. I still remember the shock when I asked for the chicken pox vaccine for my kids and was told that such a vaccine does ...Read More

5 Tips for Maintaining Your Less Spoken Language

I love having guest posts on my blog! They come from various people from all over the world and cover a variety of topics, from homeschooling to upcycling. Sometimes, the authors are experts in their fields and offer such great advice, like this one from Ariadne of the Positive Parenting Connection or ...Read More

Witlof Chicory, Fruit and Blue Cheese Salad

Many people don’t like chicory because of its bitter taste but I just love everything about it: its freshness, the tanginess, the hairy texture. I think chicory is fabulous. I’ve only tried it cold- eaten like that or in salads, but recently, I’ve started using it warm: in pasta casseroles or baked ...Read More

5 Tips for a Peaceful Christmas

Like every year, I’m getting really excited about Christmas. Usually we visit my parents and brother in Warsaw, Poland so that I can stop being so homesick, but due to many reasons, we decided to stay in the Netherlands this year. When my husband and I were still dating, I would fly ...Read More

Multicultural Celebrations: the MKB December Festival

It’s been a while since I hosted the Multicultural Kid Blogs Carnival but it’s my turn again! My theme this month is Multicultural Celebrations and answers the question: what makes your celebrations multicultural?  I keep my theme very broad since I was late at announcing it and wanted to give other bloggers ...Read More

Christmas Carols around the World

  Everyone loves a good Christmas carol. I certainly know I do. I guess we all know so many beautiful Christmas songs. They tell of peace and joy and the birth of baby Jesus. They are sung in simple voices and by whole choirs with complicated musical arrangements. Big Stars like Mariah ...Read More