Embracing Hair Gel & Other Dutch Doings

by farrah on April 23, 2014 · 12 comments

Over the long weekend here, Friday was a school holiday but not a work holiday. Everyone had Monday off for ‘Easter Monday’ and from what I gather it is a day of rest and relaxation. Twist my arm, right? We hung around the house after our marathon afternoon at Keukenhof Sunday. Yesterday we were back to the grind of school and swim lessons which makes for sleepy children even if it’s so sunny out at 8pm they think you’re crazy to put them to bed.

skyThe sky last night at 8:15pm. It was even brighter in real life.

Are you gellin’?

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..To go or not to go? That is the question. Well, maybe for many of us anyhow. I am bound and determined to go to my grand 20th high school reunion,  and I realize that this might have some of you thinking What on earth for???  But oh 1994- you were so awesome!

 hsLooks ‘glamour shot-esque’ to me.

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The Nappers of Keukenhof

by farrah on April 21, 2014 · 8 comments

Yesterday the weather was spectacular and we needed a plan out of the house. Since we headed up to Keukenhof last year on Queen’s Day, we thought- why the heck not? We were already familiar with it being so crowded you couldn’t move… and we knew where to see the highlights, so we packed up the car and drove the 1.5 hours north to the largest, most amazing and incredible garden in the Netherlands.


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Easter Expats in the Netherlands

by farrah on April 18, 2014 · 6 comments

Growing up my sister and I wore frilly dresses, hats and even gloves to church on Easter Sunday. We were part of the ‘Eastermas’ crowd (those that only really went on those two holidays) and enjoyed this tradition. We’d wake up in the morning, and hunt around the house for our baskets. They usually had candy and one specific toy that we were really pining for. I’ll never forget the year I got Peaches ‘n Cream Barbie. THAT was a good year.

Easter Eggs

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photo by: fotologic


The Magic of Stonehenge

by farrah on April 16, 2014 · 16 comments

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by things that can’t be explained. As a child I wondered about the origins of the universe, why we’re here, history, and random things like Stonehenge. Growing up in small-town Michigan I dreamed that someday I would be able to physically visit the mysteries that exist on our planet, and maybe a part of me knew that I would. My trip to England allowed me to do just that with one of my burning questions: What’s Stonehenge really like in person?


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London Luck, Gratitude & Diamonds

by farrah on April 14, 2014 · 18 comments

I made it home, but barely. London was incredible- but today I wanted to tell you about yesterday. It was one of my worst travel nightmares come true- and yet somehow, the stars aligned and I made it home. Disclaimer: Even with 3 kids, I am never, ever late to anything. It’s an obsession.

PicMonkey Collage

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Going Down To Liverpool To Do Nothing

by farrah on April 9, 2014 · 9 comments

Well, not nothing. Exactly. But I love this song and can’t wait. I just dropped off the boys and now I need to pack and quadruple check my paperwork and documents (because of an immigration snafu I have to take residency stuff) and what the heck, shower since I really should.

So with that, I leave you with a favorite band of mine from yesteryear covering Going Down To Liverpool. I hope you have a great week and if you’re up for it follow along on Instagram at @Momofthreeunder. Ann and I hope to have ourselves a bloody good time.

Yeah, I think the lip synching is off, but hey! It’s Spock!

Ps- I might be a blogger, and ‘American’ but I ain’t no #Americanblogger. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, that’s probably good. Bloggers come in all shapes, sizes, genders and races. I’m pretty mortified at the whole thing.



Last week there was a day when things were so ridiculous I told my mom’s group ‘My Day in Numbers‘. These are the kinds of things that people don’t tell you to expect when you are a parent. You don’t expect to treat 6 eyes for pink eye at the same time, have 2 kids with explosive pull-ups in the same day, nor 1 bloody nose the night before. You just have to live it. And roll with it. But as Farrah’s Law proves true when I’m about to go out of town, so it is again. Sigh. London: T-minus TOMORROW.

Numbers in a City: New Haven / 1997 / SML

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Diving In: I Will Learn You, Dutch.

by farrah on April 3, 2014 · 25 comments

Yesterday I was up in the attic looking for a misplaced scarf. I always seem to stumble across things that distract me from the task at hand, and yesterday was no different. On a bookshelf I noticed my old and hardly used Dutch language book that I was given around two years ago when I was taking lessons. I picked it up and took it back downstairs with me (amongst the other treasures I found- but still no scarf) to peruse its pages.

Learning Dutch

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A week from today my friend Ann and I leave for London. For her it’s a belated birthday celebration- and for me, well, it’s another mom-needs-her-sanity trip. We booked our flights a while ago and Ann has done an incredible job planning out our adventures and pre booking the tours. This will be my first time there, and I have to say I’m beyond excited.

Palace of Westminster - London, England

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photo by: Trodel