Before I became a parent I was very judgmental, I didn't know that I was, but now that I am a parent I can totally admit that the ideas I had about parenthood and motherhood before I entered the squad was full of judgement. It has been a steep learning curve and there are some … Continue reading Experiences of motherhood that have surprised me
Exactly one year ago I became a mother for the second time. Our feisty little Thora Olava was born April 15th at exactly 5.10 pm, the most incredible experience of my life. Having given birth naturally once before I thought I knew how it was going to be, but the second time was completely different. … Continue reading 365 days of thunder
We went to a kids birthday party today. There was booze. A definite must for any kind of party including more than two kids running around (by this standard you can enjoy a glass of wine during a playdate too, but test the waters first! You don't want to waste offer wine to the wrong mother...). It … Continue reading What is it about kids parties?
There is romance in silently getting up and dealing with the kids while the other one sleeps. There is romance in a cup of coffee, or a lunch collected from the caf down the road (thanks Anders). There is romance in dealing with the shitstorm that hit the kitchen after dinner. There is romance … Continue reading Valentine’s Day
Just stopping by to show you what I've got on the table today: A new houseplant which I hope will survive! It's a tradescantia tricolor and I love the green and pinkish foliage. Looking back at it I think the purchase might symbolise new beginnings. A subconscious purchase perhaps! We are stuck in a bit of a … Continue reading ON THE TABLE – a new plant, a new book and a diary
Oh baby it's cold outside! The garden is covered in frost, and all the leaves are glittering in the low winter sun. There is nothing quite like it! But with glittery frost, comes nail biting cold, and sometimes it's hard to know what to dress your babies in when it's this cold. As a Norwegian … Continue reading Dressing your babies for winter – some tips from a Norwegian
A few weekends ago we visited Garsons Farm in Esher for a little spot of fika*! They had all their Christmas decorations up and the whole place looked magical. I always allow myself one fancy Christmas tree ornament per year so we spent a good while looking and selecting our favourite (the toddler and I, that … Continue reading Fika at Garsons Farm
You know when there is "nothing to eat" in the house and however many times you open the fridge and cupboards and you can only find ingredients? Well, this Sunday was a bit like that. At around midday, and I realised that no one had eaten any proper food, I decided I was going to have to make something … Continue reading ON THE TABLE: Gently spiced sweet potato soup
As parents we often celebrate our children's milestones, it starts off with the first ever nappy change, the first ever smile, the first tears, the first explosive poo, the first night at home, the first laugh, the first steps, the first shoes, the first words, the list goes on. We like to make a mental … Continue reading Milestones for grownups
With a husband who is a bit above averagely interested in bikes it was only inevitable that the kids would eventually be kitted out with some pretty good gear. Last year we gave Iselilja a balance bike for Christmas, one without pedals, and it's only recently that she's become a bit more comfortable and confident … Continue reading I want to ride my bicycle!