1,5 YEARS | DINO


My baby is halfway on becoming a two-year-old and holy cow he's been growing up fast since the last update. I'm glad I'm still keeping up with these updates via my blog as I really love to go back and see what he was up to in the past. So much has changed, last year he was only a 6-month-old just learned to turn and now he's growing his vocabulary and running from place A to B. What's the rush little one?

WHY WE LOVE STAYING IN AIRBNB’S?


During our travels, we've stayed three times (so far) in Airbnb's. When we went to Tromso, we stayed for the few nights on the road in the halfway, at Oulu, Finland. It wasn't the most luxurious stay but you'll figure out why we chose it in this blog post. The Airbnb in Tromso, Norway we stayed in had such an amazing Nordic/Scandinavian touch in it. It was an absolute heaven. And we really enjoyed our Airbnb in Mariehamn, Åland as well. Why we've been more into Airbnb's instead of hotels? And especially with a child?

DO WE ENCOURAGE THE PEOPLE AROUND US ENOUGH?


I'm sat here on our balcony at the moment, thinking about a bunch of stuff. As I am writing this on the last days of my maternity leave (yeah, I don't usually have time to sunbathe on our balcony) and by the time this post goes live I'm already back at work. Either way, I thought a lot about one simple question; "do we encourage the people around us enough?" And mainly, "how long can you keep encouraging people without receiving anything back?". These are the main questions I am writing about to you today.

HOW D IS HOLDING UP IN THE DAYCARE


I can't believe D's been in the daycare for three full weeks now. The transition into his new routines went surprisingly well, especially after we changed his routine at home a few weeks before he went in. You can read all about how we changed the routine for him of my post called "Our top tips for preparing your toddler in the daycare". So how D's been doing out there?

UTSIKTSCAFÉ UFFE PÅ BERGET | ÅLAND, FINLAND


I absolutely love it when I've got my cup of coffee in the morning. And what makes the feeling extra special, is when I have my cup of coffee in the morning and in a place with an amazing view. Let's talk about that, shall we?

3 THINGS TO DO EACH MORNING TO ACHIEVE A POSITIVE DAY


Being positive is something I've been struggling with lately, especially now after returning to work. I've been pretty close to falling onto my old habits at work, like heading on the roof and smoking a lot (it's pretty exhausting, the job I am in, not physically, and not even emotionally but in some way it feels already that it's slowly draining me) until I remember that they turned the employees smoking area to a freaking restaurant while I was away. So yes, positive thoughts are something I've been trying to hold on to and here I am, sharing three things you can do each morning to (try) achieve a positive day!

HOW IT FEELS TO BE BACK AT WORK?


It's been so weird during these past weeks I've been back to work. So much has changed and still, nothing has changed. It's an odd feeling. So how does it feel to be back at work after being away for almost one year and eight months?

KASTELHOLM CASTLE | ÅLAND, FINLAND


I must admit, we missed around half of the things I wanted to see in Åland when we visited there last month but to be fair to ourselves, we had only two full days out there so obviously the island needs a second check-up! Though, we didn't miss the Kastelholm Castle, which was right under my top attractions in Åland as a second, after the Taffel chips factory of course.

10 DIFFERENT WAYS TO FEEL CLOSER TO NATURE*


During the days like these, we tend to rush off from a place to another. During the days like these, we tend to forget the bond we have with nature. And how can we feel closer to nature in today's society? Let me share my 10 favourite things to do when I feel lost of touch!

3 SIMPLE ACTS OF KINDNESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA


Kindness is such a funny thing, isn't it? It's completely free of charge and yet it's something most of us (me, myself and I included) sometimes forget. Being kind to someone definitely isn't out of your pocket and being genuinely kind towards others will definitely make your journey to your destination feel so much better. So here I am, sharing 3 simple acts of kindness on Social Media. They don't take much time, but they're very effective. Are you up for a challenge?

ZUCCHINI PANCAKES | QUICK, HEALTHY & TODDLER APPROVED


Today, I'm going to share with you D's ultimate favourite lunch recipe with you guys so you can try and see if your toddler (or yourself) enjoy these too! If you're doing the grown-ups version of it, you might want to add some salt and chilli in the mix, as toddlers are on a strict no salt mode for the first years of their lives so obviously I've left the salt out. But yeah, if this recipe says there's no salt, it's because of that. I'm not saying you cannot use salt. Got it? Good, let's get to the recipe.

HOW TO MAKE GOALS & ACHIEVE THEM?


Goals, those funny little things. Everyone has them, but not all necessarily achieve them. There are also dreams, but turning dreams into actual goals takes a lot of gut and commitment. Are you ready to change your dreams into goals and when the time is right, achieve them? Here's how I'm setting goals and actually achieving them, and I really hope you'll find this helpful so you can turn your dreams into goals and achieve them.

THE RUINS OF BOMARSUND | ÅLAND, FINLAND


While we visited in Åland, we went to see the ruins of Bomarsund. The fortress of Bomarsund was built back in the 1832 and it was finished in 1854. It was one of the largest building projects of Åland, and it was calculated for 5000 men. It's a pretty effin' huge, considering that the population of the whole islands is 29,5 thousand people, of which almost 12 thousand are living in the capital of Åland, Mariehamn.

JULY VIA INSTAGRAM


Well hello there, August. It's ridiculous how fast the time seems to be flying when you've just spent your Summer travelling around and doing yoga at the same time. If something, I've learned to live in the moment this Summer. I guess that's a great thing to learn if something.
Once again, it's time for a little Instagram round-up! (Okay, who am I trying to fool? It's going to be a huge one as I posted a shitload of pictures last month. 

OUR TOP TIPS TO PREPARING YOUR TODDLER FOR THE DAYCARE


As you might know, D started in the daycare on the first of August and today actually, is my very first day at work after the maternity leave. Either way, we wanted to make the transition from a routine to another a bit smoother. As a small human being, going to the daycare is a HUGE change. Even if some kids don't show it outside, it's a big deal to them. So today, I am going to share our tips on preparing your toddler for the daycare, and how we tried our very best to make the transition go smoother.

BLOGGING GOALS | AUGUST 2018


Well hello there, August! Today is the day for many things. Today is the day when I kick off the end of my maternity leave by having two days off from work (which is pretty much my only "alone" vacation I'll have this year) and I'm back at work on Friday. Today is also the first day of the very month, that I'll turn a new page on my life. I'm going to be a student. So while I'm being a mum, a student and working for part-time - you can imagine blogging is something that might have to step aside for a while. Oh well, it won't be as high on my priorities for a while.