Visiting the Netherlands as a family.

We may not own a Dutch oven, but there’s definitely a strong “touch of the Dutch” at our house, or at least so I’d like to think. I’ve already started my story of us traveling with the boys to Europe. Now let me tell you about traveling to the Netherlands specifically. Some pointers and just … [Read more…]

#nikolikes traveling

We took our circus on the road yet again last month. And I must say – traveling with kids really does get easier when they get older. I thought older = smarter = more curious and = more difficult to corral, but no! The sweet promise of ipads once the plane took off the ground … [Read more…]

I am so glad you are here

I feel like I promised you some profound paths to happiness a while back… Sorry if I’m letting you down! The truth is – there’s nothing profound about happiness. I’ve always believed – happiness is all around you, you just have to learn to stop and look. But I’ve also been a very hard realist. … [Read more…]

February goals

Last week it seemed like people were running out of steam on their resolutions, so – seems like the perfect time to get more serious about mine :) 1. Palm oil. We’ve been trying to avoid it before. But now it’s to strong boycott level. And sure enough – that scandal about Nutella being the … [Read more…]


I have so many Niko stories to tell you, but today something else has been on my mind. I’m sure you’ve already read or seen the story about the man who dressed up as Santa to go see a dying boy.. If not – get a tissue and read this. For a couple of days … [Read more…]