All posts filed under: travel & short trips

About using mobile phones while driving & booster seats (Cooperation/Advertising+raffle)

About using mobile phones while driving & booster seats (Cooperation/Advertising+Raffle) Let’s face it – who consistently keeps his hands off the smartphone while driving? Who does not use the mobile phone in the car every now and then? Why do so many mothers and fathers risk an accident every day when they are on the other hand always so concerned about the safety of their children? Why do we underestimate the high risk that arises if we don’t focus fully on the road and the traffic? Common cause of a car accidents: distracted driving About 1.8 billion children worldwide are leaving their homes to go to school every day, but 500 of these children are not coming back. That’s 500 parents who lose a child every day. Distracted driving and touching the mobile phone while driving is one of the three most common causes of car accidents worldwide. A British mother with a brilliant idea: connecting business with a call for secure driving The two-time mom Grainne Kelly, founder of the British company BubbleBum, has launched …

Mum-and-Dad-time: our weekend in Paris

Mom-and-Dad-Time: our weekend in Paris Dare to leave the children alone – the important role of grandparents In February, my husband and I have spent the first mom-and-dad weekend together since the birth of our second child (1.5 years ago). We are very lucky that my parents-in-law live nearby. They like having their grandchildren around and are still very fit for their age. Every Friday is grandparents day, in case they are not traveling or staying in their apartment at the Cote d’Azur. Therefore, both children have a good bond and a lot of faith in their grandmother and grandfather. Nevertheless, it took us more than a year to dare to leave both children for more than one night with them while we were not around the corner. I think it’s important to wait for the moment when you’re ready and the kids are ready, too. Only if you can be completely sure that the children are in good hands and will hardly miss their parents, you can actually enjoy the precious time without them. …

London in 50 hours with a 4-year-old

London in 50 hours with a 4-year-old Last weekend we fulfilled our daughter’s wish and traveled with her to London. In the last year she has had to put up with so much and take care of the little sibling, so we thought it was a good idea that our girl may have her parents for herself for a weekend. After our ‘parents only’ weekend two weeks ago in Paris, I felt this was a need. Since I will go back to work again as of April, it was important to me to do this trip in advance. The little brother was allowed to enjoy the full attention of his grandparents all for himself for a whole weekend, which he liked very much (also grandmother and grandfather had a good time). I’m always happily surprised when I receive the lovely status reports via SMS from my mother in law and I read how well and how long the little boy slept and how great he had eaten (this must be due to the silence and …