Slowing Down! – Recap 2018

Happy new year everyone!

Time is flying by and everything is going so fast.
Treasure every second!

Here is an overview of our treasured memories of the year 2018. We hope you had a great year and a wonderful new years eve.

May 2019 bring you all the love and happiness in the world!

Love,
  Jolanda, Michiel,
Miley Haley & Quinn

Music in this video is by:
Meydän – https://soundcloud.com/meydansound/

Stress-free Christmas dinner with kids

The Christmas holidays are filled with cozy nights, twinkly lights, cuddles by the fireplace, pumpkin spice and lots of family and friends.
But if you have kids, you know it can also mean a lot of planning stress, kids completely overstimulated by all the excitement and people, and you still need to put out a nice dinner and look like you’re not having a nervous breakdown!
So here a few things that will make your life as a parent a bit easier with kids at the Christmas dinner table!

1. Make it yourself easier. 
I know, we as healthy parents want to put a fresh-made dinner on the table for not only the adults…also our little ones.
My advice!? Make sure you have a ready-made biological baby meal ready. Like this one from Kruitvat home brand available in Holland and Belgium. With all the excitement of the Holliday season, you may find your kids eating nothing so well at the Christmas dinner table. There is just too much happening (and just maybe there was a little too much candy before sitting down at the table.) So if your little one refuses to eat the fancy stuff you made for them you will be happy to know that you have something healthy they will eat for sure!
We are one of those Ripley parents who will cook dinner for the whole family and the baby just eats along with everyone but if there is cooked in a whine or if there is raw meat or fish Involved (which is often the case with festive dinners) I rather have my baby eat a healthy ready-made-dinner. We just like to heat it up and scoop it into a fancy cup because treat should be presented in style! And as a Ripley baby, she will eat it herself. With her little spoon, or little hands.
This way you won’t have to stress about it. For us, it always has been a lifesaver especially when being invited to dinner at friends or family, a ready meal in your bag saves you a lot of stress if they don’t have anything baby-proof on the table.

2. O’h no! What a mess
Relax! Kids will be kids! And you know those little outfits can be washed, so no stressing about it! For the dinner table mess on the little faces and hands (and diaper changes as well) make sure you have 99% water baby wipes standing by. These amazing wipes from Kruitvat (available in Holland and Belgium) have minimal ingredients and 0%pafum and 0% alcohol. We just love to use these natural wipes for all quick kid-messes cleaning purposes. The fabric is super think, soft and they are really affordable! These wipes are making our lives just a bit easier.  At home we always have them standing by close to the dinner table and whenever we go somewhere, a pack of these is always coming with us.

3. Talk to them!
Wouldn’t you get bored if you get ignored the whole evening? Include your 6+-year-old kid in the table conversation sometimes.
For the littlest ones, break free from the grown-up conversation and give them some quality attention for a good 10 minutes.
If there are some other kind family members who would do the same sometimes it will make all the difference!

4. NO don’t touch that!!!
Put some Christmas decorations on the table they are allowed to play with. Like snowglobes or little Christmas trees. Instead of yelling “no don’t touch that” the whole evening you can create an inspiring playfully setting around the kids where they can be distracted.

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5. I’m bored!
Please don’t put them behind a screen and turn them into zombies the minute they get bored. Make little goody bags with an activity pack that they can have when they have enough of eating. You could for example put in a little puzzle, some coloring materials a little toy, disposable camera, a little pot of play-doh, activity book, you name it. (just don’t put in bubbles. bubbles will end up in the food and the soap will be emptied on their clothes or on the couch. trust me, I’ve been there)
By the time they are tired and done with the activities, there will be dessert! And then after dessert while everyone is having drinks they will be so tired you maybe can let them reload a bit with a holiday movie on the tablet in a cozy corner with some pillows and lemonade.

6. It’s taking sooo looonggggg
If you are sitting down longer than one hour (which is often the case with us) and they are done eating or playing sitting down, they will get restless. They are kids, their bodies and brains are not designed to sit still this long. Let them off the hook so they can go and (quietly) play away from the dinner table.

7. Ready for bed
If you were invited to dinner somewhere else, your kids will be exhausted once you get in the car, and they probably will crash there.
Take pajamas and toothbrushes with you, so you’ll be able to quietly transfer them sleeping from car to bed. You’ll have them all brushed, cleaned and in their pj’s ready to sleep through the night right before getting in the car.

8. Expectations.
You will all be sitting there at the perfectly set up table with their perfectly styled outfit and the kids will play, and the grownups will all be taking and launching and everyone will be smiling and it will all be just a picture of perfection.
Wake up. This is real life, not your Instagram feed. Somewhere along the evening something will burn, someone will have a tantrum, something will spill, someone will say something awkward, someone will smear some food on some furniture, someone will wipe his or her nose on your arm (moms, this happens to every one of you right!? It’s not just me!?)  and someone will say “mom, I’m bored”. But you know what… You will enjoy it anyway! Because you are together with the people you love most, you have lots of delicious food and everything is perfect just the way is.
Real life perfect.

These where my 8 kid-proof Christmas dinner lifesavers to get through these holiday dinner parties with a smile!
Did I miss something that should really really really be in here!?
Please let me know your best advice in the comments so we can all advantage from them.

Have a lovely holiday dinner!
x Jolanda

Thanks to Kruidvat for being our partner on this post. As usual, all thoughts & opinions are our own.  –

Blog post by Jolanda Marti
Photography: Wild & Boho

Photo’s of our first Christmas dinner this year: 

Thank you for a beautiful summer

Summers like these is is where memories are made.
Moments we will treasure forever.
Days like this one.
Sunshine, friends, and family… all we need!
We gathered together to celebrate the summer and our friendships, to chill, talk, eat, laugh and be happy!

True friendships to us don’t mean we have t meet every week, or even every month or year. It doesn’t mean we talk over phone on a daily basis. We have a busy life, and our friends are busy too. But when it comes down to it, they will be there to share the important moments with us and if you need them you know you can call them anytime. And they know they can call us whenever they need us!

We loved to share the first harvest of our veggie garden with our friends in a beautifully styled BBQ garden party! The hot summer weather asked for ice cold beverages so we teamed up with the delicious brand’s  Roestig Blond Beer, Lemonaid+ & Charry tea to keep our guests fresh and hydrated!

We hope you love our homage video to our friendships and the summer!
Do you like these kinds of video’s!?
We also get together in a new-year dinner, would you like to see that one in a winter edition video!? Let me know in my insta post or in the comments below!

Thank you to Roestig blond, Lemonaid & Charry tea for sponsoring this post. As usual, all thoughts & opinions in this post are sincere and 100% our own.

Beautiful and inspiring Music in this video is by the amazing
Shanin Blake: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbxxfWYFYyk_laYo_ofsHOg

Videography: Wild and Boho

Hydrated kids and dry outfits

While traveling with small kids during the summer in a campervan it is extra important to keep the little ones hydrated.
Liquids, small kids and moving vehicles are a tricky combination. But luckily we brought these awesome kids cups on the road! We had one peach Todler-cup for Quinn and one mint coloured Kid-cup for Haley! Our only regret was that we didn’t had one for Miley becouse we thought she would be to “big” for one… Turns out she loved it as well! So Haley shared the Kid-cup with her. Oh it was such a sweet sister bonding thing they had going on our trip!

So excited

I get to give a discount to you guys to get your little ones one of these beautiful cups to stay hydrated!
Use my code: wildandboho at checkout and save 20% on the entire range of pastel and even the new limited edition pearl collection!
·  With the same code you get 60% off on all neon and neon packages!
·  link to shop :   Twist and Shake
·  Worldwide shipping

 

Frisse zomerdrankjes! *alcoholvrij

Van bepaalde drankjes kan ik geen genoeg krijgen! Van deze heerlijke alcohol vrije cocktails kan ik in de zomer de hele dag door nippen in de wetenschap dat deze drankjes nog gezond zijn ook! Dus onbeperkt genieten!

En als ik zwanger ben kan ik al helemaal obsessed raken over een drankje.
Deze mixjes had ik al bedacht voordat ik zwanger was en maakte ze al regelmatig, maar tijdens mijn zwangerschap was het praktisch het enige waar ik trek in had om te drinken. In mijn zwangerschap vlog over cravings tijdens mijn zwangerschappen heb ik het gehad over “het” drankje van mijn tweede en mijn derde zwangerschap.

Voor de tweede zwangerschap was dit het de Frooty chia coconut water
En voor de derde zwangerschap was dit het de Minty Raspberry bubbles

…p.s. wat vind je van de namen? Heb ze net bedacht, gezien de drankjes eigen brouwsels zijn hadden ze dus nog geen naam.

Bekijk hieronder het recept voor deze twee heerlijk frisse zomer drankjes!

Frooty chia coconut water

Benodigdheden:
-groot hoog glas met iets langs om mee te roeren bijv. een lang rietje
of
-meeneem drinkfles

Ingredienten:
-theelepel chia zaadjes
-1 deel cranberrysap
-3 delen verse jus
-6 delen 100% cocosnoot water (het liefst niet van concentraat)

Bereiding:

Pak je glas of drink beker, en gooi daar eerst je chia zaadjes in.
Schenk daarna de cranberrysap, de verse jus, en vul de rest van het glas met het cocosnoot water.
Roer alles goed door elkaar of sluit je flesje en schud!
Laat het drankje nu eerst 5 a 10 min staan zodat de chia zaadjes de kans krijgen om zacht te worden en een gelei laagje krijgen.
Dit geeft een leuke structuur aan je drankje, en het drinkt daardoor lekker makkelijk weg.

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Chia zaadjes na 10 min. met een laagje gelei.
Super leuk en lekker!

Minty Raspberry bubbles

Benodigdheden voor 1 glas voor nu meteen, plus een fles voor in de koelkast voor later:
-groot hoog glas
-de fles van het bruiswater (zie ingredienten)

Ingrediënten:
-2 plus 6 eetlepels bevroren frambozen
-1 plus 4 takken verse munt
-2 scheutje elderflower limonade naar smaak
-fijn bruisend bronwater

Bereiding:

Pak je glas en de fles bruiswater. Maak wat ruimte in de fles door er wat uit te gieten in je glas.
Was je takjes munt en klap er op tussen je handen (zo komt er meer munt smaak vrij in je drankje) stop 1 takje in je glas en stop de rest in je fles.
Schenk een klein scheutje elderflower limonade in je glas en je fles.
Gooi een grote eetlepel bevroren frambozen in je glas, en stop de rest van je frambozen in de fles (ja, 1 voor 1 vanwege de smalle hals, best irritant, maar het is het waard, beloofd)

Draai de dop goed aan op de fles, keer de fles zachtjes 2 a 3 keer om en LAAT NU DICHT!!! (anders is het feest) Zet’m in de koelkast voor later! Roer met het munt takje zachtjes je drankje in je glas en Enjoy!

Wat is jou favoriete alcohol-vrije zomerdrankje!?
Of heb jij ook een bepaald drankje of eten waar je tijdens je zwangerschap geen genoeg van kon krijgen!?
Heb je mijn zomerdrankjes uitgeprobeerd? Wat vond je er van!?

Laat het me hieronder bij de comments weten!

Liefs, 
 Jolanda

Text & Photography: Jolanda Marti

Rare Zwangerschap Cravings VLOG

To my English readers:
This blogpost and vlog are in dutch only. Sorry about that…
It’s it’s an old post from back when i only posted in dutch.

Tadaaa, hier is zwangerschapvlog #01! leuk dat je kijkt!
In deze vlog: Mijn persoonlijke (rare) Zwangerschap Cravings!

Lees Hier de twee receptjes van de drankjes waar ik het over heb in de vlog!

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