Vanlife exploring Holland! Part 3 of our Vanlife adventure!

This is part 3 of our little vanlife adventure meeting up with our family at the border of Holland and Germany. We went hiking and playing in the sand-hills, had water fights and traveled back home While making a short stop to visit our aircooled friends at Kieft and Klok!

Part 1 of this trip: https://youtu.be/nvMmHljQPoQ

Part 2 of this trip: https://youtu.be/WCtWANFgBdc

Kiefs and klok Vintage Volkswagens: https://www.kieftenklok.nl/

Our tent is from Decathlon: https://www.decathlon.com

Music by:
Birdbirdbird – https://audiojungle.net/user/birdbird.
Ben Sound – https://www.bensound.com
Joakim Karud – http://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Chad Crouch – http://www.chadcrouch.com/wp/

Exploring Holland and Germany! Part 2 of our Vanlife adventure

We went on a little vanlife adventure meeting up with our family at the border of Holland and Germany. We celebrated Quinn’s first birthday and Mothers day!

This was video part 2 (out of 3) of our adventure!
Featured in this video:

Wildlife park Anholter Schweiz: http://www.anholter-schweiz.de/en/

Sunscreen: https://naifcare.com/product/zonnebrandcreme-met-natuurlijke-filter

Small Statue I got from Mothers day from
Lammers & Lammers
https://www.instagram.com/lammersenlammers/

Our tent is from Decathlon:
https://www.decathlon.com

Music by:
Birdbirdbird – https://audiojungle.net/user/birdbirdbird
how the night came – https://howthenightcame.wordpress.com/
Ben Sound – https://www.bensound.com
Joakim Karud – http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

Watch part 1 of this adventure here

Treasure and print your photo Memories!

So many pictures!  But all digitally! And we almost never take the time to do something with them, and that’s such a shame!
I know that my parents used to paste all of our developed pictures in an album. And on the pace we’ve been going there isn’t going to be an album for my kids!!! Well as a photographer we can’t let that happen! We are Printing them all!

Time isn’t an excuse anymore now!
With Moonylab I printed my 60 favorite insta-pics! on small square photo prints on beautiful think mate paper! It was so easy, it took me 10 minutes to order and they came in super fast and we LOVE it!!! Do you ever take your photo’s off your screen and on to paper?

Moonylab is offering all of my readers a 10% discount using the code Wildandboho10 while placing your order!
YAY!!!

I would love to hear how you guys treasure your digital photo’s in the real world!

A big Thank you to Moonylab for sponsoring this post. As usual, all thoughts and opinions are always our own.

Photography: Michiel Fook

VLOG: Vintage Volkswagen Vanlife meeting!

It was so much fun! We went to the 2 day Airmighty Ben Pon Air-cooled Volkswagen meeting at Amersfoort! We loved it! We did have some car trouble (or should I say van-trouble) on our way over there, but we made it there in the end.

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Ben Pon Show: https://www.benpon.com/

Music by:
General Jabbah – https://www.generaljabbah.com/
Joakim karud – https://www.youtube.com/joakimkarud
Frankie Wah – https://soundcloud.com/frankie-wah/

3 day camping trip with KIIND magazine

We went on a 3-day trip and meet other like-minded parents at the KIIND Weekend from Kiind magazine.

Lots of breastfeeding, babywearing, and gentle parenting people.
Lovely to see everyone respecting each other’s choices and differences and bonding together based on the love we all have to raise our kids with love the best we possibly can!
And that’s what unites all parents I guess!

So lovely to see and meet all those parents who are openminded, adventures and relaxed with their kids.

We also went there to make the official event video and promo.
As soon as that video one is online I will put the link to the video here.

Music by:

Scott Holmes – https://scottholmesmusic.com/

Joakim Karud – http://youtube.com/joakimkarud

All The Fires – http://www.myspace.com/allthefires

The educational system and us

This girl is a dreamer. Always with her head in the clouds and living in her own reality.
Sometimes if you carefully watch you can see it in her eyes. That moment… Her checking out of our reality and stepping into her own. And I love that about her.
In class, she has trouble concentrating on what the teacher has to say and I totally get that… What she has to say is probably totally boring to her anyway.

I look at her and I see Myself as a 7-year-old. I was just like her, and I had a terrible time learning in school! I didn’t see the point in some skills I needed to learn and I heavily resisted and resented the whole learning concept. Not because I couldn’t… but just because I wouldn’t. It was BORING!!!

Soi got a big old stamp “not too bright” “disobedient” and “lacking concentration and focus”.
What the reality was… I was just bored, totally not interested in the knowledge they offered me, and full of imagination, curiosity and creativity. Things like different cultures, nature, history, philosophy, music, and arts were my favorites in the early years.
Later came reading and writing. And only when I got much older I started liking mathematics.
The thing with me is, when I get interested in a subject, I’m a sponge! I learn really fast. I actually get a bit obsessive on it for a while until I have it down. And I just know, Miley is exactly the same!

It frustrates me that in the educational system here in Holland there is so little room for kids who are more creative and less focused on the structure and routines other people live by. I see a happy little kid, but I also see a frustrated teacher. Who would like to see her “try harder to focus”.
And to be honest, I’m ok with her not learning certain things… I think she excels in other things. I prefer to feed and explore those talents than push for something that she isn’t interested in.

After this summer all her friends are going to the next level. I think she will too, but I’m not 100% sure. And that makes me sad, because she really wants to stay with them. So I have my fingers crossed… But if they are making her repeat this year I’m switching to another school with her. A school where she can develop on her own terms. And in Holland… Those schools aren’t cheap. But I think they are leaving us little choice.

By the way, homeschooling isn’t legal in Holland. And if it was we would definitely go for an “unschooling” approach. Combined with activities to interact with friends and finding the necessary professional support for the ability’s she is ready and willing to learn at her own request whenever needed.

But, that being said… she LOVES this school so much! And she definitely doesn’t want to switch schools.
So I hope they will be able to be flexible and adapt to her needs.

I will not let the right educational system her damage her upcoming years as I know the pressure to excel on the kids will be build up. There will be tests, she will be pushed for those levels to be reached. And I don’t like it one bit.
Keeping my eye on this.

In the meantime, she is one dreaming, happy, playful, curious, beautiful little girl with a healthy positive self-image.
And I will make sure that stay’s that way!

Anny other parents struggling with the same out there!?

 

 

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