You are not the biggest sister, You are not the smallest sister
Somewhere in between. But in your eyes, you are a BIG sister AND a SMALL sister all at once.
In fact. You have everything!
To have children is for me believing in tomorrow. Planting a garden with them and teaching them to treasure this planet is an essential part of the way we are raising our babies. I went Twinzies with my big girl Miley! Spring is here so a perfect outfit to get out into the garden and enjoy the first rays of sunshine!read more
This weekend was the summer solstice and we are feeling it in our bones! Summer is coming! I took all the summer clothing from the back of the closet to the front! Re-discovering all my summer favorites.
The only thing that was lacking was a fresh pair of summer loving specs. So Polette geared me up with some groovy round frames that makes me feel like I’m back in the ’60s
Chopping wood is Therapeutic for most men. I guess it’s a primal thing, making lumber to keep fires going has been a ritual for thousands of years. It’s in our DNA as humans. There is a fascination with creating fire with most men.read more
Lets go way back to the time when I was studying Multi-Media Design and Audio Visual Design in Amsterdam and I did some modeling on the side!
I’m telling all about it and show you a little bit of my old portfolio!
Little feet are making a wonderful crunchy sound as they touch the layered floor of the forest. Every step feels different, little sticks, rocks, bones, grass, and mosses are all hiding under a think mixed layer of old crispy and fresh soft fallen leaves. Making every step an exciting surprise.read more
People with buildup negativity are toxic, especially for empaths! Sometimes you encounter someone who is harnessing a lot of negative emotions and when such a person gets the chance, they will unload their buildup emotional garbage on you.read more
Day in, day out you get in this automated rhythm of taking care of your babe. And it’s basically the same every single time. Being a parent of a baby is hard. Once in a while, I noticed it happened to us again. We’ve been overwhelmed and exhausted for a period, so we’ve slipped into this survival mode. And never came out.read more
We collected all Our garden adventures, routines, and preparation for winter and in wintertime. In the wintertime, our garden is in hibernation. We spent most of our time indoors. Now that spring has come we shake up the ground and welcome all the new life that is bursting out of the garden!read more
Getting our garden Ready for Summer. The first thing we do is we take care of our lawn. It’s the center of our garden and provides us a colorful bright green carpet on which we can play and relax the whole summer. I like it when the grass is a bit longer so it can wave in the wind.read more
Coping Syndrome of Raynaud and tips on preventing an episode. This is a thing, It’s not a huge thing, its not life-threatening, but it is something I have to live with. Overall there is no real cure. But there are some tips and advice that could prevent another big attack on your limbs.read more
How to take care of yourself as a person while being a buzzy mother? My tips and advice for you to take care of yourself so you can be the best and happyest mom they deserve!read more
When you explore, you tend to get dirty! But that doesn’t mean we necessarily want to get clean… Because whenever we get a bit crunchy of all the playing, we just play some more in the tub!read more
Quest for change https://www.clean2antarctica.nl/explore/challenging-companies-and-millenials Me, my mother in law and the Girls visited the Sailboat the "Morgenster" (meaning "morningstar" in dutch) in the dock of the Scheepvaart museum in Amsterdam. Not just a...read more
WE ARE GOING TO SOUTH AFRICA! Whuuut!? And we had a little taste from the African culture to get us in the mood!
NL: Wil jij ook!?!? Jij kunt twee twee tickets winnen! Lees hier HOE!
Never let children pose… let them be themselves! whenever I’m shooting kids (my one or any kids for that matter)
I let them play. I have a strict NO POSING rule.But… Tiny baby girls turn in to big baby girls! And then that day came, the day when Miley (8yrs) Came up to me dressed a bit much over the top and Asked me “Mom? Can you shoot me? I’ve made everything ready!”
So in this video, you will see me getting my first tattoo! 7 Years ago I came up with the idea of putting all my baby’s names on my forearm in one long stretched line.read more
Month VLOG june 2018 – Get ready for another monthly overview of 2018
This throwback monthly overview we look back at a month filled with sunshine and day’s in the garden.
Energy friendly home
Living in a small home of only 50 square meters (=538 square feet) is one of the choices we’ve made to be more sustainable as a family. But because this is a home build in 1952, the Insolation was not what we wanted it to be. So in the last couple of years, we made some big steps in improving the insolation of our home.
How to cut your own curly hair in 4 easy steps in this DIY Hair cut. This is how I Cut My Own Curly Hair at home. You can apply it to all different kind of haircuts. How to cut your own curls – How I Cut My Own Curly Hair – DIY Curly hair routine.read more
At first, it was a rather simple idea… a thin straight line from my elbow to my wrist within the middle the letters that spelled the name of my one and only baby girl. My ultimate Mom tattoo. But. I was still breastfeeding. And everyone strongly advised against it back then. Now 7 years and two kids later I finaly did it! And YES I’m still breastfeeding!read more
Let's go to Amsterdam! We will go and have a drink at the docs. (at Pllek) I will hold you close until you will feel secure enough to explore a bit. I will drink my tea, with some honey and we will sit...read more
Eclectic Urban Jungle Take a look in our Bohemian styled home. We have created an urban jungle filled with beautiful plants, macrame, flower wreaths, vintage finds, artwork and carefully selected and...read more
Changes we are making! We are evolving!
Check out the NEW WEBSITE we launched today!
We made an alternative Christmas tree this year!
This is why we did that and how we made it!
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.
Uncertainties are scary yet exciting... Normally we like to share our highs, but we do hit some low's along the way, just like everybody else. So let's get real. So here is one huge bump in the road we are dealing with right now. The beginning of 2018 brought us...read more
Wohooo Happy everything with lots of glitters and such!
Like every year we made our traditional “best wishes video” With a little sparcle!
Upcoming months will be finding glitter everywhere… but it was SO worth it!
Jolanda, Michiel, Miley Haley & Quinn
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...read more
A little throwback to 'Zeeland' In this video we have a little trowback to the time the 5 of us were only 4! We made a little roadtrip to 'Zeeland' in the Netherlands and wandered the fields....read more
Opinions matter…and everyone is always having theirs. What’s your opinion on that? What would you choose? What do you think? What would you prefer? Who do you support? But I can switch my opinions and preferences or how I feel about something just like that. Because a preference or opinion isn’t like a birthmark… you aren’t born with opinions or preferences. Nothing is set in stone, once you’ve developed an opinion about something, It’s not a lifelong decision. I’m allowed to change my opinions or preferences. That’s ok!read more
We went on a road trip to the Black Forest in Germany We hit the road with our family of five in our trusty little Volkswagen camper van. And naturally, we made a little overview video of our...read more
When the sun goes down and al the "good well behaved kids" go to bed so all the "good and responsible parents" can go and tidy up the house (and then Netflix) But let's be honest... that's just boring! So just once in a while, we just get our lanterns and put on our...read more
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...read more
MONTH Vlog Mei 2018 This Mei in 4 words: Earrings, cows, backstage & One!!! The summer days have arrived and so we went on to the water as much possible and spent many days in the...read more
Last year, I thought: "Let's give the blogging thing another go after 10 years of not blogging!" I took my Instagram name and looked if the Website URL was still available. And it was! So Wild & BOHO was going to be my new blog. Since I'm a video maker, I wanted...read more
Having small kids, a career, wanting to have a free life and travel a lot, running a household can be a bit much sometimes! Having extreme happy moments, and then the extreme overwhelming exhaustion kicks in! Feeling so tired at the end of every single...read more
We are #Vanlifers, but we do have a home build of stone and wood with a big yard and a safe garage for our treasured van to seek shelter from the harsh winter climate Holland throws at us. HOME So in Wintertime, we seek shelter in this place we call home. Our home...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
We traveled on a one-week vanlife trip to the border of Holland and Germany. To explore nature and have fun camping and meeting up with some family! This is part 1, our journey getting up there! Enjoy!...read more
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...read more
https://apis.google.com/js/platform.js 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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Four questions I ask myself before I decide what I'm wearing that day! As a busy mommy of three girls, a Wedding photography business and a fanatic adventurer I absolutely need to wear clothes that fit me comfortable and makes me feel confident in whatever I have...read more
The #Confessionsofayogi movement is back and they asked me to be one of the hosts of the new #Confessionsofayogi Instagram 7 day yoga challenge.
Huge honor! And of course, I said YES! Time to push myself out of my comfort zone and share some yoga pictures and thoughts!
SO…Let’s talk SELF IMAGE!!! Here are the 7 posts I shared during this challenge!
MONTH Vlog April 2018 – This March in 4 words: Cameras, trouble, Spring & Yoga!!!read more
MONTH Vlog March 2018 This March in 4 words: Toys, #vanlife, swordfights & Caffeine!!! It was sooo cold at the beginning of this month! And by the time we reached the end of March 2018 it...read more
We went "where the Creative things are" at the Creative Life Event. And we sure got ourselves a big dose of creativity and inspiration! From the moment we stepped in, until the moment we had to leave we...read more
Yes! The sun was shining, the temperatures where soft and there she was again after a decade of 3 months. Our radiant tined slice of happiness on wheels. Before taking her out Michiel gave her a bit of TLC. He changed the spark-plugs and refreshed the oil. And we were...read more
Month VLOG Feb 2018 - This month we took Haley our 3-year-old to the dentist and she came home all funny and fuzzy! Kind of sad but funny at the same time. Our camera and car broke, Haley...read more
This girl is turning 3 years old, and I think since day one she always felt like she owed the place. And with "the place" I mean literally every place she sets foot. Walking around with a straight back, a confident tread and determent brave look in her...read more
I am really proud of Michiel for making this video and going outside his comfort zone and doing a voiceover for the very first time! He really wanted to participate with contributing to this blog and...read more
Photography: Wild&BOHO - Jolanda Marti Weekend links #004 We collected a few inspiring links with tons reading and watching material which made us laugh, cry, think, be inspired or amazed. So here you have a few of our favorite links to entertain you this weekend!...read more
We had a Great time at the Pink Nova Parade Meeting all our babywearing friends and taking a close look at all those beautiful woven baby wraps with lots and lots of sleepy dust! Here's an overview of...read more
Photography: Wild&BOHO - Jolanda Marti Weekend links #003 We collected a few inspiring links with tons reading and watching material which made us laugh, cry, think, be inspired or amazed. So here you have a few of our favorite links to entertain you this...read more
Yes, It's online! Our First Monthly overview vlog! Watch here our January 2018 where we watched the fireworks over Amsterdam from a distance, Lots and Lots of Babywearing, After dinner madness moments,...read more
Photography: Wild&BOHO - Jolanda Marti Weekend links #002 We collected a few inspiring links with tons reading and watching material which made us laugh, cry, think, be inspired or amazed. So here you have a few of our favorite links to entertain you this weekend!...read more
I’m a creative! And by being a self-proclaimed artist I think I earned the right to always wair whatever I feel like. I do have to attend a business meeting sometimes so I do have a “working mode” style that works for me.read more
We collected a few inspiring links with tons reading and watching material which made us laugh, cry, think, be inspired or amazed.
So here you have a few of our favorite links to entertain you this weekend!
There was a time we went on an adventure. All four of us in a bus. We had a wonderful journey, met amazing people, and saw beautiful new places. This is what #vanlife is all about! To us, it's a bonding...read more
Soft winter at the Harbour You have those harsh winter days, and those days where it's really not necessary to wear a heavy coat but a vest will do just fine! We love our beautiful, luxurious heavy winter coats, but with a few knitted layers on it feels so much...read more
Here a video about how I'm watching my kids grow up, and wonder... what will this life have in store for you? Worries, hopes, dreams, happiness. All I know is, I will be there and love them forever! It...read more
Well, maybe you have a mild case of a little winter depression. Don’t worry, it won’t last that long.
But here’s the upside: If thats the low-point, it’s all up from there! This year is only getting better from tomorrow on!
Get ready to fight the blues with my 10 tips to cheer up your spirit upcoming weeks!
How to be in the moment as a parent when your mind still is racing, thinking about everything that has been keeping you busy. Being a Mindful parent isn’t easy! So Learn from your kids! They are experts in experiencing and enjoying the present… They know best! Stop overthinking everything and start living in the “NOW”read more
It feels like there was the “me” before I had kids and the “me” after. Not only that but after each and every birth of one of my baby girls I totally felt had to find myself all over again.read more
2017 was amazing! Looking back at the past 12 months and so much has happened! We are so thankful for everything and everyone we have in our lives! We are grateful for all the experiences we had and...read more
Ever wonder why kids go mad as soon as they come anywhere near sand!? Just dive in there with them and you’ll find out!read more
HAPPY Christmas and a Merry new year! Have a wonderful holiday everyone! Just like last year, we wanted to make the same sparkle confetti-canon video (we posted it on our Instagram) with the kids because last year was so much fun! I see a little tradition happening...read more
One fluffy snowflake floating down hundreds of miles and landing gently on the soft grass in our backyard. And another! The kids are watching the whole morning how the snow is falling and slowly transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland…read more
From which would you prefer to learn? By only reading about it, or by experiencing it yourself? Wich one would make a profound impression on you which will stick to you for the rest of your life!?read more
And then a Quinn was born Every woman who has had the honor of giving life to another brand new tiny human being knows: Giving birth is an amazing experience, it can be challenging, it is hard work, it is emotional, empowering, scary, messy, unpredictable, euphoric,...read more
The last couple of months were hectic, getting to know Quinn. Including her in our routines, or better said… making new routines. But now after those first five months, the dust has settled, and we all have got used to our new lives. It is a joy to see these three wonderful brave little girls exploring this world, climbing every tree, jumping from adventure to adventure!read more
YES! Quinn is there! And of course our two big sisters had been looking forward to the coming of this little baby for weeks now! Check out our new digital birth announcement video for our lovely little Quinn! I’m sorry, this video is in dutch only for he moment…read more
We thought we were complete. We thought we were happy and whole as a family. We thought wrong. You filled a void in our hearts we didn’t realize was there. All four of us are totally in love with you, and you are so so so welcome here! From the first time i picked you up, umbilical cord still attached to my body and I instantly knew… i know you. You where always meant to be with us.read more
So lets be honest… from the 38th week in pregnancy I am not the charmyest person around. I only fit my biggest maternity joggers and I can walk (or actually wobble) around for a max of 10 minutes before crashing. And then it hit me… this will probably be the last time ever being pregnant. So we decided to celebrate this moment in this photoshoot.read more
Tijd voor een kleine time-out! Dat elke zwangerschap anders is dat weten we allemaal wel… maar iets weten of ervaren is toch iets anders. Ik mag gerust zeggen dat ik deze derde zwangerschap ietsje (boel) heb onderschat. Been there, done that… doe ik er wel gewoon even bij. Uuuuh, nope. Dus niet.read more
Dutch Vlog: Tadaaa, hier is weer een zwangerschapsvlog #02! leuk dat je kijkt!
Deze week: Een DIY Vlog! Ik maak drie verschillende Geboorte aftel kalenders waarmee je samen met je kindjes (of gewoon voor jezelf) kunt aftellen vanaf week 37 naar de mogelijke geboorte datum van jullie nieuwe baby!
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! Deze twee 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.read more
Dutch Vlog: Tadaaa, hier is zwangerschapvlog #01! leuk dat je kijkt!
In deze vlog: Mijn persoonlijke (rare) Zwangerschap Cravings!
Suddenly spring is here! And no Nesting urges to be found anywhere… We decided to rebuild our house at 7 weeks away from my due date. The house is a building site with rubble and dust everywhere. and all I care about is my garden…read more
Dutch Vlog: YES! hier is weekvlog #02! leuk dat je kijkt!
In deze weekvlog: Voorbereidingen op de trouw-beurs, Koffie en hot coco drinken bij de espresso fabriek, verbouwen, Zwangerschap week 33, bloed prikken, en een klein verslagje van onze stand op de Love and Marriage beurs in Utrecht!
Dutch Vlog: Tadaaa, onze eerste weekvlog! Leuk dat je kijkt!
In deze eerste weekvlog: De hele boven verdieping verbouwen, Slapen in de huiskamer & 32 weken zwanger!
Bam. binnen 3 sec. twee felblauwe strepen en ik huilend op de keukenvloer terwijl Michiel stralend en dolgelukkig met de strip in zijn handen stond. Sorry, mag ik even aan het idee wennen? Ik was niet geheel mentaal voorbereid op een zwangerschap,read more
Het Geheime wapen! Het papa monster verslaan is toch nog niet zo makkelijk... Maar superhelden Miley en Haley werken in het geheim aan hun geheime wapen... Bekijk hieronder het vervolg op onze video "Is de baby al klaar?" Met dit keer een verrassende twist op het...read more
The baby-carrying way of life. Wherever we go we take our baby with us! No problem, she just hops on our back and she gets te see the world from her private VIP seat. Plus we get all those extra bonus...read more
Let it goooo let it gooooo. We are feeling a bit like Elsa in this magical Frozen landscape! Often i find myself beleving in fairytales and dancing singing realy loud with my 5 year old daughter. We are enjoying every second of our magical freezing powers before it...read more
December holidays shopping in Amsterdam with dad. Love seeing how safe she feels with him wandering around in that big buzzing city... cars, bikes, shooters, taxis and trams passing buy. So many people, so many faces, so many sounds... so many incentives. Babies...read more
We are explorers. Only the four of us, four kids. For just a minute alone in the world. Curious and eager to learn the secrets of this forest. New ground to explore... Stopping time. There is no time. There is only now. There is only us. Photography: Jolanda Marti...read more
This is our home. Stepping out our backdoor and walking in to these fields of waterland. Nothing but fresh air, water and lots of green. Whenever i think of home. This is it. Here, with them. This is all i need. – This blogpost is made in collaboration with Pinknova...read more
Let's go and see the world, Make adventures, discover new ways of living, loving, being... just us... treasuring every moment, every second. Following small streaming rivers, breathing in the fresh air and cuddles all the way downstream. Stay close to me, i will keep...read more
My baby hungry!? My baby gets a little milk. No exceptions. I'm feeling hurt and judged. And I'm sick of it!She is a baby! She needs to eat too. No, I'm not giving her a bottle just because you feel uncomfortable! My own milk is golden, and she deserves gold. Always....read more
Watch this video in English! Click here! Aaahhhggg! Het duurt zo laaanggg! Wachten op iets waar je verschrikkelijk erg naar verlangt is zo er moeilijk! Helemaal als je een 4 jarig meisje bent die op het punt staat een GROTE ZUS te worden! Deze laatste weken van de...read more
Hey there babygirl… so, we are “Fullterm”
It’s okey if you want to stay in there a bit longer… just be gentle on my ribs, they are getting a bit sore.
It’s so beautiful here… its like my pregnant brain can’t register all the beauty surrounding me.
Feeling so happy and thankful i get the opportunity to travel to these new places for work,
and the best thing is…