Before HIBERNATION kicks in… [+Dutch podcast #01]

Before Hibernation kicks in… 

 

Seasons

Spring feels like suddenly jumping up and having a long run-up before taking a deep dive full of anticipation into the warm and wild summer days. Splashing around soaking up all its sunrays, running, jumping sheer joy and playfulness! Leaving us out of breath… fulfilled… reloaded and content as we let ourselves sink into the approaching coziness… fresh air, Falling leaves, raindrops on our window glass. The most amazing colors and we are ready to let go, dive inwards and feel hugged and safe and loved by warm cozy blankets, hot chocolate, snowflakes touching our skin, flames dancing in the fireplace. Winter is our cocoon. And we hibernate. before the smell of spring wakes us up again and we jump up…

Before Hibernation

We make sure to enjoy the last warm sun rays, soaking it all up. We brought our warm vests and a picknick with us.
Jumping around and playing in the forest… and it reminded me at that time we went for a picknick a few months ago. We were standing at the start of the “outside” season, we didn’t know what summer would bring is, and now we look back at an amazing spring and summer and getting ready for the “cold and cozy” days. In the spring the whole forest looked different, smelt different, felt different to the touch as our feet touched the ground. This year it is the first time we are wearing barefoot shoes, and it has changed our walking experience forever. There is no going back from it. And running and jumping through the forest are done best on our Wilnding Shoes!

Next up: Winter

We are ready! Bring in the Frosty temperatures and warm sweaters!
In the meantime, we will be installing a new “Green” woodstove in our home to keep warm, and maybe do a bit of a home renovation to our groundfloor this fall. We will keep you updated! 

Love,
Jolanda, Michiel
Miley, Haley & Quinn

    We love Wildling shoes

     

     Wildling shoes geared our whole family up with their barefoot winter collection shoes and we are loving it! 

    The wonderful feeling of running and climbing barefoot through the forest while being safe against rough undergrounds and sharp objects is amazing! 

    Walking around barefoot or with barefoot schoe, wair doesn’t just feel great. It’s actually really healthy too! The reason why is very well explained here:
    1- In Duch by Linde Logtenberg on her Instagram here!
    2- or in this video by Teck Insider

    We want to thank our partner Wildling shoes  for supporting us and making it possible for us to keep producing our video’s, vlogs and blogs. It’s because of these kind partnerships we get to do what we love most:
    Being creative and sharing our stories and Images!

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    Middle child

    Middle child

    Your too small to do all the things your big sister can.
    Too big to do all the things your little sister gets away with.

    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!

    It’s not always easy being the middle child. But then again. You are the center of our attention a lot of the time. Your glass isn’t half full… it’s overflowing! They often say that the middle kid easily is forgotten. Well… let’s just say that that will never happen to our Haley. Attention, she will demand it. And you deserve all the attention you need my love.

    Strongwilled, adventures, curious, assertive, smart, funny, direct, strong, honest, observative, and so so so sweet. It looks like her other two sisters came from the same planet, cut from the same wood, same temper, same base template, but this girl came from a whole universe of her own.

    There is a dull moment with this little dragon girl. Never stops moving, climbing, reaching for the most dangerous (and therefore most interesting) objects, piling up chairs on tables on books to get higher, never scared, and fast… oh she’s so incredibly fast. I blink my eyes and she’s around some corner running, laughing, looking over her shoulder to see if she is being followed. The determination in everything she does. I believe she will be able to achieve anything she puts her mind to. This smart, sweet, strong, passionate, fierce, athletic, energetic, crazy, explosive, funny, radiant sweet and beautiful little girl. She will be noticed.

    That little game we play, where we both claim to love the other more!
    But my little baby girl, I LOVE you more than you could ever comprehend! Maybe when you get babies of your own someday you’ll realize.
    So, I win… I love you MORE!

    Love,
    Jolanda, Michiel
    Miley, Haley & Quinn

    Consciousness, Like mother like daughter +Twinning Lookbook

    “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”

    ~Audrey Hepburn

    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. We must protect what is left of nature and try and stabilize the unbalance we are creating as human beings.

    Making as many conscious choices as you can possibly make in your unique situation.
    From using las plastic and package materials to recycle your waste.
    From buying your clothes at your local thrift shop to buying conscious fashion brands. From growing your own food to supporting local farmers.

    Lead by example. Like mother like daughter…

    Minimalizing our carbon footprint and sometimes spreading a handful of wildflower seeds on to a patch of dirt. To see it turn in to the most beautiful flower field in a few weeks time. The bees will thank you for it by keeping our fragile ecosystem stable. And our children will have a better chance of having a carefree future on this beautiful planet.

    How do you contribute to the awareness of conscious decisions in your children? Maybe you have inspiring ideas I would love to hear!
    Tell me in the comments on instagram!

    Love,
    Jolanda, Michiel
    Miley, Haley & Quinn

      We love Bobo choses

      Bobo choses,  a Spanish brand has the most gorgeous collections of fair susnainable fashion.

      We are in love with their spring-summer collection “to plant a garden” and we feel like the spirit and attitude of the collection is capturing what we and a lot of parents around us are feeling. Let’s care for our kids, lets care for this planet. And let’s look awesome while doing it!

      Bob choses send us our matching mother-daughter jumpsuits and clogs! So much love for these fun and happy outfits!

      Lookbook TWINNING with Miley

      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!

      We want to thank Bobo choses and Polette eyewear for our Mother and daughter twinning outfits! We are loving it!

        We love Polette

        Polette send me the same pair of glasses that we already had bought for my daughter. This way we can twin!

        Polette has beautiful frames and doesn’t pre-produce the frames. Every time someone orders a frame and lenses it is completely produced on demand. This way there is no wasteful overproduction of their collection.

        The frames and lenses are manufactured in their own factory in China by trained optical professionals.

        Their friendly priced prescription glasses are making quality glasses available for everyone. And in a household with 3 glasses-wairing individuals (from-wich 2 kids) we are really happy that with their frames we can afford it to get everyone the high-quality prescription-eyeglasses we need, without having to completely empty all our piggy-banks.

        SHOP the LOOK

        SHOP the LOOK

        Happy Midsummer!

        Woohoo, summer is here and we are feeling energized and inspired.

        This weekend was the summer solstice and we are feeling it in our bones! Summer is coming and we can’t wait to hit the road!
        All the Preparations for our big summer trip are totally happening right now!

        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. This will be the first summer for me with glasses.
        So Polette geared me up with some groovy round frames that makes me feel like I’m back in the ’60s. No wonder this model is called “rewind”.
        Loving it!!!

        Suddenly the kids are feeling “done” with the school. Aldou they LOVE to go to school, they want to stay at home now, “no more school mom!” I know babe… just a couple of weeks and we are free to go!

        We are also still editing a few weddings from our wedding photography, but other than that we are buzzily prepping the van, making a checklist for all the things we want to bring with us, but more important deciding what things NOT to bring with us. Our tiny little van hasn’t much space, so we are taking the BARE minimum with us!

        Also thinking of a way to make the journey and the whole “where are we” story clear for our kids on the way… So I started designing a custom “kids activity book/ travel diary” for them on this trip. With games, logs, and maps to get an understanding of where we are in the world and what to expect along the line of our journey.

        So! Enjoy the weather, and remember to take the time to stop… feel…hear….see…breathe…stretch…and smell the roses!

        Love,
        Jolanda

        SHOP the LOOK

        Run wild my child

        Run wild my child

        We love to prepare a picknick basket and go out in the woods. Driving to the woods we are hearing all the “where are we going”-’s and “are we there yet”-’s and ” I don’t want to go to the wood”-’s of the world. Yes, our kids are like all the other kids in the world. But once we are there all of that is forgotten and off they go. Climbing trees collecting treasures and building castles.

        We hike for a bit. Find a nice place to lay down a plaid and our stuff as a “home-base”. Chilling and eating and playing around in the shade of the trees. We spot dears, hear the songs the birds are singing to us, the wind blowing through the trees and our wildling cubs howling to the beat of the forest.

        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. Walking on barefoot shoes is making our exploration feel natural to the touch and safe against rough undergrounds and sharp objects at the same time.

        All things we normally tend to worry about seeming small and insignificant. No to-do lists, bills to pay, work to do, places to be. Because this is all that matters, this is all we need. Each other and nature. This feels like freedom. Pure happiness.

        We are rich when we leave to go home. Our bounty: A scraped knee, two feathers, seven stones, four leaves, improved tree climbing skills, twelve-spotted dears, hundred stories, and five fully charged inspiration batteries.

        On our way back home our little Quinn falls asleep in the car, Haley is quietly looking out the window and Miley asking us ” this was fun! When can we go back!?”

        As soon as possible my little wildling.

        Love,
        Jolanda, Michiel
        Miley, Haley & Quinn

          We love Wildling shoes

           

           Wildling shoes geared our whole family up with their barefoot shoes and we are loving it! 

          The wonderful feeling of running and climbing barefoot through the forest while being safe against rough undergrounds and sharp objects is amazing! 

          Walking around barefoot or with barefoot schoe, wair doesn’t just feel great. It’s actually really healthy too! The reason why is very well explained here:
          1- In Duch by Linde Logtenberg on her Instagram here!
          2- or in this video by Teck Insider

          We want to thank our partner Wildling shoes  for supporting us and making it possible for us to keep producing our video’s, vlogs and blogs. It’s because of these kind partnerships we get to do what we love most:
          Being creative and sharing our stories and Images!

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