Category Archives: Family & kids

Dinner for dad

The kids all chipped in and bought their father a salad cook book for his recent birthday. Although my husband loves salads, he hasn’t been too keen on making them so far. Perhaps the kids hoped that would change. For … Continue reading

Posted in Family & kids, Food, Health | Leave a comment

Summer with Sibelius

Took a bit of summer leave today and went sightseeing with the kids. Upon their request we drove to Järvenpää and Ainola, the house of Jean Sibelius. Today it’s a museum, but it has been kept at its original state … Continue reading

Posted in Family & kids, Holidays | Leave a comment

Little treasures

Over the years, lots of different art forms have found their way past our threshold, through the creative hands of 4 children. Admittedly, not all of these gems have lasted through moves between 3 countries, but some always leave a … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Family & kids, Home | Leave a comment

Happy Mother’s Day

In Finland we’re celebrating all mothers today. Even though I think most moms could deserve a bit of celebration everyday, I’m still joining in. So, all moms, here goes: Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs … Continue reading

Posted in Family & kids, Home, Life | Leave a comment

Go Gwyneth!

Actress, writer and life-style guru Gwyneth Paltrow has been under fire for admitting that she wants her children to avoid starchy foods such as bread, rice and pasta. Way to go Gwyneth, I’d say! That might very well be one … Continue reading

Posted in Family & kids, Food, Health | Leave a comment

The missing pieces in our puzzle

It’s been a busy week and to top it all off hubby is away, getting some well-earned days off skiing together with our eldest son. As much as I want them to have that quality time together, I was still … Continue reading

Posted in Family & kids, Home, Life | Leave a comment

Why dog lives are shorter than human lives?

Here’s the wise answer of a 6-year old: Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a 10-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to … Continue reading

Posted in Dogs, Family & kids, Life, World Views | 2 Comments