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Mila, Cap-Breton (C) Karine Candice Köng

The first school trip

Mila (11 years old) is off to her first school trip. To summarise how we both feel about this trip in a few words…She is excited, I’m not :-)

How to go on an exciting family gap year around the world

How to go on an exciting family gap year to travel the world

One Instagram account I truly enjoy following is Courtney Adamo’s (34), co-Founder of Babyccino Kids, who is currently on a family gap year with her husband Michael (45) and their four children: Easton (10), Quin (8), Ivy (6), Marlow (3). Leaving London in July 2015, they have so far visited the U.S., Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and New Zealand, Australia and will soon head to Japan, Thailand, Sri Lanka and then back to Europe for the summer. With four young children, a career and a house, uprooting and embarking on such an adventure takes some serious planning. I got in contact with Courtney to pick her brains on how she organised such a journey. A fascinating read…enjoy! ORGANISING AND BUDGETING A FAMILY GAP YEAR How far in advance did you start planning this amazing trip? Michael and I made the decision to embark on this year of travel back in the autumn of 2014. We put our house in London on the market and it was sold by February. From this point, we started thinking about our trip and narrowing down the places …

100 things mum say all the time

Mom-ims: 100 things mums say all the time (funny!)

On our last day in Portugal, the three of us went to the restaurant where Mila read us something that Steve had on his phone while we were waiting for our food. It was very funny and a few are spot on like “Eat your vegetables, they are good for you” or “What part of NO don’t you understand” but as Steve is a hands-on dad, there were some that could have easily be Dad-isms too. Read on and see which ones are very appropriate to your family…

Life with Mila | Sorry

LIFE WITH MILA | SORRY

Last night, I found this heartfelt, apologising letter from Mila under our sheets which made me smile and one that I will treasure for years to come and potentially dig out on her wedding day! I showed it to Steve and we both had the same reaction…going to Mila’s bedroom to reassure her. Her dad told her he was proud of her for being honest with us. I told her we loved her. Here is what it says:

The most gorgeous tutus. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

LIFE WITH MILA | THE TUTU

Last night, Mila was hanging out in her tutu wearing hardly anything while I was all wrapped up in my soft jumper. I asked her what was the occasion, her response cracked me up…

LIFE WITH MILA | HOLIDAYS

LIFE WITH MILA | HOLIDAYS

We are off skiing on Friday evening and I have been raving about it for days… Mila: “Does it annoy you when people start talking to you too early about holidays and things….?“ Steve: “No”Mila: “Well it does to me because I start to get excited too soon and looking forward to it too much“ Steve: “OK I don’t do that and will be careful not to”Mila: “OK thanks.  Can you tell Maman to stop too”

Life with Mila | The Tooth Fairy

Sadly Mila and I had to rush to France yesterday to see my 95 years old mamie (she is the hot chick on the left hand side and my mum is the one in the middle sporting the bathing suit with spots – I love this photo). It’s a sad time but I wanted to be there to tell her what a wonderful grandmother she had been to me before it was too late.