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CRAFTS AND DIY
Last-minute (paper) Valentine Flowers!
  Can you believe it that it’s Valentine’s already? What kind of treats are you preparing for your loved ones? I’m so so bad with this, or any other holiday as a matter of fact. But one of my new year's resolutions is to start acknowledging and celebrating them more. Another one is to learn ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Make your own pinecone bird feeders
When I was a little girl I enjoyed making peanut butter pinecone bird feeders during the cold and short winter days. It is a quick and simple project and also provides a nourishing treat for wild birds. And although we've always lived in cities, it is a great way to engage with nature — whether you ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
New video: How to make a superhero costume (a quick and easy DIY!)
On our road trip up the coast of California last month, we stopped for a few days in sunny San Luis Obispo to visit my friend Mo from Pipsticks who recently moved from London with her husband and their four kids. It was so fun to get all our kids together and to explore this charming little ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
DIY: paint with bubbles
I have always wanted to do bubble art, since I saw it here.  It is a perfect DIY for this time of the year, it could even be a lot of fun to do outside. We tried last week and it turned out to be such a nice and simple project. With really easy to find ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Kimmel Toys
Craft, craft, craft... I don't think there is anything kids like more then a good old craft project. I wish the creative juices would flow into adulthood like they do when you're a child -- kids have such exciting imaginations. We recently discovered the Kimmel Kids Exchange Collection by LA artist Karen Kimmel, and it ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Valentine's Cards
I sat down to talk to my 3-year-old son about Valentine's Day this weekend.  I'm big on grabbing any opportunity for a celebration, and a day that celebrates love -- I'm in!  So I explained that Valentine's Day is the day when you tell the people that you love that they are special to you ...
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BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Rustic fairy wands
These were a last minute improvisation the day before our fairy tea-party.  Two days before the party I suddenly realised the Fairy Queen did not have a wand - OH NO!  I had a quick look online but no one could guarantee delivery because we've had 2cm of snow here in South London (to be ...
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BIRTHDAY PARTIES
The Toadstool Tea
I can't believe my daughter has just turned one -- time has flown. Now I know a one-year-old might not appreciate a proper birthday party, but I can't resist one.  And in the spirit of being 'girly' there was nothing for it but a fairy tea-party, to be more specific The Toadstool Tea (for those ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Christmas Stars
Thankfully my 6-year-old niece and God-daughter, Helene, is into all things crafty.  Therefore she is my outlet for all the exciting 'make & do' gifts I find and fall in love with, as my own children are a bit too young for most of them. As she is German (and my Deutsche is not too ...
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CHRISTMAS CRAFTS
Clothespin Reindeer
My kids and I are with my family in Seattle for the holidays and we're busy preparing everything for Christmas (my boys insisted that my parents wait for them to decorate the Christmas tree)! While going through all the old ornaments, we discovered these darling clothespin reindeer ornaments that my siblings and I made when ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Make jellyfish!
Now, it might be a bit of a stretch, but if you squint your eyes slightly those creatures pictured on the right look like slippery little jellyfish. Or at least my boys are quite content to think they are! We made them yesterday and it was a really easy and fun project.  And of course ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Animal masks
I picked up this Mask Animo kit the other day from the Daylesford Organic shop in Notting Hill because I knew my boys would love it. My 4-year-old, in particular, is really into craft projects these days -- and so we've been trying to do one big project every week.  This animal mask kit made ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Making fish
Sometimes the best art projects are the most simple, the ones your kids can actually do by themselves with little intervention.  Apart from being easy, my kids also like it when we make things that they can play with afterward. I took my son to a drop-in art class at the kid's cafe, That Place ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Making crowns
I spotted some plastic jewels in our local art store the other day and thought they would be perfect to decorate crowns... So, with some tag board, crayons, spare wrapping paper and the jewels, we got busy making our most regal head wear. It isn't the most innovative art project we've ever done, but I ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Rock animals
This past weekend on our usual trek in the Heath we collected some stones for a little craft project. We searched for rocks that resembled little animals/bugs, and once we were happy with our collection we took them home to be painted. We let the kids paint the main color and then we added the ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Spring has sprung
Spring has finally sprung here in DC, and although it is still a bit chilly, buds and blooms are popping up everywhere.  To celebrate, we were invited to a First Day of Spring party last month.  My daughter insisted on taking a gift (although I explained it wasn’t a birthday party!) to the hostess, and ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Heart-shaped paper clips
The blogosphere is full of Valentine's day craft projects... they are really everywhere! This one I found on How about orange... sent me back in time, more than 20 years! I perfectly remember being a teenager and bending paper clips to turn them into little hearts all the time. They would mostly decorate the pages of ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Create your own Christmas cards
I must say, I don't send out a lot of Christmas cards. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about the whole Christmas card thing. I do like the personal message, but I hate to think about all the paper and energy that is wasted by this worldwide craze! So, I only send out cards to a ...
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CRAFTS AND DIY
Acorn men and chestnut chaps
Although summer is still my favourite season, autumn is not too bad if you consider a beautiful walk in a forest filled with mushrooms, beautifully coloured leaves and plenty of nuts to collect! Last weekend was nice and sunny so we took our little family to the south of the Netherlands, where the forests are beautiful. We collected ...
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Would you let your children get lost at night and let them find their own way back home? Esther discusses a recent article in @the_newyork_times about a peculiar Dutch ‘game’ for t(w)eens: ‘dropping’. A very interesting cultural phenomenon and quite the controversy of helicopter parenting! Have a read and leave your thoughts — the link is in the profile. @estherbabyccino #babyccinokids #babyccinoparenting #dutchparenting
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Warm, yummy summertime scones... served with a dollop of melting butter and a spoonful of (homemade?) jam . These quick and quintessentially English treats can be on your plate in less than 20 minutes! The recipe is on our blog. Thanks for sharing @ieatmypeas ! #babyccinokids #babyccinoeats
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Hello, hope you are all well!! We have secretly disappeared for a few weeks to relax and spend time with our family ️ and to read books! Here are the books Emilie and her girls are reading this summer. What have you been up to? Are you still in vacation mood or are you back at work? (In Amsterdam, school starts next week!) And, most importantly— what books have you been reading? #babyccinokids #babyccinoreads #vacationreading
6 days ago
On the blog, Esther discusses a recent @the_newyork_times article: the playback of recent experiences on mobile phones can reshape our children’s memories and alter the way they see themselves. Let experiences be? Link in profile. @estherbabyccino #babyccinokids #thursdaythoughts
1 month ago
These PBJ (peanut butter and jam!) VEGAN cookies are delicious, full of protein AND easy to make!! You can find Bee’s foolproof recipe up on the blog today ️ @beesbakery #babyccinoeats #babyccinokids #vegancookies #familycooking
1 month ago
New Orleans! Addie is taking us on a tour of the city notoriously known for Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras, drive-thru daiquiris and jambalaya. Head over to our blog to find out about some great non-touristy places to eat and some fun places to visit with kids. We can’t wait to explore this city’s historic homes and architecture and get a feel of its famous hospitality and energy! (And above all, eat the exquisite food!) @addieladner #babyccinotravels #babyccinokids #neworleanswithkids #familytravel
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‘Comfort Zones’ is an anthology of essays written by a pool of women writers who were invited to think about their usual ‘comfort’ subject matter and then work against it. This ‘tackling of unfamiliar grounds’ results in a compelling read — according to @vanessa_wild_flours a ‘dip in and out of’ kind of book which sounds like the perfect holiday read to us! Edited by @sonderandtell and for sale @insidejigsaw with 100% going to @womenforwomen Read more on the blog today. #babyccinoreads #babyccinokids
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Find the very best backpacks in this month’s @babyccinokids product guide!! Unmissable for travel, school and the everyday. A good backpack is the perfect accessory! #babyccinokids #babyccinoboutiques #bestbackpacks
1 month ago
Esther is talking about fridge organization (it’s a thing!) over on our blog today! An organized fridge helps tremendously if you’re trying to minimize food waste in your household. (One third of the food in the world is thrown away! Let’s change that and start in our own kitchen!) @estherbabyccino #nofoodwaste #verspillingsvrij #babyccinokids
1 month ago
Here’s a video of our latest ShopUp in East London (shot and edited by our lovely and talented friend Nadine Brandt). It encapsulates the ShopUp atmosphere really, really well, and it makes us so excited for the next one!
1 year ago
Our beautiful new book, '9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy' for the family to share, is AVAILABLE NOW! You can order it here: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
2 years ago
Check out our new book! 9 months: A month by month guide to pregnancy for the family to share. PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY HERE: UK: http://amzn.to/2n6eCT7 / US: http://amzn.to/2nVWOZo / AUS: http://bit.ly/2nDYggy
2 years ago
Check out the cool vibes of our Shop Up event in London in December!
2 years ago
Our 2nd live shopping event in Brooklyn was amazing! Great shopping, delicious treats, tons of kids activities and a super cool family photo booth!
2 years ago
Esther shows us her recipe for delicious mint syrup.
2 years ago
Our live shopping event in London at Chelsea Old Town Hall in 2015 was a big success and so much fun.
2 years ago
Here we show you how to harvest rhubarb from the garden, and make it into a delicious compote. If you make oatmeal at the same time, you have made a delicious and nutritious breakfast that your family will love! (Ours do!)
3 years ago
This gym bag is such a fun and easy project, also for beginners this is a nice sewing project. Esther, Emilie and the kids had so much fun going to the market choosing all the supplies. The fabrics from Little Cube are the cutest!
3 years ago
Our first live shopping event in Brooklyn was a great success. We loved seeing the best boutiques under one roof, combined with great food and fun activities...and some dancing! Hope to see everyone this year again on September 18th & 19th at 501 Union, 501 Union Street in Brooklyn.
3 years ago