To Do List

Happy Children’s Day! It’s Kodomo no Hi Day!

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Today we are busy making mochi and celebrating Children’s Day with DIY flying carp fish kites for each child in the family! In Japan, May 5th is officially known as Children’s Day, こどもの日, or Kodomo no Hi and it is also a public holiday. For Kodomo no Hi, kids hang colorful carp kites based upon an ancient Chinese legend in …

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Chi the Cat Birthday Party

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Miss A just turned 7! For her birthday, I organized a Chi the Cat party with her closest friends.  Since Miss A has learned how to read she has become an avid fan of the adorable manga cat Chi. Thanks to internet, I was able to find several cake decorating and decoration ideas as well as some fun activities for the …

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Gardening with the Moulin Roty Kit

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Over the past few days we have been busy doing some Spring gardening. Since the kids are on vacation and the last few days have been quite sunny, it’s just the right moment to grow some of our favorite edible plants! When visiting the Moulin Roty boutique in Paris, we picked up an excellent plant kit (le Moulin Roty Kit …

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Spring Break Activities in Paris

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We are always on the lookout for fun and often educational activities for our kids during Spring Break.  We have been very busy lately and haven’t had much time to organize.  But we are always inspired by all that Paris has to offer (even at the last minute!). Here is a selection of original activities for kids to do in …

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Home – Our Favorite Movie of the Moment

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The Dreamworks film HOME is currently out in cinemas and I can advise you to go run and see it! To be quite honest, the posters for the film did not exactly appeal to me nor make me want to see this film. However once the film began, the movie posters were completely forgotten.  My 7 year old daughter and …

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Bust A Move

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The weather is getting nicer and our kids are impatient to go outside and start biking, running, playing sports and doing some physical activities! With the beginning of Spring, we are inspired by getting our bodies into shape with running and aerobics and Miss L is joining in too!  Miss L fell in love with the LET’S DANCE sweatshirt at …

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Easter Egg Hunting in Paris

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Are you in Paris for Easter this weekend? Perhaps you are looking for some fun activities to do with your children. Look no further!  There are so many activities that the list is long, but we have narrowed down 5 of our favorite spots to go Easter Egg hunting this Saturday, Sunday, and/or Monday! 1. Musée des Arts Forains  April …

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Bonton + DIY Easter Inspiration

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Easter is just a few days away and we are very excited for this fun celebration!  We are preparing a few decorations and a small buffet for the kids with some very cool decorations all shopped at Bonton! We found some very sweet Bunny treat bag kits with stick-on ears, sealing stickers & bows for the Easter Egg Hunt!  The kids will be …

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Shaun the Sheep – Family Cinema Time!

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Shaun the Sheep is out in cinemas worldwide! We were lucky enough to see the movie premiere with two children ages 5 and 12 years old.  For the younger child, he was captivated from beginning to end and the older child was laughing heartily throughout the film.  This is definitely a great movie to see with the entire family! With the …

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DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs

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As Easter is coming up we decided to make our very own Lush style bath bombs in the shape of Easter Eggs! With so many chocolate treats, the kids will also be happy playing in the bath with their homemade Easter Egg bath bombs.  If you are making these bath bombs for Easter, then please allow 2 days advance for …

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