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  • Deluxe Veranda Suite on Holland America

    Deluxe Veranda Suite Holland America

    A few of our friends and family have asked to see pictures of the suite we stayed in on Holland America's ship the Ryndam. Our cabin was on the 10th deck and... Read more

    Posted on 12 June 2011 TRAVEL
  • Oslo, Norway

    Oslo, Norway

    View from our balcony Our last port of call on our Holland America cruise before returning to Rotterdam was to Oslo, Norway.  I loved this port town and this wa... Read more

    Posted on 10 June 2011 TRAVEL
  • Skagen, Denmark

    Skagen, Denmark

    Drinking my hot chocolate in Skagen Our third port of call on our Baltic Cruise on Holland America was to Skagen, Denmark. Skagen is a fisherman's village. We... Read more

    Posted on 09 June 2011 EXPAT
  • Copenhagen, Denmark

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Tivoli Gardens We docked in Copenhagen for an overnight stay at 6pm on May 31, 2011. That was during dinner so we did not go out. I also had a spa appointment a... Read more

    Posted on 09 June 2011 EXPAT, TRAVEL
  • Helsingborg, Sweden

    Helsingborg, Sweden

    Our first port of call was Helsingborg, Sweden. Since we are traveling with a toddler we decided it would be easier for us to do our own shore excursions. It's... Read more

    Posted on 07 June 2011 EXPAT, TRAVEL
  • Baltic Cruise

    Baltic Cruise

    We just got back from a wonderful vacation. My family took a 7-night Baltic Cruise on Holland America Cruise Line. We sailed on the Ryndam. I have been wanting... Read more

    Posted on 06 June 2011 EXPAT, FAMILY, TRAVEL
  • Noah's Ark Replica - De Ark Van Noach

    Noah's Replica Noach

    I love the Netherlands. On our way to Rotterdam, we stopped in Dordrecht, Netherlands, to see the almost completed Noah's Ark replica, known as de Ark van... Read more

    Posted on 06 June 2011 EXPAT
  • Thank You for the Votes!

    Thank Votes!

    Thank you so much for all your support! I just checked the Circle of Mom's Top 25 Expat Mom Blogs website and I am still in the running. Also, thank you dear... Read more

    Posted on 26 May 2011 EXPAT
  • Why I Love Holland America Cruise Line

    Love Holland America Cruise Line

    May 2008, Olympia, Greece. Behind us, is the Noordam Almost exactly 3 years ago, my husband and I decided to take the trip of a lifetime. Read more

    Posted on 25 May 2011 EXPAT, TRAVEL
  • Don't Eat Poop!

    Don't Poop!

    We bought my almost 2 year old son a few potty books. One is Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi. Toward the end of the book it talks about everyone eats so everyone... Read more

    Posted on 22 May 2011 DIARIES
  • Amusement Park in Germany

    Last weekend my family finally visited our first amusement park in Germany. We went to Holiday Park. We had a great time. There were several rides that my almos... Read more

    Posted on 18 May 2011 DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Please Vote!

    Dear Readers, Lady Expat has been nominated to the Top 25 Expat Moms list on Circle of Moms! Please take a minute and vote for Lady Expat blog to help move it t... Read more

    Posted on 17 May 2011 EXPAT
  • Addicted to Amazon

    This is a confession post. After reviewing my budget today, I try and update quarterly but simply got a little behind, I noticed a frequent trend. Amazon... Read more

    Posted on 06 May 2011 SELF EXPRESSION
  • You Don't Have to Yell at Your Kids

    Don't Have Yell Your Kids

    Are you tired of yelling at your kids?  If so, read this book.  Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood, by Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Ph.D. is a wonderful... Read more

    Posted on 02 May 2011 FAMILY, PARENTING
  • Cinque Terre with a Toddler

    Cinque Terre with Toddler

    My husband and I have wanted to visit Cinque Terre for several years.  It is a beautiful rugged portion of coast along the Italian Riviera.  There are "Five... Read more

    Posted on 15 April 2011 DESTINATIONS, EXPAT, FAMILY, TRAVEL
  • My Next Car


    I want an Audi. When driving on the autobahn I frequently see one of these drive up behind me or past me. I never knew how fast they could go until I started... Read more

    Posted on 28 March 2011 EXPAT, FAMILY, TRAVEL
  • Easy Pesto Sauce

    Easy Pesto Sauce

    As we are getting ready to vacation in Italy, I decided to make some Italian food tonight. I usually make my own pasta sauce but have never made pesto sauce.... Read more

    Posted on 01 March 2011 RECIPES
  • The Irony of the Stay at Home Mom

    I had all these myths about being a stay-at-home mom until I became one. Before I had a child I worked a professional job and thought stay-at-home moms were so... Read more

    Posted on 23 February 2011 FAMILY, FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES, TRAVEL
  • Easy Spinach Lasagna

    Easy Spinach Lasagna

    I am constantly looking for quick, easy, and good vegetarian recipes. I got this recipe from Campbell's Kitchen. Assembling this lasagna is quick and easy. The... Read more

    Posted on 21 February 2011 FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Flexitarian....a What?

    My quest for eating less meat continues. I have actually done a pretty good job this past week. We finished what little meat we did have and are not buying... Read more

    Posted on 04 February 2011 FAMILY, FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES, TRAVEL