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Korea with (Smaller) Kids – Part I – Parents Article

Seoul is home to some of the most innovative ‘kids cafes’ in the world; if you’re looking to keep the kids occupied for a few hours while you relax, look no further. Here are some of the major ones.Kids CafesKids cafes are mini-theme parks for children, usually between the ages of 2 and 10. Usually located in mall settings, these are spectacularly themed playrooms, ranging from jungle themes to science and technology, some filled with ball pits or other inflatables,…

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Our summer in America – Lets Talk Mommy – Parents Article

I knew when I moved to the UK, that it would be hard living so far from my family and friends as well as leaving my culture behind. I also was prepared that when I had kids it would get even harder. Their life milestones would sometimes be witnessed and shared by extended family but I knew that for the most part they wouldn’t. So when we had our first baby, we vowed as long as we could afford it,…

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Swiss Sunday – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

It’s Sunday and it’s time for a bit of Switzerland. Just something about this wonderful place that is so uplifting for the soul. Looking at the photos something occurred to me. How the varied architecture and buildings blends in perfectly with the stunning landscape. How many times these days do you see a potentially wonderful view ruined by an ugly inappropriate building. Not here in Switzerland. Like this:Like Loading… Posted in architecture, holidays, Hope, landscapes, Life, Mountains, Switzerland, The Alps,…

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Swiss Sunday – Gornergrat – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

It’s a Sunday and it’s time for a bit of wonderful Switzerland. This time in the form of the Gornergrat. This will be a two parter. The second part is an emotional one as it’s about the last long walk we did as a family of three. You find places which just etch themselves onto your soul. The Gornergrat is certainly one of those. It’s a rocky ridge overlooking the beautiful alpine town of Zermatt. The ridge is a high…

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What to Wear for Winter in Japan: Guide for First Timers – Parents Article

I’ve been asked by readers on what to wear for winter in Japan, especially in places with sub-zero temperatures like Hokkaido. If this is your first time travelling to a cold country, you may feel apprehensive on what to wear and what to buy. I could totally understand you as I felt the same way before I flew to Hokkaido in winter for the first time. In this post, I will share with you some tips to help you prepare…

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dad and Buried – Parents Article

Ever wonder if I’m gonna have another kid? (Please.) How I deal with tantrums? (Not well.) What I miss most about my pre-fatherhood life? (Everything!) Well you’re in luck! In the latest episode of the Dad and Buried Podcast – our 30th, because somehow we’ve been doing this for more than half a year already – my co-host Pete and I answered a ton of questions from listeners. We talked about the first time we met each other, what we’d…

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How to Have an Unforgettable Outdoor Adventure in France – Parenting Twins Article

France might be famous for its Riviera, and we will always have Paris, but when it comes to its landscapes, there is nothing else like it. With the Alps running along the country and many stunning beaches to explore, outdoor enthusiasts have so much to see and do that they are spoiled for choice. To help you plan your first of many great outdoor adventures in France, follow this simple guide: Find a Luxurious Escape A luxurious escape is necessary…

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Breathe – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

It’s Sunday so it’s time for a bit of Switzerland. The Alps are one of the worlds greatest mountain ranges. Certainly not the tallest but they are big enough. Especially when you get close up to them. But what they do have is a magic. A special atmosphere. A place where it’s still possible to feel small. Humble in the face of nature. A place where you feel a million miles from our vast urban sprawls. Somewhere you can reconnect…

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Getting Out the Door With Twins – Twiniversity – Parenting Twins Article

There are a lot of articles on Twiniversity about going outside and doing fun activities with your twins. But we don’t have much advice on how to literally get out the door when you have little twins. This is a subject that often gives me anxiety, even a year after my twins were born! It’s an ever-evolving procedure to get my two boys out of the house in the morning when I’m all by myself. As they grow and gain abilities,…

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Asahiyama Zoo, Shirogane Blue Pond, Shirahige Falls – Parents Article

Among all the local tours that we’ve joined in Hokkaido, this one checked all the boxes for a good time – organized with ample time for each attraction, buffet lunch included, clean and comfortable coach to sit on, bilingual tour guide and sufficient toilet breaks (important for kids LOL). The tour covers 3 famous attractions – Asahiyama Zoo, Shirogane Blue Pond and Shirahige Falls, perfect for those who don’t drive. This is also one of the most popular tours on…

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