My family did not ski growing up and Ian, having been raised in South Africa, obviously did not. We got into skiing in college and enjoyed progressing our skills since. Living in Michigan, which has second the most number of ski resorts of any state in the US, makes it a prime place for … More Tips for Preparing to Ski with Your Kids
My kindergartener started going to a balance calendar school (previous referred to as “year round school”). He starts a few weeks earlier and ends a few weeks later than the traditional calendar, but there are more scheduled breaks throughout the year. One of those was 2 weeks in October. This seemed like the perfect time … More We went to Central Florida… without doing Disney.
“But I don’t have time to workout!” A busy’s Mom’s guide to making it work Planning and Communication. Life is a never ending timeline of places to be and things to do. Finding time to fit in exercise takes planning and communication. If you expect to get a certain number of workouts in per week, … More Fitness in the New Year
Travel doesn’t have to stop once you have kids. How traveling brings out the best in your family. Many people think their traveling days are over or severely limited once they have kids. I have heard countless people say “I better get in a trip to ________ before we have kids.” Yes, a certain amount … More “When in Doubt, Take the Trip!”
I wrote an article for Top Flight Family about seeing Cape Town like a local. Check it out here!
Traveling with young kids always means traveling with carseats. After paying a fortune for using the budget car rental seats in Florida one Spring Break, we vowed to transport our own. Our regular car seats are heavy, big, and cost too much for me to risk sending through with my luggage. We have a travel seat … More Traveling with Carseats: A Lesson Learned
Having always been an active person, continuing that through my pregnancy seemed like a natural process. Working out is as much for my mental well being as my physical. I was blessed to have “good” pregnancies and just your typical symptoms along the way (nausea, fatigue, lower pelvic aches, etc). I found I felt less nauseous … More Exercise and Pregnancy
After planning for and surviving 2 days of travel and about 24 hours of total plane time each direction on our most recent trip to South Africa, we have a few updates and additions to our original post about traveling with kids. The First Class Kid Travel Pillow This was far and away the best … More Traveling with Kids: An Update
Here I sit at my computer yet again after finishing a trip, contemplating how to put such a great time into any sort of words. We spent 2 week in Cape Town, South Africa for the Christmas holidays staying at my in-laws house. My Dad also joined us and we strived for a lot of … More Cape Town 2016
The Clutten family decided 2016 would be our year! My in-laws reside in South Africa (Ian’s parents and younger sister) and England (Ian’s older sister, her husband, and two kids). The entire group had not been together since our wedding in 2009. Nearly two years ago, we all started brainstorming for a European holiday. All … More You are going to Turkey? Why?