Oittaa: nature trail, beach, and great playground

One of our favourite places in Espoo to run to when the sun shines is Oittaa. Last weekend for the first time we tried walking the nature trail (luontopolku) and it was one of the best we ever explored. We found out about nature trails last winter and since then we regularly visit them. Most… Continue reading Oittaa: nature trail, beach, and great playground

Finnish-English dictionary for second-hand queries

If you've spent more than six months in Finland, chances are good you feel hopeless about Finnish language. It's totally normal and no, it doesn't get better! With commitment, you'll learn to navigate everyday life and I hope this post will help with your searches on second-hand websites and Facebook groups. This is a short… Continue reading Finnish-English dictionary for second-hand queries

Her new social life… and my inability to deal with it

R. has turned four just few months ago. The leap came with a lot of new skills: she learned to bike without training wheels, and I can even trust her on the streets; she started playing by herself or with her friends in the common garden of our block; we are even having full-length pleasant… Continue reading Her new social life… and my inability to deal with it

3 boardgames you and your toddler will love

Before becoming a mother, I was an unapologetic nerd. I used to regularly play board- and roleplaying games. My husband was my partner in crime, actually we did meet because of this shared hobby. Nowadays, time and energy do not allow us to indulge in playing often, but we made a vow to introduce our… Continue reading 3 boardgames you and your toddler will love

A trip to meet farm animals at Talli Fageräng

Nothing beats Finnish summer, despite the long and cold winters! And no day could have been better than yesterday, when we visited Talli Fageräng, in Espoo. It's a small open farm, where kids can watch close and interact with farm animals. Access is totally free, which made it great news. We've visited other farms in… Continue reading A trip to meet farm animals at Talli Fageräng