Belgium / Bruges, Belgium

01/30/2015 — 4 Comments

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Back in January of 2010, Steve took a trip to Bruges, Belgium for work. He spent most of his time working, but when he wasn’t he got to snap a few photos (Aren’t these gorgeous?!). I’m in awe of how beautiful everything is, especially with the light dusting of snow. I’d love to go back to visit with him some day, possibly as a family once Søren is a little older.

Life / Team Wiking? What is a Wiking?

01/29/2015 — 9 Comments

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What is a Wiking? Say it like viking. I have the story behind the blog name in my about section, but I don’t think many people have read it. My family came to the United States from Denmark, and with a Danish accent, Viking sounds like wiking. I’m always excited when my cousins say they will come “wisit” us. The name wiking became a nickname from my husband, asking me daily, “Are you a happy wiking?”. Over the years as our relationship progressed and our family grew we became less like individual wikings, and more like Team Wiking. In 2008, Team Wiking was born.

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Top: Meeting my Danish family for the first time, in California.
Middle: Meeting my Danish family in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Bottom: Rosenborg Slot (Castle) in Denmark.


Lately I’ve been working on some changes to the blog that include refining my content calendar so that it is more interesting, helpful, or relevant. I’ve also refined the sidebar quite a bit, but it still might not be complete. Please let me know in the comments if you have any suggestions, or if there is something different that you would like to see!

52 Weeks, Eat / Week 4, Paris and Crêpes

01/28/2015 — 4 Comments

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I’m partnering with Galileo Learning for my 52 weeks series today to share an easy way to keep the kids engaged and learning, even when they aren’t in school.

We don’t always get to travel during summer break, so we have to find other ways to keep the boys learning. One of those ways is to teach them through creation and exploration, doing something hands on. In my partnership with Galileo Camps, I learned that one of the themes at their Bay Area Summer Camps is international cooking and desserts. It inspired the perfect opportunity to make something easy and delicious for snack, Crêpes!

1 egg
1c flour (regular)
2c almond milk (or milk)

mix together and cook on medium until bubbles come through, then flip and brown the opposite side. serve with fresh fruit, hazelnut spread, or anything else you’d like.

The boys helped me get the crêpes ready for cooking, and read one of their favorite (special, they aren’t easily accessible) books about Paris while they waited. After they devoured their snack, we went back to reading the book before Søren headed off to nap time.

I’m happy to share that Galileo Learning is offering a $30 discount off Summer Camp for Team Wiking readers using the code 2015INNOVATE. If you register your child for a camp by March 2nd, you will save $20 per week at Camp Galileo and Galileo Summer Quest or $10 per class ($20 off a full day) at Summer Camps @ The Tech. Early bird savings apply automatically to your camp purchase and can be combined with the multi-session discount.

What do you do to keep your kids engaged or learning during school breaks? Did you go to summer camp as a child?

Keep reading if you want to share photos from your third week in the linkup.

52 Weeks is a portrait of my child once a week, every week in 2015. To see the whole series, click here.


This post is sponsored by Galileo Learning. To learn more about Galileo Camps and how you can keep your kids learning during the summer, please visit their website. All opinions, text, and images are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make life here at Team Wiking a little sweeter.

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