I Had A This is Sooo EASY-Moment

I noticed that more people read my blog when I actually post on it so here it comes…

Do you ever read recipes or Do It Yourself projects where they say, this will be extremely easy and you are thinking: “maybe for You…”?!

Today I had a smoothie and I was thinking to myself, why doesn’t everyone drink smoothies?! When I worked as a psychologist AND I actually had a social life, people used to ask me, what do you eat to stay fit/healthy? Now I realize that things that I DO NOT eat help me stay in shape but at the same time, most people would faint from the idea of not eating chocolate, deep fried food or not drinking alcohol nor “sodas” (coke and friends).

So we really should focus on the action you can easily take, right?! Get a blender and use it! No, you do not need to get a Smoothie Recipe Book…

Always buy bananas, unsweetened yogurt and use the fruits you already have at home. Apples and bananas are boring for you?! Oh dear… Fine, keep something EXCITING in your freezer but still use the fruits or vegetables you have already bought… Today I used frozen sour cherries and fresh figs but you do not need to get exotic here… the whole point is to stay realistic. How can you make this part of your everyday routine?! Maybe putting kale, freshly picked from your garden is not for you.

Another snack idea I can share with you is only easy if you stock up on the ingredients. These PEANUT BUTTER BALLS are life savers, now that I have stopped eating desserts but I had to go to three different shops to buy everything…



Peanut butter without Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Sugar!
Meridian is the brand I found.

Dates without sugar (syrup coating)
BiOrganik is one brand I found and Farmers’ Snack is another.




I am sure you were surprised to see this bag of Fine Oatmeal but that is also a crucial ingredient.

And almonds, plus raisins. OK, these are optional…


You chop everything up in a bowl and you make balls. You place them on a tray and leave it in the freezer for at least 15 minutes. I usually put a tiny bit of water in the mixture to help the balls freeze a bit. And I use half a jar of peanut butter and ten dates for a small tray of snack balls. If you can ground almond and dates that makes it easier…

These snack balls can be kept in the freezer for months and in the refrigerator for weeks. If you have cholesterol problems, this is also good for you.

You would like to see the results?! Well, please go back to the first picture and you can see what is left of them… They are addictive!!!

What is Sooo Easy for You?

Is Someone From Vienna Out There?

I need to find someone who could help a friend of mine. If you are from Austria and have some free time to help out with a few phone calls, please let me know. I can email you or you can find me on Instagram, which ever suits you. My username on Instagram is @zoardminiboy.

I realize, I need to give You something in return for reading my blog and being super nice.

I will send out some positive vibes.

I can do this through my pictures, at least that what I think I can do.

Zoard’s hair cut and our slight change in our relationship had an impact on my pictures but I am starting to get my confidence back.

And it helps that Zoard is not in nursery now so I get to spend a lot of time with him and we are reconnecting.

I stopped breastfeeding in April and Zoard started nursery in June. I think these changes made us reevaluate how we are with one and other.



I started being more confident about my right to have some free time on my own and started intensively swimming for example.


We began training Zoard to use his stroller less and less…

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I am still taking pictures of Zoard daily and this is important to us both I think. It is more about him than me but I try to be very playful about it and I can take no for an answer if he is not up for it.

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I let him come up with ideas of his own and maybe, most importantly, I try to take pictures of him very few times when he is doing something that is very important to him. These pictures have a specific goal and Zoard absolutely understands this. He knows where the focus is. So when he is playing or having fun in the everyday sense, I do not interfere with my camera…

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So for this reason, there are very few pictures of our everyday lives. One has to keep a balance, right?!

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How do you take pictures of your family? Do you try to limit yourself in anyways? Are you from Vienna by any chance?! HAHA

What It is Like to Live in a Hotel

I wrote a lot about the topic of living in a five star hotel since this is what we did, when Zoard was much younger.
If you are curious about our past, you can read about it here.

As life got more and more complicated, I started blogging less about our personal life. However, I do realize that it is super interesting how we live!

We decided not to live anymore at my husband’s work place. It makes lot of things easier to be close by but it makes separating our personal life from work almost impossible.

We still have a swimming pool we can use:


A housekeeper does come by every day if you were wondering. Mostly to give us some bottled water and they sweep the floor and wash the dishes.

Tidying up is our responsibility and we are very good at it. At the end of the day. If you look during the day…


And our postal address is still something you have to ask us about before you go sending us treats because we travel a lot.


And if you ask me what we do all day long. Well, I play school with Zoard, I read to him a lot. You cannot imagine… And we talk a lot. He likes to talk about his books and he makes it clear which one he wishes me to do. So he either tells me to read to him or talk about it.

This is a picture that shows how we just sometimes hang around.


As you can see, Zoard is not in to family pictures since he became a toddler. The irony of it is that I take pictures of him daily. And we come up with some funny stuff as topics when we are not taking pictures for shops.



Which Picture is The Best?

This is my golden gate back to blogging: asking for Your help!

As you know, from my previous post, we have been travelling like crazy. It was really insane what we have been doing and I seriously think that it is damaging my brain to have so much stimulus. Then again, we would not be doing this if we would not have a passion for seeing the World or call it whatever… HAHA

Anyways, I am still taking pictures of Zoard night and day. Alright, NOT night and day but daily and I love it. And he is so “huncut”. This is the latest word he just learned in Hungarian. He is such a “funny bunny” as we tell him in English. He is really a partner in crime when it comes to taking fun shots.

This morning he already knew that I would like to enter a messy hair competition. I have the pick the best one out of these six. So could you please vote in the comments and let me know which one you like the best. The pictures will be cropped for Instagram so only the upper part will be shown. Nobody will see or know that Zoard is wearing my polo shirt… Our secret, OK?!

Alright, thanks for helping me out! Lots of Love…

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How To Raise a Traveler

Traveling is really part of our life and I am embracing it more and more. Last month we stayed at five hotels in ten days and I felt I was fed up but then we got back to the island and after a few days, I was ready to talk about packing again.

This month we will be seen on three continents. We will spend five more days in Thailand, a week in Spain, a week in Hungary and ten days in the States. We will head back to Thailand once we had enough pie pops.

I really liked an approach, I never thought of,  that points out traveling teaches you an expected behavior that is useful (please read more about it on the travelsmartblog). I never thought of it this way. But it is certainly true, that our Zoard really knows how to behave at check-ins that take time, he understands the main rules on an airplane and automatically fastens his seat belt after sitting down; he understands that at times you need to take a car, a ferry, a bus, an airplane and a taxi to reach your destination. And at other times, you need to take three different airplanes to touch the ground you want to be at.

I also read that your way of dealing with the down-sides of traveling is also a lesson to learn. Fathomaway has some ground rules that I liked. I am an entertainer and I am beyond relaxed about traveling when my husband is with us. He does the packing and organizing and carries everything heavy while I chat away with Zoard.

At we3travel you can read tips about traveling with family. The article uses cute little symbols to help you understand the basics.

The reason, why I am not handing out advises is because I have already done so, toddler related here.  And baby related traveling here.

I received questions regarding Zoard’s personality and his attitude towards traveling.

He gets emotional about packing so though we might have our suitcases out a few days ahead, the real packing only takes place a day before leaving. We try to pack his toys and books the last. He does get involved in the packing to some extend but because he is a big fan of unpacking, I try to direct his attention towards checking under beds and in drawers to see if we leave anything behind.

I would not say he has a strong attachment to his stuffed rabbit but before going to the airport, he likes to hold it. He is always fine with putting the rabbit in a suitcase at the very last minute but that is the point when I make sure he can hold on to something else to feel secure. Today I gave him the case of my cell phone and I also had a rock in my pocket just in case. Later at the check-in, I gave him crackers and he was both satisfied with munching and just holding it. I guess, this is a trick good to know. Most children at this age like to hold something in their hands and if they do not have an object or a snack in their hands for some reason, it is smart to offer them something. Even a dirty tissue will do. Seriously!

I always tell Zoard the name of the hotel we are going to and if the hotel has a boring or difficult name, I just make one up. I call it maybe “the villa” or “the new hotel”. Zoard likes to know the logo of the company as well and he is also interested in knowing which company we are flying with. Did I mention that he is verbal beyond his age?! HAHA

I better wake Zoard up. We pulled the curtains in to make the room dark and I think we did too good of a job and he has been sleeping for almost three hours now instead of his usual two. We like to stick to his daily schedule no matter where we are.

Thanks for reading! Please feel free to follow us on Instagram: @zoardminiboy!!


What Do You Want From Me?

Do you know this pop song? Whataya Want from Me… Adam Lambert sings it. Anyways, if you wish to listen to it, I am sure you will find it on youtube. Was I helpful?!

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I brought this song up because at times I am confused about my own blog. I look at the statistics and wow! A lot of you read my blog… Thank you! Thank you!

I am just not sure what to write about that would interest you. It is not easy to write about our life and be politically correct. I know it is my fault that I did not start my blog without showing my face and name and everything…

Here is the deal! As for today, I came up with an idea. Would you like me to help you take better pictures of your children? Do you have a picture you already like but would love some editing on it?

You can send a private message to me on Instagram with your picture included and I can do a tutorial here for those who would like to experiment on their own.

My username on Instagram is: ZOARDMINIBOY

Let me show you a few steps that will lead you to better pictures.

1. If possible, get a camera. Or borrow one.
There is a relevant difference in many cases.



Can you tell which one was taken with a camera? If not, then I didn’t make a point here did I?! HAHA

Should I go on? Is this something You would like to read about? I am indecisive. Alright, send me a message on Instagram and message me a picture if you need any help. In order to do this, you need to follow me.

This is the picture that can be seen on my feed now. Just so you get the picture…


Which Country Are You in Now?!

The last time I wrote a post, we were in Spain. Now we are in Thailand again and in between we spent a few weeks in Hungary.

Zoard has been mainly busy adoring his grandmothers and we have been busy eating. Now that we are back in Thailand, we do not have grandparents to smile at and we hardly eat. Alright, I am exaggerating…


We came back to Samui five days ago and I have been taking an advantage of the weather here. Sure it rains a lot but who can complain when we do not need to wear tights anymore. Unless we want to wear tights…


I take a lot of pictures for the sweet shops that send us clothes for Zoard to promote and I like to make it fun for Zoard so basically I let him do whatever pleases him. Unless I ask him to stand in front of a wall I really like in which case there is no guarantee that he will turn his cheeks so that the sunlight can fall evenly on him… But that is my problem, not his. HAHA


Now let us discuss my NEXT post. I would like to write an update about Zoard since he will be 2 years old 2 days from now. Any questions or topics that come to Your mind?
I will probably look at the milestones of a 2 year old but if You wish to draw my attention to something, do not hesitate to comment.

Oh and I changed our Instagram username to ZOARDMINIBOY.

Thank you for reading!!!