• How to photograph children by Mark Condon

    As you know I love snapping pictures with my lovely girls but I am not a professional photographer so when I was contacted by Mark Condon I was thrilled.  Mark Condon is a destination wedding photographer at Gold Hat Photography currently based in Sydney, Australia. He is also the founder of camera gear and photography website Shotkit, and author of 5 books including More Brides, Lightroom Power User and LIT. Today he is sharing with us his top tips for photographing children. Hi there, Romanian Mum readers! My name’s Mark and I write for a photography and camera gear website called Shotkit. I know that many of you Romanian Mum fans are mums, or at least, have friends…

  • Best Family attractions In Iceland

    Best Family Attractions in Iceland

    Living between two countries is not easy at all as you can imagine. This is why we try to make the time we spend together more special. We don’t save as much money as we would hope but at least we make the time together special. In our previous holidays we’ve visited places like Disneyland Paris, Legoland, Peppa Pig World and Club Villa Bran, Romania. It was fun but as our kids are getting older we know that soon the magic of places like this will go away, so this is why my husband and I decided that the next big holiday will be in a nordic country like Finland,…

  • Garden furniture – dreaming of summer

    The cold weather is still here so kids spend a lot of time indoors and that can feel quite crowded sometimes, Toys everywhere and a lot of havoc…This is why I love the warmer weather when kids can run freely through the garden and spend a lot more time outdoors.  Spring is coming though – I like to think so, at least. Dreaming of it, craving for it, I decided to start thinking about how to arrange my outdoor space to enjoy it for pleasant moments of relaxation under the blue sky. My girls loving spending time outside too. They like spending time in our garden – despite the fact…

  • A mother’s guide to making space in the home

    Taking care of the family and the home is always a lot of fun, but one issue that I am sure is familiar to all parents is how to make the most of whatever space we have in the home. And so I thought that I would compile a little list of some of the best ways that you can create a little extra space by using ottoman beds, going vertical and implementing special space-saving zones. I love ottoman beds by the way! They are great to hide stuff like blankets, duvets and extra pillows. Zonal living It’s a weird concept but I’ve found that if I divide a room…

  • The pros and cons of introducing a dog into the family

    The pros and cons of introducing a dog into the family

    Having kids means that at some point in their life they will definitely pop the question – Can I have a pet? or When can I have doggy?  We are dog lovers – my husband and I – but we decided, a while ago, that we had to wait until our girls were a bit older before acquiring them a dog. Some might say that our girls are old enough now – 4 and 7 – but we want them to be responsible enough and to be able to look after the dog by themselves. It’s not really fair for my eldest but we said that when she will turn 10 years…

  • Sisters 1/2017

    I really missed looking back at my siblings/sisters posts at the end of last year. Half way through 2016 I simple stopped posting pictures with my girls and reviewing their month. So this year i promised myself i will start doing it again, continue to record their life as I started years ago after my eldest was born. Kara is now almost 8 – 7 years and 10 months to be more exact and Anastasia is 4 years and 1 month and believe it or not we are still live in my hometown. I can’t believe there are almost 4 years since we moved back home. I am happy to say that…

  • Busteni - Azuga

    Our 2017 Winter Holiday

    Happy New Year everyone! I know it’s been a while since I wrote on this blog but we’ve been quite busy during the winter holidays. Between celebrations, my work as a freelancer in the world of digital marketing and our prolonged trip to the mountains there was no time to spare whatsoever. But i’ve missed a lot writing here and I had to comeback and share with you a little bit about our last month. We were really happy that daddy was able to stay almost 6 weeks with us but as expected that made saying goodbye a couple of says ago even harder for all of us but especially…