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Life with Mila | The credit card

Life with mila | the credit card

  This is part of a series I call Life with Mila. A collection of funny things my daughter used to say when she was growing up. I hope, one day, she will cherish these priceless childhood memories. Mila: “Papa…at what age can I have a credit card?” Steve: “31” Mila: “Really!? But Hayley has one and she is like 21” Steve: “Yeah but its 21 in New-Zealand. In France it’s a weird rule but it’s 31” Mila: “OK…”

Life with Mila | The Bug

Life with Mila | The Bug

This is part of a series I call Life with Mila.  A collection of funny things my daughter used to say when she was growing up. I hope, one day, she will cherish these priceless childhood memories. Steve and I have been feeling low in energy these past few days… Me: “I’m drained” Steve: “So am I” Me: “Do you think we’re fighting something?” Mila: “I’m good!” Steve: “Yes a bug called Mila” Mila: “It’s the best bug in the world!!” (silence from both of us) She carries on…“Let’s go with that!” Mila wears a sweatshirt I got from Topshop a few years ago. Here are few of my favorite sweatshirts currently available.

Mila, Cap-Breton (C) Karine Candice Köng

The first school trip

Mila (11 years old) is off to her first school trip. To summarise how we both feel about this trip in a few words…She is excited, I’m not :-)

Super cute letter from a sorry child

Life with Mila | Sorry

Imagine…your child makes a big mistake and she leaves you a letter of apology. How do you react!? Mila left us a heartfelt, apologising letter under our sheets which made me smile and one that I will treasure for years to come. I shared it to Steve and we both had the same reaction…going to Mila’s bedroom to reassure her. Her dad told her he was proud of her for being honest with us. I told her we loved her. Here is what it says: “I’m really sorry I can’t tell you this myself but I’m really worried by your reaction so I think it’s best you find out what happened that way. I put the iPad under the bed so to Lucas (our dog) wouldn’t walk on it and when I pulled it out, later on, it has this horrible big crack. I know you’re going to shout at me but I want you to know that I didn’t do anything and I’m really really sorry. I hope you will forgive me. I’m really worried and I …

CHILDHOOD fine art print by Karine Köng

Life with Mila | Youth

How do you keep young forever? Here is the best tip you’ll ever read… Last night, Mila was hanging out in her tutu, wearing hardly anything while I was all wrapped up in her warm jumper. I asked her what was the occasion, her response cracked me up… “I like it! It’s to keep my youth”  How about you? What are you doing to keep your youth? :-)) The CHILDHOOD Fine Art print is now available to order from my E-shop here. Follow me on Bloglovin’ or sign up to my E-news to be updated on new blog posts.   SHOP THE NEW HUSH COLLECTION

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Little piece of wisdom I’m trying to pass on to Mila…What best piece of advice have you been giving to your children? Nowadays kids are a lot more connected than we were at their age. As a Blogger, it would be difficult for me to prevent her from using social media but I’m trying to teach her to keep her feet on the ground and to connect with her own tribe so to speak….real friends, friends she shares an interest, people she can rely on. Funnily enough, when it comes to Mila owing a phone for instance, I’m super traditional. She hasn’t got one yet and I will postpone it as much as I can (I’m aiming for her 16 years old birthday) :-) How about you? How are you feeling about all of this? GET SOME PRINTS

{Life with Mila} is a series of funny words Mila told her mum as she was growing up and now recorded on the blog


This morning while driving to school, Mila and I heard that a 13 years old boy was taking exams for the baccalauréat (A level). Mila: “WOW, what is he going to do after? Work?” Me: “He is too young, he will probably go to University” Mila: “WHAT!!! There is another school to go to after high school? How many schools do we have to go to!!?” Yep! It’s only the beginning :-) She wears things from Elias & Grace which has a great Summer Sale on. Sofa cover is from Bemz. Read my post “How to update your old sofa without buying a new one” here.

Life with Mila …at the beach

Here are some photos of Mila I took in France last week before flying to Amsterdam.It was wonderful, we had a gorgeous Indian summer and between rescuing this little chap (briefly called Chocolat), losing him and then getting LOu (love this video!), we enjoyed some wonderful family time at the beach… // Mila wears a skirt from COS and a Bobo choses sweatshirt from Elias & Grace Sharing is caring ❤️ Leave a comment and let’s have a chat…