Happy, healthy & wholesome family life

What is this blog about?

This blog is meant as an inspiration to parents who are looking for ideas on what to do with and for your family. Everything you read on this blog is something we’ve tried, experienced or made ourselves that we feel others might be inspired by. We definitely don’t have all the answer – we learn as we go – but we still hope that you’ll find some inspiration on this site and maybe even give some yourself by leaving a comment.

On this blog you’ll therefore find both tips & tricks, guides, diy’s and recipes relating to health, family life, fun and games, and creativity. But you’ll also find ideas and thoughts on becoming a family and learning to prioritize both time, energy and sometimes money.

Every post is meant as an inspiration. Some are articles that we’d have liked to have read ourselves like tips & tricks for going to the swimming pool with your baby. Some have ideas on how to make a shortcut in a recipe or in a diy. And some are ideas or thoughts on what to do as a family or with your child like The wonders of baby beanbags

Why are we writing this blog?

It’s our belief that getting every day to work is about prioritizing as much as it’s about accepting, that you don’t have all the time in the world and that you can never be the perfect parent. 

It’s really all about priorities. A big part of the motivation behind this blog is our determination to actively and consciously prioritize what is important to us now that we are no longer just the two of us, but have become a family of four. It’s also an outlet and a place to store all of our ideas, thoughts, recipes and diy’s that we think others might find interesting. Hopefully it will also become a place of dialogue where ideas are shared.

By writing this blog we hope it will help, not only us, but also others, to remember what is important and help prioritize it. For us it’s important to find the time and energy to exercise, to cook, to be creative, to play, to be loving parents as well as a couple, and to write this blog. Sometimes that means finding that easy go-to solution to a fast and somewhat healthy dinner, so we can play half an hour longer. And sometimes it means going to the gym or surfing the net for an hour to clear our heads instead of doing the dishes. At times it just means finding the time to really talk to each other.

We both believe in the saying that happy parents make happy children. Of course to a certain extent, but if making baby food from scratch everyday stresses you out, then don’t. If you feel tired all the time, leave the laundry and do something you love, while your child’s asleep. Go for a run, read a book, do something creative, take a bath, go see a movie with your partner or a friend. Whatever gives you energy. 

Who are we?

We are a young(-ish) Danish couple who live in the Capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, with our children Eva (2015) and Anton (2017). Both Mum (Emilie) and Dad (Benjamin) are working full time though Emilie is currently on maternity leave with Anton.

What does “Making Danish” refer to?

That we are a Danish family in the making. We apologize if you came here looking for a recipe for danish pastries…

How often will we update?

We will post about 3-5 times a month, but sometimes life gets in the way and it might be a bit longer.