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September, 2013  // Posts published in September, 2013

26 Sep Posted by in Culture, Driving, Family Life | Comments

When Germans Visit America

When Germans Visit America

I married a smart man… a very smart man (after all, he did choose to marry me, right?). Unfortunately he is not modest about his intelligence. And as such, I have no reservations holding back the chance to make fun of him when he makes a culturally stupid mistake. Thankfully he is a good sport ...

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19 Sep Posted by in Expat Emotions, Language | Comments

My Warning Label for Native Speakers

My Warning Label for Native Speakers

I am fortunate to live in an extremely supportive neighborhood. And I think most neighbors realize that my German language skills vary per day. But I was thinking that perhaps it might be easier if I could somehow warn them in advance when I am having a rough Deutsch speaking day. Much like a name ...

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12 Sep Posted by in Culture, Family Life | Comments

How to Toilet Train in Germany

How to Toilet Train in Germany

In just 13 easy steps or less, you too can be the proud parent of a potty trained toddler. (Steps have not been tested on a female specimen.) 1)      Buy some form of a potty chair (or Töpfchen in German). We went with a Bobby Car model since Fynn was obsessed with Autos.   2)      ...

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04 Sep Posted by in Family Life | 1 comment

Someone has a case of the Mondays

Someone has a case of the Mondays

Events leading up to this past Monday… Fynn started kindergarten three weeks ago and the change in his behavior has been weighing heavy on my heart and clouding my head. I’ve been consumed with this topic to the point that it is affecting my German language skills; an ultimate indicator that I am stressed. This ...

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